Durant Democrat- RSS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/ http://durantdemocrat.com/ Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:02:21 EST 1800 Check out the Library http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/150944917/Check-out-the-Library Library Hours: Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. -5 p.m.-OverDrive eBook collection– OK Virtual Library Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:15:05 EST Cox is top teacher http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/150957238/Cox-is-top-teacher Annie Cox knew when she saw the new Durant High School on a visit to see relatives that's where she wanted to work. Little did she know that a few short years later, she would be voted as the top teacher in the district. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:14:07 EST Main Street’s Dash for Cash going strong http://durantdemocrat.com/news/opinion/150949329/Main-Streets-Dash-for-Cash-going-strong Durant Main Street's Dash for Cash is still going strong. How does it work? When you spend $200 at any of our 32 participating businesses, you'll immediately draw for a gift card. Keep your receipts and present them at the Durant Main... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:13:07 EST Lakewood Fire Department steps up http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150950197/Lakewood-Fire-Department-steps-up A local fire department is speaking out after some recent concerns about the department's skills were brought up. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:12:14 EST Lawsuit shows resistance to legalization of pot http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/150957464/Lawsuit-shows-resistance-to-legalization-of-pot DENVER (AP) — Despite growing public support for legalizing marijuana, a lawsuit filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma shows that at least two segments of American society are prepared to fight the idea before the nation's highest court —... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:12:12 EST Lively and Geiger to wed http://durantdemocrat.com/news/weddings/150947726/Lively-and-Geiger-to-wed Blaklyn Lively of Durant and Charlie Geiger of Calera would like to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:12:09 EST High School Fishing State Championship schedule announced http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150952407/High-School-Fishing-State-Championship-schedule-announced PONCA CITY — High School Fishing, the nation's largest bass-fishing circuit dedicated to high school anglers, announced its 2015 state championship series schedule Friday and extended eligibility to seventh- and eighth-grade... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 12:37:10 EST Lions split with Demons http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150946181/Lions-split-with-Demons Durant Lion basketball teams faced off against the Duncan Demons and came away with a split in two very different games Friday night. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 12:37:07 EST Pump fake still an old standby tool in QB’s belt http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150960556/Pump-fake-still-an-old-standby-tool-in-QBs-belt Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers had first-and-goal at Carolina, poised to break open that September game in the third quarter. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 12:19:03 EST PGA: Golfer, 103, may be oldest to record hole in one http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150960568/PGA:-Golfer-103-may-be-oldest-to-record-hole-in-one SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — A 103-year-old Florida golfer may have made history as the oldest person to record a hole in one. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 09:31:02 EST DMS girls sweep a pair on the road at Denison http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150960090/DMS-girls-sweep-a-pair-on-the-road-at-Denison DENISON - Durant's eighth grade girls basketball teams swept a pair of contests on the road at Denison Thursday evening to close out first semester action. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 09:26:11 EST Court closing for 2014 http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150949100/Court-closing-for-2014 Several Bryan County and conference teams closed out the week and the 2014 portion of their schedules on Thursday and Friday.Bennington was at Coleman on Thursday. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 09:25:04 EST Chase suspect charged http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150945831/Chase-suspect-charged A Durant man accused of leading deputies on a chase and a manhunt last week has been hit this week with multiple felony charges. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:25:08 EST Two states challenge Colorado marijuana legalization http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/150945581/Two-states-challenge-Colorado-marijuana-legalization LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska and Oklahoma on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to declare Colorado's legalization of marijuana unconstitutional, saying the drug is being brought from Colorado into the neighboring... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:25:05 EST Shop with a Cop program doubles http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/150944993/Shop-with-a-Cop-program-doubles It is not often that police get to hear words of thanks from community members but Durant Walmart was filled with the sound of grateful children during the sixth annual Shop with a Cop program Thursday morning. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:23:10 EST Caddo makes home stand http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150932189/Caddo-makes-home-stand CADDO — The Caddo basketball teams hosted Colbert Thursday and notched a couple of victories over the visitors. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:55:13 EST Celtics trade Rajon Rondo to Mavericks http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150944536/Celtics-trade-Rajon-Rondo-to-Mavericks BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics traded point guard Rajon Rondo to Dallas on Thursday night, cutting ties with the last remnant of their last NBA championship while giving Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks a chance at another title. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:55:09 EST Lady Storm rallies to beat OKWU http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150944528/Lady-Storm-rallies-to-beat-OKWU DURANT, Okla. - Southeastern used a dominant second-half effort to overcome a halftime deficit and close out the Fall semester with a 74-64 win over Oklahoma Wesleyan (10-3) on Thursday night in Bloomer Sullivan Arena. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:29:07 EST Prisons lawyer says he felt pressured http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/150940848/Prisons-lawyer-says-he-felt-pressured OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A longtime lawyer for Oklahoma's prison system said Thursday that he felt pressured by the governor's and attorney general's offices to make sure executions last spring happened on schedule, even though the... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:25:07 EST Celebrating a traditional christmas http://durantdemocrat.com/news/opinion/150910008/Celebrating-a-traditional-christmas A very wise and experienced member of our congregation, who also happens to serve as our church secretary, made the passing comment this previous year that the best weapon the devil has in separating us from God in our modern world is by simply making... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:01:10 EST