Durant Democrat- RSS NEWS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/section/NEWS http://durantdemocrat.com/section/NEWS Fri, 6 Mar 2015 15:42:16 EST 1800 Special enrollment period announced for health insurance http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152159700/Special-enrollment-period-announced-for-health-insurance If you're in the process of filing your 2014 taxes and learn you're going to be penalized for not having health insurance in 2014, you may qualify for a special enrollment period to obtain coverage for 2015. From March 15 until April 30,... Fri, 6 Mar 2015 09:56:41 EST Capitol to be repaired http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/152215291/Capitol-to-be-repaired OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Construction to overhaul the interior of the Oklahoma Capitol would start in about a year and take up to five years to complete based on a phased approach that would focus on one or two floors at a time, construction... Fri, 6 Mar 2015 10:26:43 EST Man charged with molestation http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152183459/Man-charged-with-molestation A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Durant man charged with lewd molestation who authorities say may have fled to Mexico. Fri, 6 Mar 2015 09:56:43 EST Prisons chief: Crowding puts staff safety at risk http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152193762/Prisons-chief:-Crowding-puts-staff-safety-at-risk OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Staff shortages and inmate overcrowding are jeopardizing the safety of Oklahoma prison workers, many of whom are leaving their jobs because of employee burnout, the head of the state's prison system told a legislative... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 10:16:45 EST Snow blankets Durant http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/152194203/Snow-blankets-Durant Durant was covered in snow overnight Wednesday causing some traffic difficulties in Durant. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 10:16:43 EST Crown and sash stolen in car burglary http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152178192/Crown-and-sash-stolen-in-car-burglary The owner of a crown and sash is offering a $100 reward for the return of the items that were stolen during a burglary of her car. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 10:16:42 EST Southeastern to celebrate Founders’ Day on March 6 http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152159792/Southeastern-to-celebrate-Founders-Day-on-March-6 Southeastern Oklahoma State University will celebrate its rich and storied history with a Founders' Day event on Friday, March 6. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:16:41 EST Nitrogen gas executions approved by House http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152160678/Nitrogen-gas-executions-approved-by-House OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma would become the first state to allow the execution of death row inmates using nitrogen gas under a bill overwhelmingly approved on Tuesday by the House of Representatives. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 10:36:43 EST Durant celebrates Pancake Day http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/152169914/Durant-celebrates-Pancake-Day Every year on National Pancake Day, every guest at any IHOP nationwide receives a free stack of pancakes and is invited to donate to the Shriners Hospitals for children. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 10:36:42 EST Silo bonds voted down http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152165951/Silo-bonds-voted-down Two bond propositions for Silo Schools were voted down during an election Tuesday. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 10:36:41 EST Man crashes vintage pickup http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152162020/Man-crashes-vintage-pickup A Kingston man was injured Tuesday after a tire on his antique pickup blew out and the truck hit a tree, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 17:41:42 EST Kiamichi Technology Centers appoint new board member http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152097930/Kiamichi-Technology-Centers-appoint-new-board-member The Kiamichi Technology Centers' Board of Education has selected Joy Culbreath to fill the unexpired term of Zone 5. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 12:26:42 EST KTC to hold prom dress giveaway http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152057269/KTC-to-hold-prom-dress-giveaway Spring time is almost here and for many young ladies that means prom. Once again the Kiamichi Technology Center Stand for the Silent anti-bullying organization is giving away prom dresses. Fri, 6 Mar 2015 09:11:42 EST Governor could have more powers http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/152144601/Governor-could-have-more-powers OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The directors of ten different state entities would be fired effective Jan. 1, and the governor would have the authority to appoint their successors under a bill narrowly passed by a Senate committee on Monday. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 10:36:42 EST Kelly Smith hits the stage in ‘Les Miserables’ http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/151972508/Kelly-Smith-hits-the-stage-in-Les-Miserables Theatre at Southeastern and the Southeastern Department of Music proudly present, “Les Miserables” starring talented young artists from not only two different departments but also from neighboring towns in the Texoma region. One of these... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 09:36:43 EST Filing begans for Achille election http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152138167/Filing-begans-for-Achille-election Municipal candidate filings for Achille began at 8 a.m. Monday.Linda Fahrendorf, secretary of the County Election Board, said the filing period ends at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 4. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 17:46:42 EST Bryan County teachers receive VFW Smart-Maher Award http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152075297/Bryan-County-teachers-receive-VFW-Smart-Maher-Award CALERA - The Veterans of Foreign Wars Bryan County Post No. 3916 announces Mrs. Tracy Whitaker, a Calera High School teacher, as a local winner of this year's Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 13:16:41 EST Election for Silo School bonds to be held Tuesday http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152108900/Election-for-Silo-School-bonds-to-be-held-Tuesday Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3 for the Silo Public Schools bond election.The election is for a building bond and a transportation bond for the school district. Sun, 1 Mar 2015 12:41:42 EST Livestock weigh in held at junior livestock show http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152110038/Livestock-weigh-in-held-at-junior-livestock-show Daniel Cullum of Durant waits his turn for weigh in Saturday morning during the Bryan County Junior Livestock Show at the fairgrounds. The show continued that day despite the wintery weather of the past couple of days. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 17:26:42 EST Hunger’s End run to be held http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152107742/Hungers-End-run-to-be-held The Bryan County United Way will soon be hosting the second annual Hunger's End 5K and Fun Run.United Way will be partnering with the Boys and Girls Club of Durant to put on the event at 9 a.m. March 7. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:56:41 EST