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The latest COVID-19 numbers from the Oklahoma Department of Health has Blanchard with  the highest number of cases in McClain County at 2,187.Purcell has 1,434 cases according to the health … more
Utility company workers broke a water main serving north Purcell about 10 a.m. Tuesday.City manager Dale Bunn said the crew was installing a new 12-inch water main on North 9th Avenue when they broke … more
A new contract will cede management of Purcell Municipal Hospital to SSM Health starting July 1.The Purcell Public Works Authority accepted the 5-year contract on Monday.City attorney Ted Haxel who … more
Kevin Ray Underwood had a plan in his depraved mind that fateful spring day.It was April 12, 2006, and Underwood, 26, was poised to carry out a fantasy of sexual assault, murder and cannibalism.The … more
The owner of a tree trimming company is charged locally with two counts of violating the state’s consumer protection act.The charges were filed in McClain County District Court by Oklahoma Attorney … more
Editor’s note: The Purcell Register continues its feature in which civic leaders and others answer five questions. The following were answered by District 2 Commissioner Wilson Lyles.Q: What is … more
If you graduated from Purcell High School, you are invited.After all, “Once a Dragon, always a Dragon”  is more than idle talk.Organizers announced the Purcell Dragons All School Reunion dates … more
What started out as a water leak at 1020 S. Green Avenue last Thursday morning turned into a major gas line breach and shut down traffic both north and southbound on the main Purcell … more
The Purcell Register will be closed Friday in observance of Good Friday.Other closings will include city offices in Purcell, Goldsby, Lexington, Washington and Wayne, as well as the McClain County … more
If you will be traveling north on I-35 from Purcell in the coming days, allow more travel time to Norman or pick an alternate route.According to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, northbound … more
When searching for a new principal at Purcell Junior High School, the district’s school board didn’t have to look far.Just next door at Purcell High School, as it turns out.At a special meeting … more
The COVID-19 pandemic killed the ‘89ers Day celebration in Lexington a year ago.Not so this year.Lexington’s chamber of commerce is moving ahead with plans for this year’s festival.According to … more
The man who allegedly destroyed a room at Ruby’s Inn during the February winter storm is now facing a felony charge in McClain County District Court.Prosecutors charged Orvil Key, 51, of Noble, … more
A Wayne man allegedly installed his own water meter after the previous meter was pulled by Garvin County Rural Water District 1.Dustin D. Gallup, aka Dustin D. Stringer, 37, is now charged in McClain … more
It’s time to nominate someone as Purcell’s Citizen of the Year for 2020.Accompanying the nominee’s name must be a statement why he or she deserves to be Citizen of the Year.Nominations may be … more
Voters will turn out Tuesday to decide a handful of races in area school and municipal general elections.Precinct polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on election day.In addition, early … more
Several area churches are planning Holy Week services through Easter Sunday.Those include:Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church – Holy Thursday Mass, today, 7 p.m., bilingual;  Good Friday, Stations … more
All eggs don’t necessarily go into one basket.Consider this: there are at least five opportunities for youngsters to engage in hunting Easter eggs this year.And that doesn’t begin to take into … more
Purcell will be one of two Oklahoma towns where unwanted pesticide chemicals can be properly disposed.The Oklahoma Unwanted Pesticide Disposal program will provide drop-off sites for commercial and … more
Purcell Kiwanis Club members are official assistants to the Easter Bunny.In that role, EB charged them with putting on an Easter egg hunt replete with COVID-19 pandemic protocols.Whew!So the club … more
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