Johnston County Newswire

Johnston County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Johnston County, OK.

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  1. Stalled train causing traffic, other issues for Johnston County residentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 23 | KXII-TV Sherman

    "About every third trip I catch the railroad train across the track and you have to sit there 30 or 45 minutes," said Terry Beals, a resident of Tishomingo. Ravia residents are fed up with Burlington Northern Santa Fe trains getting stuck on the tracks over Highway 22. t happens about three times a day and can't be moved until the railroad company is contacted.

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  2. New Washita River bridge plans bring hope to Tishomingo business ownersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 6 | KXII-TV Sherman

    The current bridge on State Highway 99 just south of Tishomingo has been closed for nearly 3 months after repeated flood damage from spring storms. "The bridge being out has a large impact on us on a day to day basis for people that live around here in this area and then it has an impact as well on tourism," said Seigel Heffington, Johnston County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director.

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  3. Revamped movie theater opens in TishomingoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2015 | KXII-TV Sherman

    ... so what better movie for Friday's grand reopening than Jurassic World, the latest Jurassic Park reboot. The Johnston County Chamber of Commerce was on hand at a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday morning before the Indie Cinema opened its doors to offer ...

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  4. Family says grave site was targeted by thievesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2015 | KXII-TV Sherman

    ... burglary to Facebook, Perkinson realized she and her family might not be the only victims. "I put it on the Johnston County Rants and Raves Facebook page and several people commented on there and had the same problem," Perkinson said. "If you are ...

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  5. Oklahoma court records sealed in divorce of country singersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2015 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    ... Their records are made public." Shelton and Lambert, who shared a home together outside Tishomingo in Johnston County, announced in a statement last week that they were divorcing after four years of marriage. Shelton filed a petition July 6 in ...

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  6. Arkansas Amazeum; beer, wine and 'shine in NC; Oklahoma spaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2015 | NewsOK.com

    ... running through seven Northwest Arkansas cities that opened in May. It's located southeast of Raleigh in Johnston County, which is home to the largest number of working farms in North Carolina. For wine, head to Gregory Vineyards, 275 Bowling ...

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  7. West Nile sickens Johnston County residentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2015 | NewsOK.com

    West Nile virus is contracted through the bite of an infected mosquito. Since West Nile was introduced into Oklahoma, there have been three outbreak years - 2003, 2007 and 2012.

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  8. Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert Split: Inside Their Small-Town LifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2015 | People

    ... filmed his music video for his latest single "Sangria" at the chic B&B. Publisher and Managing Editor of the Johnston County Capital-Democrat Ray Lokey tells PEOPLE the divorce will "definitely have an impact" on Lambert's businesses in the couple's ...

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  9. Tishomingo hit hard by news of Blake Shelton-Miranda Lambert divorceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2015 | NewsOK.com

    The news of the Blake Shelton-Miranda Lambert divorce probably hit nowhere harder than in their adopted hometown of Tishomingo. Ray Lokey, publisher and managing editor of the Johnston County Capital-Democrat , reportedly told people.com that the community is "in a state of shock."

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  10. Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert Split: What's Next for the Former CoupleRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2015 | People

    ... The tight-knit community is "in a state of shock," adds Ray Lokey, publisher and managing editor of the Johnston County Capital-Democrat . "We love them both to pieces. We're so grateful to both of them, especially Miranda. She's turned our local ...

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  11. Johnston County reeling from flood watersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 9, 2015 | KXII-TV Sherman

    "We've seen the river get up you know but its never breached the levies and washed them out before," Rick Orr said. Orr has lived with his wife of almost 30 years in Johnston County since 1995, raising nearly 400 cattle, horses and sheep.

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  12. Johnston County reeling from flood watersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2015 | KXII-TV Sherman

    "We've seen the river get up you know but its never breached the levies and washed them out before," Rick Orr said. Orr has lived with his wife of almost 30 years in Johnston County since 1995, raising nearly 400 cattle, horses and sheep.

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  13. Officials using interactive map to help drivers avoid dangerous roads, bridgesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 8, 2015 | KFOR-TV Oklahoma City

    ... so even if we fix the hole, we can't because we need to check the piers," he said. From Kiowa County to Johnston County, there doesn't seem to be a part of the state that was left untouched. The state approved emergency funds to tackle five big ...

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  14. Two men missing in Johnston CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2015 | KXII-TV Sherman

    JOHNSTON COUNTY, Okla.- Johnston County first responders are searching for two men. They were last seen jumping into the swollen blue river around 8:30 pm on July 8th.

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  15. Four Feet Of Rain Falls In 90 Days In SE OklahomaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 8, 2015 | NewsOn6 Tulsa

    According to the latest Oklahoma Mesonet numbers released Wednesday, some parts of southern and southeast Oklahoma have recorded between three and a half feet to just over four feet of rain. Mesonet's rain charts for the past 90 days show 48.8 inches of rain in Tishomingo in Johnston County.

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  16. Window shopping business briefsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2015 | NewsOK.com

    ... center will house the Chickasaw Nation Tourism Department, tribal Office of Special Events, Johnston County Chamber of Commerce and Johnston County Historical Society. Almost 3,000 square feet of the building will be dedicated to tourism promotion. ...

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  17. Chickasaw Nation building new Tishomingo Information CenterRead the original story

    Jul 1, 2015 | KTUL-TV Tulsa

    Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby says the information center will serve as a gateway for the many attractions within the Chickasaw Nation, including the Chickasaw Capitol Building and Council House Museum, the Chickasaw White House, Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge and Blue River. The 10,700-square-foot center will house the Chickasaw Nation Tourism Department, tribal Office of Special Events, the Johnston County Chamber of Commerce and Johnston County Historical Society.

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  18. Receding Water Reveals Demise Of One Of Oklahoma's Oldest BridgesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2015 | NewsOn6 Tulsa

    ... of their banks in many parts of Oklahoma, but the worst of it was in the south-central part of the state. In Johnston County, the heavy rain swelled the Washita River and the raging water proved too much for the old Norton Road Bridge. The swollen ...

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  19. Highway Closures Alert 6-21-15 as ofRead the original story

    Jun 21, 2015 | Hennessey Clipper

    Closed Due to Flooding The following highways are closed due to high water: Carter County US-70 is narrowed to one lane in each direction in Wilson Cherokee County SH-80 is closed to through traffic about four miles west of Hulbert, between SH-51 and US-62. Jefferson County SH-89 is closed between US-70 and SH-32 south of Ringling Johnston County SH-22 is closed south of SH-78 near Tishomingo Leflore County US-270 is closed between Wister and Heavener and US-271 at Wister.

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  20. Corps Of Engineers Photos Show Flooded Bridge On Washita RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2015 | News9 Oklahoma City

    ... show the top of the Highway 377 bridge poking out of the Washita River. That's just south of Tishomingo in Johnston County. 6/19/2015 Related Story: Flooding Destroys One Of Oklahoma's Oldest Bridges The Oklahoma Department of Transportation has ...

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