DURANT — The city of Durant was abuzz Wednesday as President Barrack Obama visited both the community and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. The primary impetus of the President’s visit was to announce a new education initiative for underserved and low-income areas that would provide high-speed broadband Internet services. For the full story, visit www.hugonewsonline.com, […]
HUGO –– Repairs are being made on the rental cabins suffering damage from May’s deluge at Hugo Lake State Park, Becky Reynolds, executive director of Little Dixie said. For the full story, visit www.hugonewsonline.com, or purchase a copy of the Friday, July 17 edition of the Hugo News.
FORT TOWSON –– The ex-Fort Towson Fire Chief arrested last week on complaints of embezzlement, was re-arrested Friday after another search warrant was served at her residence. According to Choctaw County Undersheriff Larry Hendrix, while serving as Choctaw County Emergency manager, Athelta Keeling had been issued a laptop, computer case and portable printer. The report […]
DURANT — President Barack Hussein Obama will be making his third trip to Oklahoma Wednesday where he will speak at Durant High School about expanding economic opportunity for communities across the country as well as for the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. The President will depart Durant and travel to Oklahoma City where he will spend […]
DURANT –– Current Chief Gary Batton has defeated opponent Deborah Jan Battiest-Tomasi with 86.52% of the vote compared to her 13.48% in the 2015 election for Chief of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. Surrounded by family, friends, and supporters, Chief Batton was announced the winner at approximately 8:45 p.m. on Saturday, July 11. For the […]
By Kelli Stacy Reporter The Fort Towson City Council held its monthly meeting on July 9. Mayor Arnold Rech called the meeting to order at 6 p.m. David Sonntag was the only member not present at the meeting. David Rawls, Hugo’s interim city manager, was first on the agenda. He came to speak on behalf […]
BOSWELL –– A Boswell man was arrested by Choctaw County Sheriff’s Deputies in the early morning hours of July 5, after a witness saw him strangling a woman outside the Boswell Library. For the full story, visit www.hugonewsonline.com, or purchase a copy of the Friday, July 10 edition of the Hugo News.
By Krystle Taylor Editor HUGO –– After a town hall meeting Tuesday afternoon concerning the granting of a business license to a community health center, members of the Hugo city council met in regular session to determine their decision. During the almost-two hour town hall meeting, local business owners and community members voiced their concerns […]
FORT TOWSON –– After a three-month investigation by the Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department, the former fire chief of Fort Towson was arrested Thursday afternoon for complaints of embezzlement. For the full story, visit www.hugonewsonline.com, or purchase a copy of the Friday, July 10 edition of the Hugo News.