Durant Democrat- RSS NEWS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/section/NEWS http://durantdemocrat.com/section/NEWS Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:56:30 EST 1800 Shop with a Cop event asks for help http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150630884/Shop-with-a-Cop-event-asks-for-help We all know the holiday season is about being together and celebrating the ones we love. It isn't about gifts, but the feeling is different when you don't have a gift to give. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:00:06 EST Thousands to benefit from immigration action http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/150637070/Thousands-to-benefit-from-immigration-action TULSA (AP) — Thousands of immigrants living illegally in Oklahoma could benefit from President Barack Obama's executive action aimed at protecting nearly 5 million people in the U.S. from deportation. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:38:08 EST Choctaws cancel Cosby show http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150636642/Choctaws-cancel-Cosby-show The Choctaw Casino Resort has canceled the Bill Cosby stop scheduled for Jan. 23, 2015.The resort released a statement which stated the Choctaw Casino Resort feels this is the best decision. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:38:07 EST Former Cabinet member Gary Sherrer to address graduates at SE Fall Commencement http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150605494/Former-Cabinet-member-Gary-Sherrer-to-address-graduates-at-SE-Fall-Commencement DURANT – Southeastern Oklahoma State University's Fall Commencement will be held Saturday, Dec. 13. One ceremony for all graduates will begin at 10 a.m. in Bloomer Sullivan Arena. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:36:09 EST Inspirational concert to be held in Durant http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150629368/Inspirational-concert-to-be-held-in-Durant If you need a way to wind down after Thanksgiving and like free concerts, you are in luck Nov. 30, the Sunday following Thanksgiving. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:36:06 EST Commissioners approve possible purchase of sheriff’s office vehicles http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150624233/Commissioners-approve-possible-purchase-of-sheriffs-office-vehicles The Bryan County Commissioners have approved a motion that will allow the county sheriff to go out for bids for two new vehicles for the sheriff's department. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:01:10 EST U.S. Attorney’s Office speaks on conviction of former Choctaw executive http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150631130/U.S.-Attorneys-Office-speaks-on-conviction-of-former-Choctaw-executive Editor's note: The following is a news release sent Friday afternoon by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:22:08 EST Colbert students have fun with the Great American Smokeout http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150624018/Colbert-students-have-fun-with-the-Great-American-Smokeout Colbert second and third grade students learned the importance of healthy lungs as they were challenged with tug-of –war, hop scotch and relay races on the Great American Smokeout day Thursday. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:09:13 EST Former Choctaw executive guilty http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/150623755/Former-Choctaw-executive-guilty MUSKOGEE -A jury found a former Choctaw executive guilty Thursday evening of federal bribery and theft charges. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:08:09 EST Community Thanksgiving service set for Sunday http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150616647/Community-Thanksgiving-service-set-for-Sunday The Durant Ministerial Alliance will host its annual Community Thanksgiving Worship Service for the entire community at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, at Durant First Presbyterian Church, 15th Avenue and Elm Street. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:09:12 EST Cordell’s parody video ‘Shake It Off’ has caught national attention http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/150610161/Cordells-parody-video-Shake-It-Off-has-caught-national-attention Just a few days after Byron Cordell was fired as Durant's head football coach, his family made a parody video to the tune of Taylor Swift's “Shake It Off” and posted it on YouTube. It went viral. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:06:09 EST EQIP applications due January 16 http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/150588259/EQIP-applications-due-January-16 STILLWATER - Gary O'Neill, USDA-NRCS State Conservationist for Oklahoma has announced that EQIP applications for 2015 are due in the local NRCS offices on Jan. 16, 2015. He said that the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:30:08 EST Durant Police to have Thanksgiving aggressive driving campaign http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150580369/Durant-Police-to-have-Thanksgiving-aggressive-driving-campaign This year has flown by, and Thanksgiving is already right around the corner. For many of us, this means traveling to spend the holiday with friends and family, near and far. So the Durant Police Department wants to remind everyone that no matter how... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:18:13 EST Woman charged with rape http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150608816/Woman-charged-with-rape A woman is facing rape and “sexting” charges after an investigation by the Durant Police Department into allegations she had sex with a minor and sent pictures and texts of a sexual nature. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:04:09 EST Former Choctaw official says he accepted gifts http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150611902/Former-Choctaw-official-says-he-accepted-gifts MUSKOGEE (AP) — A former Choctaw Nation official has testified that he accepted gifts and cash from several contractors. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:00:08 EST Fire department hears concerns http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150609612/Fire-department-hears-concerns Despite conversation on social media about the Lakewood Volunteer Fire Department in Bryan County, only one community member attended a meeting of the board to address issues that have come to light. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:59:07 EST Students have Thanksgiving fun http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150609650/Students-have-Thanksgiving-fun Two Durant Head Start centers gathered as Pilgrims and Indians to share a Thanksgiving feast and entertainment. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:58:06 EST Firefighters respond to fires http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150604134/Firefighters-respond-to-fires Durant firefighters have put out several small fires during the past few days, according to department reports. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:36:09 EST GOP business leaders call for immigration bill http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/150607256/GOP-business-leaders-call-for-immigration-bill OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group of Republican business owners in Oklahoma called on Congress on Wednesday to pass an immigration bill that includes a path to legal status for some of the estimated 11 million people in the U.S. unlawfully, saying... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:36:09 EST Choctaw Nation shows off its artists http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150594611/Choctaw-Nation-shows-off-its-artists The Choctaw Nation continues to spotlight local tribal artists during monthly Meet the Artist events highlighting a special piece of Choctaw heritage. 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