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Durant High School 2020 Prom

The Durant High School 2020 Prom was delayed and not held until June 20 due to the pandemic. DHS students Dylan Bromagem, Joslyn Airington, Cassidy Harman and Michael Wingfield walk on red carpet to … more

Farmer’s Market opens back up at Market Square

The construction of restrooms and a covered area at Market Square was finished last week and the Durant Magnolia Farmer’s Market moved back to the square last Saturday. The market was … more

Motorcycles roar during Hamilton Memorial Ride

The second annual Randy “Doc” Hamilton Memorial Ride and Scholarship Fundraiser was held Saturday. The ride and scholarship was founded by Seventh Sin Motorcycle Club to honor their late … more

Primary elections to be held Tuesday

Bryan County Republicans will decide the direction of the Sheriff’s Office during the GOP Primary next Tuesday. No Democrats are running for sheriff, so that election will be decided during … more

Transformer fire scorches Rock Creek School building

A fire that started in a transformer caught a building on fire at Rock Creek Elementary School, according to the Durant Fire Department. Several area fire departments, including Bokchito, Roberta … more

Engle named pastor of Fusion Bible

When Joel Engle preached his first sermon at Fusion Bible in Durant, the Covid-19 pandemic soon shut everything thing down. Then, the church had to change it’s delivery … more

Durant Democrat picks up OPA awards for 2019

The Durant Democrat picked up several awards in the Oklahoma Press Association’s 2019 Better Newspaper Contest Awards. And one Democrat staffer was recognized for his reporting. Democrat … more

Former Achille mayor sentenced on federal charge

The former mayor of Achille was sentenced to two years in federal prison for stealing guns out of the police department’s evidence room. Forty-three-year-old David Shane Northcutt pleaded … more

All you need to know to go to the polls

Voters will go to the polls Tuesday for the June 30, 2020 Primary, Rock Creek I-2 and Achille I-3 School Board, Special Proposition for the Town of Achille and Town of Bokchito Elections, Bryan … more

Hopkins retires from Youth Services

Stanley Hopkin has retired as executive director of Youth Services of Bryan County and a reception was held for him last week. He began his career in 1987 at the detention center as a child-care … more

Summer enrollment soars at Southeastern

Summer enrollment appears to be reaching record levels at Southeastern Oklahoma State University as planning continues for the fall semester, the University said, in a news release. Although … more

Deadline to request absentee ballots nears

Less than a week remains for registered voters in Bryan County to apply for absentee ballots to be mailed to them for the June 30 Primary, Rock Creek I-2 and Achille I-3 School Board, Special … more

Durant adopts $17.7 million budget

The Durant City Council adopted a $17.7 million budget for fiscal 2020, an increase of $1.4 million from the fiscal 2019 budget. However, figures provided by the city project that Durant will end … more

Hundreds march through downtown Durant

Hundreds of protesters met on the Bryan County Courthouse lawn and then marched through downtown Durant June 9 to speak out against racism and police brutality. The protest originated after … more

DIA to move director to City Hall

The Executive Director of the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce is concerned her organization may struggle financially after the Durant Industrial Authority moves its office into City … more

Carl Albert Swimming Pool is now open

The Carl Albert Swimming Pool opened this week with a new schedule that City Manager John Dean said was set with the public in mind. “It gives the public better access to the pool,” … more

Durant outperforms state on sales tax receipts

The City of Durant sales tax collections fared much better than the state overall according to the first sales tax collection report issued since the COVID-19 Coronavirus business closures were … more

Durant Main Street First Friday

Hobbs Music performs Friday evening at the Pocket Park in downtown Durant during Main Street’s First Friday. Jack Tidwell performs Friday evening during the Magnolia Mile Art Alley … more

Leadership Durant applications available now

Leadership Durant, under the umbrella of the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce, is for professionals who desire to learn more about their community and develop or further enhance their leadership … more

Solar panels catch fire

The Durant Fire Department responded to a fire at Rolloffs of America caused by an electrical short in solar panels, according to a DFD report. Firefighters responded at 10:39 a.m. Saturday to the … more
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