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Riley Risso Coker named director of Theatre

Riley Risso Coker will begin her duties of Director of Theatre at Southeastern Oklahoma State University on June 7. She is an Associate Professor of Theatre at Southeastern, where she teaches … more

Caps fly at graduation

Durant High School Class of 2021 graduates throw their caps in the air after commencement May 25 at Choctaw Grand Theater. more

Smart meters now installed at 80% of Durant homes

The installation of Smart Meters in Durant is nearly complete, the City of Durant said, in a news release. Approximately 80 percent of homes across the City now have the new Smart Meters … more

After 35 years, John Wayne is retiring

Growing up in Blue, Oklahoma, I feel sure that John O. Carey, was not dreaming of one day becoming a shoe cobbler. But as fate would have it, that is exactly what happened. After completing high … more

NFL player speaks at Durant Baccalaureate

Do not be afraid to fail because everyone fails at some point in life was one of the messages by Kansas City Chiefs long snapper James Winchester when he spoke to the Durant High School Class of … more

COVID-19 vaccinations easy to get in Bryan County

“Easy as pie!”—That old saying applies to getting a Covid-19 vaccination at home here in Bryan County. In fact, according to Julie Montgomery, Regional Health Director for the … more

Council cancels rezoning requests

Durant City Council voted to deny two rezoning requests and took no action on another during its regular meeting last week. B.R. Yandell and Mecky Yandell were seeking to rezone property near … more

Blue Zones Project is helping inspire people in Durant to live longer, better

Blue Zones Project® by Sharecare has officially concluded their Kickoff Month in Durant, Oklahoma. Since April 10th, Blue Zones Project team members and community members have been working with … more

K9 Officer Bors and his new handler

Meet K9 Officer Bors and his new handler, Officer Mark Idell with the Durant Police Department. Officer Idell teamed up with Bors in March when his previous handler, Officer Shane Walker changed … more

Durant Police awards

Congratulations to Officer Mark Idell, Durant Police Department’s Officer of the Year. Officer Idell was given the award last week at the police awards banquet by Chief David Houser and Deputy … more

Jazz Fest at Market Square

Durant Main Street and the Durant band program held a Jazz Fest May 7 at Market Square in downtown Durant with several area bands participating. This is the Durant Jazz 2 Band under the direction of … more

NWH Third Grade Track Meet

Coach Edie Powell reacts during the Northwest Heights Elementary School Third Grade Track meet last week. Tug of war was one of the activities during the Northwest Heights Elementary School Third … more

Fallen law enforcement officers honored

Fallen law enforcement officers were honored last Thursday during a ceremony at Market Square in Durant. The 9th annual memorial service, hosted by the Durant Police Department, was in conjunction … more

City of Durant celebrates Economic Development Week

Economic Development Week 2021 is here! Discover the Durant Difference during the week-long showcase of the programs – and the people - who make our community stronger! What is Economic … more

Local tire and electronics recycling event a success

A recent recycling event held at Durant High School gave area residents an opportunity to do some spring cleaning while helping the environment. The tire and electronics recycling event was the … more

Cardinal Glass nears opening of latest expansion

On Friday, Cardinal Glass welcomed Oden Grube, Mayor of Durant; John Dean, Durant City Manager; Lisa Taylor, Executive Director of the Durant Industrial Authority; Brent Kisling, Oklahoma Department … more

Teen killed in crash

A Durant High School senior was killed Friday afternoon when the car she was riding in was struck by a pickup on South Ninth Avenue. Nineteen-year-old Austin Nolan died at the scene of the crash … more

Durant School District lifts mask mandate

Durant Public Schools lifted its mask mandate last Thursday after Bryan County reached the “green” level per the Oklahoma State Department of Health guidelines. Masks are optional for … more

Officials considering sales tax election for infrastructure

Bryan County Commissioners are consulting with a law firm on the feasibility of having a sales tax election later this year to fund transportation infrastructure. Stuart England of Floyd Law Firm … more

Construction underway for Ron Cross Senior Activity Center

Demolition is complete and construction is now underway at the Ron Cross Senior Activity Center on Chuckwa Drive. According to a news release from the City of Durant, the facility will feature … more
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