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Commissioners Tour Washington County Corrections Building

Jan 07, 2019

State statute requires the Washington County Commissioners to have an annual tour of the Washington County Correctional Facility. The Washington County Commissioners spent about an hour at the county jailhouse for their tour on Monday morning. District 1 Commissioner Mitch Antle says everythi ... read more »

Nowata Commissioners Accept Donations, Bids

Jan 07, 2019

The Nowata County Commissioners accepted several items during Monday morning’s meeting. Most notably, the commissioners accepted a $2,500 donation from the Richardson Foundation for the needs of the sheriff’s office. A $60 donation from an unnamed source was also accepted for the coun ... read more »

State Senate to Convene

Jan 07, 2019

The Oklahoma State Senate convenes at noon on Tuesday for an organizational day for the 57th Legislature.  An organizational day is mandated under the State Constitution to be held in January following an election year to elect the President Pro Tempore of the Senate.  Former Majority F ... read more »

Washington County Commissions to Fulfill Requirements

Jan 06, 2019

Washington County commissioners will fulfill several required duties Monday morning. GThe board will convene in their normal meeting room at 9 o'clock and immediately elect a chairman and vice-chairman of the board for 2019.  The board will then re-convene at the Washington County jail f ... read more »

Kane to Become City Attorney

Jan 06, 2019

For decades it has been the Bartlesville's city attorney administering the oath of office to members of the city council, but Mayor Dale Copeland will administer the oath of office to newly-appointed City Attorney, Jess Kane Monday night.   The agenda for the city council meeting ... read more »

Medical Marijuana Comes to Bartlesville

Jan 05, 2019

Medical marijuana came to Bartlesville on Saturday.  People were lined up along Frank Phillips Blvd ready for the Dank Medic Clinic's grand opeing and patient drive.  Patients were up front about what they were there for.   The patient drive sign showed hours of 10 to 8 ... read more »

Congressman Hern Donates His Salary During Shutdown

Jan 05, 2019

Newly elected Oklahoma Congressman Kevin Hern says while the government is partially shut-down he's donating his congressional salary to veterans groups.   Hern, a Republican, was elected Nov. 6. Because he filled a vacancy he took office shortly afterward and has been paid about ... read more »

Dewey School Board to Discuss Hirings and Contracts

Jan 04, 2019

Among the items on the Dewey School Board’s agenda list is the possibility of naming a new head football coach for the Dewey Bulldoggers. The potentially new head football coach will have to be certified as a teacher also. Sports will have interviews with the new coach after it is announced ... read more »

Alleged Vehicle Burglary Leads to Arrest

Jan 04, 2019

A man that appeared before a judge at the Washington County Courthouse Thursday reappeared in court on Friday afternoon. Aaron Lawson has been charged with second degree burglary for an alleged vehicle burglary attempt on Wednesday. According to an affidavit, the arresting officer responded t ... read more »

Dewey City Council Will Have a Busy Monday

Jan 04, 2019

A presentation of the 2017-2018 Annual Financial Audit for the City of Dewey and the City of Dewey’s Public Works Authority will be given on Monday. Hood & Associates CPAs will be on hand during the Dewey City Council meeting and Dewey Public Works Authority meeting to give the presenta ... read more »

Bartlesville City Council to Approve Items on Monday

Jan 04, 2019

The Bartlesville City Council will meet Monday evening at City Hall and board members will look to appoint and approve a number of items. Ed Gordon will be appointed to a three-year term on the Bartlesville Area History Museum Authority. Bruce Kinkade will be appointed to a three-year term on ... read more »

Howerton Retiring From Osage County

Jan 04, 2019

Randall Jones defeated Jerry Howerton in November’s general election to take over as Osage County Commissioner in District 1. Jones was sworn in on Wednesday, but I had a chance to talk to with Howerton about his time with the county and what he is looking forward to about retirement. P ... read more »

Senior Freeze Tax Exemption Income Rises

Jan 04, 2019

Washington County Assessor Todd Mathes says there are several tax exemptions that people should know about. Those tax exemptions include the homestead exemption, the additional homestead exemption, the 100-percent disabled veteran’s exemption and the senior freeze exemption. Mathes explains ... read more »

Commissioners to Inspect County Jail on Monday

Jan 04, 2019

The Washington County Commissioners will hold their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday morning. The commissioners will open the meeting with discussion on an election of the chairman and vice chairman for the Board of Commissioners 2019 calendar year. They will then walk to the Washington Coun ... read more »

Copan Road Closings Announced for Next Week

Jan 04, 2019

Washington County Emergency Management has announced some road closings that will be in effect next week.  Lawton Avenue in Copan will be closed from Caney Avenue to Gertrude on Monday and Maple will be closed on Tuesday from Lawton to Weldon.  Be aware of the closings and take an alter ... read more »