Durant Democrat- RSS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/ http://durantdemocrat.com/ Mon, 2 Mar 2015 22:47:38 EST 1800 Filing begans for Achille election http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152138167/Filing-begans-for-Achille-election Municipal candidate filings for Achille began at 8 a.m. Monday.Linda Fahrendorf, secretary of the County Election Board, said the filing period ends at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 4. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 17:46:42 EST Bryan County teachers receive VFW Smart-Maher Award http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152075297/Bryan-County-teachers-receive-VFW-Smart-Maher-Award CALERA - The Veterans of Foreign Wars Bryan County Post No. 3916 announces Mrs. Tracy Whitaker, a Calera High School teacher, as a local winner of this year's Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 13:16:41 EST Election for Silo School bonds to be held Tuesday http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152108900/Election-for-Silo-School-bonds-to-be-held-Tuesday Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3 for the Silo Public Schools bond election.The election is for a building bond and a transportation bond for the school district. Sun, 1 Mar 2015 12:41:42 EST How they got here: A high school playoff recap http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152109669/How-they-got-here:-A-high-school-playoff-recap Only a handful of Bryan County high school basketball teams have survived to the deep reaches of the 2015 playoffs. The Durant Daily Democrat offers a synopsis of how they got here in classes 3A, 2A and B (since none of our Class A local teams made it... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 08:41:45 EST Just chillin’ http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152109132/Just-chillin The heat is on for high school basketball playoffs after the chill of weekend snow and ice. Sun, 1 Mar 2015 08:41:43 EST Smaller scores 27 in win over SWOSU http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152109922/Smaller-scores-27-in-win-over-SWOSU WEATHERFORD - The Southeastern basketballers braved the snowy conditions and made their way to Weatherford, Ok. to play their final regular season games against Southwestern Oklahoma State on Saturday at Pioneer Cellular Event... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 08:41:41 EST Blaise Gorges is Class 5A state runner-up in wrestling http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152112745/Blaise-Gorges-is-Class-5A-state-runner-up-in-wrestling Durant High School senior Blaise Gorges wrestling season came to an end Saturday night with a loss in the Class 5A 220 lbs. division state championship match to El Reno's Murdoch Marcum at the Fair Grounds in Oklahoma City. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 20:21:45 EST Livestock weigh in held at junior livestock show http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152110038/Livestock-weigh-in-held-at-junior-livestock-show Daniel Cullum of Durant waits his turn for weigh in Saturday morning during the Bryan County Junior Livestock Show at the fairgrounds. The show continued that day despite the wintery weather of the past couple of days. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 17:26:42 EST Hunger’s End run to be held http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152107742/Hungers-End-run-to-be-held The Bryan County United Way will soon be hosting the second annual Hunger's End 5K and Fun Run.United Way will be partnering with the Boys and Girls Club of Durant to put on the event at 9 a.m. March 7. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:56:41 EST Dietary changes needed for early lactation beef cows http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news_agricultural/152097551/Dietary-changes-needed-for-early-lactation-beef-cows Beef cow owners have known for years that body condition at calving time is a critical determinant in the re-breeding performance of the cows during the next breeding season. Another key factor that impacts return to estrus cycles and re-breeding is... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:51:46 EST Access to police videos prompts Open Records clash http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/152108914/Access-to-police-videos-prompts-Open-Records-clash OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Public and media access to police footage from cameras worn by officers or in their patrol cars has led to a clash over Oklahoma's Open Records Act as police and prosecutors seek to limit what kinds of videos are... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:51:45 EST Anti-Islamic protesters shout at Muslims at Oklahoma Capitol http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/152108478/Anti-Islamic-protesters-shout-at-Muslims-at-Oklahoma-Capitol OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group of supporters formed a makeshift greeting line to escort Muslims into the Oklahoma state Capitol for Friday's first-ever Muslim Day as a smaller group of protesters heckled participants as they... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:51:44 EST Leadership Durant looks at local education and water http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152087886/Leadership-Durant-looks-at-local-education-and-water One group of professionals got a good look at the education in Durant last week. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:51:42 EST TCU same approach going into spring after Big 12 title http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152109467/TCU-same-approach-going-into-spring-after-Big-12-title FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU coach Gary Patterson never really dwelled on the Big 12 co-champion Horned Frogs getting left out of the first four-team College Football Playoff. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:51:41 EST SE Speech and Debate group competes at state event http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152052500/SE-Speech-and-Debate-group-competes-at-state-event The Southeastern Oklahoma State University Speech and Debate Association (SSDA) stormed into Oklahoma City for the Oklahoma Intercollegiate Forensics Association (OIFA) State Tournament on Feb. 20-21. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:26:41 EST Zack Childers hits the stage http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/151972425/Zack-Childers-hits-the-stage Theatre at Southeastern and the Music Department proudly present, “Les Misérables” starring talented young artists from not only two different departments but also from neighboring towns in the Texoma region. One of these talented... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 07:01:41 EST Woman charged with child neglect http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152081420/Woman-charged-with-child-neglect A Durant woman is facing a felony charge of child neglect after authorities say she left three small children unattended inside a vehicle. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:36:41 EST Snow flurries come down in area http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/152096781/Snow-flurries-come-down-in-area Durant City Hall, the Bryan County Courthouse and Southeastern Oklahoma State University closed early today after snow flurries began late this morning. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:11:41 EST Man pleas to gun possession http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152080780/Man-pleas-to-gun-possession A Calera man is headed to prison for being a felon in possession of firearms.Thirty-three-year-old Jacob Dustin Houser pleaded no contest Thursday to possession of a firearm after former conviction of a felony. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:41:41 EST Southeastern gets sweep of rival ECU Tigers http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152089069/Southeastern-gets-sweep-of-rival-ECU-Tigers Southeastern got a sweep over rival East Central on Thursday night in the home finale at Bloomer Sullivan Arena. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:51:44 EST