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Taylor Sworn In To Senate Dist. 28

After serving three years in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, Sen. Zack Taylor, R-Seminole,...

 
 By Suzie Campbell    News    August 6, 2020

Shawnee Approves Rate Increase For Water, Sewer, And Polycarts

Shawnee City Commission approved rate increases for water, sewer, and solitary waste during the...

 
 By Jennifer Pitts    News    August 6, 2020

Executive Session Held Following 'Rookie Mistake'

New information has been obtained regarding a mysterious executive session conducted by the...

 
 By Natasha Dunagan    News    August 6, 2020

Virtual Enrollment Numbers Rise In Shawnee

The Shawnee Public School District Board of Education met Monday with administrators attending for...

 

Library Offers Online Classes To Qualified Members

The Pioneer Library System is offering qualified community members the opportunity to earn an...

 
 By Suzie Campbell    News    August 6, 2020

Fire Chiefs Fill County Commission Board Meeting

The Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center shows a net income of $77,241.16 for the month of June....

 

Tale Of Two Cities

Some readers may feel that this editorial is a little out of date given recent and largely welcomed...

 

We Will Keep On Fighting For You

I jumped into the publisher's position of the Countywide & Sun just three short years ago with...

 

Keep Plugging Away At Unemployment

Work is ongoing at the Capitol.  The Senate Pro Tem and House Speaker approved over 100 interim...

 

Guest Column

I am a military historian whose father was a World War II Marine in the South Pacific. So I am...

 

Need A Fan?

OG&E recently donated 50 electric box fans to the Central Oklahoma Economic Development District...

 

Letters to the Editor: History of women's suffrage

EDITOR The Countywide & Sun: August 18, 2020, will mark the 100th anniversary of the 19th...

 

Lankford Addresses OBU Spring Grads

OBU conferred degrees upon 288 students during the university's 106th Spring Commencement Saturday,...

 

Philip Elbert "Doc" Stevens

Lifelong Shawnee resident Philip Elbert "Doc" Stevens died August 2, 2020. Services were held at...

 

Allen Esco Hurst

Allen Esco Hurst, 88, of Shawnee, OK, died Sunday, August 2, 2020, in Ardmore, Oklahoma. Services we...

 
 By Jennifer Pitts    News    August 6, 2020

Tecumseh Makes Short Work Of The Meeting Agenda

This month's Tecumseh City Council meeting may have started a few minutes late, but it did start...

 

SSC Food Pantry Restocked

A group of community supporters and Seminole State College employees spent the morning of July 17...

 

Households Have Until October 31 To Complete Census

The U.S. Census Bureau announced that it will begin emailing households in low-responding areas to...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    August 6, 2020

Schools Offer Virtual And In-Person Learning Options

The school year is creeping closer, and the Countywide & Sun has compiled reopening plans from the...

 

Tecumseh Opens Fast Pitch Season Monday

Hold your breath and cross your fingers — high school fall sports seasons are upon us. It’s been...

 
 By Alex Sloan    News    August 6, 2020

State Question 810 Redistricting Petition Formally Withdrawn

Proponents of State Question 810 said they’ve voluntarily withdrawn their initiative petition due...

 

OBU Alumnus Brandon Peterson Returns To Bison Hill

Brandon Petersen, OBU alumnus and director of consulting at JM2 Capital in Oklahoma City, has been...

 
 By Blake Douglas    News    August 6, 2020

Will It Be Sharp Or Jett For Senate District 17?

By BLAKE DOUGLAS Nondoc.com When the dust settled after Oklahoma’s primary elections, several...

 

Tecumseh Police Report

It was another busy week for the Tecumseh Police Department, with officers making several arrests,...

 
 By Jennifer Pitts    Virus    August 6, 2020

COVID-19 Claims Two More County Lives Over Weekend

Aug. 4, 2020 – Two more COVID-19 deaths were reported in Pottawatomie County this week, bringing... Full story

 

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