Pauls Valley, OK, Pauls Valley Democrat

Community News

February 21, 2013

Hours to change for gun licenses

bporterfield@pvdemocrat.com — A change is coming to the Garvin County Sheriff’s Department thanks to the high volume of people applying for handgun licenses these days.

Normally offered each weekday the office in Pauls Valley is open, that will be cut down a bit starting in March.

Sheriff Larry Rhodes said the change is coming next month to help out his staff, which must deal with both their regular job duties and higher number of handgun applications coming into the sheriff’s office located in the county courthouse.

“For whatever reasons the number of applications has gone way up,” Rhodes said.

“That takes time for my staff and away from their other duties,” he said about the gun applications.

“It does take away from the employees’ time with other duties. We don’t have anybody specifically for that. That’s the reason for these new hours..

Effective March 15 the processing times for the Self Defense Act and concealed carry handgun applications at the sheriff’s office will be limited to 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

“We’re going to limit it to these days,” he said, again stressing the mid-March start time.

The sheriff said it could be any number of reasons for the dramatic jump in the numbers of people looking to get a handgun license.

The increase isn’t just something limited to this part of the state.

“The OSBI had a record number of applications in January,” Rhodes said, referring to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.

“The numbers are up all around,” he said. “It’s trickling down to us. It’s really been busy with them.

“I want the public to know this is coming with the self defense applications.”

1
Text Only
Community News
  • Voter registration deadline coming up

    There’s still some time left for some Garvin County voters to get their registrations in order before a runoff election date next month.

    July 21, 2014

  • Getting ready for new school year

    It might be mid-July but activities are already starting to be scheduled in preparation for a new school term next month.

    July 15, 2014

  • Delta group has big birthday

    A community organization serving the Garvin County area is having a pretty big birthday, so it’s inviting the public to a get-together to celebrate.

    July 14, 2014

  • Deer bad for cycle

    A deer on the roadway proved to be a bad thing for a motorcycle and its two riders during an accident in far southwestern Garvin County.

    July 10, 2014

  • Storm aid could come back to PV

    Garvin County’s commissioners are hoping a governor’s declaration will come to help with costs from a severe storm ripping through the Pauls Valley area a month ago.

    July 9, 2014

  • Music trip has eye on cool cash

    The brainstorming for fundraising ideas has already begun as a Pauls Valley student hopes to raise enough money for the trip of a lifetime.

    July 8, 2014

  • Driver asleep at wheel, maybe

    Authorities believe a sleepy driver might have been the cause of a one-vehicle accident and an Elmore City woman’s injuries early Monday morning.

    July 2, 2014

  • Good diagnosis for hospital

    The diagnosis for a full recovery looks good right now as efforts are moving along to revive Pauls Valley’s hospital.

    June 30, 2014

  • Local charities using rodeo to raise cancer awareness

    The 69th annual Heritage Days Rodeo promises plenty of activities at the Pauls Valley Roundup Club Arena.

    June 26, 2014

  • Ballots ready for election day

    The precincts are open and ready for ballots. In fact, every precinct in Garvin County is open until 7 p.m. as part of Tuesday’s primary election.

    June 24, 2014

Business Marquee

e-Edition
  • How You Want It When You Want It Today's Pauls Valley Democrat

    Now you can view and download the Democrat right to your desktop on the day the paper is published. Click here to get more information on the Democrat's e-Edition.

     

    CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE E-EDITION SITE

     

    ATTENTION CURRENT DEMOCRAT SUBSCRIBERS TO START an e-EDITION

    e-mail request to sjohnson@pvdemocrat.com

    April 20, 2011 1 Photo 1 Link

AP Video
Raw: Israel Bombs Multiple Targets in Gaza Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment Raw: Cargo Craft Undocks From Space Station Widow: Jury Sent Big Tobacco a $23B Message New Orleans Plans to Recycle Cigarette Butts UN Security Council Calls for MH 17 Crash Probe Obama Bestows Medal of Honor on NH Veteran Texas Sending National Guard Troops to Border Hopkins to Pay $190M After Pelvic Exams Taped Foxx Cites Washington 'Circus Mirror' NASA Ceremony Honors Moon Walker Neil Armstrong Obama Voices Concern About Casualties in Mideast Diplomacy Intensifies Amid Mounting Gaza Toll AP Exclusive: American Beaten in Israel Speaks Obama Protects Gay, Transgender Workers Raw: Gaza Rescuers Search Rubble for Survivors Raw: International Team Inspects MH17 Bodies Raw: 25 Family Members Killed in Gaza Airstrike US Teen Beaten in Mideast Talks About Ordeal 'Weird Al' Is Wowed by Album's Success
Stocks
Facebook