Durant Democrat- RSS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/ http://durantdemocrat.com/ Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:21:02 EST 1800 Championship window might be closing for Thunder http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150289092/Championship-window-might-be-closing-for-Thunder OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The future looks bright for the Oklahoma City Thunder. It's unclear how long it will stay that way. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:01:25 EST See scenes of Durant http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/150289437/See-scenes-of-Durant How do you celebrate Durant? Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:45:07 EST Oklahoma Sooners in odd spot in Big 12 race http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150289058/Oklahoma-Sooners-in-odd-spot-in-Big-12-race NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma is in an unfamiliar situation, seemingly out of Big 12 Conference title discussion in October. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:00:11 EST Oklahoma St. sues former assistant at Texas http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150289051/Oklahoma-St.-sues-former-assistant-at-Texas AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Who's calling the plays for the Texas Longhorns this season? It may take a lawsuit by Oklahoma State against Texas assistant coach Joe Wickline to find out. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:54:17 EST Bruins traveling to take on Keota’s power run http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150243170/Bruins-traveling-to-take-on-Keotas-power-run The Caddo Bruins will make a 130-mile trek to Keota to take on the undefeated Lions tonight. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:54:14 EST Education board OKs budget request for teacher pay http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/150285450/Education-board-OKs-budget-request-for-teacher-pay OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma teachers would receive a $2,500 across-the-board pay raise under a budget proposal approved Thursday by the State Board of Education, but they shouldn't plan to spend the money any time soon. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:50:07 EST Officials discuss jail escape http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/150276706/Officials-discuss-jail-escape Bryan County commissioners and the sheriff's office have begun looking at ways to prevent potentially dangerous criminals from escaping jail custody. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:09:32 EST Candidates spar over directors’ pay raises http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/150285500/Candidates-spar-over-directors-pay-raises OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's Republican governor and her Democratic candidate opponent are sparring over pay raises for state agency directors. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:34:11 EST Fun and music support local cancer fighter http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150246269/Fun-and-music-support-local-cancer-fighter The Spinal Clinic in Durant usually focuses on patients' health, but it recently concentrated efforts toward the health of a family member. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:58:10 EST 3 states deny gay unions despite appellate rulings http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/150274727/3-states-deny-gay-unions-despite-appellate-rulings WASHINGTON (AP) — The writing is on the wall for gay marriage bans in Kansas, Montana and South Carolina after federal appeals courts that oversee those states have made clear that keeping gay and lesbian couples from marrying is... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:12:08 EST British government wants an NFL team in London http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150274791/British-government-wants-an-NFL-team-in-London LONDON (AP) — The British government wants an NFL team based in London. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:01:13 EST Lions square off against Skiatook http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150274520/Lions-square-off-against-Skiatook Just how cruel can the football gods be?When the Durant Lions travel to the far northern reaches of Oklahoma on Friday night to play a tough 6-1 Skiatook team, the Lions will be playing with one paw tied behind its back. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:00:12 EST Southeastern Homecoming is here http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150274216/Southeastern-Homecoming-is-here There is always a lot of stuff happening during Southeastern's Homecoming celebrations and this there will be even more.You've seen the schedule and know everything starts with this evening's Night at the Museum. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:00:09 EST Butler delivers 2 big hits, KC evens World Series http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150274739/Butler-delivers-2-big-hits-KC-evens-World-Series KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A big-and-burly thumper still has a place on these flash-and-dash Kansas City Royals, it seems. Especially if he can deliver clutch hits in the World Series, the way Billy Butler did Wednesday night. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:53:09 EST Bryan County Jail escapee arrested http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/150267399/Bryan-County-Jail-escapee-arrested A Bryan County Jail escapee was nabbed Wednesday in Hot Springs, Ark., after a police detective there recognized him due to the tattoos on his face. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:09:11 EST Bank robbery suspects in custody http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/150267278/Bank-robbery-suspects-in-custody Two men are in custody following a Tuesday evening armed robbery at the King State Employees Credit Union. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:50:52 EST Southeastern volleyball downs Lions http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150259945/Southeastern-volleyball-downs-Lions COMMERCE, Texas - Emily Gentle led all attackers with a 20 kill performance as Southeastern picked up a 3-1 non-conference win over Texas A&M-Commerce on Tuesday night in Commerce, Texas. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:57:08 EST Chamber welcomes restoration organization to Durant http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/150218580/Chamber-welcomes-restoration-organization-to-Durant The Durant Area Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony to welcome an organization that aims to restore Durant. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:03:09 EST Two arrested for harboring escapee http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/150253663/Two-arrested-for-harboring-escapee A mother and daughter have been arrested for suspicion of harboring Bryan County Jail escapee and murder suspect Raymond Jay Stewart. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:33:16 EST Local haunted house gives back to the community http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150244920/Local-haunted-house-gives-back-to-the-community A local group aims to scare because it cares this month. Primrose Haunts presents Talon's Market and Slaughter House, a haunted house that gives back. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:16:11 EST