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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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Harrah hosts annual Legislative Luncheon

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times The Harrah Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual Legislative Luncheon Aug. 16 at St. Teresa Catholic Church. In attendance to speak was Governor Kevin Stitt, Congresswoman Stephanie Bice, State Senator Shane Jett, Oklahoma County Commissioner Brian Maughan, Estela Hernandez – Field Representative for Senator James Lankford, and Harrah Mayor Danny Trent.…

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Bond election planned for 2022

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   Two new elementary schools among plans for Choctaw-Nicoma Park   The Choctaw-Nicoma Park School District is earnestly preparing a school bond proposal to present to citizens of the district in early 2022. Officials say thanks to voter support of the last bond issue, passed 14 years ago, this new bond…

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Parents urge CNP Schools to open doors

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   Online petition aims to influence Choctaw-Nicoma Park principals in to allowing parents back inside district school sites   Local parents have started an effort to urge principals to open their school facilities up to the families of attending students. While Choctaw-Nicoma Park Schools have long been reopened to in-person learning…

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Building a road plan

Traffic counts add clarity to road improvement needs By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times After Choctaw voters rejected two proposals on a February 2020 ballot that would have provided funding for needed road reconstruction throughout the city limits, city officials took action to begin gathering more information regarding the city’s streets in an effort to begin developing…

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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 asks voters to extend 1% excise tax

Voter approval would maintain 8.5% tax rate   By Ryan Horton Managing Editor Harrah will ask city residents to maintain the existing sales tax rate with a proposition on the Aug. 25 ballot. The question will ask voters to extend a one percent excise tax, dedicated for public works and capital improvements. The current one percent…

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