UPDATE: Commissioners will vote Tuesday morning on whether to nullify the May 14 one penny for roads election and set a new election on Aug. 13. By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor Rogers County Commissioners took no action on a road tax issue at a special meeting Wednesday. A citizen is questioning the validity of the [...]
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By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Rogers County voters will decide Tuesday whether to again renew the penny sales tax for county roads and bridges. The tax has been in effect since 1988 and voters have renewed it for five-year intervals ever since. County Commission Chairman Kirt Thacker said the results speak for themselves—almost all [...]
By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Scott Shropshire of the RogersCounty detachment has been honored as 2012 Trooper of the Year 2012 for Humanitarianism. Shropshire was honored for saving the life of a driver in a wreck 14 months ago on US 169 north of Talala near the Rogers-Nowata County line. [...]
By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor The Rogers County Board of Adjustment on Tuesday night tabled action on a special use permit for a gun range south of Oologah. District Judge Dynda Post had issued a temporary injunction which has kept the gun range closed down for the last few months. One of the issues Judge [...]
By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Copyright 2012, Oologah Lake Leader LLC In a bitter irony, a mining operation declared dead almost a decade ago—leading to a $28-million court judgment against county taxpayers—apparently now is alive, well and ready to begin blasting operations. Shocked and outraged county officials learned last week that Material Service has [...]
By CHRIS EDENS City Editor Bulletin- Rogers County issued a press release Wednesday stating the total amount of the judgment could be $28 million after additional costs and fees that the court has asked to attatch. Payment of a multi million dollar judgment against Rogers County will go to voters June 26. County commissioners voted [...]