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Tornado tears through Kingston area

A tornado ripped through the east side of the Kingston area Monday evening damaging or destroying multiple structures that were in its path. more

Boswell woman killed in wreck

A Boswell woman died in a single-vehicle crash last Thursday on Highway 70 about two miles east of Durant, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. more

Veteran police lieutenant retires

A member of the Durant Police Department who has retired after almost 24 years of service was recognized at last week’s Durant City Council meeting. more

Caddo has sesquicentennial event

The second sesquicentennial event in Caddo was held in the Rock Community Building, Monday, Feb. 21, at 6 p.m. The hostess for this event was former Caddo teacher, Linda Combrink. The crowd included many people who had not attended the January event, so it appears that interest is growing, to learn about and celebrate the town’s rich heritage. more

Funds available to help teachers in classrooms

Joy Hofmeister, Oklahoma’s State Superintendent of Public Instruction, has announced that the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) is dedicating $6 million in federal funds to help classroom teachers get resources for their students through the national nonprofit, DonorsChoose. more

Roberts announces candidacy for 2nd Congressional District

Durant businessman, veteran, and District 21 State Representative, Dustin Roberts announces his candidacy for Oklahoma’s 2nd Congressional District. more

City to retain city manager contract

The employment contract between City Manager John Dean and the City of Durant remains intact after a vote in a Durant City Council meeting March 8. more

Ribbon-cutting held for Einsteins Bros. Bagels

The Durant Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony March 8 for Einstein. Bros. Bagels, located across from the campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University. more

Rice homers power SE to sweep of Rangers

Reid Rice homered four times, twice in each game, as Southeastern polished off a series sweep of Northwestern Oklahoma State with wins of 11-1 and 7-3 on Sunday afternoon at Mike Metheny Field. more

Groundbreaking held for BrucePac expansion

BrucePac had a groundbreaking ceremony March 9 at the company’s food processing facility in Durant. more

Second annual Trail of Tears virtual challenge starts March 21

The Second Annual Trail of Tears Virtual Journey kicks off March 21, 2022. This year, the route will take the participants more than 512 miles from Mississippi to Oklahoma. The points of interest along the way will be different from last year, with several videos highlighting aspects of the ancestral journey and Choctaw heritage. Participants will have until June 19, 2022 to complete the challenge. more

Durant Emergency Management to offer severe weather awareness classes

Durant Emergency Management staff will teach two offerings of Severe Weather Awareness 101 next week. more

Parenting classes to be offered by Bryan County OSU Extension Service

The Bryan County OSU Extension Service announces their upcoming free parenting education classes. more

Bullard’s student mental health bill moves to House

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Senate advanced a measure last week by Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant, to help schools better address the needs of students struggling with mental health issues. Senate Bill 626 would require mental health facilities to inform the parents of minors being discharged from inpatient mental health care services of the importance of disclosing the student’s mental health needs to their local school. more

Bryan County chapter of OK2A to have meetings

The Bryan County chapter of the Oklahoma 2nd Amendment Association (OK2A) is having meetings in Durant. more

SE to host prospective teacher academy, education career fair

Southeastern Oklahoma State University will be hosting two events on April 1 for current educators or students interested in pursuing a teaching career. more

Man convicted of two murders sentenced to life in prison

A man convicted of murdering his former girlfriend and her friend was sentenced to two life terms in prison without the possibility of parole. more

Resolution passed seeking state question to give unborn and born equal rights

OKLAHOMA CITY – Among several pro-life measures approved by the Oklahoma State Senate last week was Senate Joint Resolution 17 by Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant, to allow Oklahomans to let their voices be heard on the rights of the unborn. The resolution would submit a state question to voters to amend the state constitution to extend the definition of an abortion and personhood to ensure the unborn have the same rights to life as other people. more

Local judge recalls deployment to Ukraine

A local judge spoke of his experiences of being deployed to the Ukraine five years ago. more

DHS wrestlers recognized at school board meeting

Three Durant wrestling 2022 state qualifiers were recognized at Monday’s meeting of the Durant Board of Education. more
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