Durant Democrat- RSS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/ http://durantdemocrat.com/ Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:09:14 EST 1800 Reader says politicians have voted against ‘working’ people http://durantdemocrat.com/news/letters/150316178/Reader-says-politicians-have-voted-against-working-people Mary Fallin and Josh Brecheen repeatedly vote against Oklahoma's working people and base their votes on “funny info.” Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:26:06 EST Readers say voters should ‘retire’ Fallin http://durantdemocrat.com/news/letters/150316106/Readers-say-voters-should-retire-Fallin We hope Oklahoma voters will retire Mary Fallin on Nov. 4. In many ways, she has proven herself unworthy of being our state's governor. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:24:05 EST Trial starts for a former Choctaw Nation construction director http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150359032/Trial-starts-for-a-former-Choctaw-Nation-construction-director A trial began Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Muskogee for a former executive director of the Choctaw Nation's Construction Administration accused of theft and bribery. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:11:04 EST Storm is heading to Searcy; never a fun place to play http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150357594/Storm-is-heading-to-Searcy;-never-a-fun-place-to-play It would be difficult to ask for more from athletics at Southeastern's Homecoming 2014 last weekend.Coach Bo Atterberry's footballers logged a 45-7 victory over Northwestern in afternoon action. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:00:12 EST Bruin Field to be battleground for 3-8 teams http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localsports/150332343/Bruin-Field-to-be-battleground-for-3-8-teams It might be Halloween on Friday, but Caddo has faced scarier teams than the Porum Panthers. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:49:05 EST SE rally stopped short against TWU http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150357638/SE-rally-stopped-short-against-TWU Southeastern had five players with double-digit kills, but was unable to complete the rally from a 2-0 deficit, falling to Texas Woman's 3-2 on Wednesday night in Bloomer Sullivan Gymnasium. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:48:10 EST Silo Cross Country competes in State Championships http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150343618/Silo-Cross-Country-competes-in-State-Championships Silo's Boys Cross Country team traveled to Shawnee on Saturday to compete in the 2A State Championships. Coach Bobbie Pratt said, “The boys have come off a week of phenomenal practice. Everything has looked good: their form, spirits,... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:29:11 EST Early in-person voting begins http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/150357410/Early-in-person-voting-begins OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Three days of early, in-person voting began today at county election board offices across the state as most political experts predict turnout will be relatively light for next week's general... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:10:17 EST Trooper Tips http://durantdemocrat.com/news/opinion/150347202/Trooper-Tips This article will address Oklahoma's Pike Pass and Texas Toll Tag. Both states have an agreement in place that allows each states' pike pass or toll tag to work in each state. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:51:03 EST Dr. Hales named director of SE International Student Services office http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news_education/150347266/Dr.-Hales-named-director-of-SE-International-Student-Services-office Dr. Steven Hales has lived, studied and/or taught in six countries outside the United States. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:50:19 EST DHS Band wins superior rating http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/150349300/DHS-Band-wins-superior-rating The Durant High School Band showcased its 2014 marching show this week at the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association band competition. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:50:15 EST Health officials establish Ebola protocol http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/150355995/Health-officials-establish-Ebola-protocol OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Health care workers who return to Oklahoma with a high risk of exposure to the Ebola virus will be subject to a 21-day, in-home quarantine, but others at lower risk will only be monitored for symptoms, the state... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:45:11 EST Teen pageant to be held Sunday http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150313042/Teen-pageant-to-be-held-Sunday Anna Prichard, Miss Southeast Oklahoma and Nicole Lowry, Miss Southeast Oklahoma Outstanding Teen will crown their successors at the 2015 Miss Southeast Oklahoma and Miss Southeast Oklahoma Outstanding Teen Pageant at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2 at... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:16:15 EST Candidates speak at forum http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150343884/Candidates-speak-at-forum Attendance was light at last night's candidate forum – three candidates and about a dozen in the audience showed up for the Durant Chamber of Commerce event, but the candidates soldiered on. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:03:22 EST Parker helps Spurs edge Mavs 101-100 in opener http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150343681/Parker-helps-Spurs-edge-Mavs-101-100-in-opener SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tony Parker made a clutch shot in the fourth quarter. Manu Ginobili had a big game, and Tim Duncan contributed with a double-double. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 06:06:05 EST Open house to be held at new urgent-care facility http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150337176/Open-house-to-be-held-at-new-urgent-care-facility The Heart and Medical Center Urgent Care, Durant's new urgent-care facility, will be hosting a community open house and ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate its grand opening from noon until 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:11:20 EST Fallin joins Cole on campaign trail’s final week http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/150337122/Fallin-joins-Cole-on-campaign-trails-final-week NEWCASTLE (AP) — Patrons of the Jimmy's Egg breakfast cafe received a surprise visitor on Tuesday when Gov. Mary Fallin rolled into the restaurant parking lot in a giant recreational vehicle, walked inside and began chatting about jobs,... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:04:10 EST First United partners with First American Bank http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150332906/First-United-partners-with-First-American-Bank First United Bank announced plans to expand operations in central and southern Oklahoma through a merger with First American Bank, headquartered in Purcell and Norman, in early 2015. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:02:05 EST Dworaczyk earns GAC Weekly Honor http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150324676/Dworaczyk-earns-GAC-Weekly-Honor Southeastern's Layton Dworaczyk has been named Great American Conference Co-Special teams Player of the Week following his performance in the punt return game in a 45-7 win over NWOSU last Saturday. Dworaczyk turned in the first Savage Storm... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:21:17 EST SE to Host ECU, TWU in midweek matches http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150324717/SE-to-Host-ECU-TWU-in-midweek-matches DURANT, Okla. - Southeastern volleyball will look to build on its back-to-back wins and improve its standing in the Great American Conference as it first squares off with rival East Central on Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. before taking its last step out of... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:21:15 EST