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Houser named permanent Chief of Police

Houser named permanent Chief of Police

Durant has a new Chief of Police effective Monday February 8 2016. Chief David Houser who has served as interim …

February 8th, 2016 updated: February 8th, 2016. |  

Democrat to become morning paper

The Durant Daily Democrat will be making the switch to a morning newspaper beginning Tuesday, March 1. The change was …

February 8th, 2016 |  

City council, DIA and school board to hold meetings

Durant City Council, Durant Industrial Authority and the Durant Board of Education are having regular monthly meetings this week. City …

February 8th, 2016 |  

Quakes could prompt action

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The power and frequency of earthquakes in Oklahoma have been increasing, but the Legislature has done …

February 6th, 2016 |  

Hunger coalition registering voters

Hunger coalition registering voters

The Bryan County Coalition Against Hunger volunteers who are registering voters at six food sites in the county have put …

February 6th, 2016 |  

Tip A Cop and Cold Polar Plunge held

Tip A Cop and Cold Polar Plunge held

Saturday, Durant’s Polar Plunge wasn’t as cold as years past, but this year had the biggest ever. Choctaw Casino hosted …

February 6th, 2016 |  

Voters should apply early for absentee ballots

Voters in Bryan County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the March 1 Presidential Preferential Primary …

February 6th, 2016 |  

Pressure mounting for lawmakers to send alcohol plan to vote

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A new plan for Oklahoma voters to decide whether wine and strong beer can be sold …

February 5th, 2016 |  

POLICE LOG

A cross section of calls to the Durant/Bryan County Communications Center Monday 12:42 a.m. brush fire 100 block of W. …

February 5th, 2016 |  

NWH celebrates reading day to benefit Polar Plunge

NWH celebrates reading day to benefit Polar Plunge

Northwest Heights celebrated “Hats Off To Reading” Day this week. Students traveled from class to class reading to each other. …

February 5th, 2016 |  

Firefighters sniff out sewer odor

The Durant Fire Department investigated a complaint Wednesday about an odor at a vacant business that was the result of …

February 5th, 2016 |  

Fire leaves mother and daughter homeless

Fire leaves mother and daughter homeless

A mid-Thursday afternoon fire in Mead has left a mother and daughter homeless. The home is at the end of …

February 4th, 2016 updated: February 5th, 2016. |  

Lawmakers push social agendas amid budget crisis

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The difficult task of plugging a $900 million hole in the state budget has not deterred …

February 4th, 2016 |  

Choctaw Nation announces new headquarters

Choctaw Nation announces new headquarters

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma is less than two years away from a $219 million central headquarters to serve their …

February 4th, 2016 |  

Grave marker stolen from veteran’s grave

Grave marker stolen from veteran’s grave

The Bryan County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of a grave marker from a cemetery in Hendrix. According to …

February 3rd, 2016 updated: February 4th, 2016. |  

Students give back to community

Students give back to community

This past weekend more than 300 students spread out in groups over the city and helped with community projects. Community …

February 3rd, 2016 |  

Southeastern to host regional Science Olympiad

The Southeastern Oklahoma State University Department of Chemistry, Computer and Physical Sciences will host the regional Oklahoma Science Olympiad competition …

February 3rd, 2016 |  

Bills to rein in tax subsidies face opposition

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Opposition surfaced Tuesday against several bills that would rein in costly state tax subsidies, sending a …

February 3rd, 2016 |  

Friday last day to register for election

Friday, Feb.5 , is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in …

February 3rd, 2016 |  

Teachers winners, smokers losers in budget proposal

Gov. Mary Fallin’s $6.99 billion budget proposal for next year is only $52 million less than that of the current …

February 2nd, 2016 |  

Gov. Fallin wants sales tax expansion to close budget hole

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin on Monday proposed increasing the cigarette tax and expanding the sales tax …

February 2nd, 2016 |  

IRS phone scams reported

With tax season rolling around, there’s a resurgence of an old IRS phone scam. People in the area have received …

February 2nd, 2016 |  

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