Ryan Horton is an award-winning journalist, and has served as Managing Editor of the Choctaw Times since 2010. He earned a bachelor's degree from Oklahoma State University.

Playground dedicated in memory of former State Representative

The name Miskelly has returned to Choctaw’s largest park. Mayor Randy Ross and city staff met with the Miskelly family July 4 to dedicate the recently installed playground in Choctaw Creek Park as John Miskelly Playground. John Miskelly Jr., was a state representative who setup the park, but was killed in a car accident before…

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Choctaw outlaws use of solid human waste as fertilizer

During last week’s regular City Council meeting Choctaw officials voted unanimously to amend the code of ordinances, prohibiting the spreading of solid human waste within city limits. Ordinance No. 796-2019 was approved at the July 2 meeting with a vote of support from the entire council. The ordinance declares the spreading of solid waste, from…

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Local men arrested for assault in Shawnee

Shawnee police are investigating the assault of 36-year-old Jarric DeShawn Carolina and 36-year-old Monty Whittet, who were allegedly attacked by two local men in the parking lot outside of BrickHouse Saloon in Shawnee around 2 a.m. Saturday. Choctaw and Harrah men were arrested for their alleged role in what could be a racially motivated assault…

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Hight resigns from EOCP

Eastern Oklahoma County Partnership seeks new executive director   Hosted by Youth Scoreboards, LLC and keynote speaker Barry Switzer, members and guests of the Eastern Oklahoma County Partnership filled the Skirvin Hotel conference room for the organization’s annual gala, June 20. Before listening to the legendary University of Oklahoma and Dallas Cowboys coach speak, the…

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Tinker Federal Credit Union to build in Choctaw

TFCU is collaborating with the City of Choctaw on its newest branch location, which will feature an innovative design. The new design will include a community room that will be available for public use both during business hours and for after-hours meetings, a coffee shop with a drive-thru, and technology and in-person services tailored to…

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Councilman Williams takes oath of office

Choctaw City Councilmembers begin terms following election Before the April 16 regular Choctaw City Council meeting Chad Williams was sworn in as Ward 1 City Councilman. Williams replaced Ron Bradshaw, who served on the council for 17 years, following an April 2 election. Williams defeated the longtime incumbent by a count of 95 votes to…

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‘Evil Dead the Musical’

The STATE Theatre brings unique comedic musical to Harrah Theatre goers are in for a show unlike anything they’ve seen before as Evil Dead the Musical takes the stage of Harrah’s historic STATE Theatre. Evil Dead The Musical is a theatrical experience which combines the plots of Evil Dead (1981) and Evil Dead 2 (1987) with…

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Choctaw’s George sets state scoring record

Leading the way Choctaw High School’s Lady Yellowjackets defeated Putnam City North Friday, 7-0. The shutout on Bill Jensen Field bumped Choctaw to 10-2 on the season, and for one Yellowjacket the game meant a lot more. Rebekah George broke the Class 6A girls soccer scoring record as she sent four into the net on…

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Developer breaks ground on hotel

Construction of Choctaw’s Best Western Plus is underway Choctaw city officials gathered Tuesday, March 19 before the regular City Council meeting to celebrate the groundbreaking for a hotel. The first shovels of dirt were turned marking the beginning of construction for a Best Western Plus. The hotel is to built directly northeast of Walmart in…

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Choctaw election scheduled for April 2

Four of Choctaw’s seven City Council seats are up for election April 2. Voters will choose between several longtime city leaders and several newcomers to local politics. Incumbents include Mayor Randy Ross, Ward 1 City Councilman Ron Bradshaw, Ward 3 Councilwoman Jeannie Abts and Ward 6 Councilman Dale Gill. Challengers include Zachary Vargas running for…

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