HUGO –– A full quorum was present Tuesday evening during Hugo’s city council meeting, after the swearing in of two new councilman: Donald Roxberry – Ward 4 and Richard Higginbotham – At-Large. For the full story, see the Friday, June 24 edition of the Hugo News.
Youth group participants walked in the annual Juneteenth Celebration parade held last weekend. Many events, including a pick-up basketball tournament were held in celebration throughout Hugo, where hundreds gathered to participate.
• State Board of Education approves mandatory annexation of Grant-Goodland School District OKLAHOMA CITY –– The State Board of Education (SBE) Thursday ordered the mandatory annexation of the Grant-Goodland Public School after a recommendation of annexation from the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE). The Grant-Goodland district has been plagued by financial misconduct and numerous […]
CHOCTAW COUNTY –– A Garvin, Okla., man was mediflighted to a Plano hospital Thursday afternoon after his vehicle rolled into a tree, one mile east of Fort Towson. For the full story, see the Friday, June 24 edition of the Hugo News.
CHOCTAW COUNTY –– A McCurtain County man was arrested by Choctaw Nation Tribal Police Monday after allegedly stealing a van belonging to a relative. For the full story, see the Tuesday, June 21 edition of the Hugo News or visit our E-Edition.
A meeting was held at the Choctaw County Public Library last week and was conducted by Max R. Finberg, Director of the Americorps Vista Federal programs. Library Branch Manager Lila Swink and Miriam Costilow attended, representing Vista projects in Hugo. Mr. Finberg was here from Washington, D.C., as part of the Promise designation given to […]
• Choctaw Nation improving community roads The Choctaw Nation is paving the way for a smoother drive for people traveling in Choctaw County. Two miles of Rock Plant/Speer Road, a major connection between Hugo and the Speer Community, are being redone.
By Joanne Webster Contributing Writer The Sawyer board of trustees approved the hire of Joe Moore as Chief of Police and Chad Wilkerson as Assistant Chief. On June 29 a public hearing will be held for the 2016-2017 budget. The notice is posted at the Town Hall. For the full story, see the Tuesday, June […]
CHOCTAW COUNTY –– An Antlers, Okla., man was listed in stable condition after a two-vehicle collision northeast of Soper on Friday morning. For the full story, see the Tuesday, June 21 edition of the Hugo News or visit our E-Edition.
• Sheila Faye Bills convicted of trafficking methamphetamine and simple possession of cocaine HUGO –– A Choctaw County jury convicted Sheila Faye Bills, 51 of Hugo, Okla., of trafficking in methamphetamine and sentenced her to four years in the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. The 12-person jury, who deliberated for three hours, also convicted her of […]