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Wrestling team recognized at school board meeting

The Durant High School Wrestling Team was recognized for its accomplishments this season during a Monday meeting of the Durant Board of Education. “I wanted to bring our wrestlers and our … more

Keeping moms and babies Safe during the pandemic and winter storm

The delivery of babies has been a happy event for the Women’s Center team at AllianceHealth Durant over the past year. Hundreds of infants have taken their first breath with us and have been a … more

City to host Dog Day & Easter B’Egg Hunt

The City of Durant Parks and Recreation Department is hosting Durant Dog Day and Easter B’Egg Hunt from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. March 20 at Carl Albert Park on Brookside Drive. The event is … more

New center for senior citizens expects to open in July

The Ron Cross Senior Activity Center is expected to open in July, it was announced last week during a meeting of the Durant Community Facilities Authority. Michael Davis, senior activity center … more

80th birthday

Dorothy McWhorter will celebrate her 80th birthday on March 16 and the family would love to give her the gift of hearing from family and friends. Anyone who would like to send her a note can mail it … more

Not homeless but unsheltered

The monthly meeting of the Patchwork Angels Participant Council was held March 27. Guests were, Sheryl Howard, Shannan Beaver, Samantha Tucker, Brook Tucker, Austin Smith, Jennifer Green and Don … more

SG Blocks executes contract to acquire 19-acre Echo site in Durant

NEW YORK—(BUSINESS WIRE)—SG Blocks, Inc., a leading designer, innovator and fabricator of container-based structures, announced recently the continuance of the company’s growth in … more

Woman celebrates 101st birthday

Bobby Turley, a resident of King’s Daughters & Sons Nursing Home, celebrated her 101st birthday recently. She has two children, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mrs. Turley … more

Bullard’s school apprenticeship expansion bill sent to House

OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant, said he was pleased with the passage of Senate Bill 619, a measure to provide on the job experience for more of Oklahoma’s high school … more

One Calera school bond passes, other fails

Calera voters approved a school bond for security enhancements, but did not pass a second bond that would have funded the purchase of two buses by Calera Schools. The election was held March 2, … more

Fortnightly Club of Durant honors 50-year member

The Fortnightly Club of Durant surprised Mrs. Charles (Kay) Villines with an outdoor celebration of her 50 years as a member. The event took place just off of the front porch of Villines’ home … more

Voter registration deadline is Friday

Friday, March 12, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the April 6, 2021 Achille, Bennington, Calera, Colbert and Durant Municipal Elections, Bryan … more

Woman dies in mobile home fire

A woman died in a mobile home fire in Mead Tuesday morning, authorities said. The fire happened in the 200 block of South Church Street and several fire departments, plus the Bryan County … more

The history of Market Square

On Sept. 26, 1919, “The new Market Square is a gift of the City of Durant to the people of the county who have products of various kinds to offer for sale in Durant and for those who propose to … more

Local author to lead Book Talk discussion

A mystery novel by award-winning author Lawrence Block, “Time to Murder and Create,” is Book Talk’s selection for its March 11 meeting at 7 p.m. The group usually meets at Donald … more

Hutchings finishes term on farmers and ranchers union

NORMAN — Hope Hutchings, Hendrix, has completed her term on the 2021 American Farmers & Ranchers/Oklahoma Farmers Union (AFR/OFU) Policy Committee, a subset of the AFR/OFU Cooperative … more

Fighting for free speech for all Oklahomans

One of the best thought leaders on free speech was Frederick Douglass. While advocating for the freedom of all in the United States of America and advocating for the U.S. Constitution, he made two … more

Southeastern announces plans to hold commencement in-person outdoors

Southeastern Oklahoma State University recently announced plans to move forward in planning for an in-person commencement this spring. The University is in the process of developing a plan to host … more

Langford named Durant fire chief

A 23-year veteran of the Durant Fire Department has been named chief. Jeff Langford was hired following the departure of Chief Roger Joines, who has accepted a fire marshal’s position with … more

Work on Robinson Road almost completed

Robinson Road has been paved and District 3 Commissioner Jay Perry said the work on the project is almost finished. Durant a Monday meeting of Bryan County Commissioners, Perry spoke of the … more
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