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 […]

Sales tax down, use tax up for City of Guthrie

Sales tax down, use tax up for City of Guthrie

For the fourth straight month, sales tax receipts for the City of Guthrie fell below last year’s numbers. However, the use tax more than doubled for the month of February. “Combined sales and use tax the City has collected roughly $83,000 less this budget year as compared to the same five months of fiscal year […]

TSET grant to help playground for Charter Oak

TSET grant to help playground for Charter Oak

Guthrie Public Schools was awarded a $30,000 grant from TSET for promoting healthy living. The presentation came at halftime of the Lady Jays basketball game on Friday night. The grant will go toward additional playground improvements at Charter Oak Elementary School. TSET officials presented the check to Superintendent Dr. Mike Simpson, Chief Financial Officer Michelle Chapple […]

Netflix raising prices

Netflix raising prices

Streaming service Netflix announced Tuesday that it would be raising prices across all of its plans by 13 to 18 percent. Netflix’s most basic plan will now be $8.99 per month, up from $7.99, while its Standard plan with HD quality, the company’s most popular offering, will increase from $10.99 to $12.99, the company says. Its Premium […]

State: GRF collections up over first half of fiscal year

State: GRF collections up over first half of fiscal year

OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund collections in December were $620.6 million and came in at $50.2 million, or 8.8 percent, above the monthly estimate. This amount is $108.0 million, or 21.1 percent, above collections in December of 2017. Total collections over the first six months of the fiscal year are $145.6 million, or 4.9 percent, […]

Council approves bonus for city manager

Council approves bonus for city manager

The Guthrie city council unanimously voted Monday evening to give the city manager a bonus. Following an executive session meeting of forty minutes, the council voted 6-0 to give Leroy Alsup a bonus of $2,500. Mayor Steve Gentling says the bonus is an appreciation and endorsement for his work in the past year. Vice Mayor […]

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