Durant Democrat- RSS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/ http://durantdemocrat.com/ Sat, 12 Jul 2014 08:52:53 EST 1800 Bryan County children learn to can http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/3890099/Bryan-County-children-learn-to-can Summer day camps continued for local 4-H students in Bryan County this week as the children learned about canning. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Colbert man accused of sexually assault nursing home patient http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/3890331/Colbert-man-accused-of-sexually-assault-nursing-home-patient A 57-year-old Colbert man has been charged with sexually battering a nursing home patient who has Alzheimer's disease.Ronnie Peters was charged this week with sexual battery. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Media gets limited tour of teen immigrant shelter http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/3889091/Media-gets-limited-tour-of-teen-immigrant-shelter Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST City Council hears citizen concerns http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/3886271/City-Council-hears-citizen-concerns City Council began its July meeting in a brand new way. This month marks the first time council openly heard comments from the public on non-agenda items. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Education campaign returns with powerful stories to help Oklahomans quit smoking http://durantdemocrat.com/news/opinion/3879181/Education-campaign-returns-with-powerful-stories-to-help-Oklahomans-quit-smoking Continuing the success of a landmark national tobacco education campaign launched in 2012, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is airing a second series of ads in 2014 featuring real people who are living with the effects of... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Firefighters respond to crash and fires http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/3884046/Firefighters-respond-to-crash-and-fires The Durant Fire Department has put out several grass and rubbish fires recently, according to DFD reports, and they also responded to a crash late Wednesday afternoon. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Another Oklahoma execution set for later this year http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/3886036/Another-Oklahoma-execution-set-for-later-this-year Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Oklahoma GOP leaders push immigration reform http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/3886033/Oklahoma-GOP-leaders-push-immigration-reform Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Inhofe praises deal on surplus military equipment http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/3886039/Inhofe-praises-deal-on-surplus-military-equipment OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe says a deal has been reached between two federal agencies that will allow local firefighters to continue receiving surplus military equipment. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Reconstruction project begins on Highway 69/75 http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/3883027/Reconstruction-project-begins-on-Highway-69/75 The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) notified the City of Durant Tuesday that as of today, they began a reconstruction project on the approach ramps at Highway 69/75 and Washington Avenue. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST DIA and Economic Development Council discuss city progress http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/3882524/DIA-and-Economic-Development-Council-discuss-city-progress The Durant Industrial Authority and Economic Development Council held their regular monthly meetings Tuesday morning to discuss attracting new businesses and the job market in Durant. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Calera Council holds meeting http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/3882746/Calera-Council-holds-meeting Calera Council met Tuesday for its regular meeting to discuss a number of agenda items. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST America’s focus now turns from ‘football’ to football http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/3877595/Americas-focus-now-turns-from-football-to-football Since mid-June, the world's sporting focus has been on soccer, which most of the world refers to as football. Tue, 8 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Campgrounds at Lake Texoma closing for part of summer http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/3877432/Campgrounds-at-Lake-Texoma-closing-for-part-of-summer TULSA - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tulsa District reminds patrons of Lake Texoma that the “A” and “F” loops within Lakeside campground will not be available for use July 8 through Aug. 26. Tue, 8 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Reception honors Sean Burrage as SE president http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/3877150/Reception-honors-Sean-Burrage-as-SE-president Oklahoma State Senator Sean Burrage said he is leaving politics behind as he steps into his new role as Southeastern Oklahoma State University President. Tue, 8 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Mikolas falters as Rangers fall to Astros 12-7 http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/3877391/Mikolas-falters-as-Rangers-fall-to-Astros-12-7 ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Miles Mikolas has been in the major leagues a little too long to be considered yet another young Texas starter. Tue, 8 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Oklahoma Congressman decries immigrant site tour http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/3877214/Oklahoma-Congressman-decries-immigrant-site-tour TULSA (AP) — An Oklahoma congressman is criticizing a proposed media tour of a facility at Fort Sill where more than a thousand children, mostly teenagers from Central America, are being housed. Tue, 8 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Four killed in crash near Roosevelt Bridge http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/3872939/Four-killed-in-crash-near-Roosevelt-Bridge MEAD — Four people were killed Sunday afternoon in a head-on collision on Highway 70 west of Mead, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. Mon, 7 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Storm shelter initiative may stress general fund http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/3875641/Storm-shelter-initiative-may-stress-general-fund Mon, 7 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST SE Gridiron Shootout a success http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/3865240/SE-Gridiron-Shootout-a-success For the 10th-straight year, the Southeastern Oklahoma State University football team welcomed supporters and alumni for the Gridiron Golf Classic at Silverado Golf Course. Sun, 6 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST