Durant Democrat- RSS NEWS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/section/NEWS http://durantdemocrat.com/section/NEWS Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:13:18 EST 1800 Caddo to receive loan http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150931543/Caddo-to-receive-loan OKLAHOMA CITY – The Caddo Public Works Authority has been approved for a $915,000 loan through the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to refinance the remainder of two previous Rural Utility Service loans that were originally used to fund... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:03:11 EST Doctor says inmate suffered in execution http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/150930454/Doctor-says-inmate-suffered-in-execution OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A doctor who examined the body of an Oklahoma inmate who died during a botched execution told a federal judge Wednesday that he is convinced the man suffered after being declared unconscious. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:47:04 EST Caddo museum has new curator http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/150931100/Caddo-museum-has-new-curator The Indian Territory Museum in Caddo recently conducted an open house, not only inviting residents to tour the museum, but also to meet its new curator. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:43:03 EST Revenues to trigger tax cut http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/150930447/Revenues-to-trigger-tax-cut OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's revenue projections have increased enough over the last year to trigger an income tax cut in 2016, state finance officials announced Wednesday. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:19:05 EST Chamber welcomes new boutique http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150863333/Chamber-welcomes-new-boutique The Durant Area Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed a new boutique to the city.Dash B Boutique is located at 4501 University Boulevard in Durant. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Dec. 4 to welcome the new store into the city. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:58:14 EST Man charged with drug trafficking http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150916912/Man-charged-with-drug-trafficking A traffic stop by police led to a drug-trafficking charge filed against a Durant man.Kevin Michael Metcalf, 40, is charged with felony trafficking in methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:57:10 EST Today’s Bible Quote http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle-religion/50040361/Todays-Bible-Quote “And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.” - 1 John 5:11 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 06:08:07 EST Governors can withhold details http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/150913441/Governors-can-withhold-details OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's governor has a constitutional privilege to withhold documents related to confidential advice from top officials while deliberating policy and making executive decisions, the state's highest court ruled... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:57:08 EST Toys for Tots to Fill the RV http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/150910207/Toys-for-Tots-to-Fill-the-RV The Bryan County Toys for Tots program will attempt to “Fill the RV” with toys to meet the growing need during the holidays. Fill the RV will take place from 6-9... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:56:15 EST Honor graduates recognized at SE Fall Commencement http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150899816/Honor-graduates-recognized-at-SE-Fall-Commencement Forty honor graduates were recognized Saturday during Southeastern Oklahoma State University's Fall Commencement at Bloomer Sullivan Arena. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:56:14 EST SE president and his dogs featured in national newspaper http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/150910088/SE-president-and-his-dogs-featured-in-national-newspaper Thanks to a couple of dogs, Southeastern Oklahoma State University is on the national map, so to speak. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:55:08 EST Why oil is down by half, what it means for you http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/150899110/Why-oil-is-down-by-half-what-it-means-for-you NEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil has fallen by nearly half in just six months, a surprising and steep plunge that has consumers cheering, producers howling and economists wringing their hands over whether this is a good or bad thing. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:25:08 EST Big Five to help with health insurance http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150602576/Big-Five-to-help-with-health-insurance Big Five Community Services provides assistance in shopping for and enrolling in plans in the Health Insurance Marketplace through the Navigator Program. Trained Navigators will provide unbiased information to consumers about health insurance, the new... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:52:10 EST City council protects employee benefits http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150898757/City-council-protects-employee-benefits Durant City Council voted to adopt the newly revised Oklahoma Municipal Retirement Fund Defined Benefit Master Plan under protest at a special council meeting Monday. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:37:06 EST Truck driver killed in crash http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1-news_education/150892631/Truck-driver-killed-in-crash CALERA - A multi-vehicle crash left one person dead and the highway blocked for 19 hours. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:37:08 EST Attorneys seeking to halt executions http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/150893399/Attorneys-seeking-to-halt-executions OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Attorneys for 21 Oklahoma death row inmates head to federal court this week hoping that behind-the-scenes details of an execution gone awry will prevent a “bloody mess” from ever happening... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:37:06 EST Toys for Tots relies on community support http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150867627/Toys-for-Tots-relies-on-community-support Each year families across Bryan County rely on assistance from Toys for Tots to help provide Christmas gifts for their children. Last year, more than 1,500 children in the area benefited from support from the community. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:05:11 EST Adjusting feed levels during cold weather http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news_agricultural/150864169/Adjusting-feed-levels-during-cold-weather Beef cow nutritionists have known that cow energy requirements increase in cold weather. There is not much we can do about the weather, however adjustments in the diet of the range beef cows can lessen the effects of the winter weather. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 10:19:05 EST School to hold open house http://durantdemocrat.com/news/community_news/150609636/School-to-hold-open-house What do you get when you cross historical architecture and the building of brighter futures?It's Robert E. Lee Elementary in Durant. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:43:08 EST Durant Parade Winners Announced http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150863615/Durant-Parade-Winners-Announced The Durant Area Chamber of Commerce has announced this year's Christmas parade winners. Categories for parade entries included Business of 150 or more, business of 150 or fewer and Clubs and Organization within larger categories of Sparkling... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:24:09 EST