Durant Democrat- RSS NEWS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/section/NEWS http://durantdemocrat.com/section/NEWS Sat, 18 Apr 2015 06:52:55 EST 1800 Blood drives to be held http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152972365/Blood-drives-to-be-held The Oklahoma Blood Institute held a blood drive Thursday at Durant's Department of Human Services. With a shortage of blood in area blood banks the OBI has many blood drives in the area. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:01:43 EST DIA holds meeting http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/152942530/DIA-holds-meeting The Durant Industrial Authority met Tuesday at the Durant Chamber of Commerce building. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:21:41 EST Lawmaker seeks independent review of reserve deputy program http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152972307/Lawmaker-seeks-independent-review-of-reserve-deputy-program TULSA (AP) — A state lawmaker called Thursday for an independent review of Tulsa's reserve deputy program as more questions arose about the training of a 73-year-old volunteer officer who says he accidentally shot a suspect to death while... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:16:48 EST Police investigate stabbings http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152984229/Police-investigate-stabbings A man was stabbed multiple times by his daughter, according to Durant Police.Police and emergency personnel were dispatched just before 4 p.m. Thursday to 1009 Parkview Drive. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:16:47 EST Annual boxcar derby at Dixon Durant Park http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/152970013/Annual-boxcar-derby-at-Dixon-Durant-Park The annual Big Five Community Services and Jackie Watson Head Start “boxcar derby” for 3 and 4-year-olds was held at Dixon Durant Park in conjunction with the “National Week of the Young Child.” Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:16:46 EST Mullin to hold meeting in Durant http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152912821/Mullin-to-hold-meeting-in-Durant Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) announced an upcoming town hall meeting in Durant.The meeting will be from 6-7 p.m. Monday, April 20 at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center and Library. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:16:44 EST OKC bombing survivor speaks at SE http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/152955851/OKC-bombing-survivor-speaks-at-SE Terri Talley survived the tragic Oklahoma City bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah building on April 19, 1995. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:26:47 EST Hazardous household waste collection event is Saturday http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152945265/Hazardous-household-waste-collection-event-is-Saturday Choctaw Nation Going Green Team will be hosting a household hazardous waste collection event from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, April 18 in Durant. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:26:44 EST New council member sworn in at Calera http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/152956896/New-council-member-sworn-in-at-Calera A new member of the Calera Council was sworn in during the council's regular monthly meeting.Cheryl Johnson takes over the seat held by Vicki Barkley, who did not seek reelection. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:26:43 EST Bryan County children show their talent http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152852799/Bryan-County-children-show-their-talent The first ever One Talented Kid competition was held last week, displaying the talents of Bryan County children. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:26:41 EST Council approves appointments http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152938999/Council-approves-appointments The Durant City Council appointed members to the Highland Cemetery Board during the council's regular meeting Tuesday. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:46:41 EST Ballard speaks at Massey Lectureship Series http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/152937540/Ballard-speaks-at-Massey-Lectureship-Series The Massey Family Lectureship series saw Tulsa Public School Superintendent Keith Ballard as the 14th guest speaker in the series. A full house of more than 400 students and visitors attended. The Massey Family received an ovation on the... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:46:43 EST Calera police chief receives safe communities award http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152889293/Calera-police-chief-receives-safe-communities-award OKLAHOMA CITY – Calera Police Chief Don Hyde was honored as the recipient of the Tavia Dooley Safe Communities Award winner at the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office's Annual Traffic Safety Forum on April 3. The event took place at the Embassy... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 12:36:41 EST 911 dispatcher heroes honored http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/152911777/911-dispatcher-heroes-honored This week is “National Telecommunicators Appreciation Week” and was celebrated locally Monday as the Durant Police and Fire Departments and EMS honored the city and county 911 dispatchers. An appreciation meal was provided, cooked and... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 10:46:43 EST Sheriff’s office investigates possible officer impersonation http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152911888/Sheriffs-office-investigates-possible-officer-impersonation The sheriff's office says it seized a hoodie with Bryan County Sheriff's Office markings from a suspect arrested for drug crimes. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 10:46:41 EST District Attorney Emily Redman to address SE spring graduates http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152856596/District-Attorney-Emily-Redman-to-address-SE-spring-graduates District Attorney Emily Redman will be the speaker at Southeastern Oklahoma State University's Spring Commencement, scheduled for Saturday, May 9, in Bloomer Sullivan Arena. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 09:56:44 EST Make a record of twins or other multiple births http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news_agricultural/152853559/Make-a-record-of-twins-or-other-multiple-births Estimates of the percentage of beef cattle births that produce twins vary. One estimate (Gilmore) puts the percentage at about 0.5% or 1 in every 200 births. Approximately one-half of the sets of twins should contain both a bull and a heifer calf. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 09:56:43 EST Kick up your heels walk http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-news/152873663/Kick-up-your-heels-walk Crisis Control Center of Durant held their annual “Kick up your heels” red high heel walk. The walk started at Market Square and went around the block at Main and First, ended there a few minutes later. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 09:51:51 EST Henry and Harlin to wed http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152863063/Henry-and-Harlin-to-wed Friends and family are invited to attend the upcoming wedding of Teena Henry and Blake Harlin. Teena is the daughter of Tim Henry, Dallas, Texas, and the late Sherry Henry. She is a 2007 graduate of Morris High School. Following high school, Teena... Mon, 13 Apr 2015 09:51:49 EST Local student named FFA District Star Farmer http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152862932/Local-student-named-FFA-District-Star-Farmer John Anteau of the Durant FFA chapter has been named the Southeast District Star in Agricultural Placement of the Oklahoma FFA Association and will compete as a finalist for the State Star in Agricultural Placement award presented April 29 at the 89th... Mon, 13 Apr 2015 09:51:46 EST