Durant Democrat- RSS news Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/section/news http://durantdemocrat.com/section/news Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:36:45 EST 1800 Oklahoma House passes income tax cut legislation http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/3608559/Oklahoma-House-passes-income-tax-cut-legislation Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Two charged with trafficking meth http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/3609616/Two-charged-with-trafficking-meth Two men have been jailed after Calera Police arrested them for suspicion of trafficking in methamphetamine.Christopher Dale Welborn, 32, and Ricky Glen Luttrell, 55, were charged with trafficking in illegal drugs. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Court: Florida business gets no Oklahoma tax break http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/3603828/Court:-Florida-business-gets-no-Oklahoma-tax-break OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Florida-based company cannot claim a capital gains tax break for its Oklahoma business, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Regents form Southeastern Presidential Search Committee http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/3608601/Regents-form-Southeastern-Presidential-Search-Committee  DURANT– The Board of Regents of the Regional University System of Oklahoma has formed a 19-member search committee as it seeks to fill the office of President at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, the university said, in a news... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Oklahoma sheriffs upset about loss of prisoners http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/3603314/Oklahoma-sheriffs-upset-about-loss-of-prisoners Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/3265359/ Tuesday readings:Durant -High: 79 Low: 57Rainfall - Precipitation 0.00- Month: 2.65- Year: 6.12Lake Levels: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST SE Homecoming scheduled for October 24-25 http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news_education/3601532/SE-Homecoming-scheduled-for-October-24-25 DURANT – All alumni and friends of Southeastern Oklahoma State University are invited to celebrate Homecoming on Oct. 24-25, 2014. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Severe weather forecast in the next few days http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/3603204/Severe-weather-forecast-in-the-next-few-days Possible severe weather is forecast later this week and Durant/Bryan County Emergency Management urges residents to be prepared. EM Director James Dalton said his office has spoken with Rick Smith, warning coordination meteorologist... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Oklahoma faces budget crisis despite economic boom http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/3603332/Oklahoma-faces-budget-crisis-despite-economic-boom OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's oil patch is booming, its capital city is thriving and the unemployment rate is falling through the floor, testifying to the state's roaring recovery from the recession. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Glitches prompt suspension of Oklahoma tests again http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/3598268/Glitches-prompt-suspension-of-Oklahoma-tests-again Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST County Commissioners hold meeting http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/3599221/County-Commissioners-hold-meeting Bryan County Commissioners met Monday to discuss financial issues for the county jail, sheriff's office and courthouse. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Library luncheon to be held Thursday http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/3590002/Library-luncheon-to-be-held-Thursday Piloting a jet over magnificent mountain ranges and endless deserts, George Goldthwaite developed a love for the American West that developed into a second career as a writer of Western novels. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Emergency Management prepares to move http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/3584085/Emergency-Management-prepares-to-move It's been two years in the making, and Durant/Bryan County Emergency Management will be waiting approximately another year to enter its new facility, but plans are underway. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Parks and Speer wed http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/3589713/Parks-and-Speer-wed Karla Leigh Parks and Chad Wayne Speer were united in marriage on Sunday, March 16, 2014. The wedding was held at the Valley of the Falls at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Sheriff discusses DOC inmate pull http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/3588424/Sheriff-discusses-DOC-inmate-pull The Oklahoma Department of Corrections is in the process of pulling its inmates out of county jails, and Bryan County Sheriff Ken Golden said he is not yet sure if this is good or bad for area jails. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Okla. House Democrats call for education funding http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/3583815/Okla.-House-Democrats-call-for-education-funding Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Oklahoma gay-marriage case before US appeals court http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/3583827/Oklahoma-gay-marriage-case-before-US-appeals-court Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Man pleads no contest to possession of child pornography http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/3584204/Man-pleads-no-contest-to-possession-of-child-pornography A Durant man who was scheduled for a trial by judge on a charge of possession of child pornography has pleaded no contest. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Land judging contest held http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/3576623/Land-judging-contest-held The annual land judging contest for FFA and 4-H students in Bryan County was held March 26. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Police investigate shooting in Durant http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/3580318/Police-investigate-shooting-in-Durant Durant Police responded to a shooting at approximately 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST