NEWS


Culbreath,Hughes and McCall named distinguished alumni

Culbreath,Hughes and McCall named distinguished alumni

Southeastern Oklahoma State University will recognize three Distinguished Alumni in conjunction with the Homecoming 2017 celebration.Events will be he...

September 15th, 2017 |  


Inspections begin on city pool

Inspections begin on city pool

Things weren’t looking good for Durant’s City Pool’s 2018 summer season when temperatures were nearing 100 this summer.The Health De...

September 14th, 2017 |  


New fire truck

New fire truck

The Durant Fire Department this new Sutphen pumper truck that will replace a 1998-model truck that will be kept for backup. Funding for the new truck ...

September 14th, 2017 |  


Durant Council hears water audit results

Durant Council hears water audit results

The Durant City Council met Tuesday evening for the regular September meeting.Council chambers were at standing-room only capacity as many citizens we...

September 14th, 2017 |  


Bryan County Fair 2018

Bryan County Fair 2018

Riding the “Rock Star”The “Zipper” is a crowd favorite!Fun with friendsRing toss fun at the fair.T.J. Keeling of Hendrix and 1...

September 13th, 2017 |  


Bryan County Fair 2017

Bryan County Fair 2017

Lots of people visited the fair this year.Motorcycles.Young driver.Two-year-old Briley Malott enjoys her carousel ride with her mother Whitney Malott....

September 13th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


Caddo looks for second straight win against Ryan tonight

Caddo looks for second straight win against Ryan tonight

Coming off a strong performance a week ago, Caddo will be looking to even its record tonight when the Bruins host Ryan in a 7:30 kickoff at Bruin Fiel...

September 22nd, 2017 |  


Durant begins district play with Coweta

Durant begins district play with Coweta

Even after a tough start to the season, this week provides a chance to put that all in the rearview mirror as everyone begins district play with 0-0 r...

September 22nd, 2017 |  


Durant girls take top honors at SE Invitational

Durant girls take top honors at SE Invitational

Durant’s Lady Lions raced to a first place team finish in the first-ever meet at Southeastern’s brand new cross country course on Saturday...

September 19th, 2017 |  


Durant faces Ada in home opener

Durant faces Ada in home opener

The Durant Lions hope the friendly confines of Paul Laird Field are just what the doctor ordered as they tangle with rival Ada in the home opener Frid...

September 14th, 2017 |  


Lady Lions smash visiting Dickson, 11-1

Lady Lions smash visiting Dickson, 11-1

With a monster District 5A-4 contest looming Saturday with championship implications, the Durant Lady Lions took a break from league play on Thursday ...

September 14th, 2017 |  


Caddo bidding for first win against Thackerville tonight

Caddo bidding for first win against Thackerville tonight

Caddo faithful hope that being at home for the first time this season will be a big boost when the Bruins host Thackerville tonight for a 7:30 kickoff...

September 14th, 2017 |  


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LIFE


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60th wedding anniversary
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60th wedding anniversary
Book Talk to be held

Book Talk to be held

Solving murders isn’t typically part of the job description for a librarian, but the Scrappy Librarian (aka Juanita Wills, head librarian at the...

September 9th, 2017 |  


Cookie and salsa competition to be held during the County Free Fair

Attention all cooks, young and old. Do you often brag or someone else brags that you make the best cookies or salsa. Would you like to claim real brag...

September 1st, 2017 |  


Dr. Gaskin celebrates 100th birthday

Dr. Gaskin celebrates 100th birthday

Dr. J.M. Gaskin celebrates his 100th birthday today at Featherstone Retirement and Assisted Living Center in Durant. Dr. Gaskin was pastor of the Firs...

August 30th, 2017 |  


Guess who is turning 40?

Guess who is turning 40?

Drop by Calvary Baptist Church at South Seventh and Louisiana Street Sept. 4 from 4-6 p.m. to wish Shea a happy 40th birthday. No gifts, please. .neFi...

August 30th, 2017 |  


Choctaw Nation Headquarters nearing completion.

Choctaw Nation Headquarters nearing completion.

The new Choctaw Nation headquarters building is nearing completion. This facility will consolodate nearly all of the Choctaw Nation’s services i...

August 28th, 2017 |  


The new Choctaw Nation headquarters building is nearing completion. This facility will consolodate nearly all of the Choctaw Nation’s services i...

August 23rd, 2017 |  


OPINION


10:28 pm |    
Win some, lose some
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Updated: 11:31 am. |    

Oklahoma’s death penalty is a failed public policy

Tough Decisions

Tough Decisions

I have received numerous questions about teacher pay raises. The House passed a bill for teacher pay raises and has a plan for funding it, but it is u...

May 11th, 2017 |  


Working to Preserve Services for District 19

Working to Preserve Services for District 19

I have spoken to people at the Department of Human Services, and they indicate they have no plans to close the Antler’s office. They said these ...

April 26th, 2017 |  


April showers bring May flowers

There has always been the old saying “April Showers bring May flowers.” When this statement is being said, it seems to bring a smile to pe...

April 22nd, 2017 |  


What’s a town hall meeting all about?

Town hall meetings are a long-standing tradition in the United States. It is reported that some small New England towns still have town hall meetings,...

April 16th, 2017 |  


An apology and an explanation

An apology and an explanation

I want to apologize for getting obviously upset at a Chamber of Commerce meeting in Atoka. A person who always is very vocal in voicing their opinion ...

April 11th, 2017 |  


A look at current legislation

A look at current legislation

I would like to start this report by advising that I continue to receive great reports on my health. God had been very good to me, and cancer has not ...

March 24th, 2017 |