Sgt. 1st Class Earl D. Plumlee will receive the Silver Star Medal of Valor at 1 p.m. today at a ceremony at the Joint Base Lewis McChord, in Washington, in recognition of his valorous conduct during Operation Enduring Freedom in 2013 in Afghanistan.
Vian Police and their drug K-9 Valdomore, Sequoyah County deputies and District 27th Drug Task Force investigators served a search warrant at 218 Randall Street in Vian on the afternoon of April 8 that resulted in four arrests.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol arrested a Texas man for traffic violations following a short pursuit along Interstate 40 on March 26.
Years of waiting on the courts to settle a tax issue came to a close earlier this month for a number of county entities, but for the largest recipient, the Gore School District, disbursal of funds from the Sequoyah Fuels Tax settlement means the district can finally look at some new and b…
The Muldrow School Board accepted three resignations during their monthly meeting April 13 from high school science teacher Mary Butler, Elementary media specialist Tonya Earls and bus driver Kevin Edwards, who has taken a job with the town of Muldrow.
Third grade student Isaac Rogers is known at Central Schools and in some fishing circles as Jimmy Houston's “mini me.” The 10 year old not only bears a striking resemblance to the professional angler and television host but is also an avid fisherman, and has even done some fishing with Ho…
In his 37 years in law enforcement, Roger Fuller has seen some of the worst and some of the best.
The Burns Flat man who was injured in a one-vehicle accident last week has died from his injuries.
Three University of Arkansas, Fort Smith (UAFS) faculty members were honored at a faculty appreciation ceremony April 17 in recognition of their service to UAFS and the community.
Sallisaw Police arrested a Vian man after a report was made of a man acting suspicious around a local business and was discovered to be under the influence of drugs.
A Muldrow woman was arrested by Sequoyah County Sheriff officials after a deputy was sent out to State Highway 64B and East 1090 Road in regards to a woman walking on the side of the road who was later discovered to be involved in a theft.
Members of the public aired a list of concerns to Oklahoma Department of Transportation officials over the future widening project involving a portion of the U.S. Highway 64 and U.S. Highway 59 in the downtown area of Sallisaw.
A Virginia man was arrested by Oklahoma Highway Patrol following a traffic stop that revealed he was in possession of several pounds of marijuana.
Clara Ann Fowler was born on Nov. 8, 1927, in Claremore and learned to sing in area schools and churches. When her family moved to Tulsa, she attended Daniel Webster High School, continued to sing and applied for a secretarial job at Tulsa radio station KTUL.
He's what you would call a “local character.”
The long awaited dispersal of the Sequoyah County Fuels tax settlement will be discussed at 6 p.m. Monday at the Brooks Cawhorn Gym.
A Muldrow woman's body was exhumed from Blackjack Cemetery northwest of Muldrow Tuesday and sent to the State Medical Examiner's Office in Tulsa after her family raised questions about the cause of her death.
Drivers planning on taking a trip to Fort Smith, Ark., this weekend should be aware that Garrison Avenue will be closed to all traffic except motorcycles for part of today and Saturday.
Vian police ticketed a dozen Vian High School (VHS) seniors last week after a prank they played in the high school ended with what some are calling ‘a not so funny conclusion.’ Despite comments, the school’s administration believes they handled the problem appropriately.
During the Muldrow City Council's April 9 meeting, the council made several approvals following a vote on a mayor and vice mayor. The latter remains the same – Catherine Jones as mayor and Darren Keith as vice mayor.
Final preparations are underway for what the Sallisaw Chamber of Commerce plans on being another successful, or better, Diamond Daze Festival.
The Roland Area Chamber of Commerce met last Thursday to make more decisions on this year's Iron Mountain festival.
Northeastern State University (NSU), Tahlequah, honored students at their 47th annual Honors Assembly on April 10.
Vandals hit Sallisaw High School late Thursday or early Friday and drove school buses into buildings, rammed other vehicles, and destroyed classrooms. Damage was estimated at $250,000.
The town of Vian’s regular monthly meeting last Monday started out early with Judge John Cripps swearing in new town clerk Jennifer Sissom and newly elected council members, Emanuel Drew and E.O. “Junior” Smith. Councilman Rick Peoples was sworn in last Thursday in a separate ceremony.
Two regular double plays and a “strike ‘em out, throw ‘em out” twin killing helped bail out the No. 7 Sallisaw Black Diamonds Monday night.
A senate bill that allows rural school districts to sponsor a charter school has found more than a little opposition from area superintendents.
Sallisaw police arrested Roger Dale Flynn, 53, and Christopher Gist, 47, both of Stilwell, on March 30 and charged Flynn with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and obstructing an officer. Gist was charged with driving while under the influence, possession of …
The U.S. Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Oklahoma is making available up to $1.47 million in financial assistance through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). Nationwide, the agency is making $332 million in financial and techni…
The Boys and Girls Club of Sequoyah County held their first 5K Glow Run and 1K Fun Run on April 17. It was deemed a huge success. The proceeds from the event is a part of their annual fundraising campaign. The money is used for the after school programs offered to members. This is slated …
Local farmers and ranchers are having to beat off a predator they didn't expect would be attacking their in-labor cows and newborn calves.
A friend sat and talked with me the other day about people who routinely act in less than rational ways and how their actions force others to drop what they are doing, possibly risk their own lives all to save the life of someone who is just plain foolish.