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Republican candidates speak to Durant residents

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Republicans around Durant gathered Monday afternoon to hear from some of their candidates for different offices.Ron Boyer, running for Bryan County Commissioner, Darrel Robertson, running for Congress and Randy Brogdon, running for U.S. Senate spoke to the crowd about what they feel needs changed in the area and in America.Ron Boyer started by saying that instead of interpreting laws by how they are written, we should be interpreting them by why they were written.“Our language is always changing, so if we were to go based strictly on the way their words are, we would continually interpret this law differently each time,” said Boyer.

 

Police investigate shooting in Durant

Durant Police responded to a shooting at approximately 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.Terry McMichael was flown to a Plano, Texas, hospital where he is being treated for gunshot wounds that do not appear to be life threatening, according to Durant Police.Police received a call that several men were arguing outside a residence located at 601 S. 14th Ave., and the witness said one man had a gun and that gunfire was heard.When police arrived, a vehicle was leaving ...

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Charge dismissed against man accused of sexually assaulting a child

The Bryan County District Attorney’s Office dropped a charged against a man who had been accused of sexually assaulting a child.Cody Dean Green, 35, Calera, was charged in February 2013 with child sexual abuse and the charge was recently dismissed.

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Baseball Round Up

The Silo Rebels claimed an 8-0 victory Monday afternoon at home against Hartshorne.Lance House went the distance on the mound. He allowed one hit, struck out eight and walked five.Leonard Sandler led the offense, going 3-for-four with a double and three RBIs. Jarris Hamilton went 2-for-3 with a double and one RBI. Kendall Shives and Lucas Long each got a hit.The Rock Creek Mustangs beat Soper 11-1 - 13-5 on the season. Zach Cook got the win went all 4 allowing...

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Lions fall to Shawnee in five innings

The Durant Lions continue to struggle on the baseball diamond with a 14-2 district home loss against Shawnee on Tuesday.Highlights were few and far between for Lions baseballers on Tuesday. Brandon Robison got the start and held the Wolves scoreless in the first inning but ran into trouble in the second. Shawnee scored five runs on three hits and a Durant error in the second.Brayden Green pitched the third for Durant, giving up one run on three hits. He got into trouble ...

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Lions soccer falls to Tahlequah in district play

DURANT - The Durant soccer teams struggled in district play Tuesday night against Tahlequah at Paul Laird Field. The Lady Lions loss a in a close match-up, 2-1, and the boys team fell 5-2.The Lady Lions record dropped to 7-5 on the season and still ranked in the OSSAA rankings at No. 9. This loss may have hurt the chances for the Lady Lions to make the playoffs. There are two games left in the season, both district games, and the Lady Lions need to, at least, split the games to pos...

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Silo defense displays ‘wow’ moments in two wins

SILO — The Silo Rebels shot down Boswell twice Tuesday afternoon, winning the first game 9-2 and the second 4-1.After a shaky start, the Rebel defense rolled five double plays on the day and even executed a triple play. Also, left-fielder Kris Taylor made a diving catch in shallow left near the foul line to incite some cheers in the first game. And compelling the crowd to holler in the second game was short stop Tanner Hearon’s remarkable snatch out of the air off a hig...

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State-mandated minimum wage draws ire across state

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Those seeking a higher minimum wage in Oklahoma said they’re upset with Gov. Mary Fallin’s decision to sign a bill that prohibits cities from establishing mandatory minimum wage or vacation and sick-day requirements.Attorney David Slane, who wrote the initiative petition for Oklahoma City, said that the new law, inked Monday night, threatens an effort to raise Oklahoma City’s minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.

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