Durant Democrat- RSS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/ http://durantdemocrat.com/ Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:32:12 EST 1800 Lions split day one at 5A shootout tournament http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/153113546/Lions-split-day-one-at-5A-shootout-tournament WILBURTON — The Durant Lions scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth to break a 7-7 deadlock and rally past perennial power Claremore, 11-7, in the 5A Shootout Thursday night at Eastern Junior College in Wilburton. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:11:47 EST SE faces ECU, postseason on the line http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/153113410/SE-faces-ECU-postseason-on-the-line Southeastern will put its postseason hopes on the line when it travels to Ada, Okla., to take on rival East Central April 25-26 with the winner likely earning a spot in the Great American Conference Tournament. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:11:45 EST SE men’s tennis dominates postseason awards http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/153113250/SE-mens-tennis-dominates-postseason-awards After dominating the regular season with its second-straight undefeated regular-season Great American Conference championship Southeastern has dominated the postseason awards with Maxim Fil earning Player and Newcomer of the Year honors, Shawn Hamil... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:11:42 EST Man pleas to being an accessory to murder http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/153114898/Man-pleas-to-being-an-accessory-to-murder A Durant man accused of being an accessory to murder was sentenced this week to 20 years in prison. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:46:49 EST Oil and gas bill passes http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/153110362/Oil-and-gas-bill-passes OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Democrats in the Republican-dominated Oklahoma House are disappointed by passage of a GOP-backed bill that prohibits cities and towns from regulating oil and natural gas drilling operations, the chamber's top Democrat... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:46:47 EST Congressman Mullin’s field representative ready to help http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/153021268/Congressman-Mullins-field-representative-ready-to-help Eddie Dempsey is Markwayne Mullin's field representative for Bryan County and the eastern half of Oklahoma from Kansas to Texas. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:46:45 EST Crews continue work on city streets http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/153047174/Crews-continue-work-on-city-streets Road maintenance continues on city streets while improvements take place from other departments. Homeowners can team up with the city for these improvement projects and the labor costs are covered by the city. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:46:44 EST Courthouse restoration continues http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/153113978/Courthouse-restoration-continues The Bryan County Courthouse renovation is nearing completion. The entire structure is being painted and sealed for what may be the first time in it's nearly 100-year-old history. It was constructed entirely of concrete and stucco and the years... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:46:41 EST Rock Creek closes season http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/153085784/Rock-Creek-closes-season BOKCHITO — Rock Creek ended its season on Wednesday with two losses to Soper in the Class A District 26 tournament. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:46:47 EST Silo Rebels now 23-1 on the season http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/153086685/Silo-Rebels-now-23-1-on-the-season The Silo Rebels added two victories to their record this week, moving to 23-1 on the season.Silo traveled to Hartshorne (Class 3A No. 9) on Monday and came away with a 6-0 win. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:46:42 EST SE, Henderson playing for regular-season title http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/153089643/SE-Henderson-playing-for-regular-season-title You might know the weather would get in the way of Southeastern's biggest softball series of 2015. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:41:45 EST Relay for Life to be held http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/153077469/Relay-for-Life-to-be-held The 15th annual Bryan County Relay for Life Event will be held from 7 p.m. Friday, April 24 until 1 a.m. Saturday, April 25 at the Southeastern Paul Laird Field. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:41:45 EST Two jail employees let go http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/153091524/Two-jail-employees-let-go Jamie Newberry and Scott Johnson were terminated from their duties as administrators at the Bryan County Jail, Sheriff Ken Golden said. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:41:44 EST Elks host youth luncheon http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152973969/Elks-host-youth-luncheon The Durant Elks lodge held a student appreciation luncheon last week. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:41:43 EST EMT charged with possessing child pornography http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/153081083/EMT-charged-with-possessing-child-pornography An Atoka man authorities say is an emergency medical technician who was previously arrested for possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute is now accused of possessing child pornography on his cell phone. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:41:42 EST QUIZ: Which Breed Of Puppy Is Perfect For You? http://durantdemocrat.com/quizzes/puppy1DUR Find out with the Darant Daily Democrat's Perfect Puppy Quiz! Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:56:44 EST Rock Creek rolling on http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/153060230/Rock-Creek-rolling-on BOKCHITO — Rock Creek is in the driver's seat after the first round of the Class A District 26 tournament on Tuesday with wins over Soper and Achille. The Achille Eagles suffered a second loss to Soper, eliminating them from the... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:31:41 EST Lions get split against Plainview http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/153065616/Lions-get-split-against-Plainview The Durant Lions (12-13) got a split against the Plainview Indians on Tuesday night at Lions Field. Durant won game one 11-6 and loss 6-5 in game two of the double-header.Game one: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:26:42 EST Caney takes out Bennington http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/153061971/Caney-takes-out-Bennington Teams moved up their District tournaments to try to get ahead of the rain in the forecast. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:26:41 EST Calera senior center is ‘one big happy family’ http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/152990003/Calera-senior-center-is-one-big-happy-family “We're just one big happy family,” petite 79-year-old Rose Owens of Kingston beams about activities at the senior center. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 13:31:41 EST