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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

Parenting classes to be offered

The Bryan County OSU Extension Service announces their upcoming free parenting education classes. A parenting class geared for parents with infants and toddlers, “Active Parenting First Five … more

Rep. Humphrey bill would open Bigfoot hunting season

OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Justin Humphrey, R-Lane, last week filed legislation that would establish a Bigfoot hunting season. House Bill 1648 would direct the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation … more

Choctaw Nation, OBI hosts plasma drive for coronavirus patients

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) hosted a convalescent plasma drive Thursday to aid Oklahomans diagnosed with COVID-19. The Choctaw Nation held the plasma … more

County now has its own emergency management director

As of Jan. 1, Bryan County now has its own emergency management director. Cody Allen, who is from the Liberty-Kemp area and is a graduate of Southeastern’s safety program, was named to the … more

Downs named Teacher of Year

Northwest Heights Elementary School teacher Taylor Downs has been named the Durant Teacher of the Year for 2020-21, the Durant School District announced Tuesday morning. Downs, who teaches third … more
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