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Friday, October 9, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the November 3 General Election. Persons who are United States citizens, residents of Oklahoma, and at least 18 years old may apply to become registered voters.

In November, voters will be asked to weigh in on State Question 814—though less than 60 days from the election little has been said about the legislative referendum.

Associate District Judge Lori Jackson gave the oath of office to three new Court Appointed Special Advocates at the Pontotoc County Courthouse Sept 15.

This week we are featuring The Sasakwa Vikings hosting the Strother Yellowjackets and the Ada High School Cougars hosting the Durant Lions.

Oklahoma News

The death of a William S. Key inmate who had tested positive for COVID-19 was confirmed Tuesday, as the Oklahoma State Department of Health announced 14 more Oklahomans have died, with coronavirus the cause or a contributor. Statewide, there was an increase of 1,164 cases of the virus.

National News

NORMAN -- Oklahoma University’s football team canceled practice Friday to march lockstep from the stadium to the campus Unity Garden to protest racial injustice and the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

If you oppose mail-in voting because President Donald Trump calls it a fraud, prepare to stand in long lines to cast your ballot on Nov. 3 Election Day.

Earl D. Lawson's death by COVID-19 was doubly cruel.

INDIANAPOLIS – Federal health officials report a disproportionate number of coronavirus deaths occur in the nation’s nursing homes, but the agency tracking their morbidity rates maintains a database riddled with incomplete information and errors.

STILLWATER, Okla. – The governing board of Oklahoma State University Friday ordered the removal of the name of the state’s 9th governor from campus halls because of his racist reputation.

MOODY, Ala. – A veteran Alabama police officer was shot and killed Tuesday night in a standoff between police and two suspects at the Super 8 motel in this suburban community 22 miles east of Birmingham.

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