Durant Democrat- RSS NEWS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/section/NEWS http://durantdemocrat.com/section/NEWS Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:47:06 EST 1800 Escaped inmate captured in Denison http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50074787/Escaped-inmate-captured-in-Denison OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma prison officials say an inmate who walked away from a minimum security facility in Granite has been captured in Texas. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Democrat print edition has new look http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50073358/Democrat-print-edition-has-new-look The print edition of The Durant Daily Democrat now features a new look designed to make the newspaper easier to read, more dependable in its layout, and more effective for our advertisers. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Poteau resident founds Christian school and his own church http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/50058293/Poteau-resident-founds-Christian-school-and-his-own-church DURANT - While many descendants from the Choctaw removed from Mississippi to Oklahoma still live within the state, the majority have relocated throughout the years all across the United Sates and internationally. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Oklahoma board votes again to delay education plan http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/50054747/Oklahoma-board-votes-again-to-delay-education-plan OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's State Board of Education voted on Wednesday for a second time to delay a formal plan for adopting new education standards in math and English amid opposition to the proposal from three education groups that... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Armstrong Road receives facelift http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/50040555/Armstrong-Road-receives-facelift Road work continues for parts of Bryan County as the District 3 crew lays new asphalt on Armstrong Road. The new asphalt extends one mile east from the Durant city limits. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Charges filed for Mead burglary suspect http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/50055065/Charges-filed-for-Mead-burglary-suspect The suspect in multiple recent burglaries in the Mead area has been charged with three felonies in connection to the recent crimes, plus a felony drug charge. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Authorities investigating burglaries of occupied homes http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/324713/Authorities-investigating-burglaries-of-occupied-homes Several occupied homes were burglarized Friday, according to the Bryan County Sheriff's Office.Sheriff Ken Golden said the parsonage at the Nazarene Church on Cale Switch Road was among those burglarized. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Bryan County 4-H students get artsy http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/323534/Bryan-County-4-H-students-get-artsy Last week's 4-H day camp was conducted at Elements Art Center in Durant, where children were able to paint their own 4-H logos. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Common Core repeal has Oklahoma educators worried http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/319657/Common-Core-repeal-has-Oklahoma-educators-worried OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With the Legislature's repeal of tough, new English and math standards known as Common Core, education leaders said they're concerned Oklahoma students will fall further behind their counterparts in more than 40... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Group hopes to build Oklahoma pop culture museum http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/315081/Group-hopes-to-build-Oklahoma-pop-culture-museum TULSA (AP) — Jamie Oldaker toured the world drumming for the likes of Eric Clapton, among others, but he never lost touch with Oklahoma, where he honed the skills that enabled him to spend his life making music. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST RCHS softballers make Heartland All-Star teams http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/3914177/RCHS-softballers-make-Heartland-All-Star-teams Carol Ann Scott and Ashlynn Robinson of Rock Creek High School successfully tried out for the Heartland Softball All-Star Classic this summer. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Two Rock Creek FFA officers to attend conferences http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/3914171/Two-Rock-Creek-FFA-officers-to-attend-conferences Alex Folsom will attend the National Young Leadership Advanced Medicine and Health Care Conference in Baltimore, Md.Folsom — a senior at Rock Creek High School and Future Farmers of... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Trial set to begin against energy drink company http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/3914374/Trial-set-to-begin-against-energy-drink-company A trial is scheduled to begin Monday in the case of a local woman suing an energy drink company.A Durant woman is suing the makers and local distributor of the popular Monster energy drink on behalf of her teenage son. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Rodeo, parade, barbecue in Caddo next weekend http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/3910074/Rodeo-parade-barbecue-in-Caddo-next-weekend The 47th annual Caddo Round-Up Club rodeo will begin at 8 p.m. July 25 and 26, with the Flying C of Madill providing the livestock. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Public urged to join work on new school standards http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/3915718/Public-urged-to-join-work-on-new-school-standards The door is open for Oklahomans who want to participate personally in the development of new academic standards for all the state's public school students from kindergarten through high school. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Colbert police warn residents of scam http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/3915303/Colbert-police-warn-residents-of-scam The Colbert Police Department is warning residents about a telephone scam from someone claiming to represent the town's water department. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Hobby Lobby president shares plan for Bible museum http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/3915119/Hobby-Lobby-president-shares-plan-for-Bible-museum FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — The president of Oklahoma City-based Hobby Lobby says a Bible museum to hold his family's collection in Washington, D.C. is expected to open in 2017. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/3912843/ Durant firefighters are shown at the scene of a hit-and-run crash that happened late Thursday afternoon at the West Elm Street and North 11th Avenue intersection. According to the fire department, the vehicle shown was traveling on Elm Street when... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Local girls dance their way to New Jersey http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/3912880/Local-girls-dance-their-way-to-New-Jersey A group of local girls is heading to New Jersey next month to show off their dancing skills.Four dancers at Head to Toe Dance Studio in Durant will go to New Jersey for a world championship competition Aug. 4 through 7. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Oklahoma wheat crop worst in nearly half century http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/3912987/Oklahoma-wheat-crop-worst-in-nearly-half-century Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST