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Lone Grove police donate K-9 officer to Johnston County sheriff

The Lone Grove Police Department has donated a K-9 officer to the Johnston County Sheriff’s office. Lone Grove Police Chief John Terry said the department’s K-9 officer was making changes in his personal and professional life, and in the force’s current manpower and budget. Terry thought it would be better to donate K-9 Nora.
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Tishomingo, OKKTEN.com

Sidewalk sales aim to boost Tishomingo economy

TISHOMINGO, Okla. (KTEN) -- Construction along Main Street has detoured foot traffic at Tishomingo shops for nearly 10 months. But warmer weather may help the Johnston County Chamber of Commerce’s plan to address that issue. Sidewalk sales have been taking place on the first weekend of the month since February,...
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Tishomingo, OKKOCO

Tishomingo firefighters rescue 12-year-old boy who got stuck in quicksand

TISHOMINGO, Okla. — Tishomingo firefighters recently rescued a 12-year-old boy who got stuck in quicksand while fishing with his father at the Washita River. Shortly before 8 p.m. Wednesday, firefighters from the Tishomingo Fire Department and Johnston County EMS responded to the Washita River near the north end of South McAdams Road. When they arrived, they found a 12-year-old boy whose right leg was buried to his knee in quicksand.
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Boy rescued from quicksand at Washita River

TISHOMINGO, Okla. (KXII) - Firefighters rescued a 12-year-old boy stuck in quicksand at the Washita River in Johnston County Wednesday night. According to the Tishomingo Fire Department, the boy was fishing with his father when he became stuck around 8 p.m. Firefighters responded to the Washita River near the north...
Johnson County, TXKXII.com

Wind turbine struck by lighting, catches fire

JOHNSTON COUNTY, Texas (KXII) - A wind farm turbine in Johnson County caught fire, after it was struck by lighting during Friday night’s storms. The turbine in Mill Creek stood over two miles east of the nearest road, Highway 1, but caused no danger to the public. Emergency management responders...
Johnston County, OKKFOR

Wind turbine catches fire in Johnston County

JOHNSTON COUNTY, Okla. (KFOR) – A wind turbine ignited in flames in Johnston County. The fire erupted on the wind turbine Friday night near Mill Creek. Johnston County Emergency Management shared with KFOR the below photos of the fiery wind turbine. Authorities believe the fire may have been caused by...
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Oklahoma City family on a mission to find young mother's killer

Oklahoma City family on a mission to find young mother's killer. Oklahoma City family on a mission to find young mother's killer. Porch pirate steals hundreds of dollars worth of vintage concert posters, child's school kit from Oklahoma City home. A celebration in honor of OSU President Burn Hargis took...
Tishomingo, OKKTEN.com

State charges dropped against ex-Tishomingo teacher

TISHOMINGO, Okla. (KTEN) -- A district judge has state dropped charges against Shelley Duncan, the former Tishomingo teacher who was convicted in 2018 for lewd acts with a child. The Johnston County Court clerk said the judge signed the order as a result of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in...
Johnston County, OKkswo.com

MAKENZIE’S OUTDOOR ADVENTURES: Conquering a fear of rattlesnakes

JOHNSTON COUNTY, Okla. (TNN) -Oklahoma is home to several types of rattlesnakes, including the Western Diamondback. In 7 News Anchor Makenzie Burk’s latest outdoor adventure, she visited some rattlesnake dens to learn more about the creature that strikes fear into many. As the weather gets warmer, the rattlesnakes start to...
Johnston County, OKKXII.com

Years long investigation leads to drug bust, multiple arrests

JOHNSTON COUNTY, Okla. (KXII) - A two-year investigation conducted by multiple Texoma law enforcement departments has led to multiple arrests, a seizure of a “large” amount of methamphetamine and a confiscation of nearly 70 firearms. “Today, a community-based intelligence driven investigation was brought to bear,” said Johnston County Sheriff Gary...
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Pedestrian fatally struck on Johnston Co. highway

MILL CREEK, Okla. (KXII) - A Milburn man was struck and killed on a Johnston County highway early Friday morning. Troopers said a pickup was driving northbound on OK-1/OK-7 southeast of Mill Creek just after 3:30 a.m. when it struck a pedestrian walking in the northbound lane. Troopers identified the...
Johnston County, OKKTEN.com

Pedestrian killed on Johnston County highway

JOHNSTON COUNTY, Okla. (KTEN) -- A pedestrian was struck and killed early Friday morning along a Johnston County highway. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Lane D.S. Farmer of Milburn was walking in the northbound lane of State Highway 1 near Mill Creek around 3:30 a.m. when he was struck by a northbound pickup truck.
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Blue River lands on Oklahoma Fishing Trail

JOHNSTON COUNTY, Okla. (KTEN) -- There is a push in the Sooner State to get people outdoors while boosting tourism and the economy. It's putting a Texoma destination on the map, too. Flowing through Johnston County, Oklahoma, the Blue River attracts visitors for its beauty and remoteness. "I come down...
Johnston County, OKKXII.com

Johnston County man arrested for soliciting 14-year-old girl

TISHOMINGO, Okla. (KXII) - The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man last Friday after he allegedly tried to coerce a fourteen year old girl over the internet. Sheriff Gary Dodd said the office received a call Thursday evening about Brett Michael Harvey, but when they looked at his address it was on tribal land.
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Johnston County EMS dealing with sinkholes

TISHOMINGO, Okla. (KTEN) -- Johnston County Emergency Management is asking motorists to share the GPS coordinates of any sinkholes they encounter so emergency crews can make repairs. Workers have been out on the roads trying to patch up any holes since the winter storm's snowfall melted. Johnston County EMS responded...
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Memories Of J. F. Alexander

My father was Paul Alexander, born April 5, 1842 in Mississippi. He was a farmer and stockman. Mother was Elizabeth Coates, born in Mississippi, August 2, 1846. There were eight children in our family. I was born September 23, 1870, in Texas. I came to the Indian Territory in a covered wagon in 1893. I crossed Red River at Brown’s Ferry near Thackerville, and settled three cattle miles south of Ardmore. I lived there four years and moved to Troy in Johnston County. I was the first postmaster at Troy. The mail came from Tishomingo in a cart every day.