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Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 12:00am

A traffic stop on Monday night led to the arrests of a California couple on drug and weapon charges after Ecstasy, marijuana and guns were found in their vehicle. According to City of Coalgate arresting Officer Nathan Price, 2.95 pounds of marijuana, 1.89 grams of ecstasy (plus a clear capsule containing a powder that field tested positive for Ecstasy), and two guns were among the items seized. A 43-year-old male and a 35-year-old female were transported to the Atoka County jail and booked on several charges, including possession of Ecstasy with intent to distribute. Charges are pending. Officers assisting at the scene included Coalgate Police Officer Dyllan Brown, Coal County Sheriff’s Deputies Kolton Parker and T.J. Maynard, and Choctaw Tribal Police Officer Roy Hummel. Shown above from left – Coalgate Officer Dyllan Brown, Coal County Sheriff’s Deputy T.J. Maynard, Coal County Sheriff’s Deputy Kolton Parker, Coalgate Officer Nathan Price.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 12:00am

The 2021 Coalgate Citywide Cleanup Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 15.

Sports

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 12:00am

Playing baseball has been a big part of Bentley Bills’ life since he was age three. A fouryear starter for the Tu-pelo Tigers, Bentley has a 2-4 record as a pitcher – with all four losses being in the state tournament — and last season he threw 41 strikeouts in 29 innings.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 12:00am

HAILEY BENEDICT, a senior at Coalgate High School, medaled as a top individual out of the 78 golfers at the Tishomingo golf tournament. Hailey has placed in the top 15 at every tournament this season. Pictured with Hailey is golf coach Erika Stanley.

Columns

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 12:00am

Sitting Alone

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 12:00am

At this stage of life, I spend a lot of time looking for things. (glasses, keys, pens, etc.) One of our readers said he thought of me when he read the following.