Economy

Federal Stimulus Child Tax Credit Payments Started Today
Today's the day. The Federal stimulus child tax credit payments starting going out early this morning. I check my account and have received an additional $250.00 from the I.R.S. So if you haven't checked your account yet, you might want to see if you got yours. The payments will continue e…
Apache Casino Hotel is Hosting a Job Fair Tomorrow
Tomorrow (07-14-21) Apache Casino Hotel will be hosting a job fair from 1:00pm until 5:00pm in the event center. If you're currently looking for employment or a career change don't miss this opportunity. They're looking to fill several positions and have all kinds of different opportu…
Apply for the Oklahoma $1,200 Back to Work Incentive Payment!
If you haven't done so already apply online for the Oklahoma $1,200 "Back to Work" incentive payment if you've recently found employment. Back in May Governor Kevin Stitt along with representatives from the OESC (Oklahoma Employment Security Commission) announced that they would …
Is Oklahoma Doing Away With Sales Tax on Groceries?
The state of Oklahoma is considering doing away with the sales tax on groceries. At this time the Sooner State is only one of thirteen states that still puts a sales tax on groceries, it's around 4.5%. So most of the country isn't taxing people for grocery items, although some states still…
Child Tax Credit Payments Start Next Month
The child tax credit monthly payments will start next month on July 15th (07-15-21). It's a part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 signed by President Joe Biden. Families with children ages 5 and under will receive $3,600 and $3,000 for children ages 6-17. The American Rescue Plan Act of …
Results From the Lawton Community Needs Online Survey Are Here!
The wait is over, we now have all the results from the Community Needs Online Survey from the City of Lawton in conjunction with the Lawton Housing and Community Development Division. Awhile back Lawtonians were invited to take and be a part of the survey that would assist city leaders with future p…
Oklahoma Beer Industry Generates Almost 3 Billion in Revenue!
We can all thank the beer Industry of Oklahoma for bring 2.9 billion dollars into the state economy in 2020. Even during one of the worst year's on record with the COVID-19 pandemic Oklahoma's continued their love affair with fermented beverages, especially beer. Maybe the pandemic actuall…
Lawton City Council is Thinking of Raising Our Utility Bill!
Just when you think there's no way possible for the Lawton City Council to be more unpopular, they go and do this! Later today (06-08-21) around 2:00pm CST at City Hall 212 S.W. 9th Street in downtown the Lawton City Council will meet and discuss the possibility of raising our utilities, A.K.A …
Apache Casino Hotel is Hosting a Job Fair and Hiring Event Today!
The Apache Casino Hotel will be hosting a job fair and hiring event today (06-02-21) from 1:00pm until 6:00pm in the event center. If you're looking for a job, or maybe a career change today's the day! They're looking to fill several positions and have all kinds of different opportuni…

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