Durant Democrat- RSS OPINION?profile=1013 Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/section/OPINION?profile=1013 http://durantdemocrat.com/section/OPINION?profile=1013 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:06:28 EST 1800 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 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 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. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:00:11 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 Lady Lions beat down Hugo, 10-0 http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50347797/Lady-Lions-beat-down-Hugo-10-0 DURANT - The Durant Lady Lions (4-0) big bats demoralized Hugo in a 10-0 run-rule victory Tuesday afternoon at the Lady Lions ballpark.So far this season, the Lady Lions have run-ruled all of their opponents. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:00:10 EST Oklahoma tea party leader fined for blackmail http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/50344539/Oklahoma-tea-party-leader-fined-for-blackmail OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma tea party leader convicted of sending a threatening email to a state lawmaker was sentenced Tuesday to pay a $1,000 fine in accordance to the recommendations of the jury. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:55:08 EST Local Church celebrates 15 years of Medical Mission http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50331019/Local-Church-celebrates-15-years-of-Medical-Mission The First Baptist Church of Durant invited the public to celebrate 15 years of the church's Medical Mission last weekend Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:55:06 EST Man charged with robbing Calera pharmacy http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50341216/Man-charged-with-robbing-Calera-pharmacy Formal charges were filed Tuesday against a man Calera Police said robbed a pharmacy and led the police chief on a high-speed chase. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:51:07 EST Bryan County 4-H members recognized at annual banquet http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50330615/Bryan-County-4-H-members-recognized-at-annual-banquet The Bryan County 4-H club held its annual awards banquet Saturday at the Clay Jones Community Building. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:06:08 EST Rock Creek runner-up in its tournament http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50329545/Rock-Creek-runner-up-in-its-tournament BLUE — The Rock Creek Fast-Pitch Tournament came to an exciting close Saturday night on a one-point decision that left the host team accepting the runner-up plaque. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:05:17 EST Computer system of company that owns MCSO hacked http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50322478/Computer-system-of-company-that-owns-MCSO-hacked FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — Hospital operator Community Health Systems said a cyberattack took information on more than 4 million patients from its computer network earlier this year. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:48:10 EST Robbery suspect crashes on Platter Road after chase http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/50321710/Robbery-suspect-crashes-on-Platter-Road-after-chase A man suspected of robbing a Calera pharmacy and a Durant liquor store was arrested Monday after a chase that ended with a crash on Platter Road. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:42:13 EST Dr. John and Mary Slice celebrate 50th anniversary http://durantdemocrat.com/news/anniversaries/50303914/Dr.-John-and-Mary-Slice-celebrate-50th-anniversary Dr. John and Mary Slice celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family vacation in Myrtle Beach, S.C., earlier this summer. Sun, 17 Aug 2014 15:29:07 EST Local man to turn 80 http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/50303166/Local-man-to-turn-80 W.B. Williamson of Cartwright will soon be celebrating his 80th birthday.He will be celebrating from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 at the Denison Senior Center located at 531 W. Chestnut in Denison Texas. 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