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.
6-17-06 – A former Pontotoc County Sheriff is getting extra help from the community after he was diagnosed with a brain tumor two months ago. Jeff Glase served as sheriff for 12 years. He retired in January of 2005.
Glase said a few months ago, he started to lose vision in one eye and suffered seizures. A diagnosis confirmed his fears. Fifty three year old Glase has been to several doctors and is undergoing treatment.
Saturday, the Pontotoc County Clerk’s office helped organize a citywide garage sale in Ada to raise money for the Glase family. The even raised $1,300 dollars.
The Fraternal Order of Police has also held fundraiser for the family.