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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Area Sports

New Minco football coach ready to lead the Bulldogs

  By Jon Watje Managing Editor  Brock Wardlaw and his brother, Brady, played against the Minco Bulldogs during their high school days at Okeene, and now the two will lead the Minco football this coming season. Wardlaw was hired as Minco’s new football head coach after Clint Warren left to be an assistant coach at…

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