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Bullard writes bill for county option of aggregate tax

Oklahoma State Sen. David Bullard (R-Durant) has introduced Senate Bill 960, asking for a county option to tax aggregate sales. If passed, each aggregate producing county may hold an election opting … more

Calera Fire-Rescue cooks up funds for scholarships, public safety

Calera Fire-Rescue raised a little more than $2,200 during its annual chili dinner Saturday at the fire station on McKinley Avenue. more

Calera High School Homecoming

Calera Homecoming Queen Bre Buck places a sash on King Colt Weaver. Attendants are Layne Johnson and Savannah Reid. more

Municipal candidates file for office

The filing period ended Wednesday for candidates for municipal offices and according to the Bryan County Election Board, the following candidates filed: more

Brecheen to have meeting in Durant

Congressman Brecheen Josh will be hosting a town hall meeting from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 13 at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center & Library, 1515 W. Main St. in Durant. more

Southeastern receives McNair Scholars grant to assist students in attending graduate school

Southeastern Oklahoma State University has been awarded the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program grant through U.S. Department of Education. Known as the McNair Scholars Program, … more

Gov. Stitt declares February Career & Technical Education Month

WILBURTON – Governor Kevin Stitt declared February Career and Technical Education Appreciation Month, recognizing the educators, administrators and partners of the Oklahoma CareerTech system who … more

Choctaw Cultural Center plans first Valentine’s dinner experience

The Choctaw Cultural Center is planning another first, a dinner for couples on Valentine’s Day. The Choctaw Cultural Center will host the Chi Hullo Li Dinner, Choctaw for “I love you,” on … more

Candidate filing to begin for municipal offices

Candidates interested in filing for municipal office in 7 Bryan County municipalities will file Declarations of Candidacy beginning 8 a.m. Monday, February 6, 2023. more

Book Talk to meet

A novel of never-say-die heroism during World War II is Book Talk’s selection for its February 9 meeting at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center & Library, 1515 W. Main St. in Durant. more

Library to host free tax prep services

The Donald W. Reynolds Library and Community Center will host the AARP Tax Aid Program on Tuesdays and Thursdays from February 2 to April 13. more

Girl Scout troops participate in Thinking Money program

Local Girl Scout troops participated in the Thinking Money for Kids program in the fall of 2022. Girl Scouts visited the exhibit, learning about financial literacy, then participated in programming … more

Choctaw Nation forms relationship with NASA to support science education for students

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (CNO) and NASA have developed a new relationship which will offer school students more direct insight to Science, Technology, Engineering and Technology (STEM) … more

New website and books available from the Bryan County Genealogy Library

Bryan County Genealogy Library volunteers are excited to announce their newest books and their latest website. Their website,, will allow visitors to order books and pay for them online, as … more

Durant attorney sworn in to State Bar Board

Durant attorney John E. Barbush took an oath Jan. 20 to serve a three-year term representing Supreme Court Judicial District 2 on the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Board of Governors. He was among … more

Chamber has annual awards banquet

The Durant Area Chamber of Commerce had its annual banquet Saturday evening at the Southeastern Magnolia Ballroom and awards were presented during the event. more

Silo Homecoming

Silo High School had homecoming festivities last Thursday before the basketball games and the following were candidates for king or queen are shown in no particular order: Audrey Gordon, Tiani … more

County blood drive raises fund for Boys & Girls Club

The Boys & Girls Club received a donation from the Oklahoma Blood Institute due to a successful blood drive last year and a ceremonial check was presented last week at the Donald W. Reynolds … more

Sleet pelts area

Winter weather with freezing rain and sleet moved into the area Monday and Durant Schools were let out two hours early that day and also closed Tuesday and Wednesday. more

Durant Emergency Manager recognized as Director of the Year

Durant Emergency Management Director Kenneth Eppler was recently named Director of the Year for the southeast area of Oklahoma. The award, given by the Oklahoma Emergency Management Association … more
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