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New city jail cost is more than projected

 

The city’s decision to reopen its own jail is already costing more than projected by officials. The city is negotiating with a private contractor to spend $1,200,000.00 to $1,800,000.00 to run the new jail. That covers personnel costs, supplies, food, etc. When Mayor G.T. Bynum said the city would stop using the county jail for […]

Title search study shows housing market upswing

 

Tulsa County’s housing market seems to be improving based on an increase in buyer confidence, according to information from Tulsa County Assessor Chief Deputy John A. Wright. Wright said one of the responsibilities of the Title Research Department of the Tulsa County Assessor’s Office is to establish parcel identifying numbers for tax roll purposes based […]

The winter of 2017-18 could become colder with a lot more precipitation

 

Oklahoma’s mild winter disappeared in early January. Gary McManus, associate state climatologist from the Oklahoma Climatological Survey, said the switch from warm weather to bitterly cold temperatures started in the third week of December. “A bulge in the jet stream allowed frosty air to plunge southward and place most of the country into an arctic […]

Mid-America Prophecy Conference

 

The Mid-America Prophecy Conference will be in Tulsa April 5-7 at the Marriott Tulsa Southern Hills, 1902 E. 71st St. Some of the scheduled speakers are Pastor/author Mark Hitchcock of Faith Bible Church in Edmond; Daymond Duck of Prophecy Plus; Andy Woods, Andy Woods Ministry; author Charlie Bing of Grace Life; J.B. Hinson of Not […]

Dan Fisher rally on January 20th

 

Dan Fisher for Governor 2018 will hold an “Abortion-free State Rally” in Tulsa from 2-3 p.m. January 20 at Spirit Life Church at 5345 S. Peoria Drive. Dan Fisher, a pastor and a former state representative, is running for the Republican nomination for governor in 2018. Fisher wants abortion to be abolished in Oklahoma because […]

State women aviators recognized

 

Oklahoma became the first state in the nation to recognize Women in Aviation and Aerospace Day when legislation was approved this spring.  Sen. Paul Scott was the author of Senate Bill 230 creating the day to commemorate one of the state’s most popular industries. “Oklahoma has a long, colorful history in aviation and women have […]

City/County libraries offer services

 

Tulsa City/County Library customers can enjoy tons of free digital services, like eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, movies and music, anytime from anywhere. The growing collection of bestselling, new release and classic titles are available in popular formats from OverDrive, Hoopla and CloudLibrary. Thousands of materials are accessible to read on a computer, tablet, smart phone or […]

Bill to reform state employee rules

 

State Rep. Mike Osburn announced he is filing legislation aimed at providing transparency, accountability and consistency to Oklahoma’s hiring and compensation systems. The bill is intended to streamline hiring to ensure the state is recruiting the best employees to serve taxpayers, Osburn said. By updating the current state employment classification system, the legislation will provide […]

AG files for utility rate reductions

 

Attorney General Mike Hunter has filed five motions with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC), asking for an immediate reduction in customer rates from the state’s leading utility companies. The attorney general’s request came the day that a sweeping overhaul of federal income taxes was signed into law, to take effect Jan. 1. The new law […]

OSU education rated a good value

 

Oklahoma State University has been named to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance 300 Best College Values for 2018. Introduced in 1998, the rankings now combine public schools, private universities and private liberal arts colleges into a single, comprehensive list. Kiplinger also ranks the 100 best values in each category. The analysis is based on objective measurements of […]