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The world is larger than Tahlequah, Oklahoma, and local students are expanding their inspection of it by participating in the National Geographic GeoBee.

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Jurors heard the last two witnesses testimony in Cherokee County District Court Thursday morning in a case against a man accused of first-degree murder.

Tahlequah Police Department officers had to put down a deer after it was hit by a vehicle on West Choctaw Street Thursday morning. The deer managed to kick one of the officers in the process, and Animal Control eventually hauled off the carcass.

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On Thursday, Jan. 23, representatives of federal and local agencies and volunteers will hit the streets, looking for homeless people so they can be included in the nationwide Point-in-Time count.

The Tahlequah City Planning Commission approved a building permit application requested for construction of a building that would require modifications of area regulations.

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A Cherokee County man was arrested after he shot his nephew in the chest.

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State law requires that all public schools conduct no less than two tornado drills each year, and many Cherokee County schools had to put that practice to work twice last Friday as tornado warnings covered the area.

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Last year’s special General Conference of the United Methodist Church brought pastors and leaders from around the world together, but a big topic still brewing is a possible divide in the church over LGBT clergy and same-sex marriage.

Isaiah Ballard performs a 50-50 grind at the Tahlequah Skate Park. He and his parents said Ballard likes to visit the park nearly every day.

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While classrooms will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, students at Northeastern State University will use their day off to volunteer around town, and throughout the week, public school students will learn about the famous American civil rights leader.

The Tahlequah Industrial Authority approved a $30,000 bid on repairs and repainting of C3 building during its Jan. 15 meeting.

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Tahlequah citizens gathered downtown at The Drip early Tuesday morning to meet with the mayor over a cup of coffee and discuss ideas and projects.

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Sometimes people need to escape their busy lives and enjoy peace and quiet, and luckily for them, Cherokee County has a couples of "homes away from home" where they can find relaxation and solitude.

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Even in winter, spots of living color can be seen in downtown Tahlequah. The parklets on Muskogee Avenue offer community members and business owners an opportunity to beautify the city.

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Two drivers fell asleep at the wheel Tuesday, causing two separate crashes on the same day.

HULBERT - Members of the Hulbert Public School Board were recognized for their service during Monday night's regular meeting.


Joe Funburg knew years ago that God had a calling for him to one day be in full-time ministry, but it took a a series of events for him to end up at Southside Baptist Church.

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A local videographer who has been doing work for the city of Tahlequah has learned his services won't be needed, at least for the time being.

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Cherokee Nation Tribal Council members during a Resource Committee meeting Monday discussed the tribe's Hunting and Fishing Compact extension with the state and a potential new program to locate and preserve unmarked Cherokee graves.

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The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council passed a resolution Monday requesting a joint venture between Cherokee Nation Education Services and the Bureau of Indian Education to fund Sequoyah High School, and heard from Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. and Cherokee Nation Businesses CEO Chuck Garret…

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The state's Baptist General Convention has rebranded itself to Oklahoma Baptists, and a local pastor has been tapped to fill one of its new positions.

December was slow for work orders but big on talk about the Christmas parade at the Hulbert Public Works Authority and Town of Hulbert Trustees meeting on Thursday, Jan. 9.

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A friendly atmosphere and congenial colleagues at work can make the day go by more smoothly, so some local businesses try to ensure their employees are comfortable with one another by holding after-work activities.

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A jury trial is slated to begin Monday, Jan. 13, in Cherokee County District Court, for a defendant charged with first-degree murder.

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The dispute between Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt and Native American tribes on the state gaming compact has bled into a legal battle, as the Cherokee, Chickasaw, and Choctaw nations have filed a lawsuit asking a federal court to determine whether the compact automatically renewed at the beginni…

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The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the sighting of a tornado on top of Park Hill Mountain Friday afternoon as torrential rains hit the area.


A flash flood and moderate flood advisory update was issued late Friday morning by Ed Fite, Grand River Dam Authority vice president for rivers operations and water quality.

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A landmark establishment in Tahlequah is being reborn from the ashes of its demolition, and construction activity has spurred memories among long-time citizens who can recall evenings of cruising along Downing Street.

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The Tahlequah Industrial Authority has partnered with Community Growth Strategies LLC to develop a "Plan of Action for Economic Development" for Tahlequah and Cherokee County.

Cherokee Nation is expanding cultural and educational opportunities at its museum locations with the addition of several new interactive programs in the new year. New programming includes make-and-take activities, artist demonstrations, story time and more.

The city of Tahlequah has seen growth over recent months, as a new slate of businesses have set up shop in town.

County Commissioner and former State Representative Mike Brown has a variety of skills and talents, such as crafting and playing fiddles. Now, building an airplane can be added to that list.

A nonprofit that grew out of Owasso is looking to help Cherokee County pet owners in need. Community Animal Assistance, Rehoming and Education - or CAARE - has a mission to help people and pets stay together.

When Toni Bailey was a young girl, she read books by Albert Payson Terhune, which made her become attached to the idea of raising collies. Now, many decades later, she has show collies and helps others train their dogs.

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Frost was still crisp on the grass Tuesday morning as a bugler played "To the Color," while an American flag was briskly raised by local veterans at 8 a.m. on the dot.

This Week's Circulars


WELLING [mdash] Lester Wayne Fox, 84, died Friday January 15, 2020. Viewing will be held Tuesday January 21 from 12p-8p. Funeral services will be held 11a Wednesday January 22 at the Hart Funeral Chapel.

TAHLEQUAH [mdash] age 55. Carpenter. Died Tuesday, January 14, in Tahlequah, OK. Funeral Services Tuesday, January 21st at 1:00 pm at Reed-Culver Chapel. Visitation Monday, January 20th, from 1:00 PM- 6:00 PM at Reed-Culver Funeral Home.

TAHLEQUAH[mdash] NAME: Patsy Peters AGE: 83 TOWN: Tahlequah OCCUPATION: Ministry Secretary DIED: January 15, 2020 SERVICES: 2:00 PM January 21, 2020, Oakdale Baptist Church, OKC, OK

TAHLEQUAH[mdash] NAME: Richard Bertelle AGE: 81 TOWN: Tahlequah OCCUPATION: Meat Processor DIED: January 10, 2020 SERVICES: No services

TAHLEQUAH[mdash] NAME: Jeanette Sunday AGE: 78 TOWN: Tahlequah OCCUPATION: Insurance Bookkeeper DIED: January 11, 2020 SERVICES: 3:00 pm Thursday, January 16, 2020, Green Country Funeral Home Chapel