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Bryan County Jail escapee arrested

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A Bryan County Jail escapee was nabbed Wednesday in Hot Springs, Ark., after a police detective there recognized him due to the tattoos on his face.Raymond J. Stewart, 26, was arrested at approximately 2:15 p.m. in downtown Hot Springs. The Hot Springs Daily reported that Detective Scott Lampinen recognized Stewart from a photo attached to a broadcast listing Stewart as a wanted person.Stewart was walking in the 800 block of Central Avenue when the detective recognized him due to the multiple tattoos on his face, including an Irish clover. Police arrested him and confirmed he was Stewart.


Fun and music support local cancer fighter

The Spinal Clinic in Durant usually focuses on patients’ health, but it recently concentrated efforts toward the health of a family member.The owner, Dr. Janna Cottingame, and relatives conducted a benefit dinner Friday, Oct. 17, for her mother, Janet Scribner.Scribner was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer with lymph node involvement in June and has been fighting the cancer through conventional and natural remedies.Scribner is undergoing chemotherap...

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3 states deny gay unions despite appellate rulings

WASHINGTON (AP) — The writing is on the wall for gay marriage bans in Kansas, Montana and South Carolina after federal appeals courts that oversee those states have made clear that keeping gay and lesbian couples from marrying is unconstitutional.But officials in the three states are refusing to allow same-sex couples to obtain marriage licenses without a court order directing them to do so. It could be another month or more before the matter is settled.In a politi...

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British government wants an NFL team in London

LONDON (AP) — The British government wants an NFL team based in London.George Osborne, the British treasury chief, told the Evening Standard newspaper on Wednesday that the government will do whatever it can “to make this happen.”The NFL has been playing regular-season games at Wembley Stadium every year since 2007, and this season there are three games on the schedule. But they haven’t yet announced any plans to put a team permanently in the Brit...

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Lions square off against Skiatook

Just how cruel can the football gods be?When the Durant Lions travel to the far northern reaches of Oklahoma on Friday night to play a tough 6-1 Skiatook team, the Lions will be playing with one paw tied behind its back.Seems like a plague of injuries have fallen upon the Lions season. Six of the Durant’s offensive starters, who played in week one, won’t be playing this Friday night.The latest injury was to quarterback/linebacker Layton Tubbs. His ...

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Southeastern Homecoming is here

There is always a lot of stuff happening during Southeastern’s Homecoming celebrations and this there will be even more.You’ve seen the schedule and know everything starts with this evening’s Night at the Museum.You also know the Whang Bang Golf Tournament tees off Friday morning at Chickasaw Pointe Golf Club on Lake Texoma. The popular tournament is filling as you read, so hurry and get online and get registered. There are usually a few spots available...

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Butler delivers 2 big hits, KC evens World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A big-and-burly thumper still has a place on these flash-and-dash Kansas City Royals, it seems. Especially if he can deliver clutch hits in the World Series, the way Billy Butler did Wednesday night.Butler stroked a hard, RBI single in the first inning that his team desperately needed, then lined a loud, tiebreaking single in the sixth to send the Royals past the San Francisco Giants 7-2, tying things up at one game apiece.“I felt like...

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Bank robbery suspects in custody

Two men are in custody following a Tuesday evening armed robbery at the King State Employees Credit Union.Steven Grant Simpson, 27, of Ingram Drive, and Zeb Maggard, 30, of Ogburn Avenue in Winston-Salem, have been charged with arrmed robbery after a prolonged manhunt Tuesday evening.King Police Chief Paula May said the bank was robbed at about 5:20 p.m. Tuesday and said King officers were assited by Forsyth and Stokes county sheriff’s deputies as well as NC Wildli...

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Southeastern volleyball downs Lions

COMMERCE, Texas - Emily Gentle led all attackers with a 20 kill performance as Southeastern picked up a 3-1 non-conference win over Texas A&M-Commerce on Tuesday night in Commerce, Texas.The win lifts the team to 13-11 overall heading into Saturday’s Great American Conference matchup with Northwestern Oklahoma State at 7 p.m. on Oct. 25.The performance was Gentle’s second 20-plus kill outing of the season and 16th double0digit performance as she hit .357 for ...

