Durant Democrat- RSS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/ http://durantdemocrat.com/ Sat, 2 Aug 2014 02:03:39 EST 1800 SE football eighth in preseason poll http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50136579/SE-football-eighth-in-preseason-poll Southeastern Oklahoma State University's football team has been picked to finish eighth in the Great American Conference, according to the league's preseason poll released Thursday. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EST Softball signups Aug. 9, 16 http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localsports1/50103648/Softball-signups-Aug.-9-16 Durant Youth Softball League signups for all age groups will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Aug. 9 and 16, at Taco Casa, 324 N. First Ave. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EST Man charged with being accessory after a murder http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/50144211/Man-charged-with-being-accessory-after-a-murder A charge was filed Thursday against a man accused of being an accessory to murder by burning a pickup and hiding a gun. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EST Organization aids those losing jobs this week due to local business closure http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/50144133/Organization-aids-those-losing-jobs-this-week-due-to-local-business-closure The Southern Workforce Board stepped in this week to provide aid to those who are losing their jobs today as the JCP Specialty Foods building closes its doors. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EST Let our voice ring out for Jesus http://durantdemocrat.com/news/opinion/50136128/Let-our-voice-ring-out-for-Jesus Jeremiah 33:11 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Is marriage dying? http://durantdemocrat.com/news/opinion/50131844/Is-marriage-dying “It's not what it used to be” has been said of cars, medical care, technology and a variety of other things. Some even apply it to marriage. “Traditional marriage” has been called archaic, outdated and unreasonable in... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Institute: Oklahoma tax holiday is little relief http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/50139577/Institute:-Oklahoma-tax-holiday-is-little-relief OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's annual sales tax holiday on back-to-school clothing and shoes is expected to boost business for retailers beginning today as thousands of students prepare to return to the classroom. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Burglar suspect is arrested http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50138611/Burglar-suspect-is-arrested The arrest of an intoxicated person by Durant Police solved the burglary of a Mead home, according to the Bryan County Sheriff's Office Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Oklahoma man admits killing 2 girls, fiancee http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/50141475/Oklahoma-man-admits-killing-2-girls-fiancee OKEMAH (AP) — A man accused of killing two girls along a rural Oklahoma road in 2008, but who wasn't arrested until after being questioned in his fiancée's death three years later, pleaded guilty in both cases... 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 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 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