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.
4-6-04 - The Colbert School Bond issue failed by the narrowest of margins Tuesday night. With a total of 450 votes cast, the $1.8 million bond came up one vote short of the required 60%.
The bond would have paid for a new gymnasium, replacing the current facility which is very small. Those against the bond issue said getting new classrooms was a bigger priority.
269 people voted for it - pulling in 59.78 percent of the vote. Oklahoma law requires school bond issues have a 60% majority to pass.