Durant Democrat- RSS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/ http://durantdemocrat.com/ Tue, 21 Apr 2015 01:50:20 EST 1800 Sheriff’s office investigated campground shooting http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/153022886/Sheriffs-office-investigated-campground-shooting A camper was shot early Sunday morning at Cumberland Cut, the Bryan County Sheriff's Office said.The victim, whose name has not been released, was taken to O.U. Health Science Center in Oklahoma City. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:46:41 EST Caney Classic draws 16 teams http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/153001528/Caney-Classic-draws-16-teams CANEY — Calera, Rock Creek, Caddo and Caney were knocked to the loser's bracket of the Lady Cougar Classic on Friday. Colbert survived in the bottom of the bracket, and Achille was eliminated. Bennington had split on Thursday and... Sun, 19 Apr 2015 15:36:44 EST Durant soccer splits with Cardinals http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/153004670/Durant-soccer-splits-with-Cardinals Durant soccer teams got a split against the Tulsa East Central Cardinals in a district match up on Friday night. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 15:36:43 EST Bryan County gymnast places second at Atoka meet http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152960031/Bryan-County-gymnast-places-second-at-Atoka-meet ATOKA — Sydnee McCoy, a Durant Intermediate School student, competed in an Atoka gymnastics meet and placed second all-around in her level and age division. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 15:36:42 EST Remington Park to host sixth annual Extreme Racing http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152960675/Remington-Park-to-host-sixth-annual-Extreme-Racing OKLAHOMA CITY — One of the most exciting days of the year at Remington Park will return for a sixth season as track officials today announced Extreme Racing — featuring zebra, camel, ostrich and miniature donkey races — is scheduled... Sun, 19 Apr 2015 15:36:41 EST Silo has winning week http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/153001875/Silo-has-winning-week SILO — The Silo Rebels claimed two wins in as many days on their home field against Hugo and Colbert.The Rebels pulled off a 1-0 win Friday over the Colbert Leopards. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 15:31:41 EST Southeastern student reaches out to help others http://durantdemocrat.com/news/opinion/152985787/Southeastern-student-reaches-out-to-help-others (Editor's Note: Tyler Roberts is a 20-year-old junior at Southeastern Oklahoma State University who is from Valliant. He is majoring in Occupational Safety & Health, with a minor in Business Management) Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:41:41 EST Choctaw Casino Resort Awards $1,313,781 in Card Player Poker Tour http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152989710/Choctaw-Casino-Resort-Awards-$1313781-in-Card-Player-Poker-Tour Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant awarded $1,313,781 in the Card Player Poker Tour from April 2-12, the resort said, in a news release. The tour was attended by approximately