Durant Democrat- RSS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/ http://durantdemocrat.com/ Mon, 1 Sep 2014 17:07:23 EST 1800 Durant Kiwanis learn about turnpike advances http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50464915/Durant-Kiwanis-learn-about-turnpike-advances The Durant Kiwanis Club learned about traveling between Oklahoma and Texas at the Aug. 27 meeting as they heard from Oklahoma Turnpike Authority Executive Director Tim Stewart. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 14:35:13 EST Stubblefield and Weger to wed http://durantdemocrat.com/news/engagements/50464349/Stubblefield-and-Weger-to-wed Angela Dawn Stubblefield and Chance Anthony Weger, both of Colbert, will wed at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at Grandpappy Point in Denison, Texas. Rev. Aliene Bodholdt of DFW Ministries will officiate. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 13:58:14 EST SE pro-am tennis tourney coming up http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50447373/SE-pro-am-tennis-tourney-coming-up For the third-straight year, Southeastern Oklahoma State University tennis will present the “Rock the Courts Pro-Am Tournament.” The event features Southeastern players pairing with local community members for doubles tennis action on... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:47:11 EST Reynolds wins Coach of the Year award http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50471905/Reynolds-wins-Coach-of-the-Year-award Durant Lions cross country coach Amanda Reynolds was honored by the Oklahoma Coaches Association with the distinction of Regional Coach of the Year. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 07:00:06 EST Caddo Bruins ready for regular season to start http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50471220/Caddo-Bruins-ready-for-regular-season-to-start CADDO — The Caddo Bruins are back where they belong in Class B eight-man football. After the Bruins won a state championship in 2011, the school jumped up a class and was placed in 11-man football because of the up-tick in... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 06:59:11 EST Durant Cross Country winners from Haworth Invitational http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50472651/Durant-Cross-Country-winners-from-Haworth-Invitational MS Boys-1st Place Team; left to right: Seth Wilson, Dillon Bachmann, Coach Bokies, Conner Hall, Chris Vazquez, Cody Hicks, Peyton Hayes, Jose Hernandez, Carter Soltis, Tommy Le, J.D. Youngblood, Coach Reynolds. (Not pictured-Brylan Wandel). Sun, 31 Aug 2014 06:55:07 EST Group hopes DU chapter will take flight in Durant http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50472617/Group-hopes-DU-chapter-will-take-flight-in-Durant Some local, like-minded sportsmen are coming together to revive a focus on conservation.It's been about two decades since a Ducks Unlimited chapter has been active in Durant. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 06:56:11 EST U.S.: Standards, not politics, behind Okla. sanction http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/50471716/U.S.:-Standards-not-politics-behind-Okla.-sanction OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education said Friday that a focus on high academic standards, not political motives, was behind its decision to deny Oklahoma the authority to decide how to spend some of the federal education money... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:56:10 EST Common Core an issue in competitive governor race http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/50471788/Common-Core-an-issue-in-competitive-governor-race OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An underfunded, little-known Democratic candidate for governor has a new tool to use in attacking the Republican incumbent now that the federal government stripped Oklahoma of its authority to decide how to spend millions in... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:56:09 EST Bryan County teachers gather together http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/50466160/Bryan-County-teachers-gather-together Bryan County educators gathered once again for the annual Bryan County Teachers Meeting Friday to hear inspirational words and honor the work of the past year. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:14:16 EST Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50472757/Poll:-Parents-uncomfortable-with-youth-football Parents are worried about their children playing football, but most haven't decided to keep their kids from putting on a helmet and stepping onto the field. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:09:09 EST America’s Educator inspires SE students and educators http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50459934/Americas-Educator-inspires-SE-students-and-educators College students and educators gathered in the Bloomer Sullivan Arena on the Southeastern Oklahoma State University campus to be inspired by a man who is dubbed “America's Educator.” Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:20:12 EST Bulldogs take down Tigers 5-4 http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50459796/Bulldogs-take-down-Tigers-5-4 CALERA — The Calera Bulldogs held on to clip the Tushka Tigers 5-4 Thursday afternoon. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:47:11 EST Football season is nigh http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50459219/Football-season-is-nigh As the regular football season nears, the Durant Lions and Caddo Bruins will play in their last scrimmages of the preseason tonight. The Lions will hit the road to play Broken Bow and Harrah at McAlester. The Bruins will host Ryan. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:47:07 EST U.S. rebukes Oklahoma for ditching school standards http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/50456026/U.S.-rebukes-Oklahoma-for-ditching-school-standards OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The federal government on Thursday stripped Oklahoma of authority to decide how to spend $29 million in U.S. education funding because the state abandoned national academic standards known as Common Core, in a rebuke that a... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:21:11 EST Choctaws partner with others in tribal repatriation and reburial http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/50449099/Choctaws-partner-with-others-in-tribal-repatriation-and-reburial DURANT – Members of the Choctaw Nation recently journeyed to Mississippi to conduct a repatriation and reburial of an unknown Choctaw ancestor. The Choctaw Nation worked with, the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, the U.S. Army... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:10:15 EST Drugs killed Oklahoma inmate in troubled execution http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/50455998/Drugs-killed-Oklahoma-inmate-in-troubled-execution OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma death row inmate who writhed, moaned and clenched his teeth before he was pronounced dead about 43 minutes after his execution began succumbed to the lethal drugs he was administered, not a heart attack, after... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:10:14 EST Authorities search for man in Cartwright http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50423685/Authorities-search-for-man-in-Cartwright A manhunt began in the Cartwright area early Wednesday evening when a man driving a pickup hit a Denison, Texas, police officer with the truck and then led him on a chase. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:12:10 EST Choctaw Defense responds to changing times http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/50419762/Choctaw-Defense-responds-to-changing-times McALESTER – Choctaw Defense is expanding its capabilities by seeking and fulfilling contracts for engineering, building and remodeling structures. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:44:15 EST Storm watcher alert http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50445059/Storm-watcher-alert Southeastern football's opening kickoff is nine days away, September 6, with a 6 p.m. start against Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:14:08 EST