Durant Democrat- RSS NEWS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/section/NEWS http://durantdemocrat.com/section/NEWS Sun, 21 Sep 2014 23:03:22 EST 1800 Southeastern to honor three distinguished alumni http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50689493/Southeastern-to-honor-three-distinguished-alumni Southeastern Oklahoma State University will honor three Distinguished Alumni during Homecoming activities Oct. 24-25. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:57:13 EST Oklahoma Federation of Republican Women inducts Holly Gerard into Oklahoma’s First Ladies http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/50658988/Oklahoma-Federation-of-Republican-Women-inducts-Holly-Gerard-into-Oklahomas-First-Ladies Holly Gerard became the first woman selected from the far southeast region of the state for induction into Oklahoma's First Ladies, one of 30 women inducted from among the ranks of the membership of Oklahoma Federation of Republican... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:30:18 EST Deadline nears for Miss Southeast Oklahoma Pageant http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/50700804/Deadline-nears-for-Miss-Southeast-Oklahoma-Pageant DURANT — The date for the Miss Southeast Oklahoma Scholarship Pageant has been set for Nov. 2 at Montgomery Auditorium on the campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant. Presenting community sponsor, RNR Cross Family Foundation... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 13:20:08 EST Jury term begins Monday http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50709252/Jury-term-begins-Monday The September/October jury term begins Monday with a trial for a man accused of setting fire to a house and eluding police. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 21:47:11 EST State judge dismisses Ten Commandments lawsuit http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/50702586/State-judge-dismisses-Ten-Commandments-lawsuit OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The privately funded Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the Oklahoma Capitol does not violate the state constitution and can stay there, an Oklahoma County judge said Friday in a ruling that attorneys who filed the... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 12:50:08 EST SE students earn points for attending events http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50682347/SE-students-earn-points-for-attending-events Southeastern Oklahoma State University has found a new way to get students involved. From sporting events to celebrations, students can now get rewarded for attending SE events. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:05:08 EST Garrett Luke Schulze graduates from combat school http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/50659400/Garrett-Luke-Schulze-graduates-from-combat-school Nineteen-year-old Navy Master-At-Arms Petty Officer 3rd Class Garrett Luke Schulze recently graduated from Expeditionary Combat Skills School in Gulfport, Miss., and Embarked Security Combat Skills School in Norfolk/Portsmouth,... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:44:12 EST Theatre At Southeastern presents ‘Sense and Sensibility’ http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/50659314/Theatre-At-Southeastern-presents-Sense-and-Sensibility Theatre at Southeastern is proud to present “Sense and Sensibility,” by Jane Austen, on Thursday, Sept. 25, through Saturday, Sept. 27 in historic Montgomery Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on the Southeastern Oklahoma State University... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:42:11 EST Report cards for Bryan County schools released http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/50682670/Report-cards-for-Bryan-County-schools-released DurantWashington Irving A-Robert E. Lee A-Northwest Heights AIntermediate School CMiddle School B+High School A-Achille Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:29:09 EST Hearing set for man charged with pharmacy robbery http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50670629/Hearing-set-for-man-charged-with-pharmacy-robbery A preliminary hearing has been set for a Durant man accused of robbing a Calera pharmacy. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:29:13 EST Oklahoma releases A-F report cards for schools http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/50680197/Oklahoma-releases-A-F-report-cards-for-schools OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An increasing number of Oklahoma's public schools received a D or an F grade on annual report cards released Wednesday by the state Department of Education that have been fiercely criticized by superintendents and the... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:29:07 EST Education Department releases A-F school grades http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/50680249/Education-Department-releases-A-F-school-grades OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department of Education on Wednesday released A-F report cards for every public school site and district in the state amid opposition from some superintendents and teacher groups who say the way the grades... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:08:05 EST SOS to sing at Calera First Baptist Church http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/50674178/SOS-to-sing-at-Calera-First-Baptist-Church SOS, a group from Calvary Baptist Church will be singing at at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21 at the First Baptist Church of Calera. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the group. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:07:04 EST Bryan County man arrested for attempted abduction http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50668136/Bryan-County-man-arrested-for-attempted-abduction A Bryan County man is facing charges of kidnapping, burglary, grand larceny and domestic abuse after attempting to abduct a woman from a Bennington rehabilitation residential facility, according to the Bryan County Sheriff's... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:10:07 EST Bicycle rider hit by car http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50655723/Bicycle-rider-hit-by-car A man riding a bicycle in the 4200 block of Washington Avenue was struck by a car late Tuesday morning. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:10:10 EST County Commissioners discuss road projects http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50650618/County-Commissioners-discuss-road-projects Bryan County commissioners held a mere 10-minute meeting Monday as they updated each other on current road projects throughout each district. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:32:11 EST Man sentenced for manslaughter crash http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50651253/Man-sentenced-for-manslaughter-crash A Durant man who was charged with first-degree manslaughter for a fatal car crash pleaded no contest to the charge. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:07:24 EST Oklahoma City bombing memorial adds new exhibits http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/50645579/Oklahoma-City-bombing-memorial-adds-new-exhibits OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A key piece of evidence, hundreds of oral testimonies and new artifacts were unveiled Monday at the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum dedicated to the deadly 1995 bombing. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:07:26 EST Southeastern receives $2.25 million grant http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50620898/Southeastern-receives-$2.25-million-grant DURANT – Technology continues to play an increasingly important role in the world of higher education. Thanks to a $2.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Southeastern Oklahoma State... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 14:01:16 EST No political chatter 7 weeks before election http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/50629542/No-political-chatter-7-weeks-before-election OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's broadcast airwaves are practically void of political advertising just seven weeks before Oklahomans make their choices for the U.S. Senate, Congress, governor and other statewide elective offices in the Nov. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 17:50:12 EST