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  • No unemployment benefits for former Tourism head; lack of payments cited

    Tahlequah’s former tourism director, who was fired by the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors last month, has been denied an unemployment request due to an apparent lack of payments.
    According to documents obtained by the Daily Press, the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission turned down Kate Kelly’s request for unemployment, deeming it “not monetarily eligible.”

    July 16, 2014

  • Men were making meth in Wal-Mart before car pursuit

    Investigators say the two men who led police on two high-speed pursuits and crashed into a truck Monday started making a small methamphetamine lab inside Wal-Mart before one of them allegedly robbed the retailer with stolen knives.

    July 16, 2014

  • Former chamber director ‘insisted’ on having annual audits for protection

    A former Tahlequah Area Chamber of Commerce executive director says procedures during his tenure called for board members to receive full reports on tourism and chamber accounts.

    July 16, 2014

  • jn-pursuit-crash-1-a.jpg Felon just out of prison runs from officers; meth lab found

    Traffic was brought to a standstill Monday afternoon when a driver accused of fleeing from authorities crashed into a truck and trailer on U.S. Highway 62 near Sequoyah High School.
    Tahlequah Police Chief Nate King said the crash was triggered by a theft at Wal-Mart.

    July 15, 2014 2 Photos

  • svw-Camp-MAIN.jpg Youth learn to mix media at design camp

    Students are learning about art, computers and their local city as part of Northeastern State University’s Poster Design summer camp.
    Ellie Vega, who is teaching the camp, told the seven participants they would be taking pictures around the Cherokee Art Center to manipulate then combine with words and graphics.

    July 15, 2014 2 Photos

  • reed-dalon.jpg Man allegedly assaults several others before being tased, arrested

    An early Sunday morning disturbance ended with several people being assaulted by a man who was later shocked with a Taser and arrested.
    Tahlequah Officer Pam Bell said officers were dispatched to the 200 block of West Arden early Sunday morning. Multiple people were outside when officers arrived.

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • svw-Hulbert.jpg Hulbert schools facing $56K budget decrease

    Superintendent says shortfall was anticipated; district spending less

    The Hulbert Public School Board reviewed its financial position for the coming year at the board meeting on July 14.

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Cherokee councilors OK budget boost

    The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council approved an act increasing the tribe’s total comprehensive budget by over $3 million during the regular meeting Monday night.

    July 15, 2014

  • rf-reading-group.jpg Tiny tots learn reading fundamentals

    Library’s Reading Rockstars mingles play, music and learning

    Many parents believe it’s never too early to begin teaching a child to read.

    July 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • rf-Storytellers.jpg Native storytellers share love of their craft

    Stories, if told in the right way, can often mentally transport a person to a different place and time.
    Two native master storytellers, Gayle Ross, Cherokee, and Gene Tagaban, Tlingit, practiced their craft during a workshop Thursday at the Roger Webb Auditorium at Northeastern State University.

    July 14, 2014 1 Photo

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