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Two arrested for harboring escapee

A mother and daughter have been arrested for suspicion of harboring Bryan County Jail escapee and murder suspect Raymond Jay Stewart.Authorities arrested Wanita Hudson, 41, and her daughter, Sabrina Hudson, 21 , at approximately 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to Bryan County Sheriff Ken Golden, who said said Wanita Hudson is a former girlfriend of Stewart.Stewart, 26, Durant, escaped at approximately 1:15 p.m. Saturday after he asked to take a shower which is located in th...

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Local haunted house gives back to the community

A local group aims to scare because it cares this month. Primrose Haunts presents Talon’s Market and Slaughter House, a haunted house that gives back.The group is donating half the proceeds of its T-shirt sales to the Boys and Girls Club of Durant. Primrose partners decided that one charity was not enough and are also aiming to help with Families Feeding Families in Durant as well as Toys for Tots.A $2 discount will be given off of the regular $12 price for anyone ...

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Tanner Young Wins ‘Rising Legend’ award for country music

Tanner Young of Colbert recently traveled to Le Mars, lowa to receive the 2014 “Rising Legend Award” from the National Traditional Country Music Association.Only one award is given each year for the entire nation. While there, he performed at the 39th annual Old Time Music Festival and won first place in the association’s National Guitar Contest.

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Chamber welcomes restoration organization to Durant

The Durant Area Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony to welcome an organization that aims to restore Durant.Durant Restore and Preserve Association was formed by Terri Weir and husband Skip to help homeowners restore and keep their homes.Previously existing online at www.restoredurant.org and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/restoredurant, DRAPA can now be found at 26 W. Main Street in Durant.Weir said the idea came after seeing several D...

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DMS football squads get road victories on Monday night

MADILL – Durant’s middle school football squads each rolled to impressive victories on the road Monday night with the seventh grade posting a 22-6 triumph and the eighth grade a 37-0 whitewashing.Each team returns home Thursday, hosting Shawnee starting at 5 p.m.Seventh gradeAfter a slow start, the Lions finally got things rolling behind a hard-nosed rushing attack fueled by Isaiah Wright’s two touchdowns and 120 yards on the...

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Silo Cross Country wins 2A Regionals

Silo Boys Cross Country took first place at the Class 2A Regional Championships Saturday in Velma.“The boys have been working hard all season for this opportunity,” said coach Bobbie Pratt.The Rebels were led by sophomore Dylan Gaskill (18:40) who placed seventh out of the 91 competitors. Junior Lukas Long ran a 19:09, which earned him 11th overall. He was followed by senior Cody Shelton, who came in 12th with a 19:10. Fourteenth place was taken by junior Tre...

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SE golf tied for third at MSU Invitational

WICHITA FALLS, Texas – After running out to a first-round lead in the event with a team score of 286, Southeastern slipped slightly over the second 18 holes and finished Day 1 of the Midwestern State Invitational with a 295 to fall into a tie for third with a 581.Despite the slight drop as a team, Zach James remained steady over the first 36 holes by carding back-to-back rounds of 68 to work himself into a tie for first with a two-round total of 136.Mason Horner is...

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County commissioners discuss fairground issues

County Commissioners discussed issues at the Bryan County Fairgrounds during a meeting Monday morning.It was recently brought to the board’s attention that county insurance does not cover much of the community use in county owned buildings.While some issues are covered such as if a leak occurs and water causes an injury, other issues caused by renters are not covered.Commissioner Monty Montgomery pointed out that this is an issue since the community buil...

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Caddo residents celebrate their town

The residents of Caddo celebrated their town Saturday at the Caddo Heritage Day events, enjoying live music, vendors, friendly competitions and a parade.Caddo Heritage Day has been held every year for the past 30 years to celebrate the town’s history, community and family life.“It brings us all together,” said Vesta Baker of the Caddo Community Association.She said it takes various organizations, school clubs and churches to put on the events...

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