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Merideth named DISD superintendent

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Durant School Board voted unanimously on a new superintendent during a special meeting at noon Wednesday.The position was given to Duane Merideth, who has served as assistant superintendent for 14 years.Meredith has been in public education for 30 years. He began his teaching career in 1984 as a biology teacher in Sherman, Texas, where he also coached football, powerlifting and track.From 1990-92, he was principal at Sherman’s Dillingham Intermediate School.Within the Durant Independent School District, Merideth has spent time as middle-school assistant principal, and intermediate and high-school principal.


Oklahoma House passes income tax cut legislation

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Legislation that would trim Oklahoma’s personal income tax rate when state revenue improves was approved by the House on Wednesday in spite of objections that it’s irresponsible in the face of critical education, health care and transportation needs.House members voted 54-40 for the Senate-passed measure that is one of the session’s top priorities for Republican Gov. Mary Fallin, who is seeking re-election. It now goes to...

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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.According to a probable-cause affidavit by Calera Assistant Police Chief T.J. White, officers were preparing Monday to search a residence in the 300 block of West McKennon Street when Luttrell and another man later identified as Welborn were seen getting into a ...

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SE softball: GAC championship on the line this weekend

If you like games that are meaningful, come on out to the Southeastern softball field this weekend.Coach Ron Faubion’s LadyStorm are in first place in the Great American Conference standings by a teeny margin over Northwestern (Storm 25-10, Lady Rangers 23-11). Henderson State is third at 23-13.As it happens in all good “B” movies, Southeastern is hosting Henderson State this weekend.To get the hay in the barn and lock the door, the Storm nee...

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Sierra Moore signs with University of Central Oklahoma

Sierra Moore’s basketball career keeps extending upward.Moore was a two-time All-District performer for the Durant Lady Lions before she went to Murray State College. The past two years there, she averaged 10.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists.Now, Moore will be hanging her jersey in new a locker room. She recently signed with the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond.UCO women’s basketball coach Guy Hardaker has high hopes for Moore....

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SE Rodeo team fares well at Ft. Hays State

DURANT, Okla. - Southeastern rodeo continued its strong push to the finish with a pair of event championships and seven short-go qualifiers on a busy weekend at the Fort Hays State Rodeo in Hays, Kan.As a team the men posted a fourth-place finish, while the women tallied a seventh-place showing.Individually, Ari-Anna Flynn took home the women’s all-around title for the second time this season after finishing seventh or better in barrel racing and breakaway.

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Merideth named Durant Superintendent

Durant School Board held a special meeting at noon Wednesday to appoint a new superintendent for the school district after the resignation of Dr. Jason Simeroth.With a unanimous vote by the board, Assistant Superintendent Duane Merideth was named the new Superintendent. Meredith has served on the school board for over 20 years and has served as Assistant Superintendent for fourteen years.Merideth said he is very thankful for the position. Read more in the Thursday editio...

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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.In a 5-4 decision, the state’s highest court ruled against CDR Systems Corporation, a now-defunct Florida-based company that had claimed the Oklahoma capital gains deduction on its 2008 income tax return for gains realized from a stock purchase agreement for the sale of all of its assets.The...

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