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Emergency Ballots Available for April 4 Election

Registered voters who become physically incapacitated after 5:00 p.m. Monday, March 20, and cannot make it to the polls, still have an opportunity to cast their ballot.

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Coalgate Softball and Baseball Roundup

Both teams were strong on the mound Tuesday, but Coalgate defeated Bridge Creek 2-1. Cade Cometti allowed just six hits to Bridge Creek.

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Around Town.....

God Lives Under the Bed

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The advent of both Santa Claus as a Christmas symbol and eggs as an Easter icon can be traced to Christian roots and beliefs. The Easter bunny is a different animal altogether. No connection exists between this endearing children’s character and any element of the Christian faith. Yet for many children, the Easter bunny is a wonderful reminder of the coming of Easter.

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Coal County Sheriff’s Report

Earl Danny English, Jr., 47, is facing multiple criminal charges in connection with two separate cases.

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Our Sympathy is Extended to the Family of Claud Lee Gibson

A private family service was held for Claud Lee Gibson of Melissa, TX. Lee was born November 15, 1941 at Hardwood, OK to Floyd and Ollie Gibson. He passed away March 7, 2023 at the age of 81 years. Lee was the youngest of three sons born to the Gibsons. He was raised in Phillips, south of Coalgate and graduated from Coalgate High School. He attended and graduated from East Central University in Ada with honors. Lee spent 23 years in the U. S. Army, serving as an officer. He was always willing and ready to help anyone. Lee was liked by everyone who knew him.

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