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Congresswoman Bice visits EOC

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Choctaw Area Chamber of Commerce hosts tour of Jones The Choctaw Area Chamber of Commerce hosted Congresswoman Stephanie Bice’s first official visit to eastern Oklahoma County since taking office, April 8. Chamber officials say the goal was to help introduce the Congresswoman to the EOC area. The Choctaw Area Chamber…

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Jones girls romp to State Championship

  By John Martin Staff Writer Who’s No. 1 now? Oklahoma Class 3A girls basketball coaches might want to rethink their ballot after the No. 2 Jones Lady Longhorns had no difficulty whatsoever disposing of previously undefeated and No. 1 ranked Roland, 63-28, in the OSSAA State Championship at the Big House Saturday night. That’s…

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Choctaw takes 8th straight regional title

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Lady Jackets make another dominant run to area Choctaw High School’s Lady Yellowjackets secured their eighth straight regional title Saturday. Choctaw hosted Southmoore and No. 14 Deer Creek to lopsided decisions this year. Opening with Southmoore, the Lady Jackets threw up 70 points and allowed just 31 as they cruised to…

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Arrest made following murder of Choctaw teen

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Homicide suspect found hiding in closet Officials with the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force arrested a homicide suspect at a home in Edmond on Thursday. Around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force arrested 25-year-old Maurice McCall as he hid in a closet of an Edmond home. Authorities say McCall…

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Locals featured in Celebrating America broadcast

Oklahoma received some primetime attention last week during the inauguration celebration of President Joe Biden. Five local performers sang and danced to Bill Withers’ hit “Lovely Day,” performed by Demi Lovato as President Joe Biden and family watched along to the Celebrating America broadcast. The local cast included Lenny Hatchett, of Choctaw, Jaclyn Gass, of…

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EOC Tech passes 5th straight bond issue

By Ryan Horton Managing Editor   $730,000 for technology infrastructure approved for Choctaw-Nicoma Park, Harrah, Jones and Luther With all 40 precincts reporting, the Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center bond issue renewal passed Jan. 12, 969-259. The EOC Tech Center, which is located in Choctaw and serves Choctaw-Nicoma Park, Harrah, Jones and Luther public schools, has…

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Kickapoo Turnpike opens for travel

Southern half of new toll road announces opening in first week of 2021   By Ryan Horton Managing Editor The Kickapoo Turnpike, connecting I-40 and I-44 in eastern Oklahoma County, was set to open entirely this week. The northern 11-mile section (NE 23rd to I-44) of the new toll road opened Oct. 13, 2020, and last…

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Choctaw takes state runner-up

By Ryan Horton Managing Editor The Yellowjackets concluded their best season in 60 years by securing state runner-up. In a defensive battle, top-ranked Bixby knocked off No. 2 Choctaw 17-14 on Saturday at Wantland Stadium to win the Class 6A-II state championship. It was the Spartans’ third straight title, sixth in the past seven years and…

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Choctaw extends mask mandate until April 20, adds fines for violations

Officials also declare executive orders by governor as law in city   By Ryan Horton Managing Editor With a 5-2 vote, Choctaw City Council moved to extend the mask mandate within city limits until April 20, 2021. Council also opted to add a citation fee schedule to give the ordinance “some teeth” during the Dec. 1…

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State audit adds concerns about Epic Charter Schools

Byrd: Epic owes the State of Oklahoma $8.9 million   By Ryan Horton Managing Editor   The Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector’s much-anticipated investigative audit of Epic Charter Schools has finally been released. The release found that Epic sends about one in four taxpayer dollars it receives, as a public school, to its co-founders’ for-profit company.…

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