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Christian gets 4 more years

Bryan County voters re-elected the sheriff and followed the state’s lead on incumbents but bucked that trend when it came to expanding Medicaid. According to results released by the Oklahoma … more

Protestors face off at courthouse

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners want voters to determine the future of the Confederate Soldier Monument in front of the Bryan County Courthouse. “This is an emotionally charged … more

City gets clean bill of financial health

The City of Durant got a clean bill of financial health in its fiscal 2019 financial audit. “I’m very pleased. Anytime you get an audit report like that it’s good for the … more

Weekend wrecks injure three

A man was injured Sunday afternoon after he lost control of his car while exiting Highway 69/75 at Main Street, according to the Durant Fire Department. Emergency personnel were dispatched at 1:55 … more

SE instructor to perform virtual piano concert

Dr. Catalin Dima, a faculty member in the department of music at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, will host a virtual piano concert on Thursday, July 16, from 6-7 p.m., originating from the … more

Hearing set for man accused of crash that killed four teens

A preliminary hearing has been set for a man charged with four counts of second-degree murder in a Memorial Day weekend crash that killed four Durant High School teenagers. Forty-three-year-old … more

Southeastern reopens to public

Southeastern Oklahoma State University reopened its Durant campus to the general public on Monday, July 6. From that date through July 31, the University will be open Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 … more

The rockets red glare

On Saturday, July 4 thousands gathered for the annual fireworks display at the Choctaw Resort and Casino. The firework show was synchronized to music courtesy of KLBC on 106.3 FM. more

Southeastern releases President’s Honor Roll

The President’s Honor Roll for Spring 2020 has been released at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. To be eligible, undergraduate students must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours of … more

Southeastern offers new $1,500 tuition waiver

Southeastern Oklahoma State University is always looking for new opportunities to make higher education more affordable to students. The University recently announced the establishment of the … more

Deputies investigate shootings

Two shootings left two people injured, according to reports from the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office. Last Thursday, June 25, deputies responded to the intersection of Willafa Woods and Fifth … more

Carl Albert Pool to remain closed indefinitely

The Carl Albert Swimming Pool was closed last week after a pool employee tested positive for the COVID 19 Coronavirus. Two more employees have tested positive since then, but City Manager John Dean … more

Song and dance bootcamp

Kyle Clements, 16, of Durant, recently attended the Hughes Brothers Theatre’s fifth annual Song and Stage Boot Camp. Kyle joined 57 future stars from Michigan, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma, … more

Firefighters respond to wrecks

A 16-year-old boy was not injured when his Camaro collided with a FedEx semi truck, according to the Durant Fire Department. Authorities responded at 3:11 p.m. Monday on Highway 69/75 at the Red … more

Durant receives funding for sewer plant work

The City of Durant has gained approval from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board for a loan of nearly $13 million for improvements to the city’s wastewater treatment system. “We are … more

Boy with rare genetic disease celebrates second birthday

A Caddo boy who has a rare genetic disease celebrated his second birthday recently with family and friends. Brady Clark was diagnosed when he was 11 months old with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) … more

Two sides meet, debate, at foot of Confederate Monument

Arguments and recriminations were the only things thrown in a peaceful, but spirited protest in front of the Bryan County Courthouse Tuesday morning. The Bryan County Commissioners’ decision to … more

Confederate monument to stay, for now

Bryan County Commissioners want voters to decide fate of Confederate monument that Black Lives Matter activists would like to see moved elsewhere. more

Christian wins second term

It appears that Bryan County voters hired incumbent Sheriff Johnny Christian for a second four-year term after the Republican primary Tuesday night. Since no Democrats declared for Sheriff, once the … more

Rainer sees bright future

Singer songwriter Jordan Rainer credits one teacher with prodding her along in her music, “The fear of failure.” The southeast Oklahoma native was born in Atoka and grew up in Bryan … more
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