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Southeastern participates in blood drive

Every eight weeks, the Southeastern Oklahoma State University Office of Student Life partners with the Oklahoma Blood Institute to host a blood drive on campus. The Institute’s bloodmobile … more

Police warn of phone scam

Over the past week, the Durant Police Department has taken three fraud reports about a scam involving warrants. In each case, the victim received a phone call from someone claiming to be a deputy … more

Eastern Oklahoma State College nursing program earns recognition

The Eastern Oklahoma State College nursing program was recently recognized as one of the top associate nursing degree (ADN) programs in the region. Eastern Oklahoma State College has been a … more

Silo Basketball Homecoming

Attendants for the Silo High School Homecoming are Honor Huffman and Judiah Parker. A ceremony was held last week before the basketball games. Silo High School King and Queen candidates from left, … more

Silo Homecoming King and Queen

Silo High School Homecoming Queen is Cassidy Harman and King is T.J. Impson. A ceremony was held last Thursday before the basketball games. more

Rustin to lead Book Talk

“Farewell Summer,” a classic novel by master storyteller Ray Bradbury, is Book Talk’s choice for its February 11 meeting. Retired educator Phyllis Rustin will lead the 7:00 p.m. … more

DHS girls golf coach named coach of year

Durant High School girls golf coach Tanner Dupree was named the 2019-2020 Oklahoma Girls Golf Coach of the Year and he was recognized at the Monday meeting of the Durant School Board. Dupree was … more

Paving Robinson Road

Workers are paving eight miles of Robinson Road going north from Highway 70 to Highway 22. District 3 Commissioner Jay Perry said funding for the project, which exceeds $2 million, is from the state … more

Choctaw Nation moves forward with COVID-19 vaccine for more tribal members

The Choctaw Nation Health Services Authority is moving forward with its plan to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to more tribal members. As of January 25 the third tier will be eligible to make an … more

Suspect in shooting charged

A warrant was issued for the arrest of a suspect in a shooting in Calera. Thirty-year-old Tony Oneil Sawyer of Denison was charged Monday with shooting with intent to kill. According to a court … more

Permits required for events on county property

Bryan County Commissioners approved a resolution requiring a permit for any event, including a protest, that is to be held on county property. Commissioners Ron Boyer, Tony Simmons and Jay Perry … more

SE sets spring enrollment record with 5,010 students

Southeastern Oklahoma State University continues to set enrollment records in a big way, the university announced. With a Spring 2021 enrollment of 5,010 students, Southeastern has recorded its … more

Bullard seeks equality for unborn and born in Oklahoma constitution

OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant, filed legislation last month to allow Oklahoma voters to decide whether to provide equal protections to the unborn in Oklahoma’s … more

Finding the Percy Family Cemetery

In 1960, an abandoned cemetery was discovered in Marshall county “two miles south of old Powell on the Briar Creek Arm of Lake Texoma.” The forgotten burial ground of a prominent … more

Municipal candidate filings set to begin Monday

Candidates for municipal office in 7 Bryan County municipalities may file Declarations of Candidacy beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, February 1, 2021. Kimberly Norris, Secretary of the County Election … more

Contract approved to house federal inmates

Bryan County Commissioners approved a contract to house federal inmates in the county jail. Commissioners met Tuesday morning and agreed to the request from the sheriff’s … more

Expert advises on how to bring tourism to downtown Durant.

A consultant who has assisted nearly 2,000 communities with their branding, tourism, downtown development and marketing efforts spoke Monday morning to community leaders about how to bring more … more

OHCE donates books

Bryan County Oklahoma Home & Community Education gave a children’s book to 263 four year old students. The children books were delivered to Bennington, Rock Creek, Caddo, Silo, Calera, … more

Bullard files bills to protect rights of public school and college students

OKLAHOMA CITY – As a teacher with 15 years of experience in public school classrooms, Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant, knows the impact teachers can have on students. Having seen the good and bad, … more

City to assist utility customers impacted by pandemic

The City of Durant is eligible for funding from the Oklahoma Department of Commerce to help low-to-moderate income utility customers who have been impacted by COVID 19. During a special meeting … more
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