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Holy Ghost People

Dependent upon a desperate, alcoholic stranger (Brendan McCarthy, 2001 Maniacs) for a ride, she ventures to the mountaintop Church of One Accord, a less-than-idyllic commune. The snake-handling, God-fearing families who live and worship there are as tight-lipped about Sis’ whereabouts as they are cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs — metaphorically speaking, of course. Holy Ghost People

Knights of Badassdom

Too bad, because it starts quite well, as ambition-less auto mechanic Joe (Ryan Kwanten, TV’s True Blood) is dumped by his too-good-for-him girlfriend. To pick Joe up out of his doldrums, his housemates and best buds (played by Dallas Buyers Club‘s Steve Zahn and Peter Dinklage of TV’s Game of Thrones) get him high and

Teacher rally at state capitol draws 25,000

Respect is what they demanded. Respect in the form of better pay, fewer standardized tests and increased funding. “Things need to change,” said Janie Petersen, a councilor from Claremore Public Schools outside Tulsa. “Our [state leaders] don’t respect teachers, they don’t even respect the kids. It’s hurtful.” Initial estimates put the crowd at over 25,000

Dorman says he’s an underdog who’s gaining ground

“Just like the NCAA bracket where I see the underdogs are doing very well this year, I think we are going to see the same thing happen on Nov. 4,” said Dorman, referring to the annual NCAA basketball tournament currently in action and the date Oklahomans will vote for governor. “As the election moves toward

News9/OKG Poll: Cornett still dominates in pre-election poll

The exclusive News9/Oklahoma Gazette poll, released Sunday, shows almost no change from a poll taken a week ago in Cornett’s support, while Ed Shadid drew some votes away from other candidates. The Feb. 27-March 1 tally put Cornett in the lead with 63 percent. Candidate Ed Shadid gained six points over the Feb. 17-19 poll,

Mayoral candidate denied access speak at City Council meeting

Nelson, 76, addresses the council regularly during the public comments section of the council agenda. Since filing for office, Nelson has been told twice he could not make any remarks to the council unless they involved an agenda item. Dilapidated buildings and abandoned structures are routinely considered by the council. In a letter to Oklahoma

Cornett, Shadid make mayor bid official

Three-term Mayor Mick Cornett filed his re-election paperwork early Tuesday at the Oklahoma County Election Board, making him the first candidate to enter the race. More candidates are expected to file before Friday’s deadline. Feeling jovial while waiting for his filing to be processed, Cornett joked with election board workers and reporters covering the event.

Sarge in charge

Two of his opponents — Mayor Mick Cornett and Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid — have more financial backing, and Nelson isn’t betting on himself to win the March 4 primary election. “I know it’s far from happening, but I do have people who take me seriously, even if the people on the council don’t,”

Mayor race filing starts Wednesday

OKC Mayor Mick Cornett announced his bid for a fourth term several months ago. In addition, Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid kicked off his mayoral campaign in September. Other potential candidates include retired businessman Joe Nelson and Phil Hughes. The mayor’s primary election is scheduled for Tuesday, March 4. A general election, if needed, will

Sarge in charge?

Fully aware that his two mayoral opponents — Mayor Mick Cornett and Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid — have more financial backing, Nelson isn’t betting on himself to win the March 4 mayor’s election. “I know it’s far from happening, but I do have people who take me seriously, even if the people on the

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