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Six Paris teens arrested after Hugo house shot up
HUGO — Police officers from all Choctaw County jurisdictions, including City of Hugo, Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department and Choctaw Nation Lighthorse Police, responded on Tuesday, Nov. 21 to a report of multiple gunshots being fired into a residence located at 205 East Central Street. HPD Officer Sgt. Thomas Ray was first to arrive at the shooting scene and was soon joined by other HPD…
The Red River National Wildlife Refuge: A Haven for Outdoor Enthusiasts and Education
Nestled in the picturesque landscapes of Arthur City, Texas, along the banks of the Red River, lies a haven for fishing and outdoor activities. Known for its historical charm and stunning natural beauty, Arthur City grants outdoor enthusiasts an array of experiences, from Striped Bass and Catfish fishing in the Red River to leisurely picnicking and boating. The river, forming a natural boundary with Oklahoma, is a magnet for anglers seeking the thrill of a hefty catch, particularly in Lake Texoma's abundant waters.
New additions to the Sheriff’s Dept...
Four new faces can be seen on the Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department team. Choctaw County Sheriff’s Deputies graduating from CLEET training Monday were (l to r): Devon Wallace, Kayla Buchanan, Sammy Drinkard and Eric Owen.
Echoes of Prosperity: The Rise and Fall of Finley's Ghost Town
Nestled along the once-thriving banks of the Blanchard River, Finley's ghost town whispers tales of its former glory and subsequent demise. Founded in 1829 as Findlay’s Reserve and later flourishing as 'the sawmill capital of the world,' Finley was a beacon of economic prosperity. Its early 20th-century vibrancy, marked by the establishment of a post office in 1902, showcased a community on the cusp of greatness.
Local man arrested after stealing trailer at Hugo Lake
A Hugo man has been charged with grand larceny after a cargo trailer stolen from Hugo Lake Dam Overlook was traced to his Hugo residence on Nov. 19. According to HPD Officer Chad Allen’s report, on Nov. 19, HPD received a message that a “bait trailer” owned by the Pushmataha County Sheriff’s Department, had moved from the lake to a Hugo residence. HPD officers were advised by Push. County…
OSBI investigates officer-involved shooting
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) has confirmed on November 23rd, the Atoka County Sheriff's Office requested assistance with an officer-involved shooting.
Hugo water outage scheduled for Wednesday
HUGO, Okla. (KXII) - On Wednesday night, there will be a planned water outage in Hugo. The city said that the outage is scheduled for Wednesday starting at 10:00 p.m. through 6:00 a.m. on Thursday morning so crews can make water system repairs.
The Haunting Legend of the Daisy Ghost: A Town's Spectral Heritage
In the heart of the Smoky Mountains, the quaint town of Daisy harbors a spectral secret. As the clock strikes twelve, a ghostly figure known as the Daisy Ghost is seen wandering the town center's moonlit streets. Believed to be the spirit of the town's founder, this eerie apparition becomes the centerpiece of local folklore, particularly during the Halloween season when the supernatural feels strikingly close.
Calendar of Events...
Grammy-nominated Johnathan Bond will perform in concert at 11 a.m. Dec. 3 at New Hope Church of God. Parade at Lake Raymond Gary in Fort Towson will be Friday, Dec. 1 and Saturday, Dec. 2. Both nights, events will start at 6 p.m. with Santa and Mrs. Claus arriving at the Raymond Gary Lake State Park in Fort Towson. Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, hot chocolate and Christmas music until the…
Today the gas price is close to $3.05 in Clayton as of 2023-11-29. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Wednesday is $3.246, a week ago the price is $3.281 , according to AAA.
Fort Towson Red Ribbon Week winners announced
Fort Towson Schools recently celebrated Red Ribbon Week. The Red Ribbon campaign is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, reaching millions of young people during the month of October each year. The week began with a visit from Janitra Bostic, from the LIFT Agency in Hugo. She is the DFC Director for our area. Ms. Bostic presented an informative program concerning drug…
Bennington's Ghost Town: From Railroad Boom to Mysterious Silence
In the heart of Vermont's rolling hills lies the enigmatic history of Bennington, a town that once pulsed with the lifeblood of the Rutland Railroad. Established in the mid-19th century, its streets once reverberated with the sounds of trains ferrying passengers and dairy products across the Northeast. The Richardsonian Romanesque station, built in 1897, stood as a testament to economic prosperity. However, the passage of time and the shift in transportation needs led to the gradual quieting of these engines of industry, culminating in the railroad's abandonment by 1961.
