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Mustang Central has smooth opening

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info The new Mustang Central Middle School was quiet at 7:30 a.m. Friday, with several parents and their kids already waiting in the parking lot ahead of official opening of the doors for the first time at 8:10 a.m. Around 7:45 a.m., several parents who teach at Central – accompanied by their…

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Mustang football looks for ‘PHAST’ start

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Mustang High School’s football team intends to play “PHAST” this season: physical and fast on offense. It’s a theme new head coach Lee Blankenship has employed the past eight seasons. The Broncos want to pressure opposing defenses, moving up and down the field with their up-tempo, multiple offense. Mustang returns 12…

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Mustang seeks bus drivers, touts benefits

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info Mustang Public Schools is doing better than usual in hiring bus drivers, but the district still needs five more drivers to have a full roster for the school year. “It’s not too bad, but it’s not great,” said Transportation Director Angela McClure. She credits raises totaling $2 over the past year…

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Relief in sight for high school congestion

Due to construction, southbound traffic on South Mustang Road near Mustang High School will be detoured when school begins Friday. Photo / Chris EversoleBy CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info When Mustang Public Schools open Friday, southbound traffic will be detoured on South Mustang Road in an area that includes three schools – Mustang High, Mustang Elementary and…

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New school, staff increase to welcome students

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info When Mustang schools open next Friday, the school district will experience a variety of changes. The biggest change will be the opening of Central Middle School, a 100,000-square-foot, two story building on S.W. 44th Street that can accommodate 700 students. A new science academy, a free-standing building on the high school…

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Report creates action plan to family justice center

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info A broad group from Canadian County is moving from dreaming to concrete action in creating a one-stop center where victims of domestic violence could receive help from multiple providers. The center would provide a shelter for victims, including children, as well as providing other services, noted County Commissioner David Anderson. “I…

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Treatment continues for suspect in double slaying

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com A Norman man who admitted to authorities that he shot and killed two men near Lake Overholser is back at the state forensic center in Vinita after doctors determined that he was not competent to help prepare his defense. Ronnie Lewis Miller III, 32, is charged with two counts of first-degree…

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Officials name company to lead fairgrounds complex project

An Oklahoma City-based construction management company whose owner lives near El Reno has been selected to oversee the construction of the new Canadian County fairgrounds complex. The Canadian County commissioners serving as both commissioners and the board of the Public Facilities Authority, voted unanimously to select Lingo Construction to handle the $12 million project. Lingo,…

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City sales tax receipts rebound in July

After more than seven months of seeing its sales tax receipts take a downward trend, the city of Yukon received some good news to end the 2019 fiscal year and to start 2020. According to the Oklahoma Tax Commission’s sales tax report, Yukon received $2,011,861 in sales tax receipts for July. That is up from…

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