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Tulsa County Sheriff Race Heats Up for March 1

On March 1, a Tulsa County primary election will be held to elect its sheriff who, for the first time in 26 years, will not be Stanley Glanz. That will be followed by an April 5 special general election. The election will determine the individual who will complete Glanz’s term. Glanz resigned in September after he was indicted by a grand jury due to questions that arose after a volunteer deputy confused a gun for a tazor and shot and killed an unarmed black man.

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TCC Foundation Names Lauren Brookey President

By EMILY RAMSEY

Lauren Brookey, vice president of external affairs at Tulsa Community College, was recently named president of the TCC Foundation.

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Tulsa City Council Goes South

Tulsa City Councilors toured District 7 on Tulsa’s southeast side Jan. 12. The tour showcased south Tulsa, focusing on new development and support of existing retail and housing, street issues, and changes to the face of south Tulsa. Councilor Anna America led the tour.

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Tulsa Regional Chamber Chairman Inaugurated

READY TO LEAD: The Tulsa Regional Chamber inaugurated the 2016 Chairman of the Board Jeff Dunn Jan. 7. In his inaugural address, Dunn encouraged the audience to get serious about education funding, regional economic development strategies and the region’s OneVoice Legislative coalition efforts. “If education is our number one priority, don’t we owe ourselves this investment?” said Dunn, who will be featured in the March GTR Newspapers.

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Air National Guard and the Ride of My Life

Commentary by DEWEY F. BARTLETT JR.

I’ve been working hard with our Air National Guard to encourage our Oklahoma Delegation and the Secretary of the Air Force in Washington to replace the F-16 with a brand-new, state-of-the-art F-35 in Tulsa. There are only a few places in the country that will have them.

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Tulsa StartUp Series Launches for Entrepreneurs

Tulsa’s original StartUp competition is evolving to meet the needs of local entrepreneurs as Tulsa Community College and the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation launch the Tulsa StartUp Series. This competition helps entrepreneurs innovate and accelerate their businesses with the focus on delivering resources and mentoring opportunities to entrepreneurs.

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Donald Trump Holds Rally at Mabee Center

CAMPAIGN TRAIL: Donald Trump drew a huge crowd to ORU’s Mabee Center Jan. 20 in his campaign for the presidency, including former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.

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Muscogee (Creek) Nation Embarks On New Era with Chief James Floyd

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is entering 2016 with new tribal leaders as it swore in a new principal chief, reelected second chief and the Nineteenth Session of its National Council on Jan. 2 at the Mvskoke Dome in Okmulgee.

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Bixby Mayor Sees Bright Future

By EMILY RAMSEY

Bixby Mayor John Easton began his State of the City address on Dec. 7 trumpeting two major victories: the Bixby Spartans’ win over the Sand Springs Sandites, earning the football team its second successive title as 6A-II Champions, and the successful passage of four Vision 2025 repurposing propositions.

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Spurgeon Predicts Strong Year

By EMILY RAMSEY

Broken Arrow City Manager Michael Spurgeon made it clear in his State of the City address on Dec. 9 that his focus is on maintaining what works in the city while searching out the areas of improvement.

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Ten people to watch in 2016

G.T. BYNUM
In November 2015, G.T. Bynum announced that he plans to run in 2016 to be Tulsa’s next mayor. Bynum is a fifth generation Tulsan who was elected to the Tulsa City Council in 2008. In 2011, he was selected to serve as the youngest city council chairman in Tulsa history.

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Mentoring Young People, The Future of Tulsa

Commentary by DEWEY F. BARTLETT JR.

One of the greatest treasures of our city is young people – for they are the future of our city. As your mayor, I’ve had the pleasure and opportunity to meet many of Tulsa’s children and youth. Our city is blessed with great kids.

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George Kaiser Family Foundation Honored

Leadership Oklahoma will present four awards for leadership at its annual Excellence in Leadership Gala at The Skirvin in Oklahoma City on Feb. 27, 2016.

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Ten People We Watched in 2015

GTR Newspapers annually highlights individuals predicted to be newsmakers. Here, we review the “10 People We Watched in 2015.”

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Tulsa Area United Way Reaches Record Goal

The Tulsa Area United Way recently unveiled the results of its annual campaign, raising $26,524,575 for the community.

The total was beyond its original goal of $26,524,500, the largest in its 91-year history.

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