Durant Democrat- RSS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/ http://durantdemocrat.com/ Thu, 2 Oct 2014 12:21:21 EST 1800 County commissioners lower more speed limits in county http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150028266/County-commissioners-lower-more-speed-limits-in-county Bryan County Commissioners held their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday. Thu, 2 Oct 2014 10:50:08 EST Man found guilty of using vulgar language toward city workers http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/150028358/Man-found-guilty-of-using-vulgar-language-toward-city-workers A former McAlester city manager was found guilty of breach of the peace by hurling obscenities at Durant city workers during a dispute over a water meter. Thu, 2 Oct 2014 10:49:04 EST SE awarded $1.1 million federal grant to assist Native American students http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150027949/SE-awarded-$1.1-million-federal-grant-to-assist-Native-American-students DURANT – For several years, Southeastern Oklahoma State University has received national attention for its programs that assist Native American students. Thu, 2 Oct 2014 10:46:12 EST Correction http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150018159/Correction The Democrat has been notified that the baseball Regional tournament at Silo will follow a different schedule than the one posted by Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association. Game 1 featuring Silo and Wright City will be at 1 p.m. Thu, 2 Oct 2014 09:57:11 EST Caddo could make three-victory streak on homecoming http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150016630/Caddo-could-make-three-victory-streak-on-homecoming The Caddo Bruins are riding a two-game winning streak into homecoming Friday night. Thu, 2 Oct 2014 09:56:11 EST DHS cross country at OSU Jamboree http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150027280/DHS-cross-country-at-OSU-Jamboree STILLWATER — Durant High's cross country teams competed very well Saturday in the OSU Jamboree, the oldest and one of the most prestigious cross country competitions in the nation. Thu, 2 Oct 2014 09:55:10 EST Durant Lions will host Tulsa Memorial on homecoming night http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150027354/Durant-Lions-will-host-Tulsa-Memorial-on-homecoming-night The Durant Lions (0-4) will host its homecoming game Friday night against another tough district foe in the Tulsa Memorial Chargers (4-0) at Paul Laird Field. Thu, 2 Oct 2014 09:54:24 EST SE’s Whang Bang Golf Tournament Oct. 24 http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150027307/SEs-Whang-Bang-Golf-Tournament-Oct.-24 September was used up two days ago and you know that means. Homecoming 2014 is upon us. Thu, 2 Oct 2014 09:53:15 EST St. Francis Fall Festival kicks off Friday in Durant http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150014405/St.-Francis-Fall-Festival-kicks-off-Friday-in-Durant St. John's Episcopal Church, 515 W. Beech St. in Durant, will host its annual Fall Festival devoted to the life and ministry of St. Francis of Assisi this Friday and Saturday. St. Francis is known as the patron saint of animals and the... Thu, 2 Oct 2014 10:50:05 EST Voters Should Apply Early for Absentee Ballots http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50769358/Voters-Should-Apply-Early-for-Absentee-Ballots Voters in Bryan County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the Nov. 4 Bryan County General Election should apply now, County Election Board Secretary Linda Fahrendorf said today. Although the County Election Board can accept... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 14:30:18 EST City and community leaders discuss the importance of water conservation http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/150013447/City-and-community-leaders-discuss-the-importance-of-water-conservation Representatives from the Nature Conservancy, Citizens for the Protection of the Arbuckle-Simpson Aquifer, the city of Ada and the city of Durant all gathered at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center and library Tuesday to share the urgency of... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 10:50:09 EST Durant softball routs Tulsa on Senior Day http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150012864/Durant-softball-routs-Tulsa-on-Senior-Day DURANT - The Durant Lady Lions exploded offensively early and often finishing off district play with a doubleheader rout of Tulsa Memorial Saturday on Senior Day. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 10:27:15 EST SE golf finishes second at Texoma Championship http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150012814/SE-golf-finishes-second-at-Texoma-Championship KINGSTON — Southeastern made a furious rally at Chickasaw Point Golf Resort on Tuesday, firing a tournament-best 283 in the third round to jump from fifth to second place with a score of 881. The team finished just three shots behind winner... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 09:15:08 EST Lady Mustangs, Lady Cougars to host Regionals http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50815177/Lady-Mustangs-Lady-Cougars-to-host-Regionals Regional tournament brackets for fast-pitch softball have been released by the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association. This is a double-elimination round, but unlike baseball, only one team per bracket will advance to State. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 09:11:11 EST Silo Rebels hosting Calera and Tushka in Regionals http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50813180/Silo-Rebels-hosting-Calera-and-Tushka-in-Regionals Brackets have been released for fall baseball Regional tournaments by the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 09:10:13 EST Jackson to be homecoming parade grand marshal http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150013015/Jackson-to-be-homecoming-parade-grand-marshal A homegrown mixed martial arts champ will be the grand marshal of the DHS homecoming parade Thursday.Legacy Featherweight World Champion Damon Jackson is a 2007 graduate of Durant High School. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 09:09:14 EST New inductees to enter Durant Athletic Hall of Fame http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150012807/New-inductees-to-enter-Durant-Athletic-Hall-of-Fame There have been many successful coaches in Durant High School history. Few however can equal the long-term success of Ralph Tate on the gridiron and even more so in track and field. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 09:08:14 EST Durant FFA welcomes student teacher http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/150003484/Durant-FFA-welcomes-student-teacher DURANT – The Durant FFA chapter and agricultural education program recently welcomed student teacher Katie Millermon, an agricultural education senior from Oklahoma State University. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 09:51:04 EST Oklahoma unveils new execution procedures http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/150009783/Oklahoma-unveils-new-execution-procedures OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma prison officials unveiled new execution procedures Tuesday to replace those used in April when an inmate writhed and moaned before being declared dead 43 minutes after his lethal injection began — a situation... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 09:50:17 EST Lawsuit challenges state law on abortion drugs http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/150009870/Lawsuit-challenges-state-law-on-abortion-drugs OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Tulsa medical clinic contends in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that an Oklahoma law set to take effect later this year further restricting the use of abortion-inducing drugs in the state is an unconstitutional violation of a... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 09:50:15 EST