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TSA Mandatory Mask Directive Starts Tomorrow
Starting tomorrow (01-02-21) at 12:00am the new TSA (Transportation Security Administration) will require all persons using public transportation to wear a face mask. This will include: aircraft, bus, train, boat as well as any other type of public transportation. You'll have to wear a mask bot…
Old Train Car and Building in Downtown Lawton Should Be a Diner!
Someone needs to buy this property and turn it into a diner, or burger joint. I cut through downtown this morning and passed by what I think was the old Lawton Housing Authority building. You know the one, it's got the train car set up out front. It's right across the street from C.L. Boyd…
Walmart Is Going Full Self Check Out in 2021?
If you haven't seen or heard the news yet, the big debate online is all about Walmart and the possibility that they'll be going full self check out or "Scan & Go" by the end of 2021. That's right, there could be a time and real soon that you go to Walmart and there'…
Oklahoma Could Make Masks Mandatory Statewide!
Oklahoma Democratic State Rep. Jason Lowe has just introduced a new bill. HB 2192 which is being called the "COVID-19 Save Lives Response Act" would make face masks mandatory throughout the state in every county and every town. It would also limit the number of people to 10 total at all no…
11pm Curfew for Oklahoma Bars and Restaurants is Over!
The 11:00pm curfew for Oklahoma bars and restaurants has been lifted! Over the past 2 days a lot has happened with the mandatory curfew and the extension of Oklahoma's COVID-19 state of emergency orders or mandates. Earlier this week news broke that District Judge Susan Stallings extended a tem…
City of Lawton Has Purchased The Central Mall
The City of Lawton is purchasing the Central Mall for the FISTA (FIRES Innovation Science and Technology Accelerator) project. The Lawton City Council met last Friday (12-18-20) in a special session to finalize the purchase of the mall at a price tag of 14.6 MILLION! They'll be closing on it Tu…
Panera Bread is Coming to Lawton, Fort Sill
It won't be long now, the new Panera Bread in Lawton, Fort Sill is now under construction on Sheridan Road next to Raising Cain's Chicken and across from Walmart. They've gotten a good start, the outside walls are now in place and they're working on bricking and roughing in the i…
Lawton, Fort Sill COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall Details
The City of Lawton held another virtual Town Hall meeting yesterday (12-10-20) on the city's official Facebook page. The event featured a panel of health experts and community leaders to discuss the current COVID-19 situation in Lawton, Fort Sill. There was also a Q&A session with community…
Shop Local With Grow the 580
It's the gift that keeps on giving, no not the "Jelly of the Month Club" this is even better! The Lawton, Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce has just launched an all new shop local program called "Grow the 580."
Lawton Plans COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall on Facebook
The City of Lawton is planning another virtual Town Hall meeting for this Thursday, December 10th (12-10-20) on the city's official Facebook page. The event will feature a panel of health experts and community leaders to discuss the current COVID-19 situation in Lawton, Fort Sill.

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