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COVID cases spike in Bryan County

198 new cases of Covid-19 were reported in Bryan County during the first week of September, according to the Bryan County Health Department. This is a significant increase. Figures provided by the … more

Free COVID-19 vaccinations offered on Southeastern campus Sept. 22

Southeastern Oklahoma State University continues to partner with the Oklahoma Department of Health Mobile Unit to provide access to free COVID-19 vaccines to SE students, faculty and staff, as well … more

Lawmakers give legislative updates

State Senator David Bullard and State Representative Dustin Roberts spoke about legislative updates during a recent meeting of the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Bullard spoke … more

University Boulevard expansion project to start soon

In less than a month, street expansion construction will officially begin on University Boulevard in Durant, the city announced. A $3,096,505.16 bid was awarded in June to Schiralli Construction … more

Lake Texoma development underway

KINGSTON – Pointe Vista, a planned community along the Lake Texoma shoreline, is now pre-selling home lots. The development, which was initially acquired about 15 years ago and then expanded … more

TrioPolis Ensemble to open 49th season of Musical Arts at Southeastern

The TrioPolis Ensemble will open the 49th season of the Musical Arts season at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. The concert is scheduled for Tuesday, September 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine … more

Boys & Girls Club Color Run

The third annual Color Run to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Red River Valley was Saturday morning at the B & G Club’s Durant location. The color run/walk featured a designated … more

Suspect jumps in pond, climbs tree

A man who fled from Choctaw Tribal Police jumped into a pond and then climbed a tree where he spent several hours until law enforcement coaxed him down, authorities said. The man, identified as … more

Bryan County Fair

The Bryan County Fair concluded Saturday evening at the fairgrounds and Griffin Behrens shows his grand champion steer Saturday morning. The results of the fair will be published in an upcoming … more

Teachers, administrator of year named

The teachers and administrator of the year were named during the annual Bryan County Teacher’s Meeting Friday morning at the Durant High School Auditorium. Kassandra Wingfield of Rock Creek … more

‘That’s a risk we have to take’

Let’s start with a quiz. In the midst of the Covid-19 Delta-variant upsurge, which of these two state governors said that—the headline quotation to this article: “That’s a … more

Silo Schools asking for bond to handle growth

On September 14, Silo Schools will be asking for a $33 million school bond project. The bond calls for the construction of a new 24 classroom high school, cafeteria and event center. Silo Schools … more

First United Bank celebrates Fahrendorf for 50 years of dedicated service

In September 1971, William Fahrendorf walked through the doors of First United, known as Durant Bank & Trust in those days, to begin his new job. What started out as a part-time job delivering … more

Leadership Durant 2021-22

The Leadership Durant class for 2021-2022 began recently and it is for professionals who desire to learn more about their community and develop or further enhance their leadership skills. Under the … more

Durant Emergency Management’s tips during National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month (NPM) is an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. The 2021 theme is … more

Choctaw Nation to offer infusion treatments to COVID-19 patients

The Choctaw Nation Health Care Center in Talihina, Okla. has begun treating patients infected with COVID-19 with the REGEN-COVTM infusion therapy. The treatment is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug … more

Durant Lions Club to have spaghetti dinner

The Durant Lions Club will hold a spaghetti dinner September 16 at Bryan County Community Center (1901 S. 9th St. in Durant) to raise funds for its eyeglass program, scholarships, and other community … more

Local motorcycle club holds community carnival

On August 7, Seventh Sin Motorcycle Club: Red River Chapter, a local non-profit motorcycle club composed of law enforcement, veterans and other likeminded individuals, held a community carnival to … more

Blood Drive to be held at People First

A blood drive will be held at the People First Industries building at 724 West Texas St. in Durant on September 10, 11:30 am - 3:30 pm. The drive is sponsored by Durant Lions Club. Blood donors … more

Charges filed in cockfighting raid

One man has been charged in connection with a cockfighting operation the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office investigated in February. Fifty-seven-year-old Ricky Don Hensley of Calera was charged … more
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