Area News

Wildlife Goes Nuts Over Acorns

It is the time of year when Oklahoma wildlife goes nuts … over acorns. The floors of the state’s wooded areas are loaded with these delectable little nuggets of goodness. “Oklahoma wildlife feasts on acorns to help build up fat reserves for the winter,” said Dwayne Elmore, Oklahoma State University Extension wildlife specialist, professor and…

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Stringtown News

By Ruth Gadberry    Wow! Fall did happen, didn’t it? Don’t you love this cooler weather? You even see sweaters or jackets here and there. If you should check the bedrooms you’d probably find a quilt or blanket on the beds. Air conditioners are getting a rest these days. It’s just great weather. By the…

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Released Inmate Rearrested

On Monday, September 21, 2020, Atoka Sheriff Deputy Trevor Dean was notified about an individual that had attempted a “drop” at the Mack Afford Correction Facility and was currently detained by prison staff. Arriving at the correctional center, Deputy Dean spoke with the shift captain who advised the Deputy the individual was in central control.…

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Opened Bottle Of Wine

Monday, September 21, 2020, Atoka Police Officer Jedediah Griffith was on routine patrol when he observed a gray 2018 Ford F-150 pickup traveling northbound on South Mississippi Avenue. The pickup was driving in the center of the roadway. Officer Griffith activated his emergency lights to conduct a traffic stop. The vehicle violently jerked to the…

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Lane News

By Thelma Bledsoe    It is cool here tonight, suppose to be down to 46 degrees by morning. I may need a quilt on my bed tonight. Thank you to whomever mowed on the south side of the road to my house on Friday, I now can see to get out of my driveway and…

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Heroin Found At Casino

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Choctaw Nation Tribal Police Officer Jeffery Bryant was patrolling at the Stringtown Choctaw Casino. Officer Bryant observed a female, who he knew to be Lindsay Dawn Daniel, 28, inside the casino. Atoka County Dispatch confirmed Daniel had an active felony warrant for her arrest. The officer made contact with Daniel and…

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Flu Vaccinations Available

Health departments located in southeast Oklahoma began offering flu vaccinations on Monday, September 28, 2020. Flu season will begin soon and everyone is strongly encouraged to get vaccinated. Because of the current COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to take early preventive measures to avoid the influenza virus. The flu vaccine is available…

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Hit And Run In Stolen Vehicle

Tuesday, September 22, 2020, Atoka Police Officer Lieutenant Randall Slawson was advised of a hit and run at Taco Bell and that the vehicle was leaving the scene traveling north. The suspect’s vehicle,  a white Ford Ranger pickup, was located at the traffic light intersection of Highway 69 and Thirteenth Street. The driver turned east…

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Sowder Retires From FHCSO Board

The Family Health Center of Southern Oklahoma announces the retirement of board member Dick Sowder when his term ends in September 2020. Sowder has been a dedicated member of the FHCSO Board of Directors since September of 2005. During his 15 years on the board he served as a member, Vice President and as President…

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Pleas Filed In Atoka

The Atoka County Clerk’s office recently released felony pleas settled in the Atoka County Court. Benny James Willis is charged with grand larceny after former conviction of felony (AFCF). Willis received four years Department of Corrections all suspended; for CM-19-255 Count One and Two dismissed with cost. Tieler D. Billy is charged with sodomy, victim…

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