DEATHS

Terry G. Rolland, 62

Born April 9, 1957

Died October 18, 2019

Emma Lee Bankhead, 86

Born April 14, 1933

Died October 17, 2019

Dorothy C. White, 90

Born December 8, 1928

Died October 16, 2019

Kenneth Kyle Pierce "KK", 54

Born May 1, 1965

Died October 16, 2019

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THINGS TO DO

Friday, October 18

Tai Chi for Better Balance
5th Annual Video Game Tournament
Halloween Dinner
Muskogee: Learn How to Start & Run a House Buying Business (No $ or Credit)
DNOW 2019
Coffee with CASA
Ahna Jennings
Papilion Pumpkin Celebration
Honor Heights Park Fall Night Hike

Saturday, October 19

Muskogee: Learn How to Start & Run a House Buying Business (No $ or Credit)
DNOW 2019
The Shakos/ Blackout/ Couch Naps/ and Esc Ctrl @The Rainbow
2019 Frightseeing Ft. Gibson BUS tour SOLD OUT
Household Pollutants Collection
Haunted History Tours
Family Fall Festival
Shayla Coplen
Food Pantry and Free Clothing!
AFGE Presents Coco

Sunday, October 20

New Christian Life Study
New Young Couples' Class Bible Study
Paint & Sip
Deacons and Widow Dinner

Monday, September 23, 2019, 4:19 PM

Muskogee County shut down its juvenile detention facility today after video records showed the contractor that is running the facility was not 15-minute safety checks as it claimed and as were required by state law.

The state pays the contractor, but even though the facility is a “regional detention center” that houses juvenile inmates from across the state, Muskogee County carries 100 percent of the legal exposure for liabilities resulting from its operations.

“In order to protect Muskogee County taxpayers, the Muskogee County Juvenile Detention Center will be operated with strict adherence to state and local policy,” County Commissioner Ken Doke said just now. “Commissioners recently received notice from the Office of Juvenile Affairs regarding a few issues following a recent inspection. In response to those findings, a decision was made to temporarily suspend services at the Muskogee County facility until assurances have been made that all issues have been rectified.”

Detainees at the facility have been moved to other facilities until the commissioners and the Office of Juvenile Affairs decide to reopen it.

“One of the contractor’s employees was logging that they were conducting 15 minute safety checks,” Doke said. “However, after reviewing video footage, it was clear that those required safety checks were not actually being performed as timely as what had been logged.”

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