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Choctaw Nation member named Superintendent of the Year

April J. Grace, Ed.D., has recently been named Oklahoma’s Superintendent of the Year. The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (CNO) tribal member has served as superintendent of Shawnee Public Schools … more

Nine Southeastern PBL students recognized at National Leadership Conference

More than 12,000 participants from across the country convened online for the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) 2021 National Leadership Conference (NLC). The event, which … more

Durant firefighters assist with house fire in Cartwright

A house caught fire July 2 in Cartwright and the Durant Fire Department helped put out the fire. Firefighters were dispatched at 11:41 that evening after receiving a mutual aid request for a fire … more

Preliminary construction work starts on Einstein Bros. Bagels near campus

Preliminary construction work is underway on the new Einstein Bros. Bagels Shop, which will be located next to the SE Barnes & Noble store on University Boulevard. Einstein Bros. will be open … more

Bennington Homecoming 2021

Brookelyn Lampton hurls candy during the Bennington Homecoming Parade Saturday morning. Other events were held throughout the day, including games and a street dance that evening. Lillian Thomas … more

Prices going up for Meals on Wheels

The Meals on Wheels program that delivers a hot meal to senior citizens five days per week is facing a significant price increase. Sheila Risner, executive director of the Retired Senior Volunteer … more

Two DHS graduates receive Kiwanis scholarships

The Durant Kiwanis Club Spiritual Aims Committee presented two $1,000 scholarships at the recent Durant High School Class of 2021 Senior Baccalaureate that was held at Durant First United Methodist … more

Fourth of July activities planned Saturday and Sunday

Lake Texoma Association is having its Independence Day fireworks show Saturday, July 3 at the Roosevelt Bridge. LTA is also having on open house at its office, 11934 State Park Road in Kingston, … more

Exploring the history of Bryan County’s oldest home

In July of 1958, as the residents of Colbert said their final goodbyes to Miss Maude Collins, the Durant Weekly News informed the rest of the county that Maude had lived 80 years in the landmark home … more

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
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