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Job fair connected job seekers with job providers

More than 360 job seekers and 46 employers came to the Choctaw Event Center in Durant for the Durant Job Fair sponsored by the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce and the Choctaw Nation, Thursday. Durant … more

Deputies investigate thefts

Sheriff’s deputies have investigated several burglaries and thefts the past few days.Deputy Tyler Balentine was dispatched Wednesday to the 3200 block of Sexton Road where Caitlin Morgan told … more

Iconic food bank has closed its doors

In 1997 a parishioner at St. William’s Catholic Church wanted to expand the church’s outreach to the poor and St. Catherine’s House Food Bank was born. At the end of September, … more

Indian Chamber annual meeting to be held

The Choctaw Casino & Resort in Durant is the site of The Gathering in 2018, the annual meeting of the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma. The three-day event opens Sunday, Oct. 7 and … more

Chahta Foundation Scholarships provide educational opportunity

Examples of Choctaw Nation support of education are visible from Head Start to higher education. For the latter, among the most prestigious and helpful opportunities are Chahta Foundation … more

Voter registration deadline approaching

With the voter registration deadline looming, state and local officials are warning residents to beware of a telephone scam.“We’re never going to call you and ask for you to register over … more

Book sale begins today

The first weekend in October is almost here and those in the know know something good is coming. The Friends of the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center and Library in Durant are delighted to sponsor … more

Two charged with harboring escapee

Two people are charged with harboring a fugitive authorities said walked away from a work program at the Pushmataha County Jail in Antlers and tried to take a bus ride in Durant.Forty-six-year-old … more

Vigil held to fight domestic violence

“We don’t always realize what happens at home,” said Eileen Meadows, a victims advocate/outreach advocate at the Durant Crisis Control Center.Meadows was speaking Monday evening at … more

Local Republicans address their party

Two incumbent county commissioners and one man who wants to be Bryan County’s next tax assessor addressed a gathering of the Bryan County Republicans and Conservatives Club this past … more

Bryan County 4-Hers showcase projects at the Oklahoma State Fair

Many ribbons were won by Bryan County 4-Hers on their fair exhibits entered at the Oklahoma State Fair held in Oklahoma City.To be able to compete at the state level, 4-H’ers first submit their … more

Woman’s cat placed in car

A sheriff’s deputy responded to a smelly situation after someone put a cat inside a car, according to the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office.Deputy Mike DiNapoli responded last week to a … more

Davis to receive Golden Quill Award

Michael J. Davis, Director of Compliance and Safety at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, will receive the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Maurice Merrill Golden Quill Award, honoring the best … more

Man charged with two counts of rape

A Colbert man is accused of sexually assaulting a child two different times in June.Thirty-six-year-old Martin James Luck was charged this week with two counts of first-degree rape of a person under … more

McLain named Theatre Teacher of the Year

Southeastern professor Dell McLain has been awarded the Ruth Arrington Oklahoma College Theatre Teacher of the Year Award by the Oklahoma Speech Communication and Theatre Association. In his 21st … more

New entertainment business providing an escape in Durant

If the day-to-day grind has you and your family or friends looking for a quick escape, Michael Ellis says he may have just the thing and it’s family-friendly.“We wanted to bring new … more

Grocery store to close after 20 years in same location

The south side of Durant will be short a grocery store when long-time Briarwood Shopping Center tenant, Save-A-Lot food store closes its doors Saturday after more than 20 years of business.Randy … more

Not much change in gun laws

Shortly after last year’s shooting massacre on the Las Vegas strip, Ohio Gov. John Kasich convened a working group to explore possible reforms to state gun laws.A Republican, Kasich appointed … more

Pedestrian struck and killed by vehicle

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has released the name of a pedestrian who was struck and killed by an automobile.The victim was identified by the Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s Office as 42-year-old … more

Bryan County undersheriff retires

The undersheriff of the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office is retiring, Sheriff Johnny Christian said, during a Tuesday meeting of the county commissioners.Undersheriff’s Darrell … more
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