Tahlequah's Planning and Zoning Commission at a Nov. 15 meeting approved three plat applications that would allow for potential construction of an apartment complex and two subdivisions.

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Two suspects were arrested Nov. 14 at Dollar General on Downing Street for conspiracy to commit armed robbery, although the weapon turned out to be a plastic gun.

Spring Creek's drying up, and wells that once produced "sweet, good water" are caving in.

That seemed to be a common theme that cropped up Thursday when Oklahoma Agriculture Board members made their first trip to the area to witness for the first time the impact they have had on northeastern Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma Historical Society Research Division staff recently completed a searchable database of Dawes Commission townsite records, and it is now available free online, www.okhistory.org/research/townsite-dawes.


For those who are lonely or hungry, it can be difficult to give thanks during cold, dark nights. So area churches, organizations, and businesses are working to fill the tummies and hearts of community members this Thanksgiving by hosting free meals and donating to food pantries.

We just concluded elections across Oklahoma and the United States. Being able to vote and participate in the electoral process is a critical part of our democracy.

In preparation for a new museum exhibit, Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism is asking the public to share photos and stories of where their Cherokee Nation flag has flown.

Oklahoma is the ninth-fattest state in the U.S., with adults and children ranked sixth and 14th in obesity, respectively, according to WalletHub’s 2018’s Fattest States in America report.

It's the seventh-leading cause of death in the U.S., taking about 80,000 lives and contributing to another 160,000 deaths each year – and millions don’t even know they have it.

The Tahlequah Main Street Association Board of Directors accepted the resignation of six board members and approved a slate of five new members during a regular meeting Wednesday.

Westville Public School District recently announced it has received a $2,000 grant from the Carolyn Watson Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation to provide funding to junior high science classes for hands-on activities.

Christmas came early this year, as the Tahlequah Main Street Association decided to have the Norris Park holiday lights up by Thanksgiving.

Northeastern State University senior Randilyn Thompson and graduate student Nikki Jones were recognized for their efforts and ambitions to become higher education professionals with the NASPA Undergraduate Rising Star and Graduate Student Rising Star Awards, respectively, for the state of Oklahoma.

Cherokee County Republican Women will meet Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the Tahlequah Municipal Armory Center, 100 N. Water Ave. The board will meet 9-10 a.m., and the club will meet 10-11 a.m.

Seats are available on the Boards of Education for the Woodall Public School District and the Tahlequah Public School District Board of Education.

Students will take to the stage Dec. 15 as Northeastern State University holds fall 2018 commencement ceremonies in the NSU Event Center.

Members of the Tahlequah Lions Club completed a park pickup of Felts City Park Saturday, Nov. 3. Participants include: Karen Shetler, Joseph Shetler, Brittany Wolthuizen, Alan McKee, Kate Nelson, Jared Holthaus, and Earlena McKee. The Tahlequah Lions Club is having a Brinner (Breakfast for D…

MUSKOGEE - Four members of Cherokee Capital Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, attended the Nov. 11 rededication ceremony of the "Spirit of the American Doughboy" statue, which has stood since 1925 at the south entrance of the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center…

The Keys High School Speech, Drama, and Debate team loaded up debate boxes, books for interpretation, and confidence and headed to Riverfield Day School on Nov. 2-3, hoping to qualify for one or all events for the regional tournament in March.

The Keys School Board of Education on Thursday night spotlighted Principal and Athletic Director Steven Goss, who bragged on students and their reaction to a new digital app.


While monitoring traffic coming to and from the Heritage Inn Motel on Nov. 10, Tahlequah Police Department officers arrested a sex offender with more than 4 grams of methamphetamine and a large sum of money in his possession.


Today's popular footwear includes sneakers, boots, high heels, flip-flops and other shoes, but for years, Native Americans' shoes of choice were moccasins.

The Keys High School National Honor Society dedicated October to collecting socks for local shelters, as part of the Soctober campaign.


NOT EVERYONE knows how to use a firearm, but students in Cherokee County are reportedly flourishing, as the new 4-H Shooting Team won a state competition this year.

On Tuesday evening, teams from area schools converged on the Sequoyah High School campus for a competition sanctioned by the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association.

Northeastern State University will celebrate the grand opening of the Broken Arrow STEAM Maker Lab Wednesday, Nov. 14, 5-7 p.m. in room 239 of the Education Building on NSU's Broken Arrow campus.

Thousands of the nation’s poorest residents – many elderly or disabled – live in deplorable and life-threatening conditions because Congress and the federal government have broken their promise to provide safe and sanitary public housing.

A wrongful termination lawsuit filed against the city of Tahlequah and its mayor has been closed after a joint stipulation of dismissal with prejudice was filed in federal court on Oct. 1.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is investigating a motor vehicle crash after the driver failed to negotiate a curve on Nov. 10 and struck a guardrail.

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