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Oklahoma Senate leaders encourage U.S. Census participation

OKLAHOMA CITY – Both Republicans and Democrats in the Oklahoma Senate are joining the effort to get a full count in Oklahoma in the 2020 Census. Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat, … more

Online open enrollment for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

OKLAHOMA CITY – Online enrollment for winter heating assistance for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) began Dec. 10, 2019. The federally-funded program is administered by … more

Library awaiting generous gift

The Donald W. Reynolds Community Center and Library is in line to receive a significant donation from a Texas family with roots in Durant. In 2015, Reba Titsworth was working in the library when … more

Bryan County Farm Service Agency announces election results

Bryan County U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that Dustin Bowen of Brown has been elected to represent local administrative area 1 (LAA 1) during the recent … more

Holiday greetings from names in the news

Today is the day Durant residents join with millions around the world to celebrate Christmas. That includes the city’s business, civic and political leaders. The Durant Democrat reached out to … more

Multi-vehicle wreck in Calera Monday morning

Several vehicles, including at least two tractor trailers, were involved in a multi-vehicle pileup south of Calera Monday morning. Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Calera Police Department were … more

Vacant house burns in Armstrong

A vacant house burned Tuesday in Armstrong, according to the Durant Fire Department. Firefighters were dispatched at 9:01 p.m. to 52 Main Street and when they arrived, the house was fully engulfed … more

2019 Christmas Parade winners

The Durant Area Chamber of Commerce thanks the community for participating in the 2019 Christmas Parade, Tuesday, December 3 on Main Street in Durant. The theme for this year’s parade was … more

Lawmakers discuss issues for 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY – Leaders in the Oklahoma Legislature weighed in on some important issues facing the state and laid out priorities for the coming year during a forum staged Wednesday by the State … more

Toys for Tots provides gifts for almost 1,500 children

The Durant Lions Club partnered with Toys for Tots and provided toys to almost 1,500 children during the toy giveaway Saturday at the Bryan County Fairgrounds. The project, also known as the Lions … more

Southeastern celebrates Fall Commencement

Graduates, their families and friends gathered to celebrate Fall Commencement Saturday at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Two ceremonies were held in Bloomer Sullivan Arena. Brittney … more

Durant Rotary celebrates centennial milestone

On December 10, 1919, a banquet took place at the Presbyterian Church in Durant that was described as “an event of unusual importance” by the Durant Weekly News. The Durant Rotary Club … more

OSF After School Program

Members of the Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival After School Program performed last Saturday at Market Square and shown are, Emily West, Katie Balkenbush and Steeley Calhoun. more

Blast from Past car club makes donations

The Blast from the Past Car Club made donations of $600 each to the veterans nursing home in Bonham, the Madill Baptist Girls Home and the Durant Christmas Tree for Teens program. The funds come from … more

Choctaw Nation donates to city, county

The Choctaw Nation presented their 4th quarter checks for the Choctaw Community Partner Fund on Monday. The City of Durant was awarded $62,900 and Bryan County received $7,200. Choctaw Tribal Council … more

Library craft show

The Friends of the Library Holiday Craft Show was held Dec. 5-7 at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center & Library. Snap and Sparkle, owned by Lewis Cook, shown, and his wife Kellie, was one of … more

Golden named Vice President for Academic Affairs; Ludrick is Associate VP for Tribal Relations and Academic Affairs

Southeastern Oklahoma State University interim president Bryon Clark has announced two administrative promotions in the Office of Academic Affairs. Dr. Teresa Golden, who previously served as … more

Firefighters respond to house and truck fires

Durant firefighters hosed down a fire at a vacant house and extinguished a truck fire on Tuesday. Firefighters were dispatched at 12:56 a.m. to a vacant house at 805 S. Second Ave. and when they … more

Stafford selected as new Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College president

STILLWATER – The A&M Board of Regents selected Dr. Kyle Stafford as the next President of Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) in a special meeting held this week. Dr. Stafford … more

Holly’s Border Bar sponsors Christmas toy run

Holly’s Border Bar in Colbert, in partnership with the Durant Lion’s Club and Big Five Community Services, held its inaugural “Okie Christmas” toy run on Dec. 8, and Santa and … more
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