State law requires that all public schools conduct no less than two tornado drills each year, and many Cherokee County schools had to put that practice to work twice last Friday as tornado warnings covered the area.

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True love is sweet, but “till death do us part” is easier said than survived. Such is the case of a beautiful girl and her young lieutenant in post-Civil War America. Vivia Thomas was born into Boston wealth in 1840. She was expected to find a husband by attending the various Boston society balls.

“As one digs deeper into the national character of the Americans, one sees that they have sought the value of everything in this world only in the answer to this single question: how much money will it bring in?”

Jurors heard the last two witnesses testimony in Cherokee County District Court Thursday morning in a case against a man accused of first-degree murder.

On Thursday, Jan. 23, representatives of federal and local agencies and volunteers will hit the streets, looking for homeless people so they can be included in the nationwide Point-in-Time count.

A former Checotah Public Schools Information Technology specialist faces multiple charges after he allegedly filmed himself masturbating inside a school and touched a 17-year-old student, said McIntosh County Assistant District Attorney David Pierce. 

A dozen candidates competing to fill four seats on the Muskogee City Council fielded questions that touched on a variety of topics during a two-hour forum sponsored by the NAACP Branch of Muskogee. 

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President Donald Trump's order to launch a drone strike that killed Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, which resulted in the Iraq Parliament's vote to pass a nonbinding resolution to expel all American forces, was executed without an official declaration of war, but Trump did meet the 48-hour notification deadline required by the War Powers Act of 1973.

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When people used to think of "trolls," images of stout but ugly creatures, loitering under bridges waiting for goats or humans to cross, came to mind. But those are presumably fictitious characters, whereas modern "trolls" are all too real.

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Lexie Lerblance had a few days open before starting her new job, so when 4-H Extension Educator Greg Owen asked her to join him in a roundtable discussion on Thursday, she readily agreed.

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Oklahoma State Department of Education is seeking sponsors to support the Summer Food Service Program, which helps keep lower-income kids across the state from going hungry over the summer break.

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Once in a while, I drop into the Petco at Second and Bryant. This is in part because our dogs like to eat, and in part because I enjoy all the personal time I get for introspection at that intersection. There was a time when the youngest child had a fish and I had to go more often; fish food, filters, heaters, gravel, plants, and, most often, replacement fish. Several died of unknown causes. One committed suicide by leaping out of the tank. At least we think that’s what happened; there was no fish in the tank but no sashimi on the floor, either. We surmised one of the dogs handled the corpse removal before we got home but we can’t be sure.

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A former Checotah Public Schools Information Technology specialist faces multiple charges after he allegedly filmed himself masturbating inside a school and touched a 17-year-old student, said McIntosh County Assistant District Attorney David Pierce.

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There was the blond chess player who was put in a circular room and asked to find the corner. He said he did it and checkmated his opponent. With this hint in mind, please try to find black’s mate in two.

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With the obsession of Democrats over Russian collusion and other such matters, have you ever wondered if the real double agent may just be House Speaker Nancy Pelosi?

Last year’s special General Conference of the United Methodist Church brought pastors and leaders from around the world together, but a big topic still brewing is a possible divide in the church over LGBT clergy and same-sex marriage.

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While classrooms will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, students at Northeastern State University will use their day off to volunteer around town, and throughout the week, public school students will learn about the famous American civil rights leader.

Genesis Church of Muskogee has paid the outstanding lunch balances for every child, kindergarten to high school senior, at Hilldale Schools, said Superintendent Eric Puckett.

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College students and high school seniors interested in entering the beef cattle industry can apply for more than $23,000 worth of scholarships available in 2020, provided by Oklahoma Cattlemen's Foundation.

It should be the aim of all of us when we attempt a job that we finish it and do it better than is required and better than it has ever been done before. Then there is progress, growth, and personal satisfaction in a job well done.

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2-day dental clinic is ❝designed to meet the oral health needs of dental patients of all ages by providing free dental care to as many adults and children as time, volunteers and supplies will allow.❞ Volunteers are needed. Patients are advised to expect it to take up to 8 hours to complete the process. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for patients at no cost.

Sometimes people need to escape their busy lives and enjoy peace and quiet, and luckily for them, Cherokee County has a couples of "homes away from home" where they can find relaxation and solitude.

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 A cooperative agreement struck between city and county officials for improvements along two streets where jurisdictional obstacles delayed maintenance and spawned critics won approval from the Oklahoma Attorney General's Office. 

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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had just played his third terrific game in as many tries to begin his second NBA season when Oklahoma City coach Billy Donovan was asked to address the early offerings of the Kentucky product, by way of the Los Angeles Clippers.

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