NEWS


Something’s cooking at local food pantry

Something’s cooking at local food pantry

Durant resident Portia Weed won the drawing in the kick-off of a new cooperative project by the Bryan County Coalition Against Hunger and Hands of Hop...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


Durant Democrat hot dog event a success

Durant Democrat hot dog event a success

The Durant Daily Democrat served up hot dogs, cold drinks and cold watermelon Thursday as part of the first “Customer Appreciation Day.”Th...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


Sen. Lankford to hold community conversation at SE

Sen. Lankford to hold community conversation at SE

U.S. Sen. James Lankford will be in Durant on Wednesday, July 27, to hold a Community Conversation hosted by Southeastern Oklahoma State University.Th...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


Renovation of state Capitol exterior scheduled to begin

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An elaborate scaffolding system has started to go up on the north side of Oklahoma’s nearly 100-year-old state Capito...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


Summer learning for 4-H students

Summer learning for 4-H students

Summer is traditionally a time kids look forward to summer vacation. They like to explore, go to movies, and do just about anything that won’t r...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


Durant Industrial Authority wins prestigious award

Durant Industrial Authority wins prestigious award

The Durant Industrial Authority held a special meeting Thursday afternoon to finalize a portion of the TIF funding agreement for Commercial Metals Com...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


SPORTS


Lady Lions off and running

Lady Lions off and running

DHS softball coach Aaron Mullens talks to a player about keys to performing a rundown drill during the first day of practice on Friday morning. The La...

July 17th, 2016 |  


DHS quarterback challenges Manning Passing Academy

DHS quarterback challenges Manning Passing Academy

For 20 years the Manning Passing Academy has been one of the top camps in the United States with not only Super Bowl quarterbacks Peyton and Eli Manni...

July 16th, 2016 |  


Southeastern Softball Camp

Southeastern Softball Camp

Southeastern All American Jessica Simmons demonstrates an infield fielding drill during the Southeastern softball camp this week. .neFileBlock { marg...

July 15th, 2016 |  


Caddo rallies to stun Silo in Coach Pitch state opener

Caddo rallies to stun Silo in Coach Pitch state opener

WEATHERFORD – Caddo’s Bruins and Silo’s Dodgers are separated by mere miles and were rivals all season in the Durant OK Kids basebal...

July 15th, 2016 |  


Youngblood garners spot in U.S. Women’s Amateur Championships

Youngblood garners spot in U.S. Women’s Amateur Championships

Another tournament and the honors keep rolling in for Durant’s Sydney Youngblood.The recent DHS graduate competed in the U.S. Women’s Amat...

July 12th, 2016 |  


Durant, Caddo, Silo advance to Coach Pitch state tourney

Durant, Caddo, Silo advance to Coach Pitch state tourney

Out of more than 200 Coach Pitch baseball teams participating in OK Kids competition this summer, three of the best eight reside right here in Bryan C...

July 12th, 2016 |  


LIFE


Coming Events

Coming Events

July 15 and 16A garage sale by the Durant Choctaw Seniors known as the “White Buffalo Sale,” July 15 and 16th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Chocta...

July 13th, 2016 |  


Baby Xander born

Baby Xander born

Xander Dale Richardson was born at 2:37 p.m. June 8, 2016, at AllianceHealth Durant, weighing six pounds eight ounces and 19 and one-half inches long....

July 8th, 2016 |  


OSF gears up for its season of thrills

The Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival comes alive once again to give the Texoma region a summer of spectacular entertainment. Housed on Southeastern Okl...

July 8th, 2016 |  


Brandi Baumann nominated for The Congress of Future Medical Leaders

Brandi Baumann nominated for The Congress of Future Medical Leaders

Brandi Baumann, a Senior at Durant High School, was a Delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, MA on June 25-27, 2016.The Congres...

July 8th, 2016 |  


Balls celebrating 40 years in radio ministry

Balls celebrating 40 years in radio ministry

Faith Temple Pentecostal Church of God, 928 N. 8th Ave., will host a gospel jubilee at 7:30 p.m. July 15 featuring Grandpa’s Neighbors.The publi...

July 7th, 2016 |  


Bennington Homecoming Parade held

Bennington Homecoming Parade held

People lined the street Saturday morning to see the Bennington Homecoming Parade.The Choctaw Honor Guard is shown in the Bennington Homecoming Parade....

July 5th, 2016 |  


OPINION


A Senate Review by Senator Josh Brecheen

A Senate Review by Senator Josh Brecheen

Last week, Oklahoma became the 29th state to call for a Convention of the States to propose a constitutional amendment to balance the federal budget w...

May 6th, 2016 |  


Republicans are to blame for financial mess

The Republicans are scamming voters in Oklahoma again. They cut taxes, supposedly to help everyone but actually to line the pockets of the wealthy. Th...

April 18th, 2016 |  


Reader says Republicans, not oil and gas decline caused budge woes

As huge budget cuts are destroying public schools and colleges and kicking thousands of people out of life-giving medical care, Republicans in the Okl...

April 3rd, 2016 |  


Safe room in the works for Colbert

The town of Colbert is well in to a project that will benefit all it’s citizens, none other than a bi-level safe room located behind City Hall a...

March 26th, 2016 |  


Imagine Durant director responds to Senator Brecheen

A response to Sen. Josh Brecheen’s article “The Most Efficient Use of Funds.”My name is Kara Hendrickson and I am currently the Dire...

March 26th, 2016 |  


The most efficient use of funds

The most efficient use of funds

When the state is facing a $1.3 billion shortfall, every dollar under the state purview must be vetted to ensure it’s meeting true needs. WeR...

March 22nd, 2016 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA