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Senators call for oversight of KC-46 aircraft delays

Oklahoma Senator James Lankford, along with two other senators, has asked the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) to investigate ongoing delays to the KC-46 aircraft program that are … more

Schools delay athletic workouts

The third and final phase of Oklahoma’s “Open Up and Recover Safely” program began Monday, June 1, but Altus schools will not be in any rush to have student athletes participate in … more

State, city celebrate Bob Beers Day in Altus

A World War II Veteran who once led the Oklahoma Highway Patrol troop that includes Altus was honored by members of the OHP, Altus Police and Fire departments and area citizens on Friday, May 15, … more

Miller takes over as Carpenter retires

Graystone Media Group CEO Larry Miller has taken over the editor and publisher positions at The Altus Times and the Frederick Press-Leader following the retirement of former Editor and Publisher Rick … more

Beach receives Farm Credit scholarship

Derek Beach, a senior at Altus High School, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from Farm Credit of Enid, headquartered in Enid, Oklahoma. He is the son of T.J. & Diane Beach of Altus and plans … more

Class of 2020 has most unusual graduation

In what has been the most unusual graduation in Altus High School history, organizers took extra precautions in light of the COVID-19 pandemic that emphasized social distancing. All 194 students … more

City may begin addressing ‘crash pad’ issues

During a special work session by the Altus City Council and Altus Municipal Authority, the council made recommendations to changing some line items in the fiscal year 2021 budget, received a … more

Competition drives top 2 students at AHS

Altus High School’s top two students didn’t just happen to become the top students in the Class of 2020. Valedictorian Michaella Reed and Salutatorian Raegan Cope spent their high … more

Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute plans virtual program

The Oklahoma Arts Institute has moved its annual Summer Arts Institute to a virtual classroom. While it was making the decision to move it online, the staff began to restructure its programming and … more

Reopening: just another phase for coffee house

Like many small businesses, the owners of Just Brew It Coffee House are adapting to the reality of health and safety issues for employees and customers. When Shannon and April Preston, owners of Just … more

Richardson named to Faith 7 Bowl

Jameson Richardson has been selected to play for the Oklahoma team against Texas in the 2020 Faith 7 Bowl, now in its 55th year. Unfortunately, this classic, sheduled for Saturday, June 6, has been … more

Altus High School graduation set for Friday

The Altus High School Class of 2020 will graduate on Friday, May 22. Due to unprecedented circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 global pandemic, the ceremony will be different than in years past. … more

Altus student awarded $1,000 scholarship

Tori Booker, an Altus High School senior, has been awarded a $1,000 college scholarship from the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee. Each year the OKFB YF&R committee … more

Some misunderstand use of service data collection

A misunderstanding of a service that the City of Altus has recently subscribed to caused a Mangum woman to start a buzz on social media. Last week, The Altus Times reported that a program allows … more

Chemical exposure risks rising in pandemic

Clean, disinfect, sanitize, repeat. This has become the mantra of households across the country in an effort to keep the novel coronavirus at bay. With the increased use of cleaning supplies, … more

Jackson County records 1st COVID-19 death

The Jackson County Health Department, along with the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH), announced the first death associated with COVID-19 in Jackson County on May 11. The patient was a male … more

A new norm

A banner saying “Honk for Florene’s Birthday” was the safest way to celebrate Florene Brewer’s 88th birthday during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dozens of friends from her church … more

Downtown square honors Altus Class of 2020

Don’t be surprised if the downtown square gets a little busy on Memorial Day weekend. That’s because graduation is on Friday, May 22, that will include a parade from Altus High School to … more

Grocery store sales cause spike in sales taxes

The Jackson County and Altus City governments anticipated a shortfall in sales tax collections for the month of March, due to the many businesses shuttered after one case of COVID-19 was reported at … more

School board hires new teachers for 2020-21

The Altus Public Schools Board of Education accepted resignations and retirements and hired new teachers and staff during its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday. Two teachers retired including … more
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