Government

Bid approval for road project falls flat
District 1 Commissioner David McCarley’s wish to overlay existing blacktop outside of Marlow was never able to get off the ground as he met...


Jail funds still being held captive
It is the agenda item that will not die and it does not seem any closer to an amicable resolution than when it was first mentioned. For the fourth straight week, the...
Run-off less than week away
Months of campaigning will come to an end for one Stephens County Commissioner candidate next Tuesday. In a Republican primary run-off, voters...


Hicks named ODAA President-Elect
On July 18, the Oklahoma District Attorneys Association (ODAA) installed its new leadership for a one-year term. District 8 District Attorney Brian Hermanson, Kay and...
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...