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Five Purcell High School students dropped out during the 2017-18 school year.

The United States military has always been and done more than its stated mission of national defense.

These eight Purcell Elementary School students brought in the most money at Friday’s annual Turkey Trot. In front from left are Nevaeh Barrett…

Most people are familiar with the catch-all phrase, “other duties as assigned.” 

Area schools are giving staff and students a week off starting Monday.

Top Turkey Trot lap winners among first graders at Purcell Elementary School were, from left, Mikey Lee, Taryn Knowles, Spencer Stone, Chance …

Monday’s winter mix dumped .40” of moisture in Purcell.

One person was transported to PMH after a two vehicle accident in the 2000 block of South Green Avenue Monday morning.

Kindergarten students turning in winning laps at Friday’s annual Turkey Trot were, from left. Paige Miller, Tylie Winters and Keeley Dobbins. …

Lap winners from the second grade in the annual Turkey Trot were, from left, Noah Guy, Belen Resendiz, Jasalynne Fuentes and Kaden Kitchkommie.

Colton Neyman, center, is a newly pinned sergeant at the Lexington Assessment & Correction Center. He received the rank November 7. With h…

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Traffic has returned to normal on the bridge spanning the Canadian River between Lexington and Purcell.

First responders are at the scene of a traffic accident on the east end of the Purcell-Lexington bridge.

Trees are bearing leaves of all sorts of beautiful colors in the area. This one at Main and 7th in Purcell is breathtaking.

A newly adopted Purcell city ordinance imposing harsh restrictions on medical marijuana businesses in the city lasted just five weeks before t…

Vendors at the Loose Caboose street festival in Purcell wait for customers on Saturday.

Government offices and banks will be closed Monday in observance of Veterans Day.

A .65” rain on Halloween closed out the wettest October since 2011.

A former KC-135 pilot who logged 5,000 hours during his nine years in the Air Force will be the guest speaker Monday at the Purcell High Schoo…

Winning fire safety posters at Purcell Elementary School included those by these boys. In the front row, from left, are Jeremiah Reyes, Isaiah…

Blue ribbons were awarded to these girls at Purcell Elementary School for their fire safety posters. In the front row, from left, are Pheobe N…

Artists who won second place ribbons for their fire safety posters at Purcell Elementary School are, front row from left, Lane Webb, Colter We…

The distaff side of second place fire safety poster artists at Purcell Elementary School includes this group. In front from left are Blayne Cr…

These Purcell Elementary School boys took home third place ribbons for their posters promoting fire safety. In front from left are Abram Ezzel…

Purcell Elementary School girls whose fire safety posters earned third place ribbons were, front row from left, Jasalynne Watt, Madalyn Clay, …

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The Purcell Register reached out to the area’s state and county candidates with questions on issues facing each office.

Deputy McClain County Treasurers Judy Taber, left, and Michelle Williams run 26,657 property tax statements through the postage machine at the…

With additional rain forecast for Central Oklahoma, Purcell has received 43.43” so far this year.

Four area fire departments responded to a structure fire 10 miles east of Lexington last Monday morning.

After an oil leak was discovered Sunday, crews set up boons and were extracting oil out of Turkey Creek at 180th, 170th, 160th and 150th early…

A man convicted Tuesday of child abuse fled the McClain County Courthouse after the conviction and was on the lam here for around four hours b…

Fall foliage frames this home guarded by a ghostly sentinel.

It’s six days to Halloween. Columbus Day is receding in this year’s rearview mirror, while Thanksgiving is still four weeks in the future.

And somehow it is once again time to break out the Christmas carols and dust off one’s holiday charity in the spirit of the season.

Two heads may be better than one. Especially when both are spouting fire.

With rain in the forecast for Wednesday night and Thursday morning, Purcell added to the rain bucket last Thursday and Friday.

Give blood this football season and get a free Bedlam T-shirt.

Sometimes you just have to give in to your irreverent side.

What better for All Hallows Eve than a cemetery.

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Home.

That’s where Jhett Skaggs is today.

It’s also where he hadn’t set foot for six years while he waited in Houston for the call from doctors that they had a donor heart for him.

Keystone Surveying crews are busy getting things ready for the next Purcell project, Main StreetScape, which is scheduled to begin in early sp…

Austin Hanson is the 2018-19 mascot for the Indian Territory Round-Up Club in Purcell.

Only a little over a week remains for voters to apply for absentee ballots to be mailed to them for the general election.