You may have more options than you know when it comes to Social Security benefits. Like many, you probably have given some thought to your own retirement plans. You know you can retire as early as age 62 and get reduced benefits.
More than 1,000 supporters from the greater Tulsa community helped kick off United Way’s 2010 Campaign at the 19th Annual Day of Caring Friday, Sept. 10, at ONEOK Field.
The AT&T Pioneers recently presented a $5,000 AT&T Cares grant to the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma to support the organization’s Food 4 Kids Backpack Program.
On Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, the Admiral Twin Drive-In suffered a devastating fire to its movie screen structure. The loss to the tower was complete. Today the charred remains of the tower have already been removed and there is little evidence of where this once proud icon of the Tulsa skyline stood for over 59 years. Fortunately, there were no injuries from this dramatic and destructive event.
On my first day in office last December we received the sales tax report indicating that our slide into the national recession was continuing and would likely continue for several months into the future. I knew then that two things had to occur: we needed swift action to put into place short term cost cutting measures to balance our budget and we needed to have a long term plan to reform how we would deliver services into the future. To that point, unlike the private sector, we did not have a strategic plan in place.
The intersection of 111th Street South and Sheridan Road has been a source of traffic congestion for years. Recently, Tulsa County teamed with the cities of Tulsa and Bixby to expand and refit the intersection. This project is one of several in the recent past where Tulsa County partners with a municipality to build infrastructure.
The Tulsa Metro Chamber recently announced its selection for the third time in five years as the nation’s best chamber by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives in Milwaukee. Chamber Mike Neal is in the center.
Editor’s Note: The following article was published in a Tulsa Metro Chamber Monday Memo Aug. 16, 2010.
Constant disagreement between Tulsa’s City Council and the mayor prompted Tulsa Metro Chamber President and Mike Neal to request the two parties overcome their differences and make peace.
Over the past several months a great deal of the news coming out of City Hall has to do with the effects on government services caused by what some call the “Great Recession.”
AT&T announced on Aug. 2 the delivery of six new 2010 Toyota Prius hybrid cars to AT&T locations in Tulsa. The delivery is part of AT&T’s 10-year initiative to spend about $565 million to replace more than 15,000 fleet vehicles with alternative fuel models through 2018.
Ed Bettinger of Public Service Company of Oklahoma, right, and Larry Hicks enjoy their evening during the Top of the Town fund raiser for the Child Care Resource Center in Tulsa June 17. They are atop the Philtower Building, one of 17 downtown Tulsa locations on the popular tour. was a sponsor of the event.
Participants in the AT&T-sponsored Marcus Graham Project () are finding out first-hand how minority and rural communities across Oklahoma are using broadband technology to improve lives.
After many months of citizen participation and review by both business and government experts on community planning, Tulsa’s next comprehensive plan, known as PLANiTULSA, has been sent to the City Council for their review and approval. PLANiTULSA lays out concepts for how the City of Tulsa will look, function and feel over the next 20 to 30 years and describes the kinds of places, economy, housing, open space and transportation choices that the city’s policies should be designed to create.
The Tulsa County Election Results are posted below.
COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 1
WILBERT E. COLLINS, SR.
The Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce held a Republican Candidate Primary Forum July 12 on the campus of Northeastern State University-Broken Arrow. Candidates for County Commissioner from District 1 in Wagoner County and District 3 in Tulsa County were involved.