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SG Blocks executes contract to acquire 19-acre Echo site in Durant

NEW YORK—(BUSINESS WIRE)—SG Blocks, Inc., a leading designer, innovator and fabricator of container-based structures, announced recently the continuance of the company’s growth in … more

Woman celebrates 101st birthday

Bobby Turley, a resident of King’s Daughters & Sons Nursing Home, celebrated her 101st birthday recently. She has two children, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mrs. Turley … more

Bullard’s school apprenticeship expansion bill sent to House

OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant, said he was pleased with the passage of Senate Bill 619, a measure to provide on the job experience for more of Oklahoma’s high school … more

One Calera school bond passes, other fails

Calera voters approved a school bond for security enhancements, but did not pass a second bond that would have funded the purchase of two buses by Calera Schools. The election was held March 2, … more

Fortnightly Club of Durant honors 50-year member

The Fortnightly Club of Durant surprised Mrs. Charles (Kay) Villines with an outdoor celebration of her 50 years as a member. The event took place just off of the front porch of Villines’ home … more

Voter registration deadline is Friday

Friday, March 12, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the April 6, 2021 Achille, Bennington, Calera, Colbert and Durant Municipal Elections, Bryan … more

Woman dies in mobile home fire

A woman died in a mobile home fire in Mead Tuesday morning, authorities said. The fire happened in the 200 block of South Church Street and several fire departments, plus the Bryan County … more

The history of Market Square

On Sept. 26, 1919, “The new Market Square is a gift of the City of Durant to the people of the county who have products of various kinds to offer for sale in Durant and for those who propose to … more

Local author to lead Book Talk discussion

A mystery novel by award-winning author Lawrence Block, “Time to Murder and Create,” is Book Talk’s selection for its March 11 meeting at 7 p.m. The group usually meets at Donald … more

Hutchings finishes term on farmers and ranchers union

NORMAN — Hope Hutchings, Hendrix, has completed her term on the 2021 American Farmers & Ranchers/Oklahoma Farmers Union (AFR/OFU) Policy Committee, a subset of the AFR/OFU Cooperative … more

Fighting for free speech for all Oklahomans

One of the best thought leaders on free speech was Frederick Douglass. While advocating for the freedom of all in the United States of America and advocating for the U.S. Constitution, he made two … more

Southeastern announces plans to hold commencement in-person outdoors

Southeastern Oklahoma State University recently announced plans to move forward in planning for an in-person commencement this spring. The University is in the process of developing a plan to host … more

Langford named Durant fire chief

A 23-year veteran of the Durant Fire Department has been named chief. Jeff Langford was hired following the departure of Chief Roger Joines, who has accepted a fire marshal’s position with … more

Work on Robinson Road almost completed

Robinson Road has been paved and District 3 Commissioner Jay Perry said the work on the project is almost finished. Durant a Monday meeting of Bryan County Commissioners, Perry spoke of the … more

Library works to improve literacy

The Durant Friends Literacy Program at the Donald W Reynolds Community Center and Library has been slowly growing for the past couple of years. Through one-on-one tutoring it provides for those in … more

Rotary Club donates dictionaries

The Durant Rotary Club provided dictionaries to Northwest Heights third-grade students. more

Education initiatives outlined in Oklahoma Focused Agenda

OKLAHOMA CITY — House Democrats announced multiple education initiatives last week in their Oklahoma Focused Agenda for the 58th Legislature. Each initiative was designed with feedback from … more

Choctaw Nation provides more than $2.5 billion impact to Oklahoma in 2019

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma announced last week that the Tribe had a $2,519,532,303 economic impact on the State of Oklahoma in 2019. The economic impact report, prepared by Dr. Kyle Dean, … more

Alleged cockfighting operation found

The Bryan County Sheriff”s Office said they found a cockfighting operation when responding to a call Saturday in the Allison community south of Durant. When deputies arrived, they noticed … more

‘Ghost student’ reform advances

Members of a state House committee have voted to rein in schools’ ability to receive funding for students who no longer attend classes in the district, a practice informally referred to as … more
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