Durant Democrat- RSS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/ http://durantdemocrat.com/ Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:50:07 EST 1800 Southeastern receives $2.25 million grant http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50620898/Southeastern-receives-$2.25-million-grant DURANT – Technology continues to play an increasingly important role in the world of higher education. Thanks to a $2.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Southeastern Oklahoma State... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 14:01:16 EST Lions fall to Ardmore, 27-13 http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50626977/Lions-fall-to-Ardmore-27-13 The Durant Lions fought a good fight against the Ardmore Tigers Friday night but came up short, 27-13. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 05:31:06 EST Storm survives UAM, 52-49 http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50630531/Storm-survives-UAM-52-49 DURANT - The Southeastern Savage Storm was in a shoot-out with University of Arkansas Monticello on Saturday night and came away with a 52-49 win after Jake Walters kicked a 19-yard field goal in the closing seconds. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 05:15:10 EST Caddo takes 36-24 district loss to Wetumka http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50628502/Caddo-takes-36-24-district-loss-to-Wetumka CADDO — The Caddo Bruins tried to make a comeback Friday night in their district and home opener against the Wetumka Chieftains. They just ran out of time to make up the deficit created in the first half, when Wetumka scored all 32 of its... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 05:01:15 EST SE volleyball tripped up by Bronchos http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50628692/SE-volleyball-tripped-up-by-Bronchos Southeastern Oklahoma State University opened Day 2 of the South Central Classic on the wrong end of a 3-0 score against Central Oklahoma Saturday morning in Bloomer Sullivan Arena. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 04:01:08 EST No political chatter 7 weeks before election http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/50629542/No-political-chatter-7-weeks-before-election OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's broadcast airwaves are practically void of political advertising just seven weeks before Oklahomans make their choices for the U.S. Senate, Congress, governor and other statewide elective offices in the Nov. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 17:50:12 EST Brecheen discusses No Child Left Behind Waiver and TLE http://durantdemocrat.com/news/opinion/50629902/Brecheen-discusses-No-Child-Left-Behind-Waiver-and-TLE Some with a political motive are claiming Oklahoma schools will lose federal funds given the Obama Administration's decision to not renew Oklahoma's No Child Left Behind (NCLB) waiver. Protecting Oklahoma schools from federal control (i.e. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 16:59:09 EST Man charged with ‘sexting’ to minors http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50617053/Man-charged-with-sexting-to-minors A Calera man has recently been charged with “sexting” to a minor. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 15:23:10 EST Ceremony held to honor 9/11 victims and heroes http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/50616370/Ceremony-held-to-honor-9/11-victims-and-heroes Sept. 11 is a day of remembrance for many across the nation each year as it is the anniversary of the day our nation lost more than 3,000 citizens either on the four hijacked planes, on the ground or in buildings. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:15:05 EST Calera man dies in crash http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50616322/Calera-man-dies-in-crash A 79-year-old Calera man was killed Thursday after falling asleep at the wheel and crashing his pickup, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:14:07 EST Special Olympics Athletes http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50615953/Special-Olympics-Athletes Special Olympics Athletes of the Game for last week's Durant High football contest were Scott Shackleford, who graduated from Durant High in 1988, and Brian Hicks, a 1994 DHS grad. Both are employed at Good Deal Thrift Store, a local business... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:00:14 EST Calera Bulldogs and Boswell Scorpions show power at the Red River Classic http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50616268/Calera-Bulldogs-and-Boswell-Scorpions-show-power-at-the-Red-River-Classic CALERA — The Calera Bulldogs hosted the Red River Classic on Thursday as area teams began battling for the crown.Calera and Boswell were the big winners as Achille and Bennington fell into the losers bracket. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:30:18 EST Rebels beat Colbert http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50615987/Rebels-beat-Colbert SILO — On Thursday, the Silo Baseball Invitational got underway and the Rebels got off to a good start with an 8-0 win over the Colbert Leopards. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:30:16 EST Durant Lions to tangle with Ardmore Tigers tonight http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50615896/Durant-Lions-to-tangle-with-Ardmore-Tigers-tonight The Durant Lions will face off against arch-rival Ardmore Tigers tonight at Paul Laird Field.Last week, the Tigers clawed their way to a 41-32 win over the Ada Cougars as the Lions fell to the Ashdown Panthers 29-12. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:29:06 EST Theatre at Southeastern announces its 2014-2015 season http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50579413/Theatre-at-Southeastern-announces-its-2014-2015-season Theatre at Southeastern has announced its 86 season, featuring modern classics, revolutionary musicals, and a dancing duck. This fall semester begins with a lively, dynamic adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel, “Sense and... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:10:18 EST Caddo Bruins home against Wetumka Chieftans, district debut Friday http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50523871/Caddo-Bruins-home-against-Wetumka-Chieftans-district-debut-Friday The Caddo Bruins will begin District B-4 play Friday on their own field against the Wetumka Chieftans. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:44:12 EST Junior Lions http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50601055/Junior-Lions Junior Lions for last week's Durant High football game were Lilly Dalrymple, Charleigh Davis, Bradlin French, Preston Cross and Aiden Dills. These elementary and intermediate school students were selected by their respective teachers, counselors... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:42:10 EST Storm fans have abundance of choices http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50601011/Storm-fans-have-abundance-of-choices This will be another busy weekend for Southeastern sports fans.Storm watchers will have volleyball, softball and football right here at home. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:41:14 EST Man charged with sending sexual text message http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50602298/Man-charged-with-sending-sexual-text-message A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Colbert man accused of sending a text message to a minor to propose a sexual act. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:12:11 EST DHS Band beginning a new season http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/50601437/DHS-Band-beginning-a-new-season With record numbers this year, Durant High School's award-winning band is off and running with a brand-new marching season and a host of activities on tap, including an alumni night for any former DHS band member to take part in Friday night at... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:10:09 EST