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Many districts exempted from class-size limits

This year’s state appropriation for public schools hit a level that triggered enforcement of class-size limits in Oklahoma law, a fact hailed by many state officials as a major accomplishment … more

Durant Emergency Management tests new weather warning devices

Durant Emergency Management is conducting “real-world” testing of new lightning and tornado warning alarm devices, the city said, in a news release. Two of the devices are currently … more

Bryan County 4-H offers fun and educational summer day camps

Attention youth looking for something fun and exciting to do this summer. Come join us at the 4-H Summer Day Camps to learn new things while having lots of fun. Youth must be 8 years old, completed … more

Operation Orange attracts 63 high school students

More than sixty high school students from Oklahoma and Texas participated in “Operation Orange’’ – a free, one-day mini medical camp – June 9 at Southeastern Oklahoma … more

Soft spreads canning class to be held July 7

Anyone who would like to learn how to can or just want to refresh your canning skills, the Bryan County OSU Extension would like to invite you to attend their upcoming “Soft Spreads” … more

Lawsuit filed in pit bull mauling death

The daughter of a man attacked and killed by pit bulls in Bennington has filed a lawsuit against the owner of the dogs and the Town of Bennington. Karen Cave, daughter of Alan Wayne Bruce, alleges … more

Calera’s school resource officer earns master’s degree

Calera Police Department School Resource Officer Jeff Wilson received an award during a recent meeting of the town council. Police Chief Don Hyde presented Wilson the award to congratulate him on … more

Volunteer project to provide articles for newspaper

A local citizens volunteer group is starting up to gather news and write articles for the Durant Democrat. Although the Durant Democrat provides Bryan County residents lots of important … more

Video tour of Durant is now live

The City of Durant is debuting new videos showcasing the wonderfully unique Durant difference, the city said, in a news release. Durant partnered with CGI Communications to produce four … more

City awards bid for University Boulevard improvements

Durant City Council voted in a recent meeting to award a bid for the University Boulevard improvement project. The $3,096,505.16 bid was awarded to Schiralli Construction Corp. and the project … more

Garden planted at Highland Cemetery

A new garden has been planted at Durant’s Highland Cemetery. Keep Durant Beautiful board members and volunteers planned, designed and planted the garden during a recent Friday evening and … more

Durant’s DWR Library – Get 4 free tickets to the zoo when you return this book

The book Juniper’s Butterfly Garden: A Small Start for a Better World is flying off the shelves at Durant’s Donald W. Reynolds Library. And, starting this week, when the book is … more

Draggin’ Main Car Show & Cruise

A car cruises on Main Street in downtown Durant Saturday afternoon during the Durant Main Street Car Show & Cruise. Vintage vehicles were parked on North Third Avenue during the Draggin’ … more

Fire truck donated to New York coming home

A fundraiser by Calera Fire-Rescue to bring home a fire truck donated to New York City after 9/11 was successful and the truck will go to the Tulsa Fire Museum. Calera Fire-Rescue said that they … more

Silo High School student honored as Academic All-stater

Scott and Bobbie Pratt congratulate their son Preston Pratt (center), an Academic All-Stater from Durant, during the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence Academic Awards Ceremony, held recently in … more

Kiwanis Seniors of the Year

Meredith Behrens of Colbert was selected by the Kiwanis Club of Durant as the Bryan County Senior of the Year. She is shown with Kiwanis President Jason Manous. Cordell Palmer was named the … more

Washington Irving spring honor roll

Washington Irving Elementary School released its spring 2021 honor roll. SUPERINTENDENT FIRST GRADE Levin Abbott, Annabella Amaro, Maddox Barnett, Amirianna Betsey, Matthew Brandenburger, … more

Chancellor Johnson recognized in resolution

Higher education Chancellor Glen D. Johnson was recognized recently on the Senate floor and House floor with a concurrent resolution honoring his 39 years of service to public higher education and … more

Nursing home hosts fishing day

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, Oakridge Nursing Center and Centric Home Health & Hospice partnered last week to provide a unique fishing day to senior residents at Oakridge … more

Caddo community honors senior citizens.

On Saturday, June 5, Caddo Community Association sponsored the annual “80s and 80s Banquet.” This year was an especially joyful occasion for 39 honorees, coming out of the isolation of … more
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