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Council votes to donate surplus equipment to other fire departments

Two fire departments in the county are receiving surplus equipment from the Durant Fire Department thanks to a vote of the Durant City Council during its regular meeting last week. more

City of Durant to host workshop on recent survey

The City of Durant will host a workshop at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 27 at Durant High School to continue discussions about data collected from the Community Perception Survey. more

Local women to attend Federation of Democratic Women convention

Six local women will travel to Oklahoma City this weekend for the annual convention of Oklahoma Federation of Democratic Women’s Clubs. more

Water supply discussed at public meeting

It was a wet topic during a public meeting at the library by Sustainable Durant to educate the public about the city’s water supply and the needs for future growth. more

Lost Street Poets

Aubrie Solis reads a poem during the Poetry on Lost Street meeting at Lost Street Brewing Company. The group meets at 2 p.m. on the Third Sunday of the month at Lost Street Brewing and the public is … more

Back to school after spring break

School resumed Monday after last week’s spring break and George Washington Elementary School assistant principal Vicki Woody is shown with kindergartners after school was out Monday afternoon. more

First United has United Act of Kindness Day

First United Bank is on a mission to ignite a kindness revolution. The bank recently collaborated with stakeholders, including employees, customers, local businesses, non-profits, churches, community … more

Firefighters rescue woman trapped in hotel room

Durant firefighters freed a woman who was locked in her room at Holiday Inn Express, 613 University Place, earlier this month. more

The House is working diligently to uphold the will of the people on marijuana

State Question 820 failed, sending a clear message that Oklahoma opposes unfettered access to marijuana. more

Not Me human trafficking community conference held

“If there are three of you sitting together, one of you could be the victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or human trafficking,” said Choctaw Nation Chief Gary Batton to a crowd of more … more

Durant’s water supply to be discussed at public meeting

Residents of Durant and Rural Water Districts 2 and 5 will have a special opportunity Monday, March 20, to learn and discuss “everything” water, including the quality of Durant’s municipal … more

DMS Technology Student Association competes well

The Durant Middle School Technology Student Association (TSA) team competed well recently and represented Durant Middle School with honor, integrity and respect. more

City manager discusses recent survey

Durant city manager Lisa Taylor says the community has changed in recent years and that the online community perception survey which was presented at a meeting last week is a way for the city to … more

Foundation for Excellence announces academic all-state scholars

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence has announced the recipients of its prestigious 2023 Academic All-State Awards. These 100 top public high school seniors, selected from … more

Choctaw women honored during Women’s History Month

As March is National Women’s History Month, the Choctaw Nation is taking time to honor the role of Choctaw women for the role they play in the development and history of the Choctaw Nation of … more

First United emphasizes teamwork at annual meeting

First United Bank hosted its Annual Stakeholder Meeting on February 20, 2023, at the Choctaw Resort in Durant. The event was attended by more than 2,000 employees, customers, and community members … more

Longtime county assessor Glendel Rushing dies

Retired Bryan County Assessor Glendel Rushing, who was the longest-serving county official in the state, passed away March 6 at the age of 82. more

Bennington soldier laid to rest with military honors

A Bennington man who died during National Guard duty was laid to rest at Wade Cemetery with full military honors. more

Broadway Lights at DHS

Durant choirs had their Broadway Lights performances recently at Durant High School. more

Taste of Durant

Leadership Durant had its annual Taste of Durant last Thursday evening at Choctaw Event Center where local restaurants, plus wineries and microbreweries, had tables for people to taste their food and … more
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