School board races were set in four school districts
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Lions Club Proclamation
McAlester Lions Club will celebrate its 95th year anniversary with a proclamation Tuesday. Pictured front row from left are, Deb Nortunen, McAlester Mayor Steve Harrison and Jerry Grubbs; and back row, Tom Crowl, Lance Woodliff and Bill Nicholson.
News-Capital earns top honor
The McAlester News-Capital has been honored with the Oklahoma Press Association’s 2012 Sequoyah Award, naming it the best Division 2 newspaper in Oklahoma.
Computer glitch affects county schools to the tune of $400,000
More than $400,000 had to be repaid by Pittsburg County schools because of a county computer glitch, according to Pittsburg County Treasurer Donna Scrivner
Killer set to die today
A convicted killer, and death row inmate at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary, is set to be executed via lethal injection today at 6 p.m. in the prison’s death chamber.
Oklahoma District 18 Rep. Donnie Condit, standing, recently visited with 8th grade students from McAlester and 7th and 8th grade students from Panama during Eastern Oklahoma State College’s GEAR UP Summer Leadership Camp in Wilburton.
Fire hydrants in store for Shady Grove
An agreement signed Monday between the Shady Grove Volunteer Fire Department and Rural Water District 9 will allow the installation of fire hydrants on water lines in the Shady Grove area.
Steak and Shake
Work is nearly completed on the new Steak’n Shake that will be located on U.S. Highway 69 next to the Farm Credit.
McAlester man pleads guilty to pulling gun on police
A McAlester pleaded guilty recently to pulling a gun on police.
U.S Supreme Court rules for Oklahoma in water dispute with Texas
The U.S, Supreme Court has rebuffed a decades-long attempt by Texas to seize water from Southeastern Oklahoma, primarily from the Kiamichi River Basin.
Killer set to die Tuesday
A convicted killer, and death row inmate at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary, is set to be executed via lethal injection Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the prison’s death chamber.
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