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Merideth named Durant Superintendent

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Durant School Board held a special meeting at noon Wednesday to appoint a new superintendent for the school district after the resignation of Dr. Jason Simeroth.With a unanimous vote by the board, Assistant Superintendent Duane Merideth was named the new Superintendent. Meredith has served on the school board for over 20 years and has served as Assistant Superintendent for fourteen years.Merideth said he is very thankful for the position. Read more in the Thursday edition of the Durant Daily Democrat.


Court: Florida business gets no Oklahoma tax break

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Florida-based company cannot claim a capital gains tax break for its Oklahoma business, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday.In a 5-4 decision, the state’s highest court ruled against CDR Systems Corporation, a now-defunct Florida-based company that had claimed the Oklahoma capital gains deduction on its 2008 income tax return for gains realized from a stock purchase agreement for the sale of all of its assets.The...

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Regents form Southeastern Presidential Search Committee

 DURANT– The Board of Regents of the Regional University System of Oklahoma has formed a 19-member search committee as it seeks to fill the office of President at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, the university said, in a news release.

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Durant soccer teams suffer Senior Night loss

DURANT — The Durant Lions hosted Cascia Hall on what turned out to be a Senior Night-mare. The Lady Lions fell 11-1 and the boys were edged 3-0 to mark the last game of the regular for the soccer teams.The Lady Lions ended the season with a 7-6 record and finished 2-5 in district play. As of April 21 the OSSAA had the Lady Lions ranked at No. 13. While the boys ended the season with a 5-8 record.The Lady Lions faced a high powered offense in Cascia Hall on Tuesday ...

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Local museum looks for golfers

The Three Valley Museum is still looking for teams to play in its inaugural History in the Making Golf Tournament slated for May 3.Museum Curator Nancy Farris said people have pledged to play, but not enough have actually signed up.Entry fee for this four-person scramble is $100 and includes a round of golf, cart, after-play meal and a tee-box gift. Prizes will be awarded to first-, second- and third-place teams, and for the longest drive and closest to the pin....

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Oklahoma sheriffs upset about loss of prisoners

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Sheriffs from across the state gathered at the Capitol on Tuesday to voice concern about the increasing number of state prisoners who are being removed from county jails and processed into the state prison system of public and private jails.The state’s new prison director, Robert Patton, announced earlier this month that he was working to alleviate the county jail backup, which had swelled to more than 1,900 inmates.Many o...

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Ada downs Durant 9-0

The Durant Lions were held scoreless on their home field by the Ada Cougars Tuesday afternoon.The Lions couldn’t push a runner beyond second base in seven tries in the 9-0 loss. Durant managed only two hits offensively and committed four errors defensively.Ada scored four in the second inning with several well-placed hits and left two on base. The Cougars added three in the fourth inning with the help of two errors and a hard-hit single up the middle. Again, two we...

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Tuesday readings:Durant -High: 79 Low: 57Rainfall - Precipitation 0.00- Month: 2.65- Year: 6.12Lake Levels:Current: 608.78Normal: 615.00Temp: 54

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