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Consider it a good start. The first monies generated by a lodging tax hit the city’s bank account last week. The 5 percent tax generated $12,553.76 in its first month, according to city … more
The Goldsby Fest on Saturday evening will have it all – things to admire, things to entertain and things to eat. Providing live entertainment will be Rogue Gallery, Infinity Dance and … more
§ 46-112 Unlawful to Deposit Rubbish It is unlawful for any person to throw, place or deposit any rubbish, trash, slop, garbage, filthy substance, grass, weeds, tree, brush, or any other … more
The following persons have been charged by the State of Oklahoma with traffic or other violations or have filed other court actions in McClain County District Court between August 5 to August 11, … more
(Editor’s note: This is the first installment of a series on broomcorn) From deep in Norman’s suburbs, I picked up my latest edition of The Purcell Register. The front page story … more
Just over three weeks remain until fair time for McClain County residents. The exposition is poised to come back bigger and better  after the pandemic forced officials to close the fair to … more
A line of thunderstorms dropped over two inches of rain on Central Oklahoma Tuesday. Just a typical mid-August day. The 2.15 inches brings our year-to-date rain total to 32.15 inches. … more
A dozen new teachers were in the classrooms to greet students at Washington Public Schools. They included Heather Barton, Mackenzie Johnson, Wes Lawrence, Heather Mann and Kari Smith, all in the … more
Fourteen new teachers will start the 2021-22 school year as Purcell Dragons. They are: Elementary – Julia Arnold, Andrea Avance, Britney Epperson, Rebecca Franco, Jacqueline Grimes and … more
Editor’s note: Answering  The Purcell Register’s five questions this week is Justin McDaniel, interim McClain County Extension director/agriculture educator. Q: Why did you … more
A new management agreement with SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital will afford  Purcell Municipal Hospital a wide range of management support services to aid the facility in continuing to provide … more
A stout competitive field is shaping up for Saturday’s ICF Canoe Sprint Super Cup in Oklahoma City on Saturday. Olympic gold and silver medalists Nevin Harrison and Adam Varga, respectively, … more
McClain County has been edged out of first place as the fastest growing county in Oklahoma. According to figures released last week by the U.S. Census Bureau, McClain County in second place still … more
The following persons have been charged by the State of Oklahoma with traffic or other violations or have filed other court actions in McClain County District Court between July 29 to August 04, … more
School Begins When school bells ring to signal the start of the 2021-22 school year bells should also go off inside drivers’ heads to drive safely. Thousands of students will be hurrying … more
Purcell Public Schools will be receiving 450 new Acer Chromebooks after the district’s board of education approved the purchase Monday evening. Low bidder at $128,000 was CDWG. Assistant … more
Lexington students returning to school this week found eight new teachers in classrooms across the district. Those teachers are Lynae Gabeheart, elementary and intermediate; Marybeth Sieja and … more
Wayne Public Schools faculty will include eight new faces this year, as well as a ninth returning to the district after 10 years. New  teachers at the elementary school are Alayna … more
Some parts of Purcell experienced a brief power outage last Thursday just before noon during a monsoon type of rain storm that blew through the area. The rain was scattered with the downtown area … more
A reported kidnapping in which a Purcell family was targeted turned out to be a scam, according to police. The “kidnapper” told a local couple they were holding the couple’s … more
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