Durant Democrat- RSS NEWS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/section/NEWS http://durantdemocrat.com/section/NEWS Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:12:20 EST 1800 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 Blood drives to be held in Colbert and Cartwright http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/3911763/Blood-drives-to-be-held-in-Colbert-and-Cartwright Blood donors this summer will not only save lives when they... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Oklahoma Capitol renovation project previewed http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/3910980/Oklahoma-Capitol-renovation-project-previewed Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Oklahoma: Inmates’ allegations in lawsuit false http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/3911747/Oklahoma:-Inmates-allegations-in-lawsuit-false Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Oklahoma included in increased earthquake risk http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/3912565/Oklahoma-included-in-increased-earthquake-risk WASHINGTON (AP) — A new federal earthquake map dials up the shaking hazard just a bit for about one-third of the United States and lowers it for one-tenth. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Durant to increase aggressive, inattentive driving enforcement http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/3909002/Durant-to-increase-aggressive-inattentive-driving-enforcement Through approximately Aug. 14, Durant Police Department will be working overtime to enforce “Aggressive and Inattention to Driving Enforcement” (AIDE) city ordinance and state traffic statute violations with support of and funding from the... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Vernon Anderson Appointed and Clay Jones Elected to Bryan Conservation District Board of Directors http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news_agricultural/3887339/Vernon-Anderson-Appointed-and-Clay-Jones-Elected-to-Bryan-Conservation-District-Board-of-Directors The Oklahoma Conservation Commission announced appointments made by members of the Conservation Commission to local conservation district boards of directors. Vernon... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST