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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

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
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