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Oklahoma in list of of top 10 states with the worst drivers

By Jon Watje Staff Writer There are bad drivers everywhere. But there are more in some states than others. SmartAsset.com, a financial tech firm that offers interactive tools for home buying, insurance and investment, completed a survey of the states with the worst drivers, and the Sooner State was near the top of the list…

Minco pitcher traveling to play in 12U FASA World Series

By Jon Watje Managing Editor Minco’s Taylen Redinger and her softball team, the OK Xplosion played nine tournaments this year and her team came away with four tournament wins, a second place and a couple of third places in 12U Softball. The team is made up of girls from the Moore area with the exception…

Union City teacher aide recognized for saving student’s life

    By Jon Watje Managing Editor A Union City Teacher Aide was recognized for saving the life of a student. Fifth grade Teacher Aide Jennifer Surovic bolted into action to help Tiffany Rodgers, a special needs student who choked on a piece of candy during class on March 23. “We about to start our…

Union City police respond to home invasion, burglary

By Jon Watje Managing Editor  Union City police responded to a report of an armed home invasion and burglary on Wednesday. Union City Police Chief Richard Stephens said his department received the call at around 3 p.m. from a residence at the 7300 block of S. Gregory Road. “The home that was invaded was technically…

Minco couple jailed on child neglect, animal cruelty charges

  By Jon Watje Managing Editor  A Minco couple was arrested and charged with child neglect, cruelty to animals, and drug possession. Vernon Leon Chestnutt, 45, and Sheila Chestnutt, 42, were booked into the Grady County jail on Thursday, June 4 after a reported fire at his residence at 507 NW Belle St. Police and…

Man arrested by Union City police for falsely impersonating a law enforcement officer

  On Monday, July 20, at 4:40 p.m., a Police Officer of the Union City Police Department was patrolling south of State Highway 152 on US 81. The Officer observed a vehicle speeding and obtained a locked speed measurement of 72 mph in the posted 55 mph zone. The Officer was able to make a…

Man arrested in Minco football field vandalism

  By Jon Watje Managing Editor Minco police arrested a man for vandalism to the Minco High School football field last week. Christopher Sipes was taken into custody on Tuesday, Sept. 1 on a Grady County warrant and booked into the Grady County jail. Police received a vandalism report at the football field on the…

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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…

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.…

Area Sports

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…

Minco’s Ceiley McComas and her teammates are putting up big numbers this season

By Hayden Frampton Sports Editor   Minco senior Ceiley McComas has been putting up astronomical batting numbers over the past two years, helping the Lady Bulldogs to some of their most successful seasons in school history. In her Junior season, McComas finished with a .590 batting average last year as a junior, and is currently…

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