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New Harrah mayor clashes with city staff

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times City attorney contemplates resignation   In an April 6 election, Harrah voters selected three new city officials. Mayor Danny Trent, Ward 1 Councilman Paul Wiegert and Ward 3 Councilman Chris Lally were all sworn into office April 19. However, clashes with the new mayor and existing city staff were underway before…

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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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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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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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