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Durant police has ‘roll call’ reunion

Many current and former Durant police officers attended the “roll call” reunion Saturday afternoon at the Durant Police Department. Some of the former officers served in the 1960s and … more

Historic steam locomotive to stop in Durant

The “Big Boy No. 4014” will make a brief stop in Durant from 12:30-12:45 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13 at the West Cedar Street crossing, Union Pacific Railroad announced. Twenty-five Big Boys … more

Firefighters respond to fires, stalled elevator

Durant firefighters have responded to several fires the past few days and also helped free a man who was inside a stalled elevator at Choctaw Casino. A shed caught fire at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday at 214 … more

OG&E franchise election passes

Durant residents voted for Oklahoma Gas & Electric Company (OG&E) to continue to provide electricity service for the City of Durant for the next 25 years. According to the Bryan County … more

FFF breaks ground for new building

Ground was broken last Friday for what will be a new facility for Families Feeding Families at 524 E. Florida St. FFF was founded in 2004 and its goal has been to open a facility where they can … more

Choctaw election results announced

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Election Board today announced official results of the 2021 General Election held Saturday, July 10. All election results listed below have been duly certified by … more

Durant receives grant for weather radar

Over the last decade and a half, Durant assistant city manager James Dalton has been a patriarch in closing the weather radar gap for Bryan County and immediate surrounding areas. Thanks to … more

Three escape from jail

Three inmates escaped from the Bryan County Jail early Monday morning and as of press time Tuesday afternoon, two of them were back in custody. Stoney D. Ellis, 43, Roger Lee Mayfield 32, and … more

City manager speaks to Rotary Club

Durant City Manager John Dean spoke to the Durant Rotary Club recently and he gave updates on streets and other city projects. A bid for the University Boulevard improvement project was awarded … more

Durant Lions Club has banquet

The Durant Lions Club held their year end banquet celebrating their 100th anniversary, as well as recognizing key members and local citizens who have played a large part in community … more

SE president speaks of COVID challenges, moving forward

When Dr. Thomas Newsom took the reins as president of Southeastern in April 2020, a pandemic was raging across the country. Now, the Southeastern president is looking forward to what will … more

‘Spirit of Oklahoma’ is back home

The “Spirit of Oklahoma” fire truck that was donated to the Fire Department of New York after Sept. 11 is now in Calera thanks to a successful fundraiser by Calera Fire-Rescue to purchase … more

Southeastern graduate business students earn top rankings in global competition

Graduate students in Dr. Luci Parmer’s class this summer at Southeastern Oklahoma State University participated in a competitive global project to see how they stacked with students around the … more

Boating accident kills two brothers

Two brothers were killed Saturday in a boating accident at Lake Texoma, the Marine Enforcement Division of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. According to OHP, 67-year-old Clifford Eugene Hines of … more

New chapter of Audubon Society to take flight

A new chapter of the Audubon Society is about to fly into the Texoma region and its first official meeting will be at 6 p.m. July 20 at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center & Library. Local … more

Eggleton named Rotarian of the Year

Retired Southeastern chemistry/physical science professor Dr. Gordon Eggleton was named Rotarian of the Year during the club’s meeting last week. Rotary President Patty Swink presented the … more

OG&E franchise election to be held Tuesday

The Oklahoma Gas & Electric Company (OG&E) franchise election for the City of Durant will be Tuesday, July 13. According to the Bryan County Election Board, this is an election held every … more

Three Valley Museum to hold Journey Stories

Journey Stories returns with presentations each Thursday night in July. Beginning July 8th at 6:30, join your friends and bring one with you to hear a real person tell of an individual or event that … more

Coker continues legacy as SE Director of Theater

Continuing a legacy. That’s the objective of Riley Coker as she settles into her new position as Director of Theatre at Southeastern. Coker is no stranger to the prestigious program, … more

Rotary Club officers installed

New officers of the Durant Rotary Club for the 2021-2022 term were installed during a recent meeting. From left, Patty Swink, Rotary Club President, Kendall Cordell, Southeastern Rotaract President … more
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