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East Central University will be closed in observance of Independence Day on Thursday, July 2. Offices will reopen on Monday, July 6, at 7:30 a.m. The Tommy Hewett M.D. Wellness Center will be open Thursday, July 2, 8 a.m.-noon and 3-7 p.m., then closed through the weekend before reopening on…

Steve Bagwell, Chief Executive Officer of Vision Bank, announces the following promotions effective July 1, 2020: LaVonda Jones to Executive Vice President and President of Vision Bank of the Ada Market/Chief Investment Officer; Chad Lancaster to Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Of…

Pontotoc County voters approved a constitutional amendment to expand the state’s Medicaid program Tuesday by a wider margin than most. County voters also approved two measures in Roff to increase the town’s excise and use taxes by one full percent each, and Tupelo voters elected a new school…

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America celebrated its 75th anniversary on June 11, 2020. Formally known as Future Homemakers of America, FCCLA was founded at a convention in Chicago, when 29 Home Economic leaders came together with the idea of creating one national student organizat…

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Pontotoc County voters approved a constitutional amendment to expand the state’s Medicaid program Tuesday by a wider margin than most. County voters also approved two measures in Roff to increase the town’s excise and use taxes by one full percent each, and Tupelo voters elected a new school board member.

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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.

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Jeffrey Gerritt, editor of the Palestine, Texas, Herald-Press, has won this year’s National Headliner Award for editorial writing, one of the most prestigious honors in American journalism.

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Chris Cuomo, CNN news show host and younger brother of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, revealed Tuesday he has been diagnosed as positive for the coronavirus.

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SEMINOLE [ndash] Infant Tesla Elia Cash Simpson, of Seminole, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2020, in Ada. Services are pending at this time with Estes-Phillips Funeral Home.