NEWS


8:21 pm
Updated: 11:17 pm. |    
Splash Day 2017
10:37 pm
Updated: 7:06 pm. |    
Helicopter evacuation training held
10:04 pm
Updated: 6:51 pm. |    
Choctaw riders arrive in Durant
Last day of school

Last day of school

The last day of school is a special day for kids. Durant’s last day was Thursday.Parents sometimes have to figure out daycare or what their kids...

May 25th, 2017 updated: May 26th, 2017. |  


Firefighters respond to grass and vehicle fires

Durant firefighters hosed down a grass fire and an automobile fire on Tuesday.They received a call about a grass fire at the end of Cherry Lane, but u...

May 25th, 2017 |  


Dobbs named OASA District No. 17 Superintendent of the Year

Dobbs named OASA District No. 17 Superintendent of the Year

Jarvis Dobbs, Superintendent of Colbert Public Schools, has been named the 2017 OASA District No. 17 Superintendent of the Year by the Oklahoma Associ...

May 25th, 2017 |  


Pruett’s Foods opens

Pruett’s Foods opens

For years, Nichols Dollar Saver has been the neighborhood grocer for the north side of Durant.It was originally built for Winn-Dixie Grocery chain fou...

May 24th, 2017 updated: May 24th, 2017. |  


Choctaw to give scholarships

Choctaw to give scholarships

Choctaw Casino Resort’s The District arcade game playing area of the casino will be giving scholarships for good grades.Any first grader through...

May 24th, 2017 updated: May 24th, 2017. |  


Choctaw Nation Health Care – Noses On

Choctaw Nation Health Care – Noses On

The Choctaw Nation Durant Regional Medical Clinic is joining the rest of the country in raising awareness for Childhood Hunger by wearing Red Noses on...

May 24th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


1:23 pm
Updated: 1:29 pm. |    
Local players named All-State
OCA Baseball All-State Selections

OCA Baseball All-State Selections

It was a big year for Bryan County area baseball teams with four squads reaching the state tournament and all four were well represented in Oklahoma C...

May 25th, 2017 |  


Local coaches select baseball All-Conference squads

Local coaches select baseball All-Conference squads

A power-packed West Division led the honorees in Bryan County Baseball All Conference selections by local coaches recently.Class A state finalist Tush...

May 19th, 2017 |  


DHS, Bryan County stalwarts picked for Kiamichi All Stars

Bryan County schools will be well represented when the 45th Annual Kiamichi All-Star Classic takes place in softball, baseball and basketball next wee...

May 19th, 2017 |  


Tucker signs SE cross country scholarship

Tucker signs SE cross country scholarship

For the past three years Adrian Tucker has been a key member of the Durant High School cross country team, helping the Lady Lion squads to plenty of h...

May 19th, 2017 |  


Class 5A Academic State Champs

Class 5A Academic State Champs

The Durant High School boys soccer team was recently crowned Class 5A Academic State Champions. The Lions compiled an outstanding 3.65 team grade poin...

May 19th, 2017 |  


Another busy school sports year in the books

Another busy school sports year in the books

This is as slow as it gets for those in the business of covering sports for newspaper and TV on the local level.It won’t last long, but at least...

May 19th, 2017 |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


11:05 am |    
Matlock and Sampson to wed

Durant native Receives his doctorate degree

Marlin D. Blankenship received his Doctor of Philosophy in Education degree from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, on May 12, 2017.Marlin gra...

May 24th, 2017 |  


Matlock and Sampson to wed

Matlock and Sampson to wed

Kerrigan Leigh Matlock and Dustin Chad Sampson will be joined in marriage at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 27, 2017, at “The W Wedding & Event Cen...

May 24th, 2017 |  


Magnolia Theatre to be presented by Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival

The Magnolia Festival is upon us and Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival will be providing live entertainment in our Magnolia Theatre for the second year ...

May 24th, 2017 |  


Choctaw Dylan Cavin combines creativity with practicality to share his heritage

Choctaw Dylan Cavin combines creativity with practicality to share his heritage

Chickasha-born Choctaw tribal member Dylan Cavin has the heart of an artist tempered by the methodical mind of a blue collar nine-to-fiver. It shows i...

May 21st, 2017 |  


Sims named OBA chairman

Knowing when the climate and timing are just right – as a lifelong farmer and rancher, that’s something Guy Sims has known his entire life...

May 21st, 2017 |  


OPINION


11:34 am |    
Tough Decisions

What’s a town hall meeting all about?

Town hall meetings are a long-standing tradition in the United States. It is reported that some small New England towns still have town hall meetings,...

April 16th, 2017 |  


An apology and an explanation

An apology and an explanation

I want to apologize for getting obviously upset at a Chamber of Commerce meeting in Atoka. A person who always is very vocal in voicing their opinion ...

April 11th, 2017 |  


A look at current legislation

A look at current legislation

I would like to start this report by advising that I continue to receive great reports on my health. God had been very good to me, and cancer has not ...

March 24th, 2017 |  


Democrats do not support Trump

I find the article by Wyota Hannan in the March 9th Durant Daily Democrat entitled “Democratic women on the move” to be a serious misrepre...

March 10th, 2017 |  


Democrats concerned about new administration

We are local Democrats who are very concerned about many of the policies of the new administration in Washington D.C.For instance, a second “Mus...

March 10th, 2017 |  


Trump has contempt for the media

I want to state my concern over Trump’s disparaging remarks and outright contempt for the media. He has been selective about which media coverag...

March 10th, 2017 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA