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The numbers won't be listed on the ballot but they're now all set when it comes to the percentages of where the revenue goes for a Garvin County half cent sales tax going before voters next month.

A number of winners have been announced from last week's Garvin County Junior Livestock Show in Pauls Valley. Some of those winners are listed here.

It’s been a rough stretch recently with some harsh winter conditions as some Pauls Valley officials already have an eye on warmer spring activities.


“Amen” was the simple but meaningful message of a Pauls Valley city official as the sale of the local hospital was signed, sealed and delivered to a new owner that has plans to get the facility back open in a few weeks.


A horrific scene involving torture and a brutal assault during a family’s very real nightmare come to life in their Elmore City area home is one of the worst cases ever seen by a Garvin County prosecutor.


Making Garvin County an official Second Amendment sanctuary county got the seal of approval this week.

Paul Valley High School’s principal, Chris Caldwell, has announced he will step down at the end of the current school year.

The Senate Appropriations Committee has given its approval to a measure that would ensure Oklahomans are not paying more for many prescriptions than the price in Canada.

A variety of officials gathered together Thursday for a lot of signatures needed to complete the sale of Pauls Valley's former hospital to a private company.


The OK was given this week for a site in Pauls Valley to be the place for a tall tower meant to provide a big upgrade to local cell coverage.

The field is now in as four candidates have filed to run to be the next Garvin County commissioner for District 1.


Winter was never supposed to be like this in Oklahoma – dangerously frigid temperatures and several inches of snow blanketing just about everything.

More is now known about the specifics of a Garvin County half cent sales tax going before voters in a few weeks, such as the percentage of revenues that will go to help ambulance services in this area.


It won’t just be a regular Monday school day for some as March 1 is still the date to officially get classes going in Pauls Valley’s brand new elementary school.


Complaints were coming in loud and clear as some Garvin County officers and their employees are not happy about having to fight through some dangerous weather out there to get to a courthouse building they believe should have been closed anyway.

Charges have piled up against an Elmore City man accused of terrorizing and then assaulting his own family during what appears to have been a jealous fit of rage.

The Oklahoma Scholarship Competition provides an opportunity for Oklahoma high school students to earn much-needed funds for college. With at least ten $1,000 cash scholarships/tuition grants in each of Oklahoma’s 77 counties, students in grades 9 through 12 must register by the Friday, Febr…

More of those barking dogs and purring cats are finding homes these days thanks to the long journey of many to bring a top notch animal shelter to Pauls Valley.


The chill of winter may have rolled in over the last few days, but that doesn’t mean some in Pauls Valley aren’t already thinking about warmer days ahead and riding their bicycles.


The official word has come from the governor’s office for a special election to be held to fill the vacancy left by the recent resignation of a Garvin County commissioner.

Jae L. & Crossover with Special Guests will offer a virtual show featuring music harkening back to the happy days of golden oldies. The throwback show will stream at no charge for public viewing 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 20.

A governor's proclamation has moved a filing period for candidates interested in running for the now vacant Garvin County commissioner's seat for District 1.

A couple of Garvin County officials are among the many offering early warnings to be prepared for a major winter storm forecast over the next few days.

House Speaker Pro Tempore Terry O’Donnell, R-Catoosa, this week secured unanimous committee passage of a bill that would provide income tax credits for doctors practicing in rural areas of the state.


History come to life, maybe, as one individual stepped up to give a Pauls Valley group a glimpse into the thoughts of the man who established scouting more than a century ago.


Hiring the right people is the next step as officials with the Southern Plains Medical Group are working to get staff in place as early April is the targeted time to reopen Pauls Valley's hospital.

A couple of upcoming public meetings should go a long way in determining how the revenue would be split up if a Garvin County sales gets the OK from voters in April.


The difference is “night and day” for Pauls Valley's school band as it makes a long-anticipated move into a brand new facility built just for the young musicians on the high school campus.

A three day filing period comes next week for any candidates looking to run for the commissioner's post overseeing District 1 on the western side of Garvin County.

It's an event meant to team kids together with a Pauls Valley swimming pool and the splashing fun of sports activities in the water.

State Rep. Sherrie Conley, R-Newcastle, passed a bill in committee this week that will add multi-tiered systems of support to the preparation of teacher candidates for the classroom.


All the names are now in as candidates interested in running for a municipal office in towns all across Garvin County have wrapped up a filing period.


A target date has been set for the official opening of Pauls Valley's newest school building.

Same case, two vastly different perspectives in a multi-million dollar civil judgment for a Pauls Valley city councilman for online accusations made against him last summer.


Despite no “green light” just yet Pauls Valley's newest school could be open and ready for classes sometime this month.

Some specific numbers should come soon as all three Garvin County commissioners gave the OK Tuesday to ask voters to continue a half cent county sales tax in place since 2007.


A thief literally on his way out the door, caught in the act with a truckload of stolen items from a Pauls Valley area church, is now facing a couple of felony charges.


A tragic chain of events on an area highway led to two-vehicle collision and the death of an Elmore City woman early Tuesday morning.


Kenneth Holden decided the time was right to step away – again – from the job of District 1 commissioner on the west side of Garvin County.


All the details are still being sorted out in the criminal case against a thief who had targeted a Pauls Valley church to be his next burglary victim.


There are two very different sides to a civil lawsuit that this week resulted in a $4 million judgment being awarded to a Pauls Valley city councilman targeted by online accusations last summer.

A Pauls Valley food pantry always right there to help local residents in need is now taking on way more than ever before thanks to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

It wasn’t always on the friendly side, but Pauls Valley’s Toy and Action Figure Museum did get some recent tourism support.

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Funeral services for Kent David Harris will be held Friday, March 5, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Stufflebean-Coffey Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by Bishop Kelvin Copeland. Interment will be at Maxwell Cemetery under the direction of Stufflebean-Coffey Funeral Home. 

Mary Rebecca McQuilliam was born to Alton and Alice (Brown) Downey on June 21, 1943 in Pernell, Oklahoma and passed from this life on February 26, 2021 at the age of 77 years.

Gary Lewis Ledbetter, 68, of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma passed away from this earth on February 14, 2021. He was born September 27, 1952 in Fayetteville, Arkansas to James Lewis Ledbetter and Shirley Ann Ledbetter of Piney, Oklahoma.