Durant Democrat- RSS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/ http://durantdemocrat.com/ Wed, 27 Aug 2014 04:04:36 EST 1800 Cox wins Democratic schools chief nomination http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/50427540/Cox-wins-Democratic-schools-chief-nomination OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Longtime educator John Cox has won the Democratic Party's nomination to be Oklahoma's next superintendent of schools. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:50:09 EST Rock Creek School transportation bond election fails http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50427454/Rock-Creek-School-transportation-bond-election-fails A bond election for Rock Creek Schools to fund the purchase of buses and other vehicles did not pass during an election held Tuesday. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:47:10 EST Johnson wins Okla. Senate runoff, to meet Lankford http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/50427214/Johnson-wins-Okla.-Senate-runoff-to-meet-Lankford OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — State Sen. Connie Johnson won the Democratic primary runoff election for an open U.S. Senate seat Tuesday, and will face Republican U.S. Rep. James Lankford in the Nov. 4 general election. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:29:09 EST Brecheen announces state senate reelection bid http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50382850/Brecheen-announces-state-senate-reelection-bid Josh Brecheen, a Coal County rancher and the current State Senator for District 6, has officially announced his decision to seek re-election. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:37:10 EST DMS softballers take title at Tishomingo Tournament http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50412225/DMS-softballers-take-title-at-Tishomingo-Tournament Durant's middle school red team improved to 6-0 on the young softball season with a dominating run to the Tishomingo Tournament championship on Saturday. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:07:16 EST Five inducted into SE’s Hall of Fame Saturday http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50412167/Five-inducted-into-SEs-Hall-of-Fame-Saturday DURANT, Okla. - Southeastern oficially inducted the five newest members of its Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday evening, when Drew Beard, Anthony Bruner, Dr. Edward Byrd, Olivia Franceskini and Bob Ledbetter were presented at a banquet in their... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:07:14 EST Scorpions take 11-7 win over Rock Creek http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localsports1/50412633/Scorpions-take-11-7-win-over-Rock-Creek BOKCHITO — The Boswell Scorpions claimed an 11-7 win over the hosting Rock Creek Mustangs in a baseball match-up Monday afternoon. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:07:13 EST Choctaw Nation displays local artist http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50412583/Choctaw-Nation-displays-local-artist The Choctaw Welcome Center hosted a Meet the Artist event Saturday, Aug. 23 to show off the talents of Theresa Prough.Prough makes makes several types of artwork such as woven baskets, ceramics, bead work and leather work. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:21:12 EST Polls open today for Democratic primaries and Rock Creek bond elections http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50413399/Polls-open-today-for-Democratic-primaries-and-Rock-Creek-bond-elections Polls will be open until 7 p.m. today for the Democratic primary runoff and a Rock Creek Schools bond election. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:48:47 EST School officials talk about promotion, curriculum standards http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50371832/School-officials-talk-about-promotion-curriculum-standards Of Durant School District's 266 third-graders, 25 failed the recent statewide end-of-semester reading test. Under a new law, they faced the possibility of not being promoted. Sun, 24 Aug 2014 15:39:07 EST New organization seeks to restore Durant homes http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50302833/New-organization-seeks-to-restore-Durant-homes After seeing many homes in Durant that were condemned or had stickers placed on them to warn the owners to bring them up to code, Terri Weir and husband Skip formed the Durant Restore and Preserve Association to assist homeowners. Sun, 24 Aug 2014 14:39:08 EST Assistant D.A. bids farewell to Bryan County http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50380778/Assistant-D.A.-bids-farewell-to-Bryan-County Durant judicial and legal professionals hosted a party Thursday to say farewell to one of their own. Sun, 24 Aug 2014 11:19:16 EST DMS softball beat Marietta, 18-0 http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50390265/DMS-softball-beat-Marietta-18-0 Durant Middle School's softball red team exploded for 11 runs in the first inning and never looked back in an 18-0 win over Marietta in the opening round of the Tishomingo Tournament on Thursday. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:52:09 EST Damon Jackson gets early call to UFC http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50390194/Damon-Jackson-gets-early-call-to-UFC Durant native Damon Jackson who recently won the Legacy FC featherweight championship is now being called to fight in the UFC.The catch is, Jackson will have only nine days to get ready for his UFC debut. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:51:09 EST Durant Lions http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50389845/Durant-Lions The Durant Lions held it's first scrimmage of the new season against Prime Prep, a team that is founded by former Dallas Cowboy Deion Sanders. Sanders is also the head coach. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:35:10 EST Oklahoma Capitol repair bonds authorization begins http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/50389945/Oklahoma-Capitol-repair-bonds-authorization-begins OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A century after ground was broken for Oklahoma's Capitol building, state officials are beginning the process of securing the funds for repairs to the structure's crumbling exterior and outdated... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:29:09 EST Durant Democrat reporter joins Bryan County locals in Ice Bucket Challenge http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/50384665/Durant-Democrat-reporter-joins-Bryan-County-locals-in-Ice-Bucket-Challenge Have you heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge sweeping the nation? Well, it's sweeping Bryan County. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:23:08 EST 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