County Clerk's officer now accepting debit and credit card payments


Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - Sequoyah County residents can now use debit cards to make payments at the county clerk's office.


The Board of Sequoyah County Commissioners unanimously approved a payment processing agreement at their regular weekly meeting Monday between Sequoyah County and CSG Forte Payments Inc. that County Clerk Julie Haywood said would make it easier for customers to pay their bills.


Previously payments at the county clerk's office had to be made by cash or check, Haywood said,


SAC Nutrition Centers are operating with a short staff, volunteer Robert Morris said Monday. “We have no director, no site manager. We need workers.”


Morris said the center in Sallisaw is currently serving about 20-30 people per day by delivery or pickup. In-person dining is not available at this time.


Stephanie Six, the administrator of Northeastern Health System – Sequoyah, was cautiously optimistic Monday about the COVID-19 situation, saying, “It feels like it may be slowing down just a bit. We're not having severe issues with transfers like we were and beds are opening up. We have some staff out with COVID, but it's getting better.”


Charles House, the public information officer for the Sequoyah County Sheriff's Office, said the COVID-19 situation in his area was not quite as rosy. He said eight of the SCSO's 18 jailers and half of the jail's inmates have tested positive for the virus.


No one has had to be hospitalized at this time, House noted. He said extensive cleaning measures are in place at the jail and “we are trying to stay out ahead of it.”



Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer


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