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A single vehicle accident caused damage to the front building of the Boom-a-rang Diner in Checotah on Wednesday, July 3.

Truman Dixon: Exceptional in the classroom and on the court Truman Dixon has been long noted as a successful basketball coach. He was exceptional in the classroom and on the court.

Mayor Daniel Tarkington is still taking care of city business and in his spare time tearing up the race track, a hobby he’s enjoyed since the age of 15.


The 2019 International Finals Youth Rodeo Directors were chosen during the 2018 IFYR and have been working all year to prepare for this year’s rodeo.

The Oklahoma City Thunder traded Paul George to the L.A. Clippers for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Danilo Gallinari, and five first-round picks.

The NCAA Division I council will meet in Indianapolis to discuss proposed new guidelines, which include an update to directions for decisions on whether waiver requests should be granted for player


The staff of The McIntosh County Democrat welcomes Letters to the Editor on subjects of interest to our readers.

Over the years, you’ll experience many personal and professional milestones. Each of these can be satisfying, but they may also bring challenges – especially financial ones.

The Fourth of July has always held a very special place in my heart from years past to the present day.


The Checotah Senior Center celebrated June birthdays with birthday girls, Mary Smith and Ruth Ramsey. (Submitted photo)

The 50th Anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 Moon Landing will take place this July.

Arvest Bank has been recognized by Forbes magazine among its “Best-In-State Banks” for the second consecutive year.


Born April 5, 1935 in Checotah, Oklahoma, Delores Wadsworth was the daughter of Inez (Briggs) and William Jasper “Bill” Hill.

Lila Lee McKee Marshall died on June 16, 2019, in Sugar Land, Texas.

Donald “Don” Gene Dowdy earned his heavenly reward and was welcomed into heaven on Friday, June 21, 2019 at the age of 81.

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