Durant Democrat- RSS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/ http://durantdemocrat.com/ Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:16:58 EST 1800 Calera girls eliminated http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localsports/152123210/Calera-girls-eliminated LATTA — The Calera Lady Bulldogs' playoff run came to an end in the Class 2A Regional with a 49-33 loss to Healdton on Monday in Latta, while the Bulldogs moved forward with a 60-46 win over Wilson. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 01:51:42 EST Southeastern to celebrate Founders’ Day on March 6 http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152159792/Southeastern-to-celebrate-Founders-Day-on-March-6 Southeastern Oklahoma State University will celebrate its rich and storied history with a Founders' Day event on Friday, March 6. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:16:41 EST Nitrogen gas executions approved by House http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152160678/Nitrogen-gas-executions-approved-by-House OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma would become the first state to allow the execution of death row inmates using nitrogen gas under a bill overwhelmingly approved on Tuesday by the House of Representatives. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 10:36:43 EST Durant celebrates Pancake Day http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/152169914/Durant-celebrates-Pancake-Day Every year on National Pancake Day, every guest at any IHOP nationwide receives a free stack of pancakes and is invited to donate to the Shriners Hospitals for children. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 10:36:42 EST Silo bonds voted down http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152165951/Silo-bonds-voted-down Two bond propositions for Silo Schools were voted down during an election Tuesday. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 10:36:41 EST Man crashes vintage pickup http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152162020/Man-crashes-vintage-pickup A Kingston man was injured Tuesday after a tire on his antique pickup blew out and the truck hit a tree, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 17:41:42 EST Kiamichi Technology Centers appoint new board member http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152097930/Kiamichi-Technology-Centers-appoint-new-board-member The Kiamichi Technology Centers' Board of Education has selected Joy Culbreath to fill the unexpired term of Zone 5. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 12:26:42 EST SE rodeo women 2nd, men 4th at Garden City http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152143872/SE-rodeo-women-2nd-men-4th-at-Garden-City GARDEN CITY, Kan. - Southeastern got strong performances during its trip to Garden City CC, with Ari-Anna Flynn taking the top spot in the barrel racing and lifting the Savage Storm women to a second place team finish, while the men posted a fourth... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 10:16:42 EST SE gals, guys in GAC basketball tourney Thursday and Friday http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152143868/SE-gals-guys-in-GAC-basketball-tourney-Thursday-and-Friday The 2014-15 Great American Conference basketball Tournaments tips off at noon Thursday in Bartlesville's Bruin Fieldhouse. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 10:16:41 EST Lions fall in Regionals http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152143837/Lions-fall-in-Regionals LAWTON - The Durant Lions basketball season came to a close on Monday night after a 86-44 loss to the Eisenhower Eagles in regional playoff action. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 10:01:42 EST KTC to hold prom dress giveaway http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152057269/KTC-to-hold-prom-dress-giveaway Spring time is almost here and for many young ladies that means prom. Once again the Kiamichi Technology Center Stand for the Silent anti-bullying organization is giving away prom dresses. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 10:51:41 EST Governor could have more powers http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/152144601/Governor-could-have-more-powers OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The directors of ten different state entities would be fired effective Jan. 1, and the governor would have the authority to appoint their successors under a bill narrowly passed by a Senate committee on Monday. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 10:36:42 EST Kelly Smith hits the stage in ‘Les Miserables’ http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/151972508/Kelly-Smith-hits-the-stage-in-Les-Miserables Theatre at Southeastern and the Southeastern Department of Music proudly present, “Les Miserables” starring talented young artists from not only two different departments but also from neighboring towns in the Texoma region. One of these... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 09:36:43 EST Filing begans for Achille election http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152138167/Filing-begans-for-Achille-election Municipal candidate filings for Achille began at 8 a.m. Monday.Linda Fahrendorf, secretary of the County Election Board, said the filing period ends at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 4. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 17:46:42 EST Bryan County teachers receive VFW Smart-Maher Award http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152075297/Bryan-County-teachers-receive-VFW-Smart-Maher-Award CALERA - The Veterans of Foreign Wars Bryan County Post No. 3916 announces Mrs. Tracy Whitaker, a Calera High School teacher, as a local winner of this year's Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 13:16:41 EST Election for Silo School bonds to be held Tuesday http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152108900/Election-for-Silo-School-bonds-to-be-held-Tuesday Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3 for the Silo Public Schools bond election.The election is for a building bond and a transportation bond for the school district. Sun, 1 Mar 2015 12:41:42 EST How they got here: A high school playoff recap http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152109669/How-they-got-here:-A-high-school-playoff-recap Only a handful of Bryan County high school basketball teams have survived to the deep reaches of the 2015 playoffs. The Durant Daily Democrat offers a synopsis of how they got here in classes 3A, 2A and B (since none of our Class A local teams made it... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 08:41:45 EST Just chillin’ http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152109132/Just-chillin The heat is on for high school basketball playoffs after the chill of weekend snow and ice. Sun, 1 Mar 2015 08:41:43 EST Smaller scores 27 in win over SWOSU http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152109922/Smaller-scores-27-in-win-over-SWOSU WEATHERFORD - The Southeastern basketballers braved the snowy conditions and made their way to Weatherford, Ok. to play their final regular season games against Southwestern Oklahoma State on Saturday at Pioneer Cellular Event... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 08:41:41 EST Blaise Gorges is Class 5A state runner-up in wrestling http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152112745/Blaise-Gorges-is-Class-5A-state-runner-up-in-wrestling Durant High School senior Blaise Gorges wrestling season came to an end Saturday night with a loss in the Class 5A 220 lbs. division state championship match to El Reno's Murdoch Marcum at the Fair Grounds in Oklahoma City. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 20:21:45 EST