Durant Democrat- RSS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/ http://durantdemocrat.com/ Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:13:40 EST 1800 Feds sue Southeastern http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/152654362/Feds-sue-Southeastern OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A professor at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant was denied a promotion because she was transgender and then fired after she complained about the discrimination, the U.S. Department of Justice alleges in a... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:11:46 EST REI vice president remembered http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152655231/REI-vice-president-remembered Many are mourning the loss of a friend and community leader REI Oklahoma's Vice-President Kenny Simpson. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:11:44 EST Thousands rally at Oklahoma Capitol for education funding http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/152654344/Thousands-rally-at-Oklahoma-Capitol-for-education-funding OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than 7,000 educators, parents and schoolchildren rallied at the state Capitol on Monday seeking a big boost in funding for public schools, but that goal will be a challenge for legislators facing a $611 million hole in... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:11:42 EST Father, son escape injury when boat explodes on Lake Texoma http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/152654537/Father-son-escape-injury-when-boat-explodes-on-Lake-Texoma DURANT, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a man and his young son escaped injury when the boat they were on exploded on Lake Texoma in southern Oklahoma. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:06:44 EST Chamber Banquet imagines Durant http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-news/152616448/Chamber-Banquet-imagines-Durant The annual Chamber Banquet was Friday night at the Choctaw Event Center with a clear message for the community and its leaders. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 04:16:41 EST State champ, runner-up among Caddo powerlifting athletes http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152619472/State-champ-runner-up-among-Caddo-powerlifting-athletes Caddo Junior High powerlifters recently competed at the Junior High State Powerlifting Meet in Cleveland, Okla.The meet hosted athletes in seventh, eighth and ninth grades from schools throughout the... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 11:01:41 EST Durant boys golf wins in sudden death playoff http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152620207/Durant-boys-golf-wins-in-sudden-death-playoff KINGSTON - The Durant Lions and Lady Lions golfers are off to swinging start. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 10:01:42 EST Local girl competes in Shawnee gymnastics meet http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152559603/Local-girl-competes-in-Shawnee-gymnastics-meet ATOKA — A Bryan County girl competed in a gymnastics meet March 6 at Rising Star Gymnastics in Shawnee. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 09:31:41 EST Durant boys and girls tennis teams take second at McAlester Tournament http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152620315/Durant-boys-and-girls-tennis-teams-take-second-at-McAlester-Tournament MCALESTER - Durant Lions tennis teams hit the road to play in a 11 team tournament in McAlester, both boys and girls finished in second place. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 09:01:42 EST Southeastern baseball completes sweep of SNU http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152622582/Southeastern-baseball-completes-sweep-of-SNU Southeastern polished off a three-game sweep of Southern Nazarene on Saturday with an 11-8 win in game one followed by an 8-6 win in the series finale at the Ballpark in Durant. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:31:42 EST Lions topple rivals at Ardmore/Lone Grove Showcase http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152620359/Lions-topple-rivals-at-Ardmore/Lone-Grove-Showcase ARDMORE - The Durant Lions rallied from a 4-0 deficit to post a 6-4 win over rival Ada in the Ardmore/Lone Grove Showcase on Friday night. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:06:41 EST SE women’s tennis opens GAC play with win http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152621181/SE-womens-tennis-opens-GAC-play-with-win Southeastern opened Great American Conference play with a dominant 7-2 victory over Southern Nazarene on Thursday afternoon at the Southeastern Tennis Complex. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 07:41:42 EST Man withdraws pleas in case theft of police vehicle http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/152605788/Man-withdraws-pleas-in-case-theft-of-police-vehicle A Bryan County man who stole a Durant Police vehicle and led police on a high speed chase went before a judge to withdraw his plea following a 30 year jail sentence. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 12:01:42 EST Stewart sentenced in murder case http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/152605156/Stewart-sentenced-in-murder-case A Bryan County man convicted of second degree murder received his sentence on Friday. Raymond Jay Stewart was convicted by a jury in January for a beating that resulted in the death of Steven Lee Sessums. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 11:16:42 EST SE faces SNU in ‘Battle of Storms’ series http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152597541/SE-faces-SNU-in-Battle-of-Storms-series Southeastern will return to Great American Conference play looking to jump back into the race for a postseason berth when it hosts Southern Nazarene for a three-game series March 27-28 with a single game set for 2 p.m. today and a double-header slated... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:11:48 EST Kentucky overwhelms West Virginia, 78-39 http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152597707/Kentucky-overwhelms-West-Virginia-78-39 CLEVELAND (AP) — Like a massive, unstoppable blue wave, Kentucky hit quickly and just kept coming. There was no escape for West Virginia, no place to hide. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:11:46 EST Grateful Oklahomans salvage belongings after killer storm http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/152597213/Grateful-Oklahomans-salvage-belongings-after-killer-storm SAND SPRINGS, Okla. (AP) — Oklahomans salvaged soggy belongings Thursday after the Plains' first tornado outbreak of 2015, expressing gratitude that casualties were low but understanding that nature's next punch could be far... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:11:41 EST Bryan County authorities say search for fugitives ongoing http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/152598499/Bryan-County-authorities-say-search-for-fugitives-ongoing A local woman is behind bars and Bryan County authorities are searching for two more today. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:06:47 EST Senate passes bill banning payroll deductions for union dues http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/152597207/Senate-passes-bill-banning-payroll-deductions-for-union-dues OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — School districts would be prohibited from deducting union dues from teachers' checks under a bill approved Thursday in the Oklahoma Senate following a contentious debate in which opponents accused the measure's... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:06:45 EST Curriculum contest brings high school students to SE http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/152584756/Curriculum-contest-brings-high-school-students-to-SE A little dancing breaks up testing Thursday at the curriculum contest that had Oklahoma high school students gathering at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:06:42 EST