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Retiring NWH teacher honored with parade

A parade of vehicles drove by Rachel Davis’s home Friday afternoon to honor her retirement as a Northwest Heights Elementary School teacher. Davis first began teaching at Durant Junior High … more

New elementary school opening delayed one year

The COVID 19 virus has put the bite on plans to build a new elementary school pushing the opening of the new George Washington Elementary School back by one year. more

Monument to human spirit might set world record

An attempt to honor the human spirit may give Bryan County a legitimate world record. more

Spiritual response to First Responders

Local churches got together to pray for and encourage Bryan County first responders as they deal with the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. more

Should Bryan County be a Second Amendment Sanctuary?

Should Bryan County be declared a Second Amendment Sanctuary? more

Princess prayers

Chorvettes, food and fun

The Chorvettes from Southeastern Oklahoma State University performed at Roma Italian Restaurant Friday evening to raise funds for a planned trip to Branson. While there they will perform at The … more

DHS senior performs solo during choir festival

Durant High School Senior Olivia Wilson performed a solo during the 2019 Southeastern All-District Honor Choir Festival on the campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University Thursday … more

2019 Southeastern All-District Honor Choir Festival

More than 300 choir students from approximately 16 Southeast Oklahoma school districts gathered on the campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University Thursday for the 2019 Southeastern All-District … more

2019 Bryan County Free Fair closes with fun, excitement

The 2019 Bryan County Free Fair closed Saturday night with the bright lights, excitement, good food and fun of the carnival midway. The Durant Democrat was on hand to get a few photos of the … more

Area youth show off their livestock at Bryan County Free Fair

Dozens of Bryan County youth entered the show ring to compete in the Bryan County Free Fair Livestock Judging Friday and Saturday. In addition to calves, the competition included goats, lambs and … more

DHS student selected as 'Fairest of the Fair.'

Durant High School senior Sydney Williams was named Fairest of the Fair during the pageant in Rock Creek High School, Saturday night. Williams takes over from 2018's Fairest of the Fair, Lea Kelly … more

5-Tribe rodeo comes to Bryan County for third year

The AMAIRA Region 8 Rodeo in Durant, was held Saturday night at the Durant Roundup Club Arena The even was sponsored by the Choctaw Nation and featured contestants from five Tribes and two … more
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