government

Congresswoman Bice visits EOC

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Choctaw Area Chamber of Commerce hosts tour of Jones The Choctaw Area Chamber of Commerce hosted Congresswoman Stephanie Bice’s first official visit to eastern Oklahoma County since taking office, April 8. Chamber officials say the goal was to help introduce the Congresswoman to the EOC area. The Choctaw Area Chamber…

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Harrah works to overcome divisive election

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Residents vote for three new city officials   Harrah has selected new city leadership following a divisive campaign cycle that included defamatory political mailers, hostile social media exchanges and the cancellation of public candidate forums following safety concerns. The most contested Harrah municipal election in recent history resulted in voters…

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3 new City Councilmembers elected

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times 13 percent of eligible voters weigh in on Choctaw leadership   Voters in three of the City of Choctaw’s six wards selected new representation last Tuesday. April 6 incumbents were defeated in Ward 2 and 4, while Ward 6 selected a new face to fill that seat after the incumbent’s…

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Choctaw prepares for city election

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Three City Council seats up for vote April 6   Residents of Choctaw from three city wards will head to the polls April 6 to elect their City Council representative. The city’s most contested municipal election in recent history had a total of eight candidates file for the three positions.…

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City manager announces resignation

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   Brown to return to Pentagon   Choctaw city manager Edward Brown will be resigning. After four years at the helm of the City of Choctaw, Brown is returning to Washington D.C. Brown has been selected to lead the Business Resale Policy Division under the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for…

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Nicoma Park voters select next mayor

By Maxine Wheelan Staff Writer  Cochell ready to get back to work   Nicoma Park residents went to the polls to choose between former mayor Mark Cochell and current mayor Brian Foughty in a Feb. 9 municipal election. Cochell was elected to return as mayor by a vote of 181 to 85. Ward 1 incumbent…

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Choctaw calls for candidates

By Ryan Horton Managing Editor Ward 2, 4, 6 up for election in 2021   The City of Choctaw has called for the filing for candidacy as three of seven of the city leadership seats are up for election. City Council Ward 2, 4 and 6 seats are up for election. The City of Choctaw candidate…

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Choctaw updates fire pit regulations

By Ryan Horton Managing Editor During the Jan. 19 regular City Council meeting officials voted to amend the city ordinance regarding recreational fire pits. Officials took action to correct a section of the Choctaw Code of Ordinances that was riddled with problems, and made clear that residents can use small recreational fire pits and charcoal grills…

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