Power outage zaps Marlow

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Sunday’s power outage affected about one-half of the town’s customers from 5:55 a.m. to 7:51 a.m. Customers on the South Central and Downtown lines were down the entire time. The remaining customers on the South and North lines were taken down just around 7:30 to 7:45 a.m. for no more than three minutes to restore power to all customers.

Assessor’s office doing routine checks

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EASY TO SPOTStephens County Tax Assessor Dana Buchanan is trying to head off problems before they get worse.
A recent incident in the northern part of the county in which one of her workers was threatened by a resident led to Buchanan taking steps to ensure the safety of her employees and property owners.

Huge crowd descends on Marlow for July 4th

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WAVING TO THE CROWDSMarlow threw a party, and everybody showed up.
A parade lasting just over an hour, and a busy day at Red Bud Park, capped off with a fireworks display.

McKinney, Churchman local winners

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NUMBERS WATCHINGTwo races exclusive to Stephens County were decided by voters on Tuesday. Sheriff Wayne McKinney defeated challenger Ladd Polk, and District 2 Commissioner Lonnie Estes was defeated by Todd Churchman, who Estes defeated four years ago.
Both men won the office as they will have no challengers in the November general election.

Alcohol tops Commissioners’ agenda

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SAFE ZONEA long agenda combined with much discussion on several items led to a two-plus hour meeting for the Stephens County Commissioners on Monday morning.
A packed commissioner’s room heard from several different people about a variety of topics ranging from grants to insurance to selling alcohol.