Carl Lewis

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Carl Lewis is a general assignment reporter for The Ada News. He's an aspiring photographer, an unabashed fan of Apple products and an avid coffee swiller. Contact Carl at (580) 310-7520, or by email at clewis@theadanews.com.

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In a letter to Pontotoc County Commissioners dated Feb. 10, Stonewall Mayor Jim Mills expressed concern about traffic accidents on state highways and rural surface roads adjacent to the town’s corporate limits, specifically citing two fatal accidents that occurred “within 1,000 feet of each other.”

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During an interview with The Ada News Wednesday, Hargrave reflected on his arrival at ECU in 2009 and the eight years that followed.

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Pierson will be the ninth president in the university’s 108-year history and the first woman to hold the office.

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Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby designated retiring ECU President John Hargrave a “Friend of the Chickasaws,” a prestigious award given only to non-Chickasaws in recognition of significant support and contributions to the people of the Chickasaw Nation.

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Commissioners said the stretch of road will remain closed for approximately four to five weeks while the county reroutes a dangerous railroad crossing.

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A local mom put out a call for help on Facebook, asking if anyone knew any local police officers who might be willing to stop by her son's birthday party Sunday. The answer she received surprised her.

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Hargrave, the university’s eighth president, is set to retire March 1.

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Authorities confirmed a body found Thursday to be that of a female, but say given the advanced stage of decomposition they have not yet determined the woman’s age.

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Detectives said Central Dispatch received a call around 2:11 p.m. from an unidentified individual who reported finding the partially decomposed body.

Ada police are investigating the discovery of a dead body near the intersection of 18th and Turner streets in Southeast Ada.

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