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Rock drummer opens coffee shop in downtown Kingston

A “soft opening” for Greg’s Rockin’ Goat Coffee in Kingston was held Sunday and the coffee shop, founded by Greg Upchurch, drummer for the rock band, Three Doors Down, opened Wednesday. … more

A little history lesson for my friends, part 1

Oklahoma has a rich and varied history, dating back long before statehood in 1907. Some historians credit the way Native Americans loved music as an influence that helped produce such singers as … more

Caddo to vote on school bond

A $1,355,000 bond proposition to fund the construction of two new classrooms at Caddo High School is among items on the Aug. 23 runoff primary election. more

Bryan County EMS seeking bond for new facility

Bryan County EMS is asking voters to approve a $5,560,000 bond to build a new facility which they say will give them the space they need plus provide for future growth. more

Political speaking

Imagine Durant hosted a Vote 580 candidate speaking Monday evening at Southeastern’s Tailgate Alley. Candidates from both sides of the ballot spoke at the event and the runoff primary election is … more

Bryan County Free Fair approaches

The Bryan County Free Fair is scheduled for September 7th through the 10th. With the fair being only a few weeks away, it’s time to start getting your canning, quilts, crafts, and chickens ready … more

Bryan County OHCE members donate personal hygiene items

Bryan County Oklahoma Home & Community Education members donated 22 sewn fabric pouches filled with female personal hygiene items for Teen Girls to be distributed to the Durant Boys & Girls Club. more

Southeastern preps for beginning of fall semester on Aug. 22

It’s beginning to look a lot like school is in session at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. more

Council fires city manager

Durant City Council voted unanimously in its meeting last week after executive sessions to terminate the employment of city manager John Dean effective immediately, and they named Durant Industrial … more

Young Democrats host rally at SE

Jena Nelson, Democratic candidate for State Superintendent of Public Instruction, spoke at a rally last week about issues she plans to work on if she’s elected in November. A middle school teacher … more

Sheriff’s office school resource officer division has training

The Bryan County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer Division recently had training to prepare for the 2022-2023 school year. more

Southeastern president elected to statewide leadership positions

Southeastern Oklahoma State University president Thomas Newsom was recently elected to a pair of statewide leadership positions. more

Organizing Bryan County teachers

“…the work of the school teacher in eradicating illiteracy and advancing democracy in the county can best be accomplished through a well-planned organization.” J. R. Sprague, acting chairman of … more

Pride of Durant preparing for 2022-23 season

The Pride of Durant high school band is wrapping up a two-week band camp this week to prepare for the marching season. more

Durant student receives national honor

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) announced that Dakota A. Barker of Durant has been selected to become a member of the esteemed organization. more

Funds from Methodist VBS presented to Feeding Hope

Durant United Methodist Church First Kids presented a check to Feeding Hope from tithing given by children during the recent Vacation Bible School. Shown are Jody Nelson, left, and Kimberly Vincent, … more

Hank Williams Jr. performs at Choctaw Grand Theater

Country musician Hanks Williams Jr. played Saturday evening at the Choctaw Grand Theater in Durant. more

Brooks & Dunn play at Choctaw

The country music duo Brooks & Dunn performed Friday evening at Choctaw Grand Theater. On the left is Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn is on the right. more

Firefighters respond to truck, grass fires

A pickup pulling a flat-bed trailer with tractor burned up Aug. 4 in Durant. more

Health department reminds parents to bring children in for their back-to-school shots

Children in southeast Oklahoma go back to school soon and health departments are encouraging parents and guardians to make immunization appointments for their children as soon as possible to ensure … more
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