For now it looks like Garvin County's courthouse building is going to keep pandemic related safety measures in place even though the virus numbers are dramatically down.

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A former librarian in Stratford is now facing a single criminal count of embezzling more than $15,000 worth of property and cash from the public library she once oversaw.

Both families of a deadly tragedy in Pauls Valley will for now have to wait for a judge’s decision as an inmate in prison for the last five years is hoping his Native American ancestry will get him an early release.

An inmate’s claim of Native American ancestry wasn’t enough for her to gain freedom or even a new trial after serving the last 31 years in prison on a Pauls Valley murder conviction.

A color guard was out in full force to welcome home a Pauls Valley solider killed while serving in World War II.

When Claude Ledbetter came to Pauls Valley to take his first try at being a pastor he had no idea he and his family would still be at the same local church three decades later.

Garvin County and state authorities converged late last week on a marijuana grow operation east of Pauls Valley that was not only illegal but didn't even have a license to grow a single plant.

A single felony has been filed against a motorist for pointing a handgun at another driver because of what's described as road rage as the vehicles recently passed by the Pauls Valley area.

Questions over jurisdiction may be new because of a Native American law, but Pauls Valley’s police have it covered with an agreement in place for the last few years.

All the damages left from a Pauls Valley area tornado last week have now been formally given an official disaster declaration.

A judge's decision is expected to come in a few weeks for a Stratford woman pushing for a handful of sexual abuse charges against her to be dismissedbecause of the state's lack of jurisdiction.


It was a classic drug bust scene right out of the movies as Garvin County and state authorities made three arrests after raiding an illegal marijuana grow operation east of Pauls Valley on Friday.

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An overnight tornado that seemed to literally come out of nowhere put a scare into a whole lot of folks as it touched down not once but twice early Wednesday near Pauls Valley.

Although recycling in Pauls Valley is among the many things taking a big hit during the virus pandemic plans are to slowly bring it back.

The most recent purge of inactive voter registrations recently filtered down to all election board offices in Oklahoma like the one in Garvin County.

When a Maysville area teenager came up missing last week there were a whole lot of law enforcement officials and volunteers who mobilized to find him.

Mid-afternoon is as good a time as any to bring a long journey to an end with the return of an operating hospital in Pauls Valley.

Not only has the day been set but also the exact time as the reopening of a hospital in Pauls Valley is now only hours away.

A measure to restrict abortions in Oklahoma by ensuring only board-certified obstetricians and gynecologists can perform them passed the state Senate Tuesday.


A couple of options are now on the table for the future of two old school buildings in Pauls Valley recently replaced by a brand new one.


The uncertainties, maybe even a level of chaos, coming from a new tribal jurisdiction law isn't stopping Garvin County law enforcement officials from doing their jobs.


Law enforcement officials of all kinds, including those here in Garvin County, are literally counting one plant at a time to ensure legal marijuana grow operations are doing it the right way.


Pauls Valley's annual Fourth of July festivities coming this summer will again have the sounds of a now familiar stage show as the opening act.

The Senate approved legislation Monday modifying rules to terminate parental rights. Sen. Jessica Garvin, R-Duncan, and Rep. Mark Lawson, R-Sapulpa, are the authors of House Bill 2318 to add findings of child abuse or neglect that is heinous and shocking as legal grounds for the termination …

An 18-year-old was stabbed to death Sunday evening in Stonewall, and authorities arrested a 15-year-old male suspect.

Pauls Valley's school district has joined a long list of others now pursuing a lawsuit over a recent measure that could result in some state funding going to charter schools.

The Senate approved a pair of bills Wednesday afternoon to better protect the health and well-being of Oklahoma’s children in daycare facilities and those living under safety plans.


The tunes of the Pauls Valley Opry will again grace an outdoor stage leading into this year's local Fourth of July festivities.

Putting out a variety of containers to catch water dripping down every time it rains will soon be a thing of the past at Whitebead School.

Renovation work is inching ever closer to the finish line for a couple of offices inside the Garvin County Courthouse.


It's been a long road but a Pauls Valley soldier killed while serving in World War II will soon be coming home.

Art students at Pauls Valley High School will soon put their latest achievements on the display for all the see.


A murder charge against a suspect, accused of killing a Pauls Valley teenager missing since 2019, was recently dismissed because his alleged crime occurred on Native American land.

The Senate gave final approval Monday to legislation that will help speed up the process of issuing and renewing commercial driver licenses (CDLs) in Oklahoma.

A Pauls Valley motorist was injured when the vehicle she was driving went off a Grady County road in the early morning hours of Monday.


An accused killer of a missing Pauls Valley teenager presumed dead won't be facing a murder charge in a state court because of Native American connections to the case.

In a very big way hard work and teamwork sum up Frank Newsom – both in his personal life and longtime work as one of the best bullfighters in the world.


The final numbers did wind up showing strong support for a Garvin County sales tax measure on Tuesday's ballot.

An invitation is still going out for local businesses to be vendors at this summer's Okie Noodling Tournament in Pauls Valley.

This Week's Circulars


Harold Lynn George of Pauls Valley was born August 11, 1948 in Purcell, Oklahoma to Raymond George and Beatrice "B.I." George (Bounds).

Jerry Don Simmons, 81, born August 21, 1939, passed away peacefully surrounded by family May 8, 2021 in Denton Texas. Jerry was a long-time resident of Davis, Oklahoma where he and his wife Elaine owned and operated the Oak Tree Cattle Company on Highway 7, west of Interstate 35. 

Schales Lukie Atkinson, 83, was born to James Luke and Ollie Ethel Atkinson in a one room house with no running water or electricity on January 17, 1938. He died May 4, 2021 at his home in southern Oklahoma just north of Elmore City.