Durant Democrat- RSS NEWS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/section/NEWS http://durantdemocrat.com/section/NEWS Fri, 29 May 2015 13:22:09 EST 1800 Store robbed in Calera http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/153786881/Store-robbed-in-Calera Calera Police are looking for a man they say robbed the EZ Mart Store early this morning. Fri, 29 May 2015 13:01:42 EST Magnolia Festival continues http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/153784933/Magnolia-Festival-continues The annual Magnolia Festival of Oklahoma continues today and through Saturday.The majority of activities are held at the Choctaw Event Center, 3702 Choctaw Road. Fri, 29 May 2015 13:01:41 EST Scholarship winners announced http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/153635157/Scholarship-winners-announced Bryan County Rural Water District No. 2 has named its scholarship program winners. Each of the winners wrote a winning essay on water conservation. Fri, 29 May 2015 09:01:41 EST Roosevelt Bridge closed http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/153765642/Roosevelt-Bridge-closed The Roosevelt Bridge on Highway 70 over Lake Texoma is closed due to low visibility due to severe weather moving through the area, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation just announced. Thu, 28 May 2015 08:56:41 EST Roosevelt Bridge closes http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/153763886/Roosevelt-Bridge-closes The Roosevelt bridge on Highway 70 over Lake Texoma was closed this morning due to flooding, the Oklahoma Department said. Thu, 28 May 2015 11:06:42 EST Governor visits Lake Texoma http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/153766507/Governor-visits-Lake-Texoma Oklahoma Governor and Commander in Chief of the Oklahoma National Guard Mary Fallin visited Bryan County and Lake Texoma Wednesday. She flew by helicopter to Purcell first to see that area, then to the Lake Texoma Spillway. She spoke to the media... Thu, 28 May 2015 10:31:41 EST REI Oklahoma http://durantdemocrat.com/news/specialreport/152769226/REI-Oklahoma Headquartered in Durant, REI Oklahoma creates jobs, builds businesses and turns renters into homeowners. Wed, 27 May 2015 14:21:41 EST Record rainfall, flooding takes toll on Oklahoma roads http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/153732836/Record-rainfall-flooding-takes-toll-on-Oklahoma-roads OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Record-smashing rainfall and torrential flooding that hammered Oklahoma this month has likely caused millions of dollars' worth of damage to roads and bridges across the state, although official estimates won't... Wed, 27 May 2015 14:11:44 EST Twelve homes destroyed in tornado http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/153725129/Twelve-homes-destroyed-in-tornado The tornado that tore through the county Monday afternoon and killed a woman destroyed 12 homes, Durant/Bryan County Emergency Management said. Wed, 27 May 2015 12:11:41 EST Residents clean up after tornado http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/153743270/Residents-clean-up-after-tornado Alvin Franklin and his wife Sybil, emerge from their storm shelter to find their home lifted and moved off it's foundation and walls ripped apart after the tornado Monday afternoon. Wed, 27 May 2015 11:31:45 EST New members of CASA sworn in http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/153634624/New-members-of-CASA-sworn-in Bryan County Associate District Judge Rocky Powers swore in three new CASAs recentlyA CASA is a Court Appointed Special Advocate who is court ordered and assigned to a child as they go through the court system. Tue, 26 May 2015 10:21:46 EST Tornado kills one http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/153712055/Tornado-kills-one A Memorial Day holiday turned tragic as a woman was killed near Blue when a tornado destroyed her mobile home. Forty-eight-year-old Sandra Callicoat Swinney was a mother of two who had only been living in this area a couple of months. Wed, 27 May 2015 15:41:42 EST Water goes over spillway http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/153715670/Water-goes-over-spillway For the fourth time in history, water went over the spillway Sunday morning at the Denison Dam. Tue, 26 May 2015 10:21:47 EST Tornado strikes east of Durant http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/153704202/Tornado-strikes-east-of-Durant A tornado tore through the Blue area east of Durant Monday and damaged or destroyed multiple homes, according to emergency radio broadcasts, and authorities have confirmed one person was killed during the storm. Mon, 25 May 2015 20:41:41 EST MCSO among hospitals in settlement http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/153683932/MCSO-among-hospitals-in-settlement The Medical Center of Southeastern Oklahoma in Durant is among hospitals in seven states involved in a string of settlements arising from a whistleblower's allegations that Medicare reimbursements were made for psychiatric services that were not... Mon, 25 May 2015 16:36:41 EST Library to show movies http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/153652276/Library-to-show-movies One of Durant's best-kept secrets for the kids is the free movie day held once a month on Saturday and every Friday at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center & Library in Durant.The event is so popular and growing that the library had to expand... Sun, 24 May 2015 22:46:41 EST Flood water tops spillway http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/153694253/Flood-water-tops-spillway Water went over the spillway this morning at the Denison Dam. The lake elevation at 5 p.m. Sunday was 641.26 feet and rising, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Sun, 24 May 2015 19:41:43 EST Magnolia Festival opens today http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/153666030/Magnolia-Festival-opens-today Despite the storms, the Magnolia Festival of Oklahoma opened today and continues through Saturday. Thu, 28 May 2015 14:46:43 EST Drivers warned of floods http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/153682178/Drivers-warned-of-floods Waters continue to rise from the large amount of rain and Lake Texoma was less than a foot from reaching the spillway near the Denison Dam at press time Saturday evening. Sat, 23 May 2015 17:46:40 EST Man charged with shooting son http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/153682231/Man-charged-with-shooting-son A Colbert man accused of shooting his son has been charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon. Sat, 23 May 2015 17:16:49 EST