Minco-Union City Times Breaking News

Searching for bluebirds

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   An estimated 80 percent of Oklahoma’s eastern bluebird population perished this year   Local bird watchers may have noticed less bluebirds this year. Hundreds of thousands of eastern bluebirds died in February during harsh winter weather throughout southern states. A long stretch of snow, ice and freezing temperatures killed bluebirds…

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Union City Methodist starts up food pantry

Union City United Methodist Church began serving those in need of food April 1 out of their new food pantry. Levi Duggan started as the pastor for the church last year, in January of 2020. He said Monday that the first thing he did was see what needs the community had, and try to address…

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Piece of the Action: Oklahoma’s entertainment industry is diversifying its economy

The Oklahoma Legislature has succeeded in bringing the entertainment industry to the Sooner State. Prairie Surf Media has purchased the Cox Convention Center, and turned it into five flexible, state-of-the-art soundstages with all the amenities. The owners of Prairie Surf Media, Rachel Cannon and Matt Payne, visited the Oklahoma State Capitol in March of 2020,…

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CCSO Sheriff Chris West ‘vehemently rebukes’ violence at U.S Capitol

Canadian County Sheriff Chris West visited the U.S. Capitol in Washington DC Wednesday, January 6 in support of President Donald Trump.  That day, there was a riot at the Nation’s Capital that resulted in the deaths of five people.  Sheriff West said he was not present at the scene of the violence.  Accusations, originating on…

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Honey Festival tomorrow in Minco, starts at 9 am

Honey Festival Saturday in Minco By Jayson Knight Jimmy Ross, owner/operator of Ross Honey Company in Minco, discussed Saturday the changes that will be made to this year’s Honey Festival.  The festival is hosted each year by the Minco Chamber of Commerce. There won’t be any tours of the honey plant this year, but Ross…

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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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Bringing back Steak and Ale

  By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher On July 29, 2008, all remaining Steak and Ale locations closed as part of a Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceeding. Now after nearly 12 years, Steak and Ale is poised for an epic comeback. Created in 1966 by the late Norman Brinker. The iconic restaurant chain with its dimly lit ambiance,…

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Sheriff & TPD shoot down more rumors surrounding COVID-19

Grady County Sheriff Jim Weir is dispelling rumors again this week after several people began asking if martial law had been declared. Sheriff Weir and other county officials dealt with a couple of false flags before the coronavirus ever hit Grady County. District 1 County Commissioner Michael Walker responded to those situations, saying “During our Commissioners’ meeting, we…

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