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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,…

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…

Officials ask for help as pandemic impacts blood drives, donations

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer As confirmed COVID-19 cases and the number of resulting deaths continue to rise, the pandemic is also taking a toll on other medical efforts, efforts that if not maintained could put more people at risk, officials say. Key among those was blood donation activities, which have taken a serious hit…

GCSO Investigators solved vandalism case in less than two days

An elderly woman living in Bridge Creek was in Houston, Texas getting cancer treatment when eight children out of a group of ten, aged 9 to 12 years old, ransacked, vandalized, and destroyed her home. The homeowner is currently living with a family member, and her family has begun fundraising via Facebook. So far, 10…

Bulletcatcher

I joined the Air Force about 17 years ago, but I grew up with dreams of becoming a Marine. I changed my mind because my Air Force recruiter was savvy. I told him when I sat down that I wanted to be a Marine, so he unexpectedly tossed me a 20mm shell he had on…

Union City Fire Chief David Jones named 2019’s Citizen of the Year

The Union City Lion’s Club has honored Fire Chief David Jones as the 2019 Citizen of the Year. Mr. Jones serves the city as a first responder, water superintendent, animal control officer, and safety training coordinator, and also supervises the city’s maintenance work crew. The Lion’s Club serves the community by supporting the school’s Academic Awards…

Tuesday’s Election: All the info you need

Voters will go to the polls Tuesday for the November 12 City of Minco Special Election and  City of Tuttle Special Election, Grady County Election Board Secretary Denise Robinett said today. Please keep the following information and tips in mind as the election approaches. -Early voting will be available at the County Election Board Community…

OSU Testing New Drone Concept at Tuttle High School

OSU researchers are currently using a drone to record data for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and doing so from Tuttle High School’s backyard. The FAA has a theory that drones could make navigational aid calibrations more efficient. OSU started the Unmanned Systems Research Institute (USRI), lead by Dr. Jamey Jacob, in December 2015. A…

Old Germany Restaurant closes, Choctaw Oktoberfest cancelled

After 42 years of drinks, meals and memories Old Germany Restaurant closed its doors for good Monday, April 16. Changing consumer tastes and dwindling restaurant attendance were the catalyst for what locals considered a rapid and unexpected closure. Shortly after celebrating 42 years of business, the Turek family was forced to make the decision which…

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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,…

There’s no food like fair food

Carnival Eats & Treats bringing taste of the State Fair to Tuttle By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher TUTTLE – You don’t have to wait until September to enjoy your favorite fair foods. Carnival Eats & Treats offers state fair food all year round. The Oklahoma based food concession stand is located at 5109 E Hwy 37…

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Minco’s Honey Festival coming up Saturday

Saturday’s Honey Festival will feature a number of attractions, from tours of the local honey plant, cotton gin, and wind farm, to the annual honey bake-off, chance to meet Santa, carriage rides, and much more. KIDS TRACTOR PULL One traditional Honey Festival event is the kids’ tractor pull which is a more serious competition than…

Bulletcatcher

I joined the Air Force about 17 years ago, but I grew up with dreams of becoming a Marine. I changed my mind because my Air Force recruiter was savvy. I told him when I sat down that I wanted to be a Marine, so he unexpectedly tossed me a 20mm shell he had on…

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