Durant Democrat- RSS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/ http://durantdemocrat.com/ Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:14:16 EST 1800 Southeastern volleyball downs Lions http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150259945/Southeastern-volleyball-downs-Lions COMMERCE, Texas - Emily Gentle led all attackers with a 20 kill performance as Southeastern picked up a 3-1 non-conference win over Texas A&M-Commerce on Tuesday night in Commerce, Texas. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:57:08 EST Two arrested for harboring escapee http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/150253663/Two-arrested-for-harboring-escapee A mother and daughter have been arrested for suspicion of harboring Bryan County Jail escapee and murder suspect Raymond Jay Stewart. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:33:16 EST Local haunted house gives back to the community http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150244920/Local-haunted-house-gives-back-to-the-community A local group aims to scare because it cares this month. Primrose Haunts presents Talon's Market and Slaughter House, a haunted house that gives back. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:16:11 EST Tanner Young Wins ‘Rising Legend’ award for country music http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/150199764/Tanner-Young-Wins-Rising-Legend-award-for-country-music Tanner Young of Colbert recently traveled to Le Mars, lowa to receive the 2014 “Rising Legend Award” from the National Traditional Country Music Association. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:26:15 EST Chamber welcomes restoration organization to Durant http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/150218580/Chamber-welcomes-restoration-organization-to-Durant The Durant Area Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony to welcome an organization that aims to restore Durant. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:14:14 EST DMS football squads get road victories on Monday night http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150240971/DMS-football-squads-get-road-victories-on-Monday-night MADILL – Durant's middle school football squads each rolled to impressive victories on the road Monday night with the seventh grade posting a 22-6 triumph and the eighth grade a 37-0 whitewashing. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:04:17 EST Silo Cross Country wins 2A Regionals http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150240854/Silo-Cross-Country-wins-2A-Regionals Silo Boys Cross Country took first place at the Class 2A Regional Championships Saturday in Velma.“The boys have been working hard all season for this opportunity,” said coach Bobbie Pratt. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:03:10 EST SE golf tied for third at MSU Invitational http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150240904/SE-golf-tied-for-third-at-MSU-Invitational WICHITA FALLS, Texas – After running out to a first-round lead in the event with a team score of 286, Southeastern slipped slightly over the second 18 holes and finished Day 1 of the Midwestern State Invitational with a 295 to fall into a tie... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:02:11 EST County commissioners discuss fairground issues http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150242052/County-commissioners-discuss-fairground-issues County Commissioners discussed issues at the Bryan County Fairgrounds during a meeting Monday morning. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:50:10 EST Caddo residents celebrate their town http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/150242679/Caddo-residents-celebrate-their-town The residents of Caddo celebrated their town Saturday at the Caddo Heritage Day events, enjoying live music, vendors, friendly competitions and a parade. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:49:10 EST Search continues for escaped murder suspect http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/150228647/Search-continues-for-escaped-murder-suspect The search continues for Bryan County Jail inmate Raymond J. Stewart, who made his getaway early Saturday afternoon. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:50:14 EST SE ranks 6th nationally in producing Native American graduates http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150230413/SE-ranks-6th-nationally-in-producing-Native-American-graduates In what is becoming an annual tradition, Southeastern Oklahoma State University once again ranks among the nation's leaders in producing Native American graduates. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:52:16 EST SE Live/Native American Visitation Day set http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150230360/SE-Live/Native-American-Visitation-Day-set Southeastern Oklahoma State University has scheduled “SE Live Open House and Native American Visitation Day'' for Wednesday, November 12, on the Durant campus. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:52:14 EST Superintendent candidates endorse teacher pay hike http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/150238858/Superintendent-candidates-endorse-teacher-pay-hike EDMOND (AP) — The Republican and Democratic contenders to become Oklahoma's top education official both endorsed pay raises for teachers and a reduction in the number of tests public school students must take every year during a public... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:50:12 EST GOP expected to hold Oklahoma legislative majority http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/150234806/GOP-expected-to-hold-Oklahoma-legislative-majority OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With Republicans holding huge majorities in the Oklahoma House and Senate, Democrats are content to target what they say are vulnerable GOP-controlled seats in the Nov. 4 general election. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:45:10 EST The failed Lake Texoma redevelopment http://durantdemocrat.com/news/opinion/150211773/The-failed-Lake-Texoma-redevelopment Beginning in the early 1980s about the time Ronald Reagan was elected president, we started hearing a lot about deregulation, outsourcing and privatization. Many government and industry officials felt that they could do a better job of voluntarily... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 16:09:10 EST Former Choctaw Chief receives Inaugural Leadership Award http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150181348/Former-Choctaw-Chief-receives-Inaugural-Leadership-Award Native veterans, language preservationists, artists, a renowned female ceremonial dancer and a former Chief of the Choctaw Nation were among those recognized at the sixth annual AARP Oklahoma Indian Elder Honors recently held in Oklahoma... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 15:37:16 EST Doctor who performs abortions unable to meet law http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/150209852/Doctor-who-performs-abortions-unable-to-meet-law OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma abortion provider who performs 44 percent of all abortions in the state has tried without success to comply with a new state law requiring abortion clinics to have a physician with admitting privileges at a... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:13:16 EST Who’s afraid of the hunger monster? http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150164885/Whos-afraid-of-the-hunger-monster One member of the Bryan County Coalition Against Hunger passed on to other members a story a friend tells about his wife, who is a Durant second-grade teacher. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 13:31:09 EST Southeastern women’s hoops open season picked 4th http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150218117/Southeastern-womens-hoops-open-season-picked-4th Southeastern women's basketball will open the 2014-15 season picked to finish in a tie for fourth with rival East Central in the Great American Conference preseason poll. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 08:00:09 EST