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Jessica Breger

Position: Staff Writer
E-Mail Address: jbreger@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: (580) 634-2162

Latest Stories by Jessica Breger

The first ever One Talented Kid competition was held last week, displaying the talents of Bryan County children.
The county-wide talent show was organized by local Farmers Insurance Agents and Durant Young Professionals to raise funds for the Boys and Girls Club of Durant.
Contestants were judged on the criteria of creativity, confidence and ente

Bryan County children show their talent

The first ever One Talented Kid competition was held last week, displaying the talents of Bryan County children. The county-wide talent show was organized by local Farmers Insurance Agents and Durant Young Professionals to raise funds for the Boys and Girls Club of Durant. Contestants were judged on the criteria of creativity, confidence and ente

Community leaders and Officials from TAPS Public Transit gathered Tuesday to celebrate the second phase of the Red River Route which placed more stops in Durant.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the Durant City Hall to launch the second phase which is aimed to bring better transportation for students and workers between north Texas and the Du

TAPS expands in Durant

Community leaders and Officials from TAPS Public Transit gathered Tuesday to celebrate the second phase of the Red River Route which placed more stops in Durant. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the Durant City Hall to launch the second phase which is aimed to bring better transportation for students and workers between north Texas and the Du

April is “National Child Abuse Prevention Month.”
The Durant Police Department and Child Protective Services placed colorful pinwheels on the southeast corner of the Bryan County Courthouse lawn Tuesday.
Each one of these pinwheels represents one child that was abused in Bryan County. In the one-year period from July 2013 to July 2014

Bryan County stands against child abuse

April is “National Child Abuse Prevention Month.” The Durant Police Department and Child Protective Services placed colorful pinwheels on the southeast corner of the Bryan County Courthouse lawn Tuesday. Each one of these pinwheels represents one child that was abused in Bryan County. In the one-year period from July 2013 to July 2014

Durant Police and Bryan County Emergency Management teamed up once again to train residents about how to respond to an active shooter, but this time, it wasn't just Durant resident attending.
Schools, churches and business leaders from cities such as Atoka, Lone Grove and Tushka were all in attendance for the The Civilian Response to Active Shoote

Active shooter training extends throughout region

Durant Police and Bryan County Emergency Management teamed up once again to train residents about how to respond to an active shooter, but this time, it wasn't just Durant resident attending. Schools, churches and business leaders from cities such as Atoka, Lone Grove and Tushka were all in attendance for the The Civilian Response to Active Shoote

With temperatures warming up, it is art walk season once again in Durant. Durant Main Street began its second year of the monthly art walk and farmer's market Saturday with a twist. This year, the walk features art and produce with the introduction of a farmer's market.
The event featured local art, farmers, music and much more. Artisans were set

Art walk season back in Durant

With temperatures warming up, it is art walk season once again in Durant. Durant Main Street began its second year of the monthly art walk and farmer's market Saturday with a twist. This year, the walk features art and produce with the introduction of a farmer's market. The event featured local art, farmers, music and much more. Artisans were set

Local man requests DNA analysis in 1997 murder case

A Durant man sentenced in a 1997 murder is now requesting DNA testing on evidence from the crime scene. Jeremy Edward Hill was convicted in the murder of Harold Vance Collier, who was found beaten to death in his lake Texoma home in June 1997. Collier was the owner and operator of Collier Refrigerated Trucking in Durant. Hill was convicted for the

Bryan county is now officially sporting a new county logo and seal that have been the topic of many discussions since the election of District No. 1 Commissioner Ron Boyer.
The official logo and seal of Bryan County, Oklahoma were designed for use on everything from county building signage and stationery, to county vehicles and uniforms.
Both of

Bryan County gets a new look

Bryan county is now officially sporting a new county logo and seal that have been the topic of many discussions since the election of District No. 1 Commissioner Ron Boyer. The official logo and seal of Bryan County, Oklahoma were designed for use on everything from county building signage and stationery, to county vehicles and uniforms. Both of

A local woman is behind bars and Bryan County authorities are searching for two more today.
Caroline Ann Morrison was arrested this week for knowingly harboring a fugitive from justice. She admitted to Bryan County Sheriff's deputies that she gave money to wanted fugitive Michael Shane Laduca who is facing charges relating to methamphetamine deali

Bryan County authorities say search for fugitives ongoing

A local woman is behind bars and Bryan County authorities are searching for two more today. Caroline Ann Morrison was arrested this week for knowingly harboring a fugitive from justice. She admitted to Bryan County Sheriff's deputies that she gave money to wanted fugitive Michael Shane Laduca who is facing charges relating to methamphetamine deali

A Bryan County man convicted of second degree murder received his sentence on Friday. Raymond Jay Stewart was convicted by a jury in January for a beating that resulted in the death of Steven Lee Sessums.
Stewart also received sentencing for his October escape from the Bryan County Jail and subsequent charge of assault on a confinement officer.
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Stewart sentenced in murder case

A Bryan County man convicted of second degree murder received his sentence on Friday. Raymond Jay Stewart was convicted by a jury in January for a beating that resulted in the death of Steven Lee Sessums. Stewart also received sentencing for his October escape from the Bryan County Jail and subsequent charge of assault on a confinement officer. A

Man withdraws pleas in case theft of police vehicle

A Bryan County man who stole a Durant Police vehicle and led police on a high speed chase went before a judge to withdraw his plea following a 30 year jail sentence. Spencer Cavender was sentenced in February for actions he took in December 2014. Cavender had been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, larceny of an automobile, and endange

The annual Chamber Banquet was Friday night at the Choctaw Event Center with a clear message for the community and its leaders.
The newest community program in Durant called Imagine Durant was the focus of this year's banquet, put on by the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce. Everybody was encouraged to get involved in envisioning Durant's future.
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Chamber Banquet imagines Durant

The annual Chamber Banquet was Friday night at the Choctaw Event Center with a clear message for the community and its leaders. The newest community program in Durant called Imagine Durant was the focus of this year's banquet, put on by the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce. Everybody was encouraged to get involved in envisioning Durant's future. A

A little dancing breaks up testing Thursday at the curriculum contest that had Oklahoma high school students gathering at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.
High School students from across southern Oklahoma gathered on the SE campus for the annual curriculum contest where kids can compete academically and enjoy some college fun.

Curriculum contest brings high school students to SE

A little dancing breaks up testing Thursday at the curriculum contest that had Oklahoma high school students gathering at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. High School students from across southern Oklahoma gathered on the SE campus for the annual curriculum contest where kids can compete academically and enjoy some college fun.





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