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County unemployment jumps to 5.3 percent
The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission released the county unemployment statistics for the month of January yesterday and it was not good news in 76 of the 77 counties...
Ellis calls for federal task force over quakes
Earlier this week, State Senator Jerry Ellis of Valliant and veteran petroleum independent geologist Bob Jackman of Tulsa recommended that a federal task force be developed...
Food, refreshments, entertainment mark Labor Day picnic
The Labor Day weekend picnic tradition in Chester County returns Aug. 31 beginning with a parade at 9 a.m. at Chester County High School and eventually concluding on Luray...
Some like it hot!
As many gardeners know, keeping the landscape looking lush during the brutal summer heat in Oklahoma can be a challenge. When temperatures soar, many plants struggle with...
County sales tax revenue down from 2013
The sales tax numbers for the reporting period through Dec. 15,2014 were released by the Oklahoma Tax Commission (OTC) yesterday.The City of Blackwell saw their sales tax...
State unemployment remains at 3.9 percent
The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission announced Tuesday that for the fourth month in a row the unemployment rate in Oklahoma stayed the same at 3.9 percent.The report...
Voter registration deadline quickly approaching
Friday, Mar. 13, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the Apr. 7, 2015, Municipal Elections for Braman, Blackwell, Tonkawa and...
Heavy rain floods Blackwell
While Memorial Day brings a three-day weekend as the official start to summer, those in Blackwell who couldn't make it out for a fun time at the lake actually had the lake...
School supplies donated at 'Stuff the Bus'
This past weekend, Blackwell's United Way group held their annual "Stuff the Bus" drive for school supplies to be given to those who otherwise couldn't afford them.On Aug....
BJ-T Person of the Week
Starting this week the Blackwell Journal-Tribune along with Blackwell Dentistry will be featuring the BJ-T Person of the week. Blackwell Dentistry will award the feature...
Volunteers needed for community Easter Eggstravaganza
Easter is still weeks away, but volunteers are needed for the Chamber of Commerce' 9th Annual Community "Eggstravaganza".The event is held at the First United Methodist...
Four resign from Blackwell Public Schools
The Blackwell Board of Education met this past Monday, where they welcomed three new employees as well as four resignations.After all encumbrances and funds were dealt with...
History of the Christmas tree
The sight and smell of real Christmas trees gives us a reminder of many happy moments in the past, along with thepromise of the bright future that spring is sure to...
GiGi's cupcakes just in time for Valentine's Day
Blackwell High School's jr. class parents are hard at work on raising money for after prom by selling GiGi's Cupcakes for this Valentine's Day.The cupcakes will be...
City Council Discusses Charter and Projects at Meeting
The Blackwell City Council met this past Thursday night for a successful- and brief- meeting.The Council originally had met at 5 p.m. with City Attorney Bryce Kennedy in an...