Durant Democrat- RSS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/ http://durantdemocrat.com/ Sun, 3 May 2015 10:16:41 EST 1800 Budget is the focus http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/153269835/Budget-is-the-focus OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — For the second straight year, Oklahoma's budget writers are scrambling to fill a significant shortfall in the state budget for the upcoming year as lawmakers enter the final month of the 2015 legislative... Sat, 2 May 2015 17:16:43 EST Hunger coalition holds luncheon http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/153138189/Hunger-coalition-holds-luncheon If you see a blue sign in yards in the county that reads, “Fight Hunger, Feed Hope,” that's part of the effort by an organization trying to help with hunger in Bryan County. Sat, 2 May 2015 17:16:42 EST Norris and Heitz to wed http://durantdemocrat.com/news/engagements/153254404/Norris-and-Heitz-to-wed Mandy Norris of Searcy, Ark., and Josh Heitz of Durant, announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Sat, 2 May 2015 17:16:41 EST Houses burn in Mead http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/153262162/Houses-burn-in-Mead Three fire departments wereresponded to a fire in Mead Friday afternoon. Sat, 2 May 2015 18:46:41 EST Calera, Silo on to State http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/153224674/Calera-Silo-on-to-State SILO — Two Bryan County teams emerged with a Class 4A State tournament berth on Thursday. The Calera Lady Bulldogs and Silo Lady Rebels had to start off against each other, then proceeded to knocking out No. 3 Davis and No. 15... Fri, 1 May 2015 14:26:48 EST Colbert Leopards are District Champions http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/153245463/Colbert-Leopards-are-District-Champions COLBERT - The Colbert Leopards are Class 2A district champions after a double-header sweep the Healdton Bulldogs on Thursday afternoon. Colbert won game one 10-0 in five innings and won 9-0 in game two. Fri, 1 May 2015 14:26:45 EST Texoma Lacrosse to host regional tourney http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/153228716/Texoma-Lacrosse-to-host-regional-tourney The Texoma Lacrosse Club, a Durant-based youth and high-school program, is set to host the Heart of America Lacrosse Tournament this weekend, May 2-3. Fri, 1 May 2015 14:26:44 EST Lady Storm softball split on day one at GAC tourney http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/153245511/Lady-Storm-softball-split-on-day-one-at-GAC-tourney BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Coach Ron Faubion's LadyStorm softballers opened the 2015 Great American Conference with an 8-0 five-inning run-rule victory over Southern Nazarene. Fri, 1 May 2015 14:26:42 EST Charges filed in theft cases http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/153247262/Charges-filed-in-theft-cases Several people arrested this week during an investigation by the Bryan County Sheriff's Office have been charged with theft-related crimes. Fri, 1 May 2015 11:31:41 EST Faculty-staff awards presented at Southeastern http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/153212451/Faculty-staff-awards-presented-at-Southeastern Southeastern Oklahoma State University held its annual Faculty-Staff Recognition Banquet Monday night in the Visual & Performing Arts Center. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:31:42 EST Another suspect arrested in burglary investigation http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/153224415/Another-suspect-arrested-in-burglary-investigation The Bryan County Sheriff's Office arrested a man they said had stolen items in his possession. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:31:41 EST Area gymnasts fare well at Sapulpa http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/153201072/Area-gymnasts-fare-well-at-Sapulpa SAPULPA — Five area gymnasts competed at a meet April 12 in Sapulpa, where they had one of their best showings of the season.The meet was at Ovations Studio, a gym just south of Tulsa. Gymnasts... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:11:43 EST Seven earn All-GAC recognition http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/153223272/Seven-earn-All-GAC-recognition Southeastern has had a total of seven softball student-athletes earn All-Great American Conference honors as announced by the conference on Wednesday night in Bentonville, Ark. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:11:41 EST Ban on texting and driving awaits Gov. Fallin’s signature http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/153216539/Ban-on-texting-and-driving-awaits-Gov.-Fallins-signature OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma is in line to become the 46th in the nation to pass a ban on texting and driving after the state House passed a bill on Wednesday. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:36:41 EST Women’s Tea to be held http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/153190837/Womens-Tea-to-be-held The Women's Ministry of Calvary Baptist Church will host a Women's Tea from 1 a.m. until noon on Saturday, May 2, in the Potter Family Life Center at Calvary Baptist Church. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:31:41 EST Tomlinson steps down as mayor http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/153222740/Tomlinson-steps-down-as-mayor Anticipation was building in the Durant City Hall council chambers as spectators wondered who the council would choose as the next mayor. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:26:42 EST SE in GAC tournaments http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/153199849/SE-in-GAC-tournaments Illegal alien electronic gremlins struck again Monday evening, kidnapping the Southeastern-Henderson State softball results from last weekend. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 10:11:41 EST Burglary suspects caught http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/153201598/Burglary-suspects-caught The Bryan County Sheriff's Office has arrested two burglary suspects and also recovered property stolen during recent burglaries. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 10:36:43 EST Ban on carrying automatic knives lifted http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-news/153199657/Ban-on-carrying-automatic-knives-lifted Carrying a switchblade knife will no longer be illegal in Oklahoma under a bill signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin, the Associated Press reported. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 10:36:42 EST Durant football adds Richards to coaching staff http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news-sports/153191214/Durant-football-adds-Richards-to-coaching-staff The Durant High School football program added former Southeastern Savage Storm head football coach Ray Richards to its staff. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 10:01:43 EST