Durant Democrat- RSS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/ http://durantdemocrat.com/ Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:11:11 EST 1800 Colton Sherrill Memorial Fund to present multiple scholarships http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50355201/Colton-Sherrill-Memorial-Fund-to-present-multiple-scholarships It has been six years since Colton Sherrill, a shy but caring 10-year-old boy, died of congenital heart disease. But his spirit lives strong through the Colton Sherrill Memorial Fund, the foundation created in his honor by his family. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:20:10 EST Calera claims two wins at Coleman tourney http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localsports1/50378433/Calera-claims-two-wins-at-Coleman-tourney COLEMAN — The Calera Bulldogs claimed two wins Thursday at the Coleman baseball tournament. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:31:12 EST Lady Leopards fall 9-1 to Latta at home http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50377969/Lady-Leopards-fall-9-1-to-Latta-at-home COLBERT — The Colbert Lady Leopards took a 9-1 loss at home Thursday against the Latta Lady Panthers. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:31:10 EST Southeastern’s new look http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50377781/Southeasterns-new-look Southeastern football players debuted their new-look alternate helmets during the annual Welcome Week scrimmage Thursday night. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:30:07 EST Local church to celebrate 125 years http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/50378457/Local-church-to-celebrate-125-years The First Baptist Church of Durant will be joined by Durant Mayor Jerry Tomlinson as it celebrates 125 years in the community this weekend. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:35:17 EST Man charged with lewd molestation http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50378054/Man-charged-with-lewd-molestation A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Cartwright man charged with fondling a 5-year-old girl. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:35:16 EST Rock Creek transportation bond up for election http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50378734/Rock-Creek-transportation-bond-up-for-election Rock Creek Public Schools has a bond up for election for the first time in several years. The proposed $350,000 bond will be used for transportation such as buses, and Ag. truck and a school vehicle. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:34:11 EST Family night to be held at county fair http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50372232/Family-night-to-be-held-at-county-fair Looking for something fun to do as a family? If so, visit the Bryan County Free Fair for its Family Night, Friday, Sept. 5. Come participate in or watch the fair's many contests scheduled for Friday evening located in the Haggard Hall Building... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:35:14 EST Oklahoma City rally focuses on race, police issues http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/50373193/Oklahoma-City-rally-focuses-on-race-police-issues OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than 100 people turned out Thursday at the Oklahoma Capitol to rally, discuss race-related issues and seek ways to educate themselves and police. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:32:11 EST Oklahoma medical marijuana petition falls short http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/50375925/Oklahoma-medical-marijuana-petition-falls-short OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An effort to legalize medical marijuana in Oklahoma has fallen short of the number of signatures needed to put the issue on a ballot, but the initiative petition's organizer vowed Thursday to circulate a new ballot... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:32:10 EST Choctaw Nation, Jones Academy host 90 at youth camp http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50301982/Choctaw-Nation-Jones-Academy-host-90-at-youth-camp Ninety children attended the second year of Make a Change Summer Youth Camp at Jones Academy, hosted by the Choctaw Nation. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:51:13 EST Enter baked goods in Bryan County Free Fair http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/50336800/Enter-baked-goods-in-Bryan-County-Free-Fair Do you have a special cake that is requested at all church pock-lucks? Does your family expect you to make your famous pie for the holidays? Just about everyone who cooks is known for a special baked good, whether its homemade yeast rolls, fudge or a... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:59:12 EST Beard to enter SE Athletics Hall of Fame http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50362325/Beard-to-enter-SE-Athletics-Hall-of-Fame It's a bird … it's a plane … it'sssss … SuperDrew!When he ran onto the field for warmups, most people wouldn't have marked him as a superstar. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:49:08 EST Tickets going fast for SE’s Hall of Fame night http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50347957/Tickets-going-fast-for-SEs-Hall-of-Fame-night Southeastern's Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony is set for Saturday.The event begins with a 4 p.m. reception in the Visual and Performing Arts Center, followed by dinner and the induction ceremony. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:46:12 EST Competency hearing set for man charged with murder http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/50357890/Competency-hearing-set-for-man-charged-with-murder A competency hearing has been set for a man charged with first-degree murder and third-degree arson. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:23:09 EST Bryan Conservation District receives first ever grant http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50349006/Bryan-Conservation-District-receives-first-ever-grant The Bryan Conservation District has new equipment to help county farmers and ranchers after receiving a grant through the Southern Oklahoma Development Association (SODA). Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:22:13 EST OKC archbishop sues over Satanists’ ‘black Mass’ http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/50357749/OKC-archbishop-sues-over-Satanists-black-Mass OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group of Satanists planning to stage a “black Mass” next month at a civic center is using a communion wafer stolen from the Catholic Church, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday by the archbishop of Oklahoma... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:18:52 EST Ribbon cutting to be held for Island Bayou Bridge http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50348535/Ribbon-cutting-to-be-held-for-Island-Bayou-Bridge Bryan County District 2 Commissioner Tony Simmons invites the public to a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Bridge No. 141 over Island Bayou at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:16:08 EST Choctaw Nation Community Health Nurses to offer vaccines at annual festival http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50301890/Choctaw-Nation-Community-Health-Nurses-to-offer-vaccines-at-annual-festival DURANT – Most people don't know the details when it comes to vaccines, but this year, the Choctaw Nation hopes to educate and vaccinate the public about Tdap (a combined vaccine aimed to immunize against tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:43:12 EST Calera downs Fort Towson handily http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localsports1/50339312/Calera-downs-Fort-Towson-handily FORT TOWSON — The Calera Bulldogs traveled to Fort Towson Monday and took a big bite out of the Tigers. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:02:08 EST