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Sheriff to meet with legislators at State Capitol

The Jackson County Sheriff is meeting with State legislators at the Capitol, with other Sheriffs state-wide, regarding House Bill 2804. The bill will greatly reduce the occupancy of county jails used to house state inmates awaiting transfer to a Department of Corrections facility. According to Jackson County Sheriff, Roger LeVick, such a reform will negatively impact county finances as well as residents safety and tax dollars.LeVick will meet with Senator Mike Schulz and House Repr...

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Man arrested on Burglary to Auto charges

Altus Police arrested a man early Saturday morning in connection with a burglary to an automobile.After a citizen called and stated they saw a subject walking in the area of Flamingo and Mockingbird carrying a small case, officers made contact with a man walking in the area. The man, Paul Lawrence Campbell Jr., 45, was carrying a case which c...

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Three weekend accidents send several to hospital

A personal injury accident happened on US283, 3/10 of a mile north of CR 169 in Jackson County on Sunday afternoon. According to reports from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol,Joshua Lee Kelly, 21, of Olustee, was driving a 1997 Ford F-150 pickup north bound on US 283 when he was distracted by an object inside the vehicle. Wade Lavoy, 51, of Altus, was driving a 1991 Chevrolet pickup when he made a right turn from a private drive into the north bound lane of US 283 and struck ...

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Commissioners approve emergency operations plan

The Jackson County Commissioners approved the updated Altus and Jackson County Emergency Operation Plan on Monday, April 22, during their regular meeting. The plan was updated to include current names of City and County Officials as delegating authorities and a following chain of succession in the event of a major emergency.Also during the meeting, Commissioners approved minutes from the previous meeting and purchase orders for District 2 and District 3, both for Dolese Bros. Co. f...

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Weather folklore predicts wet Sundays

We had some rain, Easter Sunday at Quartz Mountain. There were some sprinkles of rain in the morning and rain showers in the evening. Most of the sources indicate between 0.2 and 0....

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State Climatologist to hold Drought Talk Tuesday

Gary McManus, State Climatologist for the Oklahoma Climate Survey, is set to be at the Southwest Technology Center, 711 W Tamarack, on Tuesday, April 22 at 6 p.m. to discuss the drought impacting the area.The meeting is free.“This is an important meeting to learn about our current situation,” said Lloyd Colston, City of Altus Emergency Management director.While the situation is of some concern, he urged residents to be informed about the drought....

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Special School Board meeting set for Tuesday

A special called meeting of the Altus School Board will be held Tuesday, April 22 at 6 p.m. at the school administrative center. The sole agenda item is over the ‘That Altus Band’ performing at the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Parade in November 2016.At the Monday, April 21 regular meeting of the Altus School Board, a motion was made by Board member Stephen Barnett to table the item regarding approval for That Altus Band to perform in the 75th Anniversary of Pearl H...

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