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High school students attend SE Live recruiting event

A beautiful fall day greeted 200 high school students from southern Oklahoma and north Texas at SE Live in Durant last week. SE Live is the largest recruiting event for high school and transfer … more

Choctaw Cultural Center, French museum partner on exhibit

Even before the new Choctaw Cultural Center opened in July it was having an impact on an international exhibition. The venture speaks to the level of professional respect already achieved by the … more

Billings to celebrate 50th anniversary

Jerry and Debbie (Nelson) Billings will be celebrating their golden wedding anniversary on November 5. Jerry and Debbie were married in Sherman, Texas, and have made the Mead-Silo area their home for … more

Colton’s Main Street Run is Saturday

The annual Colton’s Main Street Run is Saturday, Oct. 16 beginning at Market Square in downtown Durant. The run is held in memory of Colton Sherrill, son of Trace and Dena Sherrill. The … more

Choctaw Nation to recognize inaugural Choctaw Flag Day

The inaugural Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Flag Day will take place Oct. 16, 2021 – a day which recognizes an important mark in Choctaw history. As part of the observance, everyone is invited to … more

Durant firefighters and Red Cross offer free smoke alarm installations

October is National Fire Awareness Month and the Durant Fire Department is teaming up with the American Red Cross to offer free smoke detectors to Durant residents living within city … more

Southeastern to celebrate Homecoming this weekend

“Back to the Future’’ is the theme for this year’s homecoming celebration at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Homecoming festivities are scheduled for this Friday … more

Wrecks kill three county residents

Three people were killed in separate crashes Oct. 8 and 9, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. Fifty-year-old Duane Salee of Mead was killed when he crashed his motorcycle at approximately 7:10 p.m. … more

Laxton named Kiwanis Law Officer of the Year

Durant Police Lt. Brandon Laxton, a 14-year veteran of the department, was named the Law Officer of the Year by the Kiwanis Club of Durant. The announcement was made last Thursday at the … more

TRIO Educational Opportunity Center receives grant

The TRIO Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) at Southeastern Oklahoma State University has received notification that it will receive a grant in the amount of $578,697 from the U.S. Department of … more

COVID-19 cases, deaths surge as vaccinations stall

Bryan County COVID-19 cases have surged in the past month from 6506 to 8234, and deaths approach 100, rising to 97 this month. There have been six deaths in the last week. These figures are … more

Book Talk to meet October 14

A thoughtful story about love and friendship, spiced with “food talk” and recipes, is Book Talk’s selection for its October 14 meeting at 7 p.m. Leading the discussion is local … more

Southeastern Women In Aviation volunteer at Dallas event

The Southeastern Oklahoma State University Women in Aviation Chapter traveled to Dallas recently to volunteer for a Girls in Aviation Day event. Fifteen student members of the Southeastern chapter … more

Hospice patient Baptized outside his home

A hospice patient who lives at a Calera RV park requested to be Baptized and the staff of Complete Hospice Care, with the help of Calera Fire-Rescue and Fusion Bible, made it happen. Stephen … more

Vigil held for domestic violence victims

A candlelight vigil to bring awareness to domestic violence was held by the Crisis Control Center Monday evening at Market Square in Durant. Southeastern students, led by campus police, marched … more

Residents to vote on sales tax for infrastructure

Citizens will be voting Oct. 12 on a half-cent sales tax to fund roads and other infrastructure projects in the county. During a July meeting, Bryan County Commissioners voted to have a special … more

Crash near Caddo kills two

Two people were killed Saturday in a single-vehicle crash near Caddo, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. The driver, 50-year-old Sharon E. Grinstead and passenger, Monte M. Mitchell, 54, Cary, … more

Pride of Durant captures awards

The Pride of Durant High School Marching Band received multiple awards in two recent competitions. During the recent Tigerpalooza Bron Warren Memorial Marching Band Contest at East Central … more

Former police officer who lost battle with COVID laid to rest

The funeral for a former Calera police officer was Monday at the Calera High School Gymnasium with a graveside service following at Rose Hill Cemetery in Calera. Forty-nine-year-old Scott Bryant … more

Hunger Coalition updates resource list

“One of the most asked-for items” is how United Way Director Pam Robinson describes the Resource List compiled by her office and the Bryan County Coalition Against Hunger. Originated in … more
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