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Martin replaces Sullivan for seat on school board

The Sallisaw School Board approved an appointment, moved by fellow board member Mike Daffin, to seat Tami Martin, a former teacher from Sallisaw, to replace Frank Sullivan Jr. for Ward 3 during Monday night's monthly meeting.

Sullivan explained he has recently moved from the ward he has represented for several years which now makes him ineligible to continue as a board member for Ward 3, he said.

Board approves changes in electric service rates

Sallisaw's Board of City Commissioners Monday night approved a resolution that provides yearly electric rate adjustments through November 2024, beginning this November.

Funds generated from the rate adjustments will be used to fund operations and capital requirements.

According to the resolution, RP-1 residential customers currently pay a base rate of $12.91 with a charge of of $0.0897 per kilowatt hour (kwh). In November, that rate will go to a base rate of $13.68 with a $0.0951. By November 2024, that base rate will have reached $15.17 with a charge per kwh of $0.1054.

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Former Roland officer arrested

A former Roland police officer is charged with a felony for lewd molestation and turned himself into Sequoyah County law enforcement authorities Friday.

Michael James Porter, 51, of Roland, is accused of “knowingly and intentionally looking upon, touching, and feeling the body or private parts of a 12-year-old girl in a lewd and lascivious manner,” according to an arrest affidavit signed on Sept. 10 by Sequoyah County District Attorney Jack Thorp.

Sallisaw Schools go virtual

Following his announcement Friday that Sallisaw Schools would be going virtual due to coronavirus cases, Sallisaw School Superintendent Randy Wood said with the exception of a few issues that need to be addressed, Sallisaw’s virtual and blended classes were otherwise going well on the students’ first day Tuesday.

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