Weather Aware conditions continue overnight due to the potential for locally heavy rainfall. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until 7 a.m. for the northernmost portions of Texoma including Atoka, Coal, Johnston, Murray and Pontotoc Counties Beware of flooded road-ways and never drive around barricades or into water more than six inches deep. High rainfall rates may reduce visibility and also increase the risk of hydroplaning. Turn around, don’t drown! Rain ends NW to SE during the day Thursday.
10-7-05 - Governor Henry says he has big concerns a proposal to suspend the state fuel tax for three months.
Senate President Pro Tem Mike Morgan introduced the plan to temporarily drop the 17 cent per gallon state tax on gas because of skyrocketing gas prices.
But Henry said Thursday in McAlester that he's concerned about whether the tax cut would be passed on to consumers. The governor says Georgia suspended its tax on gas but some retailers didn't pass along the savings to customers.
The governor was in McAlester for a groundbreaking ceremony for an addition at Pliant Corporation.