Durant Democrat- RSS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/ http://durantdemocrat.com/ Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:56:42 EST 1800 Southeastern volleyball rallies but falls 3-2 at CU http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50667420/Southeastern-volleyball-rallies-but-falls-3-2-at-CU LAWTON, Okla. - For the second time in a week, Southeastern rallied from an early 2-0 deficit to tie the match, but was unable to complete the comeback in a 3-2 loss at Cameron on Tuesday night in Lawton, Okla. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:01:14 EST Special Olympics Athletes http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50667400/Special-Olympics-Athletes Special Olympics Athletes of the Game for Friday night's Durant High football contest were Montana Smith, a freshman at DHS, and Colt Wright, who is currently a junior at Durant High School. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:55:12 EST Rankings: Lady Mustangs still No. 1, Rebels hold at No. 4 http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localsports1/50651729/Rankings:-Lady-Mustangs-still-No.-1-Rebels-hold-at-No.-4 The Rock Creek Lady Mustangs remain the state's top Class A fast-pitch team, according to the third week of Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association rankings. The Silo Rebels baseball team also stayed stationary, at No. 4 in Class A,... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:54:09 EST Silo makes late rally to beat Byng http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50664876/Silo-makes-late-rally-to-beat-Byng SILO — The No. 4 Silo Rebels hosted the No. 3 Byng Pirates Tuesday afternoon, and the game seemed more of a battle than the 7-4 final. The Rebels claimed the victory, scoring all their runs in the bottom of the sixth. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:54:07 EST Bryan County man arrested for attempted abduction http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50668136/Bryan-County-man-arrested-for-attempted-abduction A Bryan County man is facing charges of kidnapping, burglary, grand larceny and domestic abuse after attempting to abduct a woman from a Bennington rehabilitation residential facility, according to the Bryan County Sheriff's... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:10:07 EST Secretary who worked under Jay Paul Gumm sentenced http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/50668628/Secretary-who-worked-under-Jay-Paul-Gumm-sentenced A woman who, along with former State Sen. Jay Paul Gumm, was charged with embezzlement in Stone County, Miss., has pleaded guilty to the charge. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:55:07 EST Bicycle rider hit by car http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50655723/Bicycle-rider-hit-by-car A man riding a bicycle in the 4200 block of Washington Avenue was struck by a car late Tuesday morning. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:10:10 EST Durant cross country teams compete at Cross Country Invitational http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50649830/Durant-cross-country-teams-compete-at-Cross-Country-Invitational In a meet loaded with over 300 runners from 17 different schools, Durant notched several outstanding finishes in its 2nd Annual Cross Country Invitational Saturday at Lake Durant. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:19:18 EST Murray running the show for Cowboys’ offense early http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50650044/Murray-running-the-show-for-Cowboys-offense-early IRVING, Texas (AP) — DeMarco Murray reversed field and sprinted around right end for the first down, sliding just before the sideline with the Cowboys running out the clock during their win at Tennessee. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:19:13 EST Bulldogs take down Mustangs 11-2 http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50649814/Bulldogs-take-down-Mustangs-11-2 CALERA — The Calera Bulldogs claimed an 11-2 win over the Rock Creek Mustangs Monday afternoon. The game was originally scheduled to be at Rock Creek's field, but Calera's was dryer after the recent rain. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:18:09 EST County Commissioners discuss road projects http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50650618/County-Commissioners-discuss-road-projects Bryan County commissioners held a mere 10-minute meeting Monday as they updated each other on current road projects throughout each district. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:32:11 EST Man sentenced for manslaughter crash http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50651253/Man-sentenced-for-manslaughter-crash A Durant man who was charged with first-degree manslaughter for a fatal car crash pleaded no contest to the charge. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:07:24 EST Oklahoma City bombing memorial adds new exhibits http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/50645579/Oklahoma-City-bombing-memorial-adds-new-exhibits OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A key piece of evidence, hundreds of oral testimonies and new artifacts were unveiled Monday at the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum dedicated to the deadly 1995 bombing. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:07:26 EST Southeastern receives $2.25 million grant http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50620898/Southeastern-receives-$2.25-million-grant DURANT – Technology continues to play an increasingly important role in the world of higher education. Thanks to a $2.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Southeastern Oklahoma State... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 14:01:16 EST Lions fall to Ardmore, 27-13 http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50626977/Lions-fall-to-Ardmore-27-13 The Durant Lions fought a good fight against the Ardmore Tigers Friday night but came up short, 27-13. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 05:31:06 EST Storm survives UAM, 52-49 http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50630531/Storm-survives-UAM-52-49 DURANT - The Southeastern Savage Storm was in a shoot-out with University of Arkansas Monticello on Saturday night and came away with a 52-49 win after Jake Walters kicked a 19-yard field goal in the closing seconds. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 05:15:10 EST Caddo takes 36-24 district loss to Wetumka http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50628502/Caddo-takes-36-24-district-loss-to-Wetumka CADDO — The Caddo Bruins tried to make a comeback Friday night in their district and home opener against the Wetumka Chieftains. They just ran out of time to make up the deficit created in the first half, when Wetumka scored all 32 of its... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 05:01:15 EST SE volleyball tripped up by Bronchos http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50628692/SE-volleyball-tripped-up-by-Bronchos Southeastern Oklahoma State University opened Day 2 of the South Central Classic on the wrong end of a 3-0 score against Central Oklahoma Saturday morning in Bloomer Sullivan Arena. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 04:01:08 EST No political chatter 7 weeks before election http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/50629542/No-political-chatter-7-weeks-before-election OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's broadcast airwaves are practically void of political advertising just seven weeks before Oklahomans make their choices for the U.S. Senate, Congress, governor and other statewide elective offices in the Nov. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 17:50:12 EST Brecheen discusses No Child Left Behind Waiver and TLE http://durantdemocrat.com/news/opinion/50629902/Brecheen-discusses-No-Child-Left-Behind-Waiver-and-TLE Some with a political motive are claiming Oklahoma schools will lose federal funds given the Obama Administration's decision to not renew Oklahoma's No Child Left Behind (NCLB) waiver. Protecting Oklahoma schools from federal control (i.e. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 16:59:09 EST