Durant Democrat- RSS NEWS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/section/NEWS http://durantdemocrat.com/section/NEWS Tue, 3 Mar 2015 10:49:56 EST 1800 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 KTC t0 hold prom dress giveaway http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152057269/KTC-t0-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. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 09:36:42 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 Dietary changes needed for early lactation beef cows http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news_agricultural/152097551/Dietary-changes-needed-for-early-lactation-beef-cows Beef cow owners have known for years that body condition at calving time is a critical determinant in the re-breeding performance of the cows during the next breeding season. Another key factor that impacts return to estrus cycles and re-breeding is... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:51:46 EST Access to police videos prompts Open Records clash http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/152108914/Access-to-police-videos-prompts-Open-Records-clash OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Public and media access to police footage from cameras worn by officers or in their patrol cars has led to a clash over Oklahoma's Open Records Act as police and prosecutors seek to limit what kinds of videos are... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:51:45 EST Anti-Islamic protesters shout at Muslims at Oklahoma Capitol http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/152108478/Anti-Islamic-protesters-shout-at-Muslims-at-Oklahoma-Capitol OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group of supporters formed a makeshift greeting line to escort Muslims into the Oklahoma state Capitol for Friday's first-ever Muslim Day as a smaller group of protesters heckled participants as they... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:51:44 EST Leadership Durant looks at local education and water http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152087886/Leadership-Durant-looks-at-local-education-and-water One group of professionals got a good look at the education in Durant last week. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:51:42 EST SE Speech and Debate group competes at state event http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152052500/SE-Speech-and-Debate-group-competes-at-state-event The Southeastern Oklahoma State University Speech and Debate Association (SSDA) stormed into Oklahoma City for the Oklahoma Intercollegiate Forensics Association (OIFA) State Tournament on Feb. 20-21. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:26:41 EST Zack Childers hits the stage http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/151972425/Zack-Childers-hits-the-stage Theatre at Southeastern and the Music Department proudly present, “Les Misérables” starring talented young artists from not only two different departments but also from neighboring towns in the Texoma region. One of these talented... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 07:01:41 EST Woman charged with child neglect http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152081420/Woman-charged-with-child-neglect A Durant woman is facing a felony charge of child neglect after authorities say she left three small children unattended inside a vehicle. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:36:41 EST Man pleas to gun possession http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152080780/Man-pleas-to-gun-possession A Calera man is headed to prison for being a felon in possession of firearms.Thirty-three-year-old Jacob Dustin Houser pleaded no contest Thursday to possession of a firearm after former conviction of a felony. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:41:41 EST Firefighters put out vehicle and attic fires http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152088650/Firefighters-put-out-vehicle-and-attic-fires A vehicle carrying mail for rural areas burned Thursday in Durant, according to the Durant Fire Department.Firefighters were dispatched at 10:23 a.m. to the alley behind 1606 W. Maple St. where a vehicle caught fire. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:16:46 EST Wind energy bill approved http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152088593/Wind-energy-bill-approved OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With wind energy production in full swing in Oklahoma, legislative leaders are looking to impose some new restrictions on the booming industry. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:16:43 EST Umsted performs in La Cage aux Folles http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152068312/Umsted-performs-in-La-Cage-aux-Folles La Cage aux Folles Takes the Spotlightat University Theatre Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:16:42 EST Polls open Tuesday for Silo Schools election http://durantdemocrat.com/news/local-news/152078838/Polls-open-Tuesday-for-Silo-Schools-election Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, for the Silo Schools bond election. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:16:42 EST