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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…

Coaching with Christ: Minco Basketball Coach Leshia Brummell selected as FCA All-State Coach

Minco Basketball Coach Leshia Brummell was selected as an All-State Coach for the Oklahoma Fellowship of Christian Athletes earlier this month. It’s important to work hard to win, and the Lady Bulldogs did plenty of that during their season, which ended March 5 in the second round of the Area Tournament. However, it’s often said…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

Small businesses not immune to COVID-19’s terrible toll

With research and responsibility, Cory Rose put safety precautions in place before there were any cases of the coronavirus in Oklahoma. Rose, owner/operator at Peaceful Warriors Martial Arts, was tracking the coronavirus for weeks. He noticed COVID-19’s disastrous impact on the stock market, and began preparing for the virus’s arrival. “I was tracking this from…

Area News

County workers asking drivers for patience this coming roads season

By Jayson Knight Managing Editor   Grady County District 1 workers are gearing up for roads season, when county workers put a focus on repairing roads while weather conditions allow it. Grady County Dist. 1 First Deputy Jeff Autry and Grady County Dist. 1 Office Manager Janna Titler spoke last week with the Times about…

Minco Chamber of Commerce announces Farmers Market and Townwide garage sale

By Jayson Knight Managing Editor Minco’s Chamber of Commerce has stayed quite busy over the last year, helping to orchestrate the Honey Festival, keeping area businesses involved in community projects, and seeing to the proper deconstruction of the American Legion building which stood in Minco for many decades. They did this all in the face…

Area Sports

Coaching with Christ: Minco Basketball Coach Leshia Brummell selected as FCA All-State Coach

Minco Basketball Coach Leshia Brummell was selected as an All-State Coach for the Oklahoma Fellowship of Christian Athletes earlier this month. It’s important to work hard to win, and the Lady Bulldogs did plenty of that during their season, which ended March 5 in the second round of the Area Tournament. However, it’s often said…

Hometown Cowboys win season opener 16-7

Saturday, September 19, 2020 was a late start date for the Oklahoma State Cowboy football season. COVID-19 had changed the landscape of everything in our community.  Unless you came in together, everyone in the stands and press box at Boone Pickens Stadium were six feet apart, masks on. That did not damper the spirits of…

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