South central Oklahoma undergoing renovations

Among the highlights are a new casino, visitor center and chocolate factory, as well as a reinvented Artesian Hotel and the Chickasaw Cultural Center, which opened in 2010.
by Ken Raymond Published: September 23, 2012
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If you haven't been to south central Oklahoma lately, you should make plans to visit soon.

The expansive area — which includes all or parts of Bryan, Carter, Coal, Garvin, Grady, Jefferson, Johnston, Love, Marshall, McClain, Murray, Pontotoc and Stephens counties — is chock full of new construction, renovated structures and attractions sure to satisfy most tourists.

Among the highlights...

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by Ken Raymond
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Ken Raymond is the book editor. He joined The Oklahoman in 1999. He has won dozens of state, regional and national writing awards. Three times he has been named the state's "overall best" writer by the Society of Professional Journalists. In...
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