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Former Jones deputy clerk charged with embezzlement

State Auditor releases Town of Jones City investigative audit By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times A former employee of the Town of Jones City has been arrested for allegedly embezzling thousands of dollars from fines and fees collected through citations issued by the Jones Police Department. The Jones Board of Trustees originally requested that the State Auditor…

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Holidays with Heroes

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   Eastern Oklahoma County first responders unite to take children Christmas shopping   Local first responders recently took time to celebrate the holidays with some youngsters they consider to be hometown heroes. The Eastern Oklahoma County Chief’s Association hosted their inaugural Holiday with Heroes event on Dec. 14 at 6 p.m.…

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Choctaw fifth grader awarded for patriotism

EOC Rotary Satellite Club hosts inaugural essay contest   By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times The East Oklahoma County Rotary Satellite Club recently launched a new service project calling for essay entries from local fifth graders. Designed to encourage writing and critical thinking skills, the inaugural contest was themed “What does patriotism mean in America today?” East…

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Three injured in Choctaw shooting

Gunshots bring early end to visiting rodeo event   By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   Officials are investigating a weekend shooting in Choctaw that left three people injured. Police say they received a call of shots being fired at the Choctaw Roundup Club rodeo grounds around 11:45 p.m. Saturday, May 8. When police arrived at the…

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Police complete de-escalation training

Choctaw hosts eastern Oklahoma County officers for OMAG course   By Ryan Horton Managing Editor The Choctaw Police Department recently conducted routine de-escalation training. The department has a newly renovated training room, and they also utilize the technology center to complete monthly training courses. Those monthly training courses help keep Choctaw’s officers up to date on…

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