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NWH releases honor roll

The following students are listed on the Northwest Heights Elementary School honor roll for fall 2019. Superintendent’s Honor Roll First Grade Addison Armstrong, Brantley Ball, Kase … more

Harriet Tubman: Suffragist and something more

People reading about Harriet Tubman’s work in the 1890s for the cause of equal rights for women might think that they’re reading about a life-long suffragist. She worked alongside such … more

Cheering for the Rock Creek Mustangs.

Rock Creek cheerleaders Erika Ward, Alissa Green, Kylee Ribera and Cody Dawson were among those cheering on the Mustangs during the recent Bryan County Basketball Tournament at Bloomer Sullivan … more

Oklahoma Music Educators Association

Vocal music students from Durant were in Tulsa Jan. 16-18 for Oklahoma Music Educators Association Children’s All State Chorus. They joined student voices from around the state who auditioned … more

Oklahoma Choral Directors Association

Eleven seventh through ninth grade Durant students joined hundreds of others from around the state at the Oklahoma Choral Director’s Association All State Festival in Oklahoma City Jan. 9-11. … more

Stitt announces SoonerCare 2.0

WASHINGTON – Hoping to blunt a drive to expand Medicaid coverage via a state question, Governor Kevin Stitt on Thursday announced support of a Trump administration Medicaid plan that would … more

Newsom named president of SE

Dr. Thomas Newsom, who currently serves as Interim Vice President for Student Success and Dean of Students at Texas A&M-Commerce, will assume the duties as 21st president of Southeastern on April … more

Crash knocks out traffic lights

The traffic lights at West Main Street and University Place were disabled Wednesday afternoon when a vehicle plowed into the control box that operates the lights. Durant/Bryan County Emergency … more

Silo Lady Rebels win championship

Silo athletic director Jeremy Atwood hands the girls championship trophy from the 2020 Bryan County Tournament to Lady Rebels Bradi Harman, Cassidy Harman and Teeronie McCann. See sports page 9 for … more

Board of Education approves personnel matters

The Durant Board of Education approved a number of personnel actions during its regular meeting earlier this month. The board approved renewal of Superintendent Duane Merideth’s contract … more

Fusion Bible to host IF:Texoma 2020

Tens of thousands of women worldwide will participate in the IF:Gathering on February 7-8 via a livestream from a sold-out event in Dallas, Texas. In Durant, local leaders are hosting a livestream … more

Students, faculty and staff volunteer for day of service on MLK Day

Although classes were not in session Monday at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in observance of Martin Luther King. Jr. Day, students were far from idle. Some 150 students, faculty and … more

Boy Scouts launch largest annual food drive

This February, the Boy Scouts of America conduct the 35th annual Scouting for Food drive collecting food donations for the needy across communities. Scouting for Food is the Boy Scouts of … more

Voters Should Apply Early for Absentee Ballots

Voters in Bryan County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the February 11 Rock Creek and Calera School Bond Election and Durant Special Proposition Election should apply now, County … more

Decision on SE president to be made January 31

The Board of Regents of the Regional University System of Oklahoma (RUSO) met Wednesday to conduct face-to-face interviews with three candidates for the presidency of Southeastern Oklahoma State … 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 February 11, 2020 Rock Creek and Calera School Bond Election and Durant Special Proposition Election, County Election Board Secretary Kimberly Norris said today. more

Calera Homecoming King and Queen

Tyler Shupert was named King and Leigha Brown was crowned queen during Calera Homecoming 2020 festivities on Jan. 17 before the Calera Lady Bulldogs and Bulldogs played the Turner Falcons in … more

Brian Nedvin to present lecture, recital on music and the Holocaust

Tenor and Guitarist Brian Nedvin will present a lecture and recital Tuesday, Jan. 28 on Southeastern Oklahoma State University at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall. The performance will feature … more

Richards retiring after 24 seasons at SE, Durant

Ray Richards has spent the better part of his coaching career in Durant helping guide the college and high school football programs. The long-time defensive coach recently decided to step away … more

Deputy will be laid to rest today

Funeral services for Bryan County Sheriff’s Deputy Jarid Taylor, 31, of Hendrix, will be held, at 2 p.m. today at Kemp Baptist Church at Kemp. Burial will follow in Kemp Cemetery. Sheriff … more
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