Durant Democrat- RSS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/ http://durantdemocrat.com/ Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:23:26 EST 1800 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 Silo Rebels roll on in Seminole tourney http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152598947/Silo-Rebels-roll-on-in-Seminole-tourney SEMINOLE — The Silo Rebels won two on Thursday in the Seminole baseball tournament to earn a day off from the action there today.Silo played a close one against Cleveland, claiming a 2-1 win. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:11:47 EST Locals spring for warm weather treat http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/152575641/Locals-spring-for-warm-weather-treat With sunny skies and spring weather, Durant locals flock to the snow cone stand after school lets out Wednesday afternoon. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:16:41 EST Close but no cigar http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152574608/Close-but-no-cigar ADA – Southeastern's LadyStorm softballers dropped a wild 11-10 decision to East Central here Wednesday before Mama Nature sent her storm, lightning and rain, to cancel the second game. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:06:42 EST Armstrong house fire investigated as possible arson http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/152565437/Armstrong-house-fire-investigated-as-possible-arson An Armstrong man and his puppy made it out their burning home alive early Tuesday morning but the home is considered a total loss and the origin of the fire has raised suspicion. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:46:43 EST Rough outing for Southerstarn golf in OKC http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152575283/Rough-outing-for-Southerstarn-golf-in-OKC OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Southeastern struggled through its second round at the Broncho Invitational at the Gallardia CC in Oklahoma City, and as a result slipped to its worst finish of the season at 13th in the 36-hole event. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:46:42 EST