Boswell's Shadows: Unraveling the Town's Haunted Heritage
Boswell beckons with its chilling past, casting long shadows over its present. Haunting the hallowed grounds of Locust Grove Cemetery, phantom sounds of marching soldiers resonate, while the Attica Public Library murmurs with spectral whispers. Haunted landmarks like the Harrison Cemetery, with its mournful cries, and Hotel Attica, frequented by apparitions, add to the town's ghostly tapestry. The Vennum House, site of the Watseka Wonder, and the echoing halls of the Roff House amplify Boswell's eerie draw, with Saint Joseph's College, the Fischer Theater, and Memory Gardens cemetery contributing to its supernatural infamy.
Caney, Oklahoma: A Blend of History, Mystery, and Resilience
Nestled in the lush landscape of Atoka County, Oklahoma, lies the small town of Caney, a place where history and mystery blend seamlessly. Originally named Cane Creek, after the abundant canebrakes lining its creeks, the town's identity underwent a transformation, shortening to Caney. The reasons behind this change are lost to history, evoking a sense of intrigue among both locals and historians. As the town's early settlers were drawn to its natural beauty, it's the enigmatic name that continues to captivate the imagination today.
Boswell High School
Boswell High School hosted a Veterans Day program to honor local veterans. They were privileged to have in attendance members of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 1048, guests from Soper High School, and special guest speaker retired Colonel Bobby Yandell. Students in the Boswell, Soper and Bennington schools participated in the annual VFW Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen essay…
Chicota, Texas: A Portrait of Rural Charm and Historical Richness
Nestled in the verdant expanse of Lamar County, Texas, the small town of Chicota stands as a testament to the region's unspoiled beauty and serene landscapes. Founded in 1879, this quaint community offers a picturesque setting that captures the essence of rural charm. With the serene Pat Mayse Lake as its backdrop and a history of trading with Native Americans, Chicota is celebrated for its tranquil environment, historical significance, and close-knit community spirit.
Six youths injured in accident in Atoka County
ATOKA COUNTY – A single-vehicle accident on Monday morning resulted in six young people being injured. A 17-year-old female (no names were released) from Lane, Okla., was driving a 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe on Carr Penn Road at about 10:15 a.m. approximately four miles west of Atoka, according to a report from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. She was traveling northbound and lost control of the vehicle, departed the roadway to the left, struck a cement culvert, then struck a tree and rolled 3/4 times, coming to a rest on the passenger side.
Oklahoma Born Iconic BJ Thomas: A Journey Through Time and Music
*This article is enhanced with AI and sourced from Wikipedia. Billy Joe Thomas, born on August 7, 1942, left an indelible mark on the music industry with his soulful voice and a repertoire that spanned country, contemporary Christian, and pop genres. His career, which thrived from the 1960s to the 1980s, produced numerous hits that still resonate with audiences today.
The Honky Tonk Kid’s Big December Show 2 Hours Outside of Dallas, TX
This December Aaron Watson heads to the other side of The Red River for a big show just two hours north of Dallas, TX, and this one show you gotta make it out for. On Friday, December 15th, The Honky Tonk Kid returns to Choctaw Casino in Grant, Oklahoma, and Radio Texas, LIVE! will be broadcasting live ahead of the must-see concert.
Antlers, Oklahoma: A Haven for Hunters and Wildlife Enthusiasts
Antlers, Oklahoma, known as the 'Deer Capital of the World,' is renowned for its dense deer population and rich hunting heritage. This lush town at the foot of the Kiamichi Mountains, with its strong Choctaw Nation roots, draws hunters and wildlife enthusiasts eager to explore its verdant woodlands and clear lakes. The town's storied past is honored through the annual Deer Festival and Outdoor Show, a family-friendly event brimming with hunting exhibits, arts, and live entertainment, reflecting Antlers' commitment to wildlife conservation and education.