Minco-Union City Times Area News

Grady County held Back the Blue Walk over the weekend

 Hundreds of people gathered Saturday morning at Grady County Fairgrounds for a Back The Blue Walk that was two miles long. The event began with musical numbers from The Sister Duo, speeches from local law enforcement, and speeches made by prominent supporters. Grady County Deputy Shayne Melton was a lead coordinator for the event, and…

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Jeepers Back the Blue

All-Jeep convoy rolls through communities in support of law enforcement officers   By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher     A local group of Jeep enthusiasts are rolling through towns honking horns and waving flags in support of law enforcement. Jeepers Back the Blue is a an organization of multiple Jeep clubs that get together to support…

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Hirst wins reelection in county court clerk race

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Canadian County Court Clerk Marie Hirst will begin her fourth term in January, after holding back a challenge by one of her former employees. Hirst received 7,951 – 52.63% – of the June 30 primary vote, while challenger Rindie Hunt was selected by 7,156, or 47.37%, of voters participating in…

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Grady County Deputy Weighs in on Road Rage

Road rage and aggressive driving are essentially one in the same. In my professional opinion, road rage is a decision, a bad and sometimes deadly decision.  Studies indicate that more than half of all drivers in the United States have at some point engaged in road rage in some form. Accidents stemming from road rage…

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Fatality Collision in Grady County leads to Manslaughter charge

Regan Brent Stephens, 58, is currently in jail in Grady County for Manslaughter In the First Degree, after a fatality collision in Minco that resulted in the death of Bethany Meyers January 8. Failing to properly negotiate a section of US 81, Stephens attempted to pass two vehicles at once when he struck the northbound…

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Wheat harvesters hoping for dry conditions to persist

Kyle Osborn, location manager for Tuttle Grain, spoke about the wheat harvest underway throughout the nation recently. He says it’s been nothing out of the ordinary. “It’s just been the normal harvest. Nothing out of the ordinary,” he said. “Usually it goes about three or four weeks or so. It’s starts around June 1st and…

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Vibe Beauty Bar open in Tuttle

Vibe Beauty Bar, located at 151 E. Main Street in Tuttle, opened up shop just before COVID-19 hit, and now that restrictions are being lifted, owner/operator Rachel Carter is eager to get back to work. Carter invested in a unique salon and spa that offers a whole lot more than just haircuts. “There’s a salon…

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Big response to ‘Bringing Back Steak and Ale’

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher Two weeks ago I broke the story on the epic comeback of Steak and Ale. The first location is set to open next year in Cancun Mexico. It’s going to be magnificent and located right on the beach. Steak and Ale is now looking for franchisees from North Carolina to Oklahoma.…

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Visiting with an Infectious Disease Specialist

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher What’s going on with COVID-19 right now in Oklahoma? What symptoms are Oklahomans experiencing? What’s happening at the hospitals? What about dining inside a restaurant? To get answers, I went straight to an Infectious Disease Specialist. “I’ve talked to some people who’ve tested positive and they had a runny nose for…

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Tuttle Cajun Fest June 13 at Coal Creek Vineyard and Winery

Tuttle Cajun Fest will be hosted by The Coal Creek Vineyard and Winery Saturday June 13. The Cajun Fest will begin serving food at 3 p.m., and could run well past dark.   Lisa Griffin, owner of The Coal Creek Vineyard and Winery, said last year’s Cajun Fest lasted until about 10 p.m. “We’ll open…

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