Okmulgee firefighters along with Chief Bruce Swearingen and Fire Marshal Rick Chisum were on the scene of a fire Monday morning in the 1500 block of South Florida Street. A resident suffered injuries in the incident.              (Staff photo by Patrick Ford)

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A local man was hospitalized Monday morning after suffering burn injuries from a fire that swept through his double-wide mobile home.The residence, at 1527 South Florida, is just south of 20th street... + continue reading
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Anne Moroney Youth Services and Okmulgee Public Schools are excited to invite Okmulgee students in the 5th to 8th grade and their parents to a new academic skills building program for higher academic... + continue reading

The Okmulgee County Board of Commissioners were named Public Officials of the Year last week at the 2016 Oklahoma Emergency Management Conference. Shown with their awards, from left, are Okmulgee County Emergency Management Director Tim Craighton, District 2 Commissioner Bob Hardridge, District 1 Commissioner Ron Ballard and District 3 Commissioner James Connor. Also receiving an award at the conference was James Nichols, Creek Nation Emergency Management, who was named Good Neighbor of the Year.                               (Staff photo by Patrick Ford)

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The Okmulgee County Board of Commissioners received a distinguished honor at the recent Oklahoma Emergency Management Conference.Making the presentation during Monday’s meeting was Okmulgee County... + continue reading
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By JOHN GREINER, Oklahoma Military Heritage Foundation An Okmulgee native awarded the Medal of Honor more than four decades after his heroic actions on a Vietnam battlefield will be... + continue reading
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The second annual 6x6 Canvas Art Show and Auction is set for September 15 at 6 p.m. at the Okmulgee Community Center.  This event is a fundraiser by Okmulgee Main Street with proceeds benefiting... + continue reading

Okmulgee firefighters along with Chief Bruce Swearingen and Fire Marshal Rick Chisum were on the scene of a fire Monday morning in the 1500 block of South Florida Street. A resident suffered injuries in the incident.              (Staff photo by Patrick Ford)

The Okmulgee County Board of Commissioners were named Public Officials of the Year last week at the 2016 Oklahoma Emergency Management Conference. Shown with their awards, from left, are Okmulgee County Emergency Management Director Tim Craighton, District 2 Commissioner Bob Hardridge, District 1 Commissioner Ron Ballard and District 3 Commissioner James Connor. Also receiving an award at the conference was James Nichols, Creek Nation Emergency Management, who was named Good Neighbor of the Year.                               (Staff photo by Patrick Ford)

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08/24/2016
By HERMAN BROWNOkmulgee Times Editor Two 65-passenger school buses were stolen early Tuesday from Twin Hills School.The thefts have sparked an investigation by the Okmulgee County Sheriff’s Office.Superintendent Gary McElroy confirmed the incident to the Okmulgee Times. McElroy also provided details of what unfolded at the school site at 7225... + continue reading
08/24/2016
It is not too late to submit Leadership Okmulgee applications.Kay Rabbitt-Brower, executive director of the Okmulgee Chamber of Commerce, said although the deadline is Wednesday, Aug. 24, applications will be accepted through Friday, Aug. 26.Leadership Okmulgee is a community leadership development program designed to inform, motivate, and... + continue reading

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 It has been a hard summer for the Okmulgee Humane Society and the shelter. We have had so many strays and owner give ups.The shelter and our foster homes continue to be over extended. We will extend our reduced adoption fee for our cats until the end of September in hopes of getting homes for them. Also, all the dogs that have been with us... + continue reading

The Double Up Rodeo promoters are Brian Currin, Lonnie Collins and Steve Reagor.

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 The Town of Grayson is preparing for the second annual Double Up Rodeo, which will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27.R Double CC Productions will present the event with over $2000 added money up for grabs for the participants. There must be 10 or more contestants for added money.Promoters of the event are Steve Reagor, Brian Currin and... + continue reading
Jessica Hollis and Joel Sallee, OSUIT alums, shared their experience 
and knowledge at the 2016 Tulsa Tech Fest.
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For two School of Information Technologies alums, the chance to present at the 2016 Tulsa Tech Fest was an opportunity to share the experience and knowledge they’ve gained on the job and during their time as students at OSU Institute of Technology.Jessica Hollis, a laboratory specialist, and Joel Sallee, assistant lab manager and senior forensic... + continue reading

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OKMULGEE YMCA YOUTH EARNS HONOR AT RUSSELL WESTBROOK BASKETBALL CAMPProfessional basketball star Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder, recently held the “Why Not Basketball Camp” in... + continue reading

Henryetta’s Jennifer Denton had two hits for the Lady Knights during the Henryetta Softball Festival last Friday.  (Photo by Larry Owen)

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Beggs senior Lindsi Spring has put on a power display over the first week and a half of the 2016 season. Spring is currently hitting .607 with 3 home runs and 11 RBIs in nine games for the Lady Demons, including a 7-for-10 performance in three games this week.
 
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By Dale DenwaltThe Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – Five months after a disgruntled mail carrier walked into Edmond’s post office and gunned down his co-workers, lawmakers convened their 1987... + continue reading

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Pictured at the State 4-H Roundup from Okmulgee County are, from right,  front row Doug Maxey, Jackson Vaughn, Ella Cox and Emily Taylor. Back row: Corey Cecil, Brandon Cecil, Marcy Kutz, Melody Ennis and Ember Ennis. (Photo provided)

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By Melody EnnisOSU Extension                           STILLWATER – A big downpour on the first morning, and a few more rain... + continue reading
Cheyenne Byrd and  Caleb Chalakee make fishing lures.
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