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Conservation workshop to be held in Durant

Driving down the road, it’s easy to see the differences in agricultural practices of 2020 compared to those a decade ago. In many instances, it’s obvious that the answers to the … more

Hofmeister: Local schools set policies

A spokeswoman for State Superintendent of Instruction Joy Hofmeister’s office said controversy over an Oklahoma State Department of Education newsletter concerning policies on LGBT students in … more

Nursing home evacuated due to gas leak

King’s Daughters & Sons Nursing Home in Durant was evacuated Saturday because of a gas leak and the Durant School District helped bus residents to different locations, according to the … more

SE to host Aviation Visitation Day

High school students interested in pursuing careers in aviation are invited to attend the Aviation Visitation Day at Southeastern Oklahoma State University on January 24. Southeastern is home to … more

Bryan County deputy dies in Tuesday morning wreck

Law enforcement officers in Bryan County and the surrounding area are reaching out to the Bryan County Sheriff's Office after the death of a Bryan County deputy early Tuesday. Bryan County … more

Durant senior wrestlers honored

Durant High School senior wrestler Jared Pierce accepts a rose from wrestling coach Jim Taylor. DHS senior wrestlers were honored Tuesday before the match with McAlester. See story on sports page 9 … more

Senior wrestlers recognized

Durant wrestler Fulton Gorges was among seniors recognized before the match Tuesday evening with McAlester. Durant High School wrestling coach Jim Taylor gives senior wrestler Connor Hall a rose … more

STEM visitation day set at SE

High school students interested in a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics are encouraged to attend STEM Visitation Day at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. The event is … more

Harsh sentences aren’t always required to achieve justice

Last week, it was reported that a 55-year old tag agent in southeastern Oklahoma pleaded guilty in Oklahoma County District Court to embezzling $629,000 in tax receipts. She received the money but … more

Choctaw Nation opens rental homes in Calera

As part of its ongoing housing services, the Choctaw Nation established a neighborhood of affordable rental homes in Calera Tuesday, Jan. 7. Residents, community and tribal leaders came together … more

Washington Irving releases honor roll

SUPERINTENDENT HONOR ROLL FIRST GRADE Vladimir Adams, Mackenzie Alberda, Jonathan Allen, Tanner Bergdoll, Kayson Boyd, Delaiyne Bridges, Brinlee Brooks, Brilee Brown, Abigail Bullard, Jadon … more

Hofmeister refuses to discuss newsletter at public forum

A Durant pastor and political activist criticized State Superintendent of Instruction Joy Hofmeister’s refusal to meet with a state lawmaker and citizens concerned about an August Oklahoma … more

Man pleads no contest to baseball league embezzlement

A man accused of taking thousands of dollars from a Durant baseball league has pleaded no contest to an embezzlement charge. Thirty-five-year-old Justin Bennett Alberda on Wednesday entered a … more

Regents to interview three candidates for SE president

The Board of Regents of the Regional University System of Oklahoma (RUSO) met Wednesday to conduct online interviews of eight candidates for the presidency of Southeastern Oklahoma State … more

Reaction to raising speed limits to 80 mph mixed

OKLAHOMA CITY – Not all Oklahomans are in a hurry to see speed limits raised to 80 mph on some stretches of state turnpikes. Traffic engineers and other professionals have been looking at … more

Bryan County Tournament

Junior High Girls Monday, Jan. 13 Colbert vs. Boswell, 6 p.m. at Caddo Bennington vs. Soper, 6 p.m. at Tushka Tuesday, Jan. 14 Calera vs. Achille, Noon at Caddo Caddo vs. … more

Deadline to register approaching

Friday, January 17, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the February 11, 2020 Rock Creek and Calera School Bond Election and Durant Special Proposition … more

Airport to be back in business Jan. 17

A multi-million project at Eaker Field will be wrapping up soon and a re-opening ceremony is planned for 1:30 p.m., Jan. 17. According to an email from airport manager Katie Hefner, city, state … more

Residents upset over sewage leak

A messy situation on Brookhaven Drive in Durant should be finally resolved by April, according to Durant Public Works Director Marty Cook. He said one difficulty is getting information out to people … more

Achille, Bennington schools receive top grade

Achille Elementary School and Bennington Elementary School are two of 66 schools statewide that recently received a B in their state school report card from the Oklahoma State Department of … more
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