Alternative transportation is a need, not a want
As the local Branch Manager of the Gateway Mortgage Group office in Ada, and as a long-time, personal friend of Kevin Stitt, I would like to respond to the negative political ads attacking this Oklahoma-based company that has done so much for so many people.
As the United States continues the historic buildup of its defense capabilities, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has committed to increasing security investments as well. Russia seeks to change the international order by stressing our alliances, undermining national institution…
There is a tremendous amount of discussion following the op-ed piece I authored last week that compared the similarities of the Lott case to the Williamson case featured in The Innocent Man. Dialogue concerning our justice system should be welcomed; our community has not had a discussion reg…
A historic number of Oklahomans voted in the 2018 Oklahoma primary elections. Regardless of your party affiliation or political beliefs, it was great to see an active and engaged citizenry getting out and voting.
I read Josh Edwards’ article in The Ada News concerning the Perry Lott case. He also discussed the Ron Williamson case. In his article, he inferred that the present District Attorney, Paul Smith, was involved with the Ron Williamson case. He has, as a lawyer, tried to spin these two criminal…
Oklahoma is second highest in the nation for rates of mental illness and substance use. We have been in the bottom four in the country in rates of funding for treatment services. We have all read of severe impending cuts in the budgets of both Medicaid and the Oklahoma Department of Mental H…
People today are taking a greater interest in how their food is produced. But they're also confused about the role of antibiotics in meat production. It's actually quite simple — produce healthy livestock, get safe food. But lately, there's been a lot of conversation around "antibiotic-free" meat.
Tishomingo has been in the news over the past two months for all the wrong reasons — flash floods, homes flooded, lives torn up, bridges closed, bridges open, bridges lost. Each week brought more rain than the area usually sees in an entire year. Approximately 50 inches in less than two mon…
The U.S. is close to an important regional trade negotiation with Trans-Pacific Partnership. But getting TPP over the finish line requires passage of Trade Promotion Authority, which defines U.S. negotiating objectives and priorities for trade agreements and establishes notification requirem…
This Week's Circulars
- Ada man held without bail on rape, kidnapping and assault charges
- Pontotoc County man charged with lewd molestation
- Ada man charged with assaulting Sheriff's deputies; three arrested
- Trooper arrested on DUI, firearm possession charges
- Byng teacher among five finalists for a presidential award
- Ada turned away by powerful Duncan defense
- Cougars to host No. 10 Duncan
- ATV wreck injures Ada man
- East End Eats
- Ada Area Chamber welcomes two new members