Michelle Chambers, 66

Born December 30, 1955

Died May 22, 2022

James Patrick Crossno, 98

Born May 20, 1924

Died May 21, 2022

Joann Mangum, 82

Born December 6, 1939

Died May 19, 2022

Brandon Jordan, 37

Born September 7, 1984

Died May 18, 2022

John Taylor 'Porky' Gragg, Jr., 78

Born March 1, 1944

Died May 17, 2022


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Tuesday, April 19, 2022, 7:28 AM

Muskogee attorney Chad Locke has filed his candidacy to fill the associate district judge seat being vacated by the retirement of Norman Thygeson.

Locke has been practicing law in Muskogee since 2006, at first with his father until the elder Locke’s retirement.

Locke is on the board of the Five Civilized Tribes Museum, and is also licensed to practice law with the Cherokee Nation, the Creek Nation and federal court. He has also served on the boards of Kids’ Space, the Muskogee Little Theater, Downtown Muskogee and Monarch.

So far, the only other person to file for the seat is Special District Judge and former District Attorney Orvil Loge. The election is in November.