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DISCUSSING FINANCES: Stephens County Sheriff’s Department Captain Bobby Bowen speaks during the county commissioners’ meeting Monday morning. The department was disputing some of the numbers commissioners had stated dealing with jail funds from the week before. Sheriff’s request fails to move commissioners
Jail funding was once again the main topic of discussion at the Stephens County Commissioners meeting and once again it ended with the same result...


Deadline to request absentee ballots nears
Less than a week remains for registered voters in Stephens County to apply for absentee ballots to be mailed to them for the Aug. 28 Runoff Primary Election,. Applications...
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Commissioners deny jail supplemental funds
By a 2-1 vote, Stephens County Commissioners denied additional funding to the sheriff’s department for jail operations. In the Aug. 6 meeting, Sheriff Wayne McKinney,...
Governor places public school funding measure on ballot
Gov. Mary Fallin has issued an election proclamation that places on the November ballot a state question approved by legislators that would allow school districts to use...
Judge denies request by county commissioners in lawsuit
Calling it a “fishing expedition, hoping to dredge up some artifact,” Western District Court Judge Robin J. Cauthron denied a request in a lawsuit...


Judge denies request by county commissioners in lawsuit
Calling it a “fishing expedition, hoping to dredge up some artifact,” Western District Court Judge Robin J. Cauthron denied a request in a lawsuit involving Stephens County...
County jail running out of funds
With jail funds depleted, the Stephens County Sheriff’s Department came to the County Commissioners meeting to ask for funds to help finish out the fiscal year. Both...
Absentee ballots applications now accepted
Voters in Stephens County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the August 28 Runoff Primary Election should apply now, County Election Board Secretary...
TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS: Marlow city councilmen listen as city manager Jason McPherson (right) goes over an agenda item at the July meeting Tuesday. City declares sidewalk project complete
Marlow city councilmen declared the downtown sidewalk repair project complete and made the final payment at its meeting Tuesday. Ward 2 councilman...


Aug. 1 deadline to submit FSA County Committee nomination
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director for Stephens County, D. Lance Carter, today reminded farmers and ranchers that they...
Former Marlow grad Whaley named ADA for District 5 Former Marlow grad Whaley named ADA for District 5
Marlow High School Class of 1989 graduate David Whaley has been named an assistant district attorney for District 5 (Comanche and Cotton...


Commissioners meet on state lawsuit
Stephens County commissioners met in executive session to discuss possibly taking steps forward to become involved with the state attorney general’s lawsuit against Purdue...
ELECTION DAY: Bobby Wortham of Marlow reaches for his voter identification card as he prepares to vote in the primary elections at Cumberland Presbyterian Church on Tuesday afternoon. Murphree, Sweat headed to run-off
Stephens County will have a new county commissioner next year as incumbent David McCarley finished third in the Republican primary...


Utility bills causing court problems
Stephens County Commissioners heard from Judge Ken Graham and Court Clerk Dana Blevins about the shortage of court funds to pay its 25 percent portion of courthouse utility...