Durant Democrat- RSS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/ http://durantdemocrat.com/ Fri, 1 Aug 2014 07:45:01 EST 1800 Mead OHCE group making fair plans http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/50109922/Mead-OHCE-group-making-fair-plans The Mead group of Oklahoma Home and Community Education met in the home of Gloria Ann Nation at 11 a.m. July 28. President Jolene Reid called the meeting to order. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Culbreath retires as Choctaw Education Director http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/50130501/Culbreath-retires-as-Choctaw-Education-Director The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma said goodbye to a longtime leader in the tribal community Tuesday. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Several events planned for Colbert http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/50104877/Several-events-planned-for-Colbert A special program in Colbert is set for 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, in the town hall council room, the Colbert Historical Society announced. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST New gym a dream come true for Calera HS http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50130337/New-gym-a-dream-come-true-for-Calera-HS Calera's basketball teams finally have a new gym.It was long overdue, but now it's here. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Durant Cemetery Board resignations explained http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50130883/Durant-Cemetery-Board-resignations-explained Citizens have been wondering why all members of the Durant Cemetery Board resigned earlier this year.Former Board Chair Tom Criswell answered, saying it was time. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Murder and arson charges filed against Neal http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/50130499/Murder-and-arson-charges-filed-against-Neal A Blue man was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder and third-degree arson.Mark Anthony Neal, 22, is being held without bail on charges of shooting Frank Wendell Owens II, 22, Bokchito, to death and then burning his pickup. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Zac Cater selected for OCA All-State game http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50130217/Zac-Cater-selected-for-OCA-All-State-game Former Durant Lions quarterback Zac Cater was selected to the play in the 2014 Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State football game on Aug. 1 at Bixby, Ok. Cater led one of the most prolific offenses in Durant's history, throwing for 2,765 yards... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST SE Volleyball tied for sixth in GAC poll http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50130405/SE-Volleyball-tied-for-sixth-in-GAC-poll Southeastern Oklahoma State University's volleyball team will open the 2014 season picked to finish tied for sixth in the Great American Conference, according to the league's preseason poll released Wednesday. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Mayors, including Durant’s mayor, show support for Inhofe http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50118652/Mayors-including-Durants-mayor-show-support-for-Inhofe OKLAHOMA CITY – Senator Jim Inhofe's (R-Okla.) campaign has recently released the endorsements of 45 mayors from cities and towns all over Oklahoma. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Man claims tampering in case over bombing videos http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/50114509/Man-claims-tampering-in-case-over-bombing-videos SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah lawyer suing the FBI over his public records request for surveillance videos from the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing said Tuesday that one of his witnesses backed out after being visited by government officials last... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST RC gets a win, Caddo takes a fall http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50117323/RC-gets-a-win-Caddo-takes-a-fall BLUE — The Rock Creek Lady Mustangs took a 7-0 victory over the Valliant Lady Bulldogs in fast-pitch softball action Tuesday afternoon, just after Valliant bested the Caddo Lady Bruins 9-1. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Second arrest made in Blue River shooting http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/50117366/Second-arrest-made-in-Blue-River-shooting A second arrest has been made in connection with a Sunday-night shooting near the Blue River Bridge in Bryan County. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Davis speaks to Kiwanis http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/50105306/Davis-speaks-to-Kiwanis Dr. Dottie Davis, Director of the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center and Library, spoke to the Kiwanis Club of Durant on July 23. She shared many of the services the library now offers including Zinio, a new on-line magazine provider, that allows... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Roland Fanning headed to Little Rock http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50116711/Roland-Fanning-headed-to-Little-Rock Roland Fanning has been living the dream for the past two years as a volunteer assistant for the Oklahoma State University baseball program. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Child hides in home after someone breaks in http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/50113003/Child-hides-in-home-after-someone-breaks-in A child hid inside her home while someone was breaking in, the Bryan County Sheriff's Office said. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST SE professor spends summer teaching in Hong Kong and China http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/50105344/SE-professor-spends-summer-teaching-in-Hong-Kong-and-China DURANT – College professors spend their summers in a variety of ways. Some may teach. Others may do research. And some may travel.For Dr. Jon Reid, it was all of the... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Summer reading program has a magical end http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50076186/Summer-reading-program-has-a-magical-end As summer comes close to an end so did the summer reading program at the Donald W. Reynolds Library.The program ended Friday by honoring the top readers in each class followed by snacks, face painting, games and magic. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST SE Cross Country picked fourth in GAC poll http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50100245/SE-Cross-Country-picked-fourth-in-GAC-poll Southeastern's cross country team has been picked to finish fourth in the Great American Conference according to the preseason poll released on Monday. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Blue River murder suspect arrested http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/50101214/Blue-River-murder-suspect-arrested A 22-year-old Blue man who is a suspect in a Sunday murder has been arrested, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Durant Chamber hosts Christmas in July http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50101265/Durant-Chamber-hosts-Christmas-in-July The Durant Area Chamber of Commerce and stores lining North Second Avenue in Durant hosted a Christmas in July block party Saturday. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST