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Council adopts medical marijuana regulations

By Chris Eversole The Mustang City Council reluctantly approved regulations on Tuesday that follows the state adoption of medical marijuana. The regulations provide that medical marijuana stores be at least 1,000 feet from schools and parks, and it sets fees for the businesses involved. The rules also set standards for businesses that grow and process…

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Service Learning

By Chris Eversole This school year, Mustang High School has enhanced its opportunities for service learning – the educational approach that emphasizes volunteering and career shadowing. For the first time, students are serving in internships. Six of the internships are in professional settings, and four work in IT at the school. The intern locations include…

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Sheriff to provide deputies at some Mustang schools

The Canadian County sheriff’s office will continue to provide on-campus deputies at several schools in Mustang. The county commissioners approved the agreement between the sheriff’s office and the Mustang School District during its meeting Tuesday. Under the agreement, the county will provide three deputies who will work security at eight schools, mostly at elementary and…

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THE VOTE IS IN

By Terry Groover and Chris Eversole Brian Hill, 41, narrowly defeated Beverly Adams in Tuesday’s primary election runoff for the Republican nomination for the Oklahoma House District 47 seat. He received 51 percent of the vote, capturing 2,509 votes to Adams’ 2,378 — a difference of 131 votes. Hill will face Sarah Carnes, who won…

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School board praises departing communications professional

By Chris Eversole The Mustang Board of Education on Monday praised the work of Shannon Rigsby, who has resigned as the school district’s public information officer. “She worked tirelessly to keep parents and the community informed,” Board President Jeff Landrith said. Rigsby would respond to unexpected events by posting information on social media and the…

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Mustang Public Schools enrollment higher than expected

By Chris Eversole Mustang Pubic Schools began the school year with 713 more students than at the start of the last school year – exceeding the expected growth of 400 to 450 students. The opening enrollment was 11,962, and last year’s was 11,249. “We’ve had a very smooth start,” Interim Superintendent Charles Bradley said. The…

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School board approves performing arts center plans

By Chris Eversole The Mustang Board of Education approved on Monday plans for a new performing arts center. The project budget is nearly $33.4 million, which includes building costs, architect fees and financing. It is funded by a $180 million bond issue that voters approved in February 2017. “This will be a premier performing arts…

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Fire department improving with new equipment, staff

By Chris Eversole Craig Carruth was promoted to Mustang fire chief in December, and he is as busy as can be. “When I show up, I can’t just think about my 24-hour shift,” he said. “I have to be able to project into the future. Before you know it, the future is here.” Carruth is…

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