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Monday, April 15th


New Chix Mayor, Council Reps to be Sworn In

A new mayor and three new city council members will be taking their oaths of office for the Chickasha City Council tonight. Zack Grayson, who ran un-opposed for mayor, will be sworn in. Current Mayor Chris Mosley who spent six years leading the city will open the meeting prior to the formal swearing-in ceremony. New council representatives to be sworn in will be Charlie Burrus in Ward 2, Erica Alexander in Ward 3, and John Smith in Ward 4. Also to be sworn in to serve her second term will be Ward 1 councilwoman Kia Ginn. Prior to the meeting will be a reception for the out-going council members including Mayor Mosley, Ward 2 Councilman Rick Croslin, and Ward 3 Councilman Dr. R.P. Ashanti-Alexander. The reception will be from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Public hearing set for duplex project

The council will hold a public hearing to discuss the preliminary and final plat of an area near Shannon Springs Park for the construction of some duplexes. The applicant is Elliott Cousins, LLC who wants to build the duplexes on 12th Street north of Arizona Avenue west of the park.

Oil and gas lease up for discussion

The panel is also expected to award an oil and gas lease to Camino Natural Resources for about three acres of land along the Chicago-Rock Island Railroad right-of-way.

Special account to be established for Dedicated Sales Tax

Also to be considered is a resolution to open a new bank account for the 2024 dedicated sales tax.

Rail group asks for city's help to oppose proposed federal regulation

The group will also consider a letter of support for a group called GoRail which works with railroad lines in Oklahoma. The group is opposing a proposed federal regulation that would phase out thousands of locomotives beginning in 2030 in favor of 'zero emission' locomotives even though officials say the required technology is not commercially viable. Officials say the regulation would negatively impact interstate commerce, the supply chain, and have downstream impacts on communities and businesses in Oklahoma. The council meets at 6:30 tonight at City Hall.


Two Injured in Motorcycle Crash

Chickasha police continue to investigate a motorcycle accident that sent two people to the hospital over the weekend. The accident happened about 10:30 p.m. Saturday near the Chickasha sports complex. Police say the motorcycle left the roadway and both the driver and passenger were thrown off the bike. The driver was identified as 44-year old Eric Hyatt and the passenger identified as 41-year old Mica Hyatt. Both were taken to an Oklahoma City hospital where they were treated and released.


Three Hurt in Blanchard Collision

Three people including a teenager were taken to regional hospitals after a crash between a pickup and a car last night. The accident happened about a half-mile west of Blanchard at CS 2970 and CR 1324 just before 9:30 p.m. The highway patrol reports that a pickup was backing out onto the road when it was broadsided by a car driven by the teenager. In the pickup were the driver, 35-year old Ashley Steelman - and a passenger, 36-year old David Steelman - both of Blanchard. They were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital where they were treated and released. The unidentified 16-year old boy driving the car also of Blanchard was taken to an Oklahoma City hospital where he was treated and released.


Grady County Ag Producers Meet Tomorrow

Grady County agriculture producers will be meeting tomorrow morning. Justin Lewis is the guest speaker and will be talking about futures, options, and Livestock Risk Protection (LRP).  The meeting will be held at the Grady County OSU Extension Office starting at 7:00 a.m.


Energy and Metals

Crude oil on the NYMEX is $85.66 per barrel.

London-based Brent crude is $90.45.

Natural gas is $1.77 per million BTUs.

Gold is $2,351 and silver is $28.41.



Anna Belle Hair

Funeral service for Anna Belle Hair, 90, of Chickasha was held at 2:00 p.m. today (Monday, April 15th) at Southern Oaks Church of Christ. She and her husband Jerry ran a propane company. Arrangements were with McRay Funeral Home.






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