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Weed warehouse goes up in smoke

A building housing a marijuana processing operation burned early Sunday in Mead. The fire started at about 12:30 a.m. and West Bryan County, Durant, Calera and Silo fire departments responded to … more

Durant’s Magnolia Meats receives Oklahoma’s Meat Processing Development and Expansion Grant

Durant will soon welcome a new and unique business to the area, Magnolia Meats, and the company’s path just got much easier due to a significant grant awarded to them in the amount of $200,000 … more

The final waves of the Spanish Flu

“The wave of influenza which has swept Oklahoma during the winter, virtually amounted to an epidemic.” Dr. Carl Puckett, State Health Commissioner, said in 1926. No, that date is not … more

Durant TOYs honored at school board meeting

Nominees for the Durant Teacher of the Year were honored during a Monday meeting of the Durant Board of Education. The board first met at the administrative office and then the meeting was … more

Memories of the Liberty community

The community of Liberty once had a church, school and a small grocery store all of which were the hub of this place in southern Bryan County. A rusty swing set and other playground equipment … more

School board candidate filing set to begin Monday

Candidates for the Board of Education in 9 Bryan County school districts will file their Declarations of Candidacy beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, December 7, 2020 and continuing Tuesday and … more

Bryan County Toys for Tots continues in 2020

Preparation is underway for the 22nd annual Toys for Tots drive in Bryan County. Sign-ups are now being accepted for children ages 16 and younger. The deadline to sign a child up is December … more

Battling against the invisible empire

Some might say that the social, economic, and political conditions of 1920 created the perfect conditions for a major invasion of Oklahoma. Urban growth and oil money had resulted in more crime, … more

SE freshman follows in footsteps of sisters

For Jayda Janway, choosing to attend Southeastern Oklahoma State University was an easy decision. You might even call it part of a family tradition as the Heavener, Oklahoma, freshman is the last … more

Man killed in workplace accident, two die in house fire

A man was killed in a workplace accident Sunday in Durant and two people died in a house fire Tuesday morning, authorities said. A worker died after falling from a lift at the CMC steel plant and … more

Local talent shines on NBC’s The Voice

The fate of the remaining top 17 contestants on NBC’s popular and highly rated singing competition, The Voice, was handed over to fans across America Monday night following the first live … more

Webster named district attorney

OKLAHOMA CITY - Governor Kevin Stitt announced Monday the appointment of Tim Webster as District Attorney for District 19, which includes Atoka, Bryan and Coal counties. Webster fills the seat of … more

Kingston Native supports U.S. Navy shipyard surge as part of COVID-19 response

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - A 2015 Kingston High School graduate and native of Kingston, Oklahoma, is serving at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility as part of the largest … more

Virtual Centennial Candlelighting scheduled for December 7

This year marks the centennial for the Candlelighting Ceremony in a collaborative effort of the Department of Music, Center for Instructional Development and Technology, and University Marketing at … more

Scholarship established to honor Durant teen author following tragic suicide

For most teens these days, spare time between homework and classes is likely consumed by the customary routines of dating, sports, driving and network socialization. For 16-year-old Jamie Weber … more

More job opportunities coming to Durant

With an already bustling downtown area that’s been gaining businesses on nearly a weekly basis, Durant could soon be in line for hundreds of new job opportunities, according to Economic … more

Pierce remembered in celebration of life

A Durant High School graduate was remembered during his celebration of life service as a young man full of energy and always willing to help others. Eighteen-year-old Jared Pierce died Nov. 16 in … more

Southeastern announces new ‘Loop of Lights’ holiday tradition

Southeastern Oklahoma State University is inviting everyone to a new holiday tradition this year – the “Loop of Lights.’’ Lights and decorations will be displayed around … more

Dine in to celebrate family and consumer sciences

As the year ends, families are gearing up for holiday meals. Specialists and county educators with Oklahoma State University Extension are encouraging people across the state to recognize one more at … more

A Hometown Holiday Tour set for December 1

Durant Area Chamber of Commerce and Durant Main Street present “A Hometown Holiday Tour” on Tuesday, December 1 from 6-8 p.m. In lieu of the Durant Christmas Parade, “A Hometown … more
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