Durant Democrat- RSS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/ http://durantdemocrat.com/ Fri, 25 Apr 2014 01:17:38 EST 1800 Chief Pyle celebrates a birthday and retirement http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/3611416/Chief-Pyle-celebrates-a-birthday-and-retirement About 2,000 people from across the country gathered to celebrate the birthday and retirement of Choctaw Chief Gregory Pyle. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Oklahoma House passes income tax cut legislation http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/3608559/Oklahoma-House-passes-income-tax-cut-legislation Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Two charged with trafficking meth http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/3609616/Two-charged-with-trafficking-meth Two men have been jailed after Calera Police arrested them for suspicion of trafficking in methamphetamine.Christopher Dale Welborn, 32, and Ricky Glen Luttrell, 55, were charged with trafficking in illegal drugs. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Merideth named DISD superintendent http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/3609723/Merideth-named-DISD-superintendent Durant School Board voted unanimously on a new superintendent during a special meeting at noon Wednesday.The position was given to Duane Merideth, who has served as assistant superintendent for 14 years. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST SE softball: GAC championship on the line this weekend http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/3609551/SE-softball:-GAC-championship-on-the-line-this-weekend If you like games that are meaningful, come on out to the Southeastern softball field this weekend. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Sierra Moore signs with University of Central Oklahoma http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/3609493/Sierra-Moore-signs-with-University-of-Central-Oklahoma Sierra Moore's basketball career keeps extending upward. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST SE Rodeo team fares well at Ft. Hays State http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/3580091/SE-Rodeo-team-fares-well-at-Ft.-Hays-State DURANT, Okla. - Southeastern rodeo continued its strong push to the finish with a pair of event championships and seven short-go qualifiers on a busy weekend at the Fort Hays State Rodeo in Hays, Kan. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Merideth named Durant Superintendent http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/3609198/Merideth-named-Durant-Superintendent Durant School Board held a special meeting at noon Wednesday to appoint a new superintendent for the school district after the resignation of Dr. Jason Simeroth. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Court: Florida business gets no Oklahoma tax break http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/3603828/Court:-Florida-business-gets-no-Oklahoma-tax-break OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Florida-based company cannot claim a capital gains tax break for its Oklahoma business, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Regents form Southeastern Presidential Search Committee http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/3608601/Regents-form-Southeastern-Presidential-Search-Committee  DURANT– The Board of Regents of the Regional University System of Oklahoma has formed a 19-member search committee as it seeks to fill the office of President at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, the university said, in a news... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Durant soccer teams suffer Senior Night loss http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/3605325/Durant-soccer-teams-suffer-Senior-Night-loss DURANT — The Durant Lions hosted Cascia Hall on what turned out to be a Senior Night-mare. The Lady Lions fell 11-1 and the boys were edged 3-0 to mark the last game of the regular for the soccer teams. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Local museum looks for golfers http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/3605359/Local-museum-looks-for-golfers The Three Valley Museum is still looking for teams to play in its inaugural History in the Making Golf Tournament slated for May 3. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Oklahoma sheriffs upset about loss of prisoners http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/3603314/Oklahoma-sheriffs-upset-about-loss-of-prisoners Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Ada downs Durant 9-0 http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/3605563/Ada-downs-Durant-9-0 The Durant Lions were held scoreless on their home field by the Ada Cougars Tuesday afternoon. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/3265359/ Tuesday readings:Durant -High: 79 Low: 57Rainfall - Precipitation 0.00- Month: 2.65- Year: 6.12Lake Levels: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST SE Homecoming scheduled for October 24-25 http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news_education/3601532/SE-Homecoming-scheduled-for-October-24-25 DURANT – All alumni and friends of Southeastern Oklahoma State University are invited to celebrate Homecoming on Oct. 24-25, 2014. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Severe weather forecast in the next few days http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/3603204/Severe-weather-forecast-in-the-next-few-days Possible severe weather is forecast later this week and Durant/Bryan County Emergency Management urges residents to be prepared. EM Director James Dalton said his office has spoken with Rick Smith, warning coordination meteorologist... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Oklahoma faces budget crisis despite economic boom http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/3603332/Oklahoma-faces-budget-crisis-despite-economic-boom OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's oil patch is booming, its capital city is thriving and the unemployment rate is falling through the floor, testifying to the state's roaring recovery from the recession. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Time for baseball, softball Districts http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/3603019/Time-for-baseball-softball-Districts District pairings for area high-school baseball teams in Classes A, B and 2A have been released by the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Athletics Association. The smaller classes are starting this week. Class 2A tournaments will kick off next... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Men kick up their heels to raise sexual abuse awareness http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/3592106/Men-kick-up-their-heels-to-raise-sexual-abuse-awareness The fourth annual Kick Up your Heels event kicked off at 8 a.m. Saturday with a 5K race and fun run. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST