Durant Democrat- RSS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/ http://durantdemocrat.com/ Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:38:44 EST 1800 Garrett Luke Schulze graduates from combat school http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/50659400/Garrett-Luke-Schulze-graduates-from-combat-school Nineteen-year-old Navy Master-At-Arms Petty Officer 3rd Class Garrett Luke Schulze recently graduated from Expeditionary Combat Skills School in Gulfport, Miss., and Embarked Security Combat Skills School in Norfolk/Portsmouth,... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:44:12 EST Theatre At Southeastern presents ‘Sense and Sensibility’ http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/50659314/Theatre-At-Southeastern-presents-Sense-and-Sensibility Theatre at Southeastern is proud to present “Sense and Sensibility,” by Jane Austen, on Thursday, Sept. 25, through Saturday, Sept. 27 in historic Montgomery Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on the Southeastern Oklahoma State University... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:42:11 EST Report cards for Bryan County schools released http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/50682670/Report-cards-for-Bryan-County-schools-released DurantWashington Irving A-Robert E. Lee A-Northwest Heights AIntermediate School CMiddle School B+High School A-Achille Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:29:09 EST Caddo Bruins looking for first win against Canadian Cougars http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50604049/Caddo-Bruins-looking-for-first-win-against-Canadian-Cougars Caddo's second district football game will be on the road Friday against the Canadian Cougars. The Bruins will make the 95-mile trip to the town north of McAlester for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:31:14 EST Storm football on CBS Sports Net tonight http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50681816/Storm-football-on-CBS-Sports-Net-tonight Who would have thought fans would be in danger of whiplash or at least a crick in the neck Saturday night at Paul Laird Field?And that was just keeping up with scoring changes. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:30:10 EST Durant travels to play rival Ada Cougars http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50681631/Durant-travels-to-play-rival-Ada-Cougars The Durant Lions (0-2) will hit the road Friday to play another rival team, the Ada Cougars. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:28:14 EST Hearing set for man charged with pharmacy robbery http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50670629/Hearing-set-for-man-charged-with-pharmacy-robbery A preliminary hearing has been set for a Durant man accused of robbing a Calera pharmacy. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:29:13 EST Oklahoma releases A-F report cards for schools http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/50680197/Oklahoma-releases-A-F-report-cards-for-schools OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An increasing number of Oklahoma's public schools received a D or an F grade on annual report cards released Wednesday by the state Department of Education that have been fiercely criticized by superintendents and the... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:29:07 EST Education Department releases A-F school grades http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/50680249/Education-Department-releases-A-F-school-grades OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department of Education on Wednesday released A-F report cards for every public school site and district in the state amid opposition from some superintendents and teacher groups who say the way the grades... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:08:05 EST SOS to sing at Calera First Baptist Church http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/50674178/SOS-to-sing-at-Calera-First-Baptist-Church SOS, a group from Calvary Baptist Church will be singing at at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21 at the First Baptist Church of Calera. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the group. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:07:04 EST Southeastern volleyball rallies but falls 3-2 at CU http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50667420/Southeastern-volleyball-rallies-but-falls-3-2-at-CU LAWTON, Okla. - For the second time in a week, Southeastern rallied from an early 2-0 deficit to tie the match, but was unable to complete the comeback in a 3-2 loss at Cameron on Tuesday night in Lawton, Okla. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:01:14 EST Special Olympics Athletes http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50667400/Special-Olympics-Athletes Special Olympics Athletes of the Game for Friday night's Durant High football contest were Montana Smith, a freshman at DHS, and Colt Wright, who is currently a junior at Durant High School. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:55:12 EST Rankings: Lady Mustangs still No. 1, Rebels hold at No. 4 http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localsports1/50651729/Rankings:-Lady-Mustangs-still-No.-1-Rebels-hold-at-No.-4 The Rock Creek Lady Mustangs remain the state's top Class A fast-pitch team, according to the third week of Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association rankings. The Silo Rebels baseball team also stayed stationary, at No. 4 in Class A,... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:54:09 EST Silo makes late rally to beat Byng http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50664876/Silo-makes-late-rally-to-beat-Byng SILO — The No. 4 Silo Rebels hosted the No. 3 Byng Pirates Tuesday afternoon, and the game seemed more of a battle than the 7-4 final. The Rebels claimed the victory, scoring all their runs in the bottom of the sixth. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:54:07 EST Bryan County man arrested for attempted abduction http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50668136/Bryan-County-man-arrested-for-attempted-abduction A Bryan County man is facing charges of kidnapping, burglary, grand larceny and domestic abuse after attempting to abduct a woman from a Bennington rehabilitation residential facility, according to the Bryan County Sheriff's... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:10:07 EST Secretary who worked under Jay Paul Gumm sentenced http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/50668628/Secretary-who-worked-under-Jay-Paul-Gumm-sentenced A woman who, along with former State Sen. Jay Paul Gumm, was charged with embezzlement in Stone County, Miss., has pleaded guilty to the charge. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:55:07 EST Bicycle rider hit by car http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50655723/Bicycle-rider-hit-by-car A man riding a bicycle in the 4200 block of Washington Avenue was struck by a car late Tuesday morning. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:10:10 EST Durant cross country teams compete at Cross Country Invitational http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50649830/Durant-cross-country-teams-compete-at-Cross-Country-Invitational In a meet loaded with over 300 runners from 17 different schools, Durant notched several outstanding finishes in its 2nd Annual Cross Country Invitational Saturday at Lake Durant. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:19:18 EST Murray running the show for Cowboys’ offense early http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50650044/Murray-running-the-show-for-Cowboys-offense-early IRVING, Texas (AP) — DeMarco Murray reversed field and sprinted around right end for the first down, sliding just before the sideline with the Cowboys running out the clock during their win at Tennessee. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:19:13 EST Bulldogs take down Mustangs 11-2 http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50649814/Bulldogs-take-down-Mustangs-11-2 CALERA — The Calera Bulldogs claimed an 11-2 win over the Rock Creek Mustangs Monday afternoon. The game was originally scheduled to be at Rock Creek's field, but Calera's was dryer after the recent rain. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:18:09 EST