NEWS


Woodmen of the World present check to TVM

Woodmen of the World present check to TVM

Staff reportThe Durant chapter of the Woodmen of the World presented a check to the Three Valley Museum which will provide funding for the purchase of...

January 15th, 2018 |  


Motorcyclist killed on 70 west

Motorcyclist killed on 70 west

A Calera man was killed Wednesday afternoon just before 5 p.m. when the 2012 Honda motorcycle he was riding collided with an SUV on Highway 70.The acc...

January 13th, 2018 |  


First United and OBA host identity theft seminar

First United and OBA host identity theft seminar

First United Bank hosted a seminar to educate people on the dangers of ID theft and fraud.Oklahoma Banker’s Association Elaine Dodd led the even...

January 13th, 2018 |  


The Durant City Council, Mayor Jerry Tomlinson, and City Manager Tim Rundel presented employee service awards to dedicated city employees who have ser...

January 11th, 2018 |  


Superintendent’s contract renewed

Superintendent’s contract renewed

The Durant Board of Education voted to renew Superintendent Duane Merideth’s contract.Merideth’s contract is for the term beginning July 1...

January 11th, 2018 |  


SE students to participate in MLK Day of Service

Southeastern Oklahoma State University will begin spring classes on Tuesday, Jan. 16.Prior to that, Southeastern students, faculty and staff will be i...

January 11th, 2018 |  


SPORTS


Tushka Tigers shock 9th ranked Rock Creek

Tushka Tigers shock 9th ranked Rock Creek

CADDO – The Bryan County Tournament quarterfinals on Tuesday night were loaded with blowouts as seven of the eight contests were decided by doub...

January 18th, 2018 |  


Durant drops pair to Ada Cougars

Durant drops pair to Ada Cougars

Offense was tough to come by for Durant on the road Tuesday night, suffering a pair of loss at rival Ada.The Lady Lions dropped a 34-16 verdict in the...

January 17th, 2018 |  


SE visits East Central tonight for annual grudge match

SE visits East Central tonight for annual grudge match

Tonight is the night for a short road trip for all Southeastern basketball fans.Thirteen games remain in the regular season and all are Great American...

January 15th, 2018 |  


Bryan County Tournament Roundup

Bryan County Tournament Roundup

Calera 49, Achille 44 (girls)The Calera Lady Bulldogs watched a 20-point third quarter lead slip entirely away but key defensive stops in the final th...

January 15th, 2018 |  


Five DHS grapplers place in tourney

Five DHS grapplers place in tourney

Sophomore Cody Hicks was one of five Durant wrestlers that placed in the rugged Carl Albert Tournament, helping the Lions to a sixth place finish in t...

January 15th, 2018 |  


Three athletes, two teams join Bryan County Hall of Fame

Three athletes, two teams join Bryan County Hall of Fame

Bryan County Athletics Hall of Fame is proud to induct three outstanding players and add two teams to the list of Pioneers of Woman’s Basketball...

January 14th, 2018 |  


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LIFE


Free business tax workshop to be held in Durant

Start your business off right in 2018! Join us for a “Small Business Tax Basics” workshop on Thursday, January 25, from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m....

January 16th, 2018 |  


Women’s biz connection – customer service

What sets you and your company apart from others? Do you understand who your customers are and what they need? Join us on Wednesday, January 24 from 1...

January 14th, 2018 |  


Calera OHCE holds meeting

On December 14, 2017, six members of Calera OHCE attended the monthly meeting in the home of Kathy Vaden. Phyllis Bond, President, called the meeting ...

January 9th, 2018 |  


Book Talk to be held Thursday

Book Talk to be held Thursday

“Defend and Betray,” a Victorian mystery by bestselling novelist Anne Perry, is Book Talk’s choice for its Jan. 11 meeting at 7 p.m....

January 7th, 2018 |  


Washington Irving Elementary releases honor roll

SUPERINTENDENT HONOR ROLLFIRST GRADE:Carson Alberda, Draegen Baker, Jackie Bledsoe, Kamryn Brooks, A’Keithn Butler, Zoey Chick, Rebecca Collins,...

January 4th, 2018 |  


OPINION


6:52 am |    

Go along to get along

6:31 pm
Updated: 6:34 pm. |    
Filling the hole

Readers say Trump is betraying people who elected him

It’s sad to see the way President Trump is betraying the very people who put him into office. Many of them believed, according to interviews wit...

November 21st, 2017 |  


Resident says city makes ‘bad deals’

Why does the City of Durant make bad deals?In 2006, the city of Durant entered into a contract with North Star Development to extend Larkspur Lane to ...

October 27th, 2017 |  


Many elderly are ashamed to speak of abuse

Abuse is a word that most people do not like to talk about. Abuse happens all over the world, which is scary in itself. It has been reported that thou...

June 27th, 2017 |  


Win some, lose some

Win some, lose some

I apologize for taking so long to write, but I have been extremely busy with our state budget. I am proud to have completed the 56th Legislative Sessi...

May 31st, 2017 |  


Oklahoma’s death penalty is a failed public policy

Earlier this month, the Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission issued their findings after spending a year examining our capital punishment system. ...

May 30th, 2017 updated: May 31st, 2017. |  


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 |  


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