Durant Democrat- RSS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/ http://durantdemocrat.com/ Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:55:11 EST 1800 Deputies nab burglary suspect http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/341289/Deputies-nab-burglary-suspect A suspect in multiple thefts in the Mead area was arrested Tuesday evening, the Bryan County Sheriff's Office said.Michael D. Jamison, 42, was arrested after fleeing a residence on Sophia Loop in the town. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Meals free at Silo Schools this school year http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/335775/Meals-free-at-Silo-Schools-this-school-year All Silo Public Schools students, faculty and staff will be able to get free breakfasts and lunches this school year.The school board voted unanimously earlier this month to provide the meals at no cost. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Brecheen on marriage ruling: Oklahoma must defend traditional, biblical definition of marriage http://durantdemocrat.com/news/opinion/331882/Brecheen-on-marriage-ruling:-Oklahoma-must-defend-traditional-biblical-definition-of-marriage Sen. Josh Brecheen, R-Colgate, issued the following statement in response to a ruling of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals striking down Oklahoma's ban on same-sex marriage. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Authorities investigating burglaries of occupied homes http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/324713/Authorities-investigating-burglaries-of-occupied-homes Several occupied homes were burglarized Friday, according to the Bryan County Sheriff's Office.Sheriff Ken Golden said the parsonage at the Nazarene Church on Cale Switch Road was among those burglarized. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Faster, easier website unveiled today http://durantdemocrat.com/news/notice_box/329436/Faster-easier-website-unveiled-today The Durant Daily Democrat is today unveiling a significant upgrade of its website, making www.durantdemocrat.com, easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective for advertisers. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Bryan County 4-H students get artsy http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/323534/Bryan-County-4-H-students-get-artsy Last week's 4-H day camp was conducted at Elements Art Center in Durant, where children were able to paint their own 4-H logos. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Common Core repeal has Oklahoma educators worried http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/319657/Common-Core-repeal-has-Oklahoma-educators-worried OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With the Legislature's repeal of tough, new English and math standards known as Common Core, education leaders said they're concerned Oklahoma students will fall further behind their counterparts in more than 40... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Group hopes to build Oklahoma pop culture museum http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/315081/Group-hopes-to-build-Oklahoma-pop-culture-museum TULSA (AP) — Jamie Oldaker toured the world drumming for the likes of Eric Clapton, among others, but he never lost touch with Oklahoma, where he honed the skills that enabled him to spend his life making music. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST A Senate Review by Senator Josh Brecheen http://durantdemocrat.com/news/opinion/3911812/A-Senate-Review-by-Senator-Josh-Brecheen Last year, I coauthored Senate Bill 1062, which was signed into... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Bryan County native to lead Rebel basketball http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localsports1/3888845/Bryan-County-native-to-lead-Rebel-basketball Brett Frank has gone from the Ole Miss Rebels women's basketball team to the Silo Rebels boys' hoops. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST RCHS softballers make Heartland All-Star teams http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/3914177/RCHS-softballers-make-Heartland-All-Star-teams Carol Ann Scott and Ashlynn Robinson of Rock Creek High School successfully tried out for the Heartland Softball All-Star Classic this summer. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Two Rock Creek FFA officers to attend conferences http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/3914171/Two-Rock-Creek-FFA-officers-to-attend-conferences Alex Folsom will attend the National Young Leadership Advanced Medicine and Health Care Conference in Baltimore, Md.Folsom — a senior at Rock Creek High School and Future Farmers of... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Trial set to begin against energy drink company http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/3914374/Trial-set-to-begin-against-energy-drink-company A trial is scheduled to begin Monday in the case of a local woman suing an energy drink company.A Durant woman is suing the makers and local distributor of the popular Monster energy drink on behalf of her teenage son. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Cardinal Glass celebrates 10 years in Durant http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/3914200/Cardinal-Glass-celebrates-10-years-in-Durant Cardinal Glass LLC celebrated its 10th anniversary in Durant Saturday. The company invited the public along with city and community leaders to celebrate and tour the facility. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Rodeo, parade, barbecue in Caddo next weekend http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/3910074/Rodeo-parade-barbecue-in-Caddo-next-weekend The 47th annual Caddo Round-Up Club rodeo will begin at 8 p.m. July 25 and 26, with the Flying C of Madill providing the livestock. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Public urged to join work on new school standards http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/3915718/Public-urged-to-join-work-on-new-school-standards The door is open for Oklahomans who want to participate personally in the development of new academic standards for all the state's public school students from kindergarten through high school. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Colbert police warn residents of scam http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/3915303/Colbert-police-warn-residents-of-scam The Colbert Police Department is warning residents about a telephone scam from someone claiming to represent the town's water department. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Jackson grabs Legacy FC featherweight crown in 92 seconds http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/3915913/Jackson-grabs-Legacy-FC-featherweight-crown-in-92-seconds Durant native Damon Jackson took the Legacy Fighting Championship featherweight crown Friday night after Jackson beat the defending champion Leonard Garcia (18-12-1) in 92 seconds at Allen Event Center in Allen, Texas. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Hobby Lobby president shares plan for Bible museum http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/3915119/Hobby-Lobby-president-shares-plan-for-Bible-museum FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — The president of Oklahoma City-based Hobby Lobby says a Bible museum to hold his family's collection in Washington, D.C. is expected to open in 2017. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Recruiting: A crap shoot at every level of sports http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/3915864/Recruiting:-A-crap-shoot-at-every-level-of-sports Recruiting – something all college and university coaches have to do and most hate doing. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST