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Choctaw Nation updates response to Coronavirus

Due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases and the Delta variant and in awareness of public health, the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (CNO) has announced the cancelation of large gatherings and events, … more

Two students represent Southeastern at OU-Health Sciences Center event

Two science majors from Southeastern Oklahoma State University represented the school recently at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Summer Undergraduate Research poster … more

DTOS assists with supporting Crooked Smile Trail

Durant Trails and Open Space (DTOS) President Derek Hines presented Southeastern Oklahoma State University President Thomas Newsom with a check to support the Crooked Smile Trail. The check helped … more

Southeastern to honor three Distinguished Alumni during October Homecoming

Southeastern Oklahoma State University will honor three Distinguished Alumni during homecoming festivities October 15-16. This year’s honorees are Bill Brock, Greg Duffy, and Mike … more

Chasing horse thieves

We’ve all seen the movie versions of what happened to early day cattle rustlers and horse thieves- hanged from the nearest tree moments after they were caught. However, the reality is that … more

Southeastern Summer Commencement

Southeastern Oklahoma State University had summer commencement ceremonies July 30 and 31 at Bloomer Sullivan Arena and this picture is of graduate students who earned their master’s degrees … more

Lost Street Brewing Company ribbon cutting

A ribbon cutting by the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce was held July 30 for Lost Street Brewing Company, 109 W. Lost St. in Durant. The microbrewery has a variety of craft ales and beers. more

Choctaw Casino & Resort Sky Tower opens

Choctaw Casino & Resort in Durant officially opened its new luxury resort expansion Aug. 5 that features a 1,000-room, 21-story Sky Tower Hotel, an expanded gaming experience plus elevated … more

“Best of Wheat” bread baking contest to be held during fair

To promote the art of baking bread, the Oklahoma Wheat Commission will be sponsoring a special fair category for homemade breads, the “Best of Wheat” Bread Baking Contest at the Bryan … more

Rural schools in Bryan County eligible for classroom enhancement grants

OKLAHOMA CITY – Teachers at rural public schools in Bryan County are invited to apply for Classroom Enhancement Grants of up to $5,000 from the Carolyn Watson Rural Oklahoma Community … more

Southeastern choirs seeking community involvement

The choirs at Southeastern Oklahoma State University are gearing up for a new season of music making, and are looking to recruit some local talent. And Dr. Abby Musgrove, newly-appointed Director … more

Memorial run for fallen deputy raises $4,000

My name is Taylor Shipp and I am Jarid’s cousin. I was the organizer for the inaugural Jarid Taylor Memorial 5k and Fun Run. Jarid and I grew up more like brother and sister. He was an amazing … more

Rock Creek graduates receive scholarships

Each year, the Bokchito/Rock Creek Alumni Association honors the memory of a beloved former teacher, Mrs. Jessie Williams, by awarding a scholarship in her honor to a graduating senior of Rock Creek … more

Names released in Calera murder-suicide

The names have been released of three people killed in what authorities called a murder-suicide July 31 in Calera. When Calera police arrived at the home on Choctaw Road, they found a mother and … more

Explosion at marijuana facility injures one

One man was injured during an explosion and fire at a state-legal marijuana growing facility Aug. 5 on Mead Cemetery Road, the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office said. Bryan County Undersheriff … more

Body found on SE campus identified

The deceased male discovered Monday in a vehicle on the campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University has been positively identified, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said. Arvell … more

Fall classes begin August 16 at Southeastern

Southeastern Oklahoma State University is looking forward to the beginning of fall classes on August 16. Southeastern will offer a normal schedule of in-person classes in the fall. Also returning … more

Grandson recalls 1970 murder of his grandmother

Durant lost its innocence when a prominent woman was brutally murdered in her home almost 51 years ago, a grandson of the victim recalled, during a recent Journey Stories presentation at Three Valley … more

Pride of Durant marches in band camp

After facing a year full of COVID related obstacles, it’s almost back to business as normal for The Pride of Durant band as they began preparations last week for the 2021-2022 school … more

Local softball icons back to lead Rock Creek

While Bryan County has emerged over the last few years as one of the softball hotbeds in the state of Oklahoma, the perennial power program at Rock Creek had seemed to take a step … more
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