The Norman Transcript

Headlines

March 18, 2014

City briefs

NORMAN — PSST support committee

Several civic-minded residents have volunteered to lead the campaign to approve the continuation of the half-percent sales tax to support public safety in Norman.

Renewal of the tax April 1 will ensure the funding necessary to maintain the 71 police officers and firefighters hired under the initial temporary public safety sales tax.

“I am grateful to these citizens for their support of this important initiative. With citizen approval of this measure on April 1, Norman will be able to build on the great success we have realized in community-oriented policing and improved response times for public safety,” Mayor Cindy Rosenthal said.

The group, called A Community Working Together, includes Jeannine Baker, Cal Brannon, James Chappell, Ed Copelin, Joan Goth, George Henderson, Mike Fowler, Joe Ted Miller, Charles Hollingsworth, Chris Nanny, Chris Purcell, Joe Sparks, Dan Snell, Matt Hart, Tom Kovach, Casey Vinyard and Eddie Simms.

Persons wishing to support the Committee’s public education effort can make contributions to A Community Working Together, c/o Charles Hollingsworth at Arvest Bank, 200 E. Main St., Norman OK 73070.

Ward 7 meeting

Councilmember Stephen Tyler Holman will host a Ward 7 meeting at 6 p.m. March 24 at the Cobblestone Creek Clubhouse, 1350 Cobblestone Creek Drive.

The main topic of discussion will be Public Safety Sales Tax renewal. However, other discussion relative to Ward 7 issues will be welcome.

Annual Trash-Off

Scout troops, church groups and other organizations are encouraged to participate in the annual Trash-Off on April 5 at Lake Thunderbird.

Registration is from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Volunteer sign-up will be at the Clear Bay entrance off State Highway 9. Trash bags will be distributed at this location. Trash cleanup will run from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Volunteers who participated in the cleanup can meet at the park office from 1:30 to 2 p.m. at 13101 Alameda St. for a free picnic-style lunch.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Headlines
  • Baker home 3 Moore resident lands in new home 14 months after tornado

    She crawled from the rubble of what used to be her home. The neighborhood was destroyed. It was the afternoon of May 20, 2013, and Jamie Baker was homeless....

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Additional details come to light in Campus Corner incident involving Sooner recruit

    The 911 call from Pickleman’s Gourmet Cafe early Friday morning brought forth more details from the incident that has Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon under investigation for an alleged assault....

    July 30, 2014

  • Police rule out homicide in Norman woman’s death

    Norman Police Capt. Todd Gibson said Tuesday they have eliminated the theory of homicide after a Norman woman was found dead in her home Monday afternoon. “We’re moving in a different direction with the investigation,” Gibson said. “It’s ...

    July 30, 2014

  • Voter registration deadline is Friday

    Friday is the last day to apply for voter registration to be eligible to vote in the Aug. 26 Runoff Primary Election. Races include federal, state and county offices, but for Cleveland County voters, the field is limited....

    July 30, 2014

  • Norman High student argues his way to the top

    Knowing the ins and outs of an argument that involves complex research is the type of skill one expects a high paid attorney to have not a high school student. Yet debate competitor Nicky Halterman has been arguing his way to the top of ...

    July 30, 2014

  • Senate approves new VA secretary

    WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs secretary, with a mission to overhaul an agency beleaguered by long veterans’ waits for health care and VA ...

    July 30, 2014

  • Tampering accusations surface in OKC bombing case

    SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah lawyer suing the FBI over his public records request for surveillance videos from the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing said Tuesday that one of his witnesses backed out after being visited by government officials last ...

    July 30, 2014

  • Shelter construction ongoing; residents voice concerns

    A regular quarterly meeting of the Animal Shelter Oversight Board prompted Norman residents to speak up about more than just a photo release issue Monday night involving Friends of the Animals of Norman volunteers and the city of Norman. ...

    July 30, 2014

  • Senate passes highway bill, sends it to House

    WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday voted to change the funding and timing of a House bill to keep federal highway funds flowing to states in an effort to force Congress to come to grips with chronic funding problems that have plagued ...

    July 30, 2014

  • Police log

    Police responded to the following incidents Monday: · 8:20 a.m. larceny report, 2000 block of West Lindsey Street · 9:04 a.m. stolen vehicle, 3400 block of Bart Conner Drive · 9:11 a.m. larceny report, 1200 block of Ed ...

    July 30, 2014