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Passenger killed in truck crash

One person was killed and another seriously injured during a crash Tuesday morning involving three semi trucks at the Highway 69/75 and Choctaw Road intersection. The crash happened just before 4 … more

City, authority reach agreement from last April

In what appears to be an issue coming full-circle, the Durant City Council and the Durant Industrial Authority approved a contract that had been rejected by the DIA last April. Both parties said the … more

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On Jan. 8, 2019, the Durant City Council will appoint a task force to study the city’s infrastructure and report its findings by June 30, 2019. Durant City Manager Tim Rundel said the … more

U.S. Postal Service to hold public meeting in Platter

PLATTER — The U.S. Postal Service is considering the potential relocation of retail services that were provided at the Platter Main Post Office to a new, yet-to-be-determined location as close … more

Early morning truck crash kills one

A truck driver was killed early Tuesday morning at the Highway 69/75 and Choctaw Road intersection, Durant/Bryan County Emergency Management said. The crash, involving three semi-trucks, happened … more

Two Commencement ceremonies held Saturday at Southeastern

Southeastern Oklahoma State University held two Fall Commencement ceremonies Saturday in Bloomer Sullivan Arena. Lobbyist/consultant Lesa Smaligo, a 1990 Southeastern graduate, was the … more

Updates, strategy on agenda for Monday

Durant Main Street will host a community forum to explain how Durant made it onto the list of top 10 finalists for the online business makeover show “Small Business Revolution – Main … more

Officials: Airport is major economic development asset

Tucked away just west of Durant, the airport is a facility that many people may not think of often. But Mayor Jerry Tomlinson said the airstrip has become a major asset to the … more

Calera residents upset over highway project

Calera residents voiced concerns that a highway project through the town does not include exits for Main Street during the Calera council’s regular meeting Thursday. In July 2016, Oklahoma … more

Democrats to mark Christmas with party and charity

Bryan County Democrats will celebrate Christmas with a lunch-time party and donations to a local charity. The Bryan County Democratic Party and the Federation of Democratic Women have a … more

New judge appointed for Bryan County

There will soon be a new judge at the Bryan County Courthouse. Bryan County District Judge Mark R. Campbell recently appointed Abby Rogers of Durant as the new Special Judge. Rogers will … more

Vietnam Wall replica coming to Durant

Staff report The Wall That Heals, a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, is being brought to Durant May 9-12, 2019, it was announced Tuesday. The Wall, which will be open 24 hours per day, … more

No-tax plan
pitched for
city streets

The Durant City Council approved a task force to study the city’s infrastructure and a critic of last June’s failed $20 million bond issue to repair Durant’s streets proposed a plan … more

Durant makes the top 10

About 40 business and community leaders who gathered in the Old Ice House Beer Garden burst into cheers upon hearing that Durant was a top-10 finalist for the online small business makeover program … more

SE Commencement set for Saturday

Lobbyist/consultant Lesa Smaligo will be the speaker at Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s Fall Commencement on Saturday, December 15. Two ceremonies (10 a.m. and 2 p.m.) will be held … more

Candidates file for school board offices

The three-day filing period for school board offices ended recently and the following candidates filed for offices: Achille Daniel Howard Bennington Billy Russell Garey Martin Jimmy … more

Santa Claus comes to town

Santa Claus was the guest of honor for Durant Main Street’s event, “Santa’s Very Merry Main Street,” this past Saturday. The Jolly old Elf had breakfast with 60 of his most … more

Chamber wins environmental award

People from all over Oklahoma met recently to celebrate environmental excellence across the state and the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce has received an award. Keep Oklahoma Beautiful (KOB) … more

City Council to consider
infrastructure task force

In the wake of last June’s defeat of a bond issue to tackle poor roads, the Durant City Council tonight will consider a task force to study the city’s infrastructure. The seven-member … more

House under construction catches fire

Staff report A house that is vacant and under construction caught fire Sunday, according to the Durant Fire Department. Firefighters were dispatched at 1:24 a.m. to Brooke Lane and while … more
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