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Five inducted into Hall of Fame
A protector of tribal archives, a generous philanthropist, a decorated military hero, an early tribal official and a progressive Chickasaw rancher and politician comprise the 2013 class of the Chickasaw Nation Hall of Fame.
Car seat check-up, distribution event scheduled May 29 in Ada
In an effort to reduce motor vehicle-related deaths and injury, the leading killer of children under 14, Safe Kids Oklahoma, East Central University’s Smart Start South Central program and the Pontotoc County Health Department are sponsoring a car seat checkup event on Wednesday, May 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pontotoc County Health Department.
Seizure of AP phone records insult to independent press
Distrust of government secrecy has been elevated to an exceptional level with the disclosure the Justice Department covertly examined two months of Associated Press phone records to determine who leaked details to the AP about a foiled terrorist plot.
Chickasaw named American Indian Woman of the Year
A Chickasaw woman and a Native American scientist received top honors from the Oklahoma Federation of Indian Women, recently.
Trinity celebrates 75 years of ministry
Trinity Baptist Church was born May 1, 1938, as a result of a three-week tent revival. The following month, five men secured a loan to purchase property and construct a sanctuary at 601 E. 10th Street.
Firefighter dismissed after making threats toward police officer
Local firefighter Jason Smeltz was officially dismissed from the Ada Fire Department Wednesday morning, according to Ada Fire Chief Marion Harris, following incidents in late April at a traffic stop involving Smeltz’s wife.
Storm Wreaks Havoc Wednesday Night
Wednesday’s thunderstorm brought an inch of rain and some welcome moisture to Ada, but also some damage.
Officer uses pepper spray during arrest
Jason Walker told Lanita Abbott, whom he was allegedly screaming at, that he was going to continue to walk around in her front yard.
Sulphur man injured in accident
A 23-year-old man was critically injured with internal and external trunk and leg injuries in a one-car mishap on state Highway 1, about 5.3 mile south of Ada in Pontotoc County, according to a news release from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
Steve Randels named president of Landmark Bank of Ada
Steve Randels has been named president of the Landmark Bank of Ada.
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