Governor launches Oklahoma checkbook ensuring easy access to government’s spending ledger

Governor launches Oklahoma checkbook ensuring easy access to government’s spending ledger

OKLAHOMA CITY — Governor Kevin Stitt announced today the launch of Oklahoma Checkbook, fulfilling a campaign promise to provide Oklahomans with an easy-to-navigate site so they can understand how their taxpayer dollars are being spent. The interactive website, which provides near real time data on the state’s expenses, ensures citizens can quickly and easily review […]

Revenue from alcoholic beverage tax up in May

Revenue from alcoholic beverage tax up in May

The alcoholic beverage tax revenue in May was up nearly 25 percent compared to last May in Logan County. For the month of May, Logan County collected $14,703.06 in the tax and is an increase of 24.99 percent compared to the same month ($11,763.33) a year ago. The May numbers are the smallest amount collected […]

Historical Society seeking damages from bridge construction company

Historical Society seeking damages from bridge construction company

The Logan County Historical Society (LCHS) says a construction company was negligent with their equipment during the construction of the new bridge on Highway 33 (Noble Ave). LCHS has filed a lawsuit in Logan County against Manhattan Road & Bridge Company. They claim the company caused property damage to their parking lot. The parking lot […]

Alcoholic beverage tax collection up 36% in April for Logan County

Alcoholic beverage tax collection up 36% in April for Logan County

The allocation of alcoholic beverage tax for Logan County relatively stayed the same in April compared to the previous month. However, the overall tax continues to supersede the previous year. For the month of April, Logan County collected $16,524.74 in the tax and is an increase of 36.35 percent compared to the same month ($12,119.61) […]

BOE takes action on sale of first bond

BOE takes action on sale of first bond

At a special meeting on Monday morning, the Guthrie Public Schools Board of Education approved the adoption of a bond resolution and associated documents authorizing the issuance and sale of Series 2019 General Obligation Bonds in the amount of $1.2 million for a term of two years. The sale of the bond will go directly […]

State: Year-to-date collections above estimate by 6.8%

State: Year-to-date collections above estimate by 6.8%

OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund collections in March were $508.9 million and came in at $31.8 million, or 6.7%, above the monthly estimate. This amount is $103.4 million, or 25.5%, above collections in March of 2018. Total collections over the first nine months of the fiscal year are $299.5 million, or 6.8%, above the estimate […]

BOE approves new gymnasium seating, track surface

BOE approves new gymnasium seating, track surface

The Board of Education approved two renovation projects for Guthrie High School, including new seating in the school’s gymnasium. The school board unanimously approved two winning bids at Monday night’s board meeting. “These two things really excite me because I know how many kids that these are going to touch,” board president Tina Smedley said. […]

Embezzlement charge filed on former Coyle mayor

Embezzlement charge filed on former Coyle mayor

The findings of a 2018 state audit has led to a felony embezzlement charge on a former mayor for the Town of Coyle. The Logan County District Attorney’s Office filed the charge on Tuesday against 54-year-old Kristie Ranee Schroeder. According to a court document, John Schroeder, husband of then Mayor Kristie Schroeder, was awarded the […]

Family Dollar changing over to Dollar Tree

Family Dollar changing over to Dollar Tree

Family Dollar will be leaving Guthrie, but Dollar Tree will not be too far behind at the same location on S. Division Street. Earlier this month, Dollar Tree announced they would convert about 200 Family Dollar stores to the Dollar Tree banner this year, including the Guthrie location. The Chesapeake, Virginia-based Dollar Tree bought its […]

City sales tax over $3M in first six months

City sales tax over $3M in first six months

The fiscal year for the City of Guthrie is half way done for 2018-19. The sales tax dollars compared to last year remain below par, but the use tax continues to look positive. The March sales tax numbers recently released shows the City bringing in $479,044.03, which is down $63,162.13 (11.65 percent) as compared to […]

Watch: Sonic East makes annual $7000 donation to GPS

Brian Billings, along with his daughter Maci Billings, presents a check to Junior High Principal Robbie Rainwater.

Watch: Sonic East makes annual $7000 donation to GPS

Manager Brian Billings and his Sonic franchise, located at I-35 and Highway 33, gave their most recent generous donation to Guthrie Public Schools. This year Guthrie Junior High was chosen to receive the donation. Billings made the presentation on Monday evening’s Board of Education meeting to Junior High Principal Robbie Rainwater. “We sincerely thank you […]

State: Year-to-date collections continue to beat estimate

State: Year-to-date collections continue to beat estimate

OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund collections in January were $714.5 million and came in at $58.1 million, or 8.8 percent, above the monthly estimate. This amount is $118.5 million, or 19.9 percent, above collections in January of 2018. Total collections over the first seven months of the fiscal year are $203.7 million, or 5.7 percent, above […]

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