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Smokin’ Joe’s opening third location in Tuttle

Smokin’ Joe’s Rib Ranch is coming to Tuttle in early spring. The original Smokin’ Joe’s is located in Davis, Oklahoma, and franchisee Reggie Long opened the second location in Rush Springs nine years ago. Now, he’s looking to bring his top-notch barbecue to 151 East Main Street in Tuttle. “Ever since I opened the one…

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King Cake fundraiser returns to St. Matthew

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A New Orleans tradition has taken root in Midwest City. St. Matthew United Methodist Church is holding their 12thannual King Cake fundraiser to support their Mobile Meals program. Jenifer Cameron, a native of New Orleans, brought one of her favorite traditions to the area as a fundraiser for the…

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Del City’s Garrison named McDonald’s All American

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Brandon Garrison continues to draw accolades on the basketball court. The Del City High School senior has been named to the 46th annual McDonald’s All American team. Garrison recently signed with Oklahoma State. He chose the Cowboys over numerous Division I offers including Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas Tech and…

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Midwest City faces uncertain forecast for commercial development in 2023

Inflation and interest rates could slow new construction, while businesses look for existing space to expand By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City has seen plenty of economic development in recent years despite challenges during the pandemic. New businesses have continued to spring up in the Sooner Rose and Center Marketplace near SE 15th…

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One person injured in shooting at Del City High School basketball game

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon One person was injured during a shooting at basketball game Tuesday night at Del City High School. Shortly after the boys game ended, a fight broke out and shots were fired inside the John Smith Fieldhouse, according to school officials. An adult male was injured and transported by a…

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Dick’s Sporting Goods closes Midwest City store

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City’s Town Center Plaza will begin the new year with one less business. Dick’s Sporting Goods last week closed its store at 7095 SE 29th St. The last day of business was Dec. 31. The sporting goods retailer closed the store due to a dispute over the building…

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PJ Kerr named Outstanding Wrestler at USJOC

By Jayson Knight Dozens of Tuttle wrestlers competed at the United States Junior Open Championship in Oklahoma City over the weekend. Tuttle Wrestling Club Coach Josh Bryant had 44 Tuttle youth wrestlers competing at the USJOC. PJ Kerr was one of four Tuttle kids who won gold in their division, and she was named the…

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Midwest City native praised for life-saving action during NFL game

Denny Kellington revived Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A Midwest City native is being praised for helping save the life of an NFL player. Denny Kellington, a 1996 Midwest City High School graduate, is an assistant athletic trainer with the Buffalo Bills. On Monday night, Kellington administered timely CPR…

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Man allegedly points gun at Tuttle woman

By Jayson Knight editor@tuttletimes.com Shayd Akins, 26, is being held at the Grady County Law Enforcement Center in Chickasha, currently without bond, for Felony Pointing of a Firearm for an incident that occurred Friday, December 2 in Tuttle. According to Tuttle Detective Shana Berryhill’s official arrest report, a Tuttle woman went to the police department…

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Davis swears in as District 1 Commissioner

The Board of the Grady County Commissioners met Tuesday, and preceding the meeting, new county officials were sworn in by Oklahoma District 6 Judge Kory Kirkland. The newly-elected officials included Grady County Assessor Bari Firestone, District 3 County Commissioner Gary Bray, and District 1 County Commissioner Zac Davis, who will represent Tuttle, Minco, and the…

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