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Oklahoma governor appoints ex-football player to ed board

Jan. 22, 2021 6:17 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Friday appointed Trent Smith, an ex-University of Oklahoma football player and businessman from Yukon, to the State Board of Education. Smith will replace Kurt Bollenbach, who Stitt unexpectedly removed from the board last month. “Trent brings a...

Oklahoma County's first Black sheriff sworn into office

Jan. 4, 2021 11:07 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma County’s first-ever Black sheriff was sworn in on Monday. Republican Tommie Johnson III took the oath of office during a ceremony at his former high school. Johnson, who was elected in November, said the first issue he plans to tackle is finding funding to outfit...