Durant Democrat- RSS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/ http://durantdemocrat.com/ Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:23:57 EST 1800 Elks Hoop Shoot Winners http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/151563132/Elks-Hoop-Shoot-Winners The Durant Elks Lodge hosted the Oklahoma Southeast District Hoop Shoot at Durant Middle School on Saturday, Jan. 17th. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:46:41 EST Oklahoma executions on hold as US Supreme Court reviews drug http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/151560806/Oklahoma-executions-on-hold-as-US-Supreme-Court-reviews-drug OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Executions are on hold in Oklahoma after the U.S. Supreme Court said Wednesday that the state cannot perform executions using a specific drug while the justices consider a challenge over whether the sedative ensures... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:41:55 EST Fallin refuses to take position on gay discrimination http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/151560287/Fallin-refuses-to-take-position-on-gay-discrimination OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin refused to say Wednesday whether she thinks Oklahoma businesses should be allowed to discriminate against gay people. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:41:55 EST Small plane plunges into lake http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/151552895/Small-plane-plunges-into-lake A search was resuming today for the pilot of an airplane that crashed into Lake Texoma late Wednesday morning, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:41:43 EST Storm softball ranked No. 4 in NFCA Poll http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/151563147/Storm-softball-ranked-No.-4-in-NFCA-Poll Southeastern softball will open the 2015 season with the same national ranking it finished the 2014 season as the No. 4 team in the nation in the NFCA Preseason Poll released on Wednesday. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:16:46 EST SE thumpers start stretch run http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/151563145/SE-thumpers-start-stretch-run Southeastern's men and women basketballers have nine games remaining and baseball opens its season Saturday in Laredo, Texas.Storm cagers will be on the road Thursday, January 29, to take on Northwestern in Alva. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:16:44 EST VSOs here to help veterans http://durantdemocrat.com/news/opinion/151468583/VSOs-here-to-help-veterans This is a good time to bid all veterans of Bryan County good health. Not just to the state-recognized 3,600 veterans of Bryan County but to include their wives, surviving spouses, and dependent children. It is the season of influenza, colds,... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:16:43 EST Free income-tax filing available http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/151545586/Free-income-tax-filing-available AARP Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation and electronic filing in Durant. The help is available from noon until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Feb. 3 and ending April 14 at the Durant Senior Center, 301 N. 16th Ave. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:16:41 EST Lady Mustangs take victory http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/151541629/Lady-Mustangs-take-victory BOKCHITO — It was a pair of hard-fought games in the Rock Creek High School gym when Tushka came to town Tuesday. The Lady Mustangs took advantage of a largely uneven third quarter to end up on top, 49-43. The Mustangs suffered a third-quarter... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:41:47 EST SE men’s tennis picked second in GAC poll http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/151541654/SE-mens-tennis-picked-second-in-GAC-poll Following a 2-0 fall season with strong individual outings, Southeastern has been picked to finish second in the Great American Conference preseason poll heading into the 2015 championship season. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:41:45 EST Eagles get split against Caney http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/151541595/Eagles-get-split-against-Caney ACHILLE – Alan McClung and the Eagles rode a second half surge to defeat Caney 68-47 on Tuesday. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:41:43 EST Boyer speaks about seal, website cost http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/151515810/Boyer-speaks-about-seal-website-cost In recent meetings of the Bryan County commissioners, newly elected Ron Boyer has talked about his development of a new county seal and website. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:46:43 EST Local campaign signs vandalized http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/151542443/Local-campaign-signs-vandalized While it is common for national elections to attract some negative attention from the public, one Bryan County man said he has never seen it happen in school board elections however, his campaign signs are being destroyed. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:46:41 EST Public invited to VA Choice Program meeting http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/151531885/Public-invited-to-VA-Choice-Program-meeting MUSKOGEE – Congressman Markwayne Mullin announced an informational meeting open to district veterans regarding the new Veteran's Choice Program administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:41:41 EST Lady Storm rolls past SNU, 83-59 http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/151515321/Lady-Storm-rolls-past-SNU-83-59 Southeastern snapped its four-game losing streak in a big way and saw Emily Williams write her name in the record books in the process as the Savage Storm topped Southern Nazarene 83-59 on Monday night in Bloomer Sullivan Arena. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:56:44 EST SE wins battle of Storms http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/151515205/SE-wins-battle-of-Storms Taylor Smaller posted his fourth 20-point game of the season and Southeastern shot 46.5 percent from the field as a team en route to a 59-52 win over Southern Nazarene on Monday night in Bloomer Sullivan Arena. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:56:43 EST DMS basketball teams notch victories over Hugo http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/151515403/DMS-basketball-teams-notch-victories-over-Hugo Durant's eighth grade basketball teams notched a pair of victories over Hugo on Thursday.The girls pulled away for a 31-16 triumph and the boys were 24-15 victors.Girls Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:56:42 EST Bennington Bears lose heartbreaker in tourney finals http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/151515464/Bennington-Bears-lose-heartbreaker-in-tourney-finals COLEMAN — The Bennington Bears had to settle for second place in the Coleman Tournament on Saturday after a 54-53 loss to the Clayton Bulldogs. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:56:41 EST State could halt executions for Supreme Court drug review http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/151512520/State-could-halt-executions-for-Supreme-Court-drug-review OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma is willing to put three executions on hold while the U.S. Supreme Court reviews whether a certain sedative can render death row inmates sufficiently unconscious, the state's attorney general said in a Monday... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:41:50 EST Firefighters gather in Durant for training http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/151516339/Firefighters-gather-in-Durant-for-training Durant's own Kiamichi Technology Center hosted 56 different fire departments from across the state as firefighters gathered for a regional fire training event last weekend. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:41:47 EST