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Lions Club gives away toys for Christmas

The Durant Lions Club provided Christmas to many children in the county during its 22nd annual Toy for Tots event last Saturday at the Bryan County Fairgrounds. The Lions Club has partnered with … more

Calera Council to pave way for housing addition

Calera Council approved a request by a developer to open platted roads on the east side of town. During a recent meeting of the council, Jay Mauck said he bought lots for housing additions and he … more

Kingston Schools’ HealthCorps coordinator honored by NextGen Under 30

KINGSTON - Gabriella Mendez, Kingston Schools’ HealthCorps living lab coordinator, has been named a recipient of Oklahoma’s NextGen Under 30 honors for K-12 Education. Mendez is a … more

Choctaw Nation teams up with county offices to distribute FEMA masks

As COVID-19 cases and holiday travel increase in the area, the Choctaw Nation Emergency Management is delivering pallets of free masks across the Nation’s jurisdiction to try and reduce the … more

101-year-old woman receives citation

Hellen Estelle (Jennings) Isenberg received a citation from the State of Oklahoma recently for celebrating her 101st birthday. She celebrated her birthday in November in Durant with a birthday … more

Texoma Medical Center gives first COVID-19 vaccine

Texoma Medical Center has received an allocation of the new Pfizer vaccine for COVID19. As directed by the CDC and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), TMC has begun administering … more

Funeral held for Durant teen killed in accident

A funeral service was held Tuesday morning at Holmes-Coffey Murray Funeral Home Chapel for a Durant teen who died from injuries in a car crash that also killed his grandparents near Trenton, … more

Kingston Christmas Parade

The Pride of Texomaland Kingston High School Band marches in the Christmas Parade Dec. 5 in downtown Kingston. A motorcyclist rides in the Kingston Christmas Parade. The annual Kingston … more

Trial tentatively set for man accused of killing four teens

An Atoka man accused of murdering four teens by being drunk and crashing his pickup into their car Memorial Day weekend is tentatively set for trial during the April/May 2021 jury term. Bradley … more

Firefighters put out brush fires

The Durant Fire Department has hosed down several small fires and investigated a smoke incident recently. Firefighters were dispatched at 4:40 p.m. Sunday to a fire alarm in the 600 block of S. … more

‘A Hometown Holiday Tour’ winners announced

The Durant Area Chamber of Commerce thanks the community for participating in the 2020 ‘A Hometown Holiday Tour’, Tuesday, December 1 in Durant. In lieu of the annual Durant Christmas … more

Southeastern’s Darrin Wade transitioning from career in theater to medicine

When many people reach a certain age in life, they make a career change. For Darrin Wade, such a decision came at the relatively young age of 28. Saying that he has always “wanted to help … more

Council approves ordinance on renaming city streets

Durant City Council passed an ordinance during its meeting last week regarding renaming city streets. City Manager John Dean said the ordinance establishes a procedure for renaming streets which … more

Einstein Bros. Bagel shop coming to Southeastern campus in 2021

A new dining and gathering spot is coming to the campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University in 2021. Einstein Bros. Bagels (Einsteins) will be located next to the SE Barnes & Noble store … more

Calera Christmas Parade

Calera Mayor Brenton Rucker throws a piece of candy during the 43rd annual Calera Fire-Rescue Christmas Parade Saturday morning. A child picks up candy during the Calera Christmas Parade. These … more

Durant Christmas tree lighting

Members of the Pride of Durant high school band perform Dec. 4 during a City of Durant Christmas tree lighting in front of city hall. Hot beverages were served during the City of Durant Christmas … more

Southeastern to close for holidays

Southeastern Oklahoma State University will be closed December 23-January 3 in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The University will reopen on Monday, January 4, … more

Choctaw Nation Community Partner Fund Awards more than $65,000 to Durant and Bryan County

The Choctaw Nation awarded the city of Durant $59,100 and Bryan County $6,800 from the Choctaw Community Partner Fund to continue to help strengthen and develop the local area. The Choctaw … more

A Civil War quilt, a 52 Chevy and 68 years of marriage

A local woman has a quilt that dates back to the Civil War and is stained with the blood of wounded soldiers. Jimmye Ruth Badger received the quilt in 1991 after her mother passed away. It was … more

First Christian Church has new pastor

Durant First Christian Church welcomes new pastor Joe Jorgensen who took the reigns Nov. 18. Jorgensen was called to preach 18 years ago, he recalled in his bio. “I remember the day well … more
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