Ada — East Central University head basketball coach Rodney "Mac" McConnell will make a first court appearance today after he was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence early Sunday morning. The court appearance is at 1:30 p.m. The Ada News will have more information as details become available. ECU officials declined to comment this morning concerning the matter.
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Cyclist struck by vehicle during storm
Police are keeping their fingers crossed: however, Ada motorists drove like pros through the streets of this city during the heavy rains Monday evening and Tuesday morning.
Malfunctioning taillight leads to woman's arrest
Once again, a malfunctioning taillight led to a traffic stop that resulted in more serious charges for an Ada resident Monday morning.
Holcim donates software to Boys & Girls Club of Ada
The Holcim (US) Inc. Ada plant, located in Ada, has partnered with The Boys & Girls Club of Ada in an education initiative to improve local math scores.
Planning Ada right ... together - second meeting
The Take PART Steering Committee is inviting the entire community to “Take PART” in the visioning process by attending the second meeting on Thursday, May 23.
Storm causes little damage in Ada area
Monday night brought rain and hail to Pontotoc County, but the storm did not cause any major damage.
Harrowing scene inside grade school destroyed by tornado
Kelly Law and other teachers marshaled students into the main hallway and central bathrooms at Plaza Towers Elementary School just before Monday’s tornado ripped apart the building with winds up to 200 mph.
Wintersmith Lake hosts Chickasaw boaters
A dragon boat, kayaks and canoes gracefully slid atop Wintersmith Lake in Ada during a special program hosted by the Chickasaw Nation Riversport Youth Canoe/Kayak League. This marked the first time in approximately 20 years such an event was conducted on the local lake.
ACT II takes applications for drama camp
Ada Community Theatre (ACT II) is now taking applications for its summer Youth Drama Camp. The production will be “Montgomery Mansion”, a comical musical written by Vickie Reifsnider, Darice Strickland and Rudy Lupinski. The camp receives funding assistance from the Oklahoma Arts Council.
Lighthorse SWAT team finishes third in competition
Chickasaw Lighthorse Police Chief Randy Wesley is celebrating National Police Week with a big smile on his face.
Vintage 22 wins Oklahoma Main Street award
Three and a half years after Lisa and Dakota Hector opened Vintage 22 wine and dessert bar on Main Street, their work has earned honors from the Oklahoma Main Street program.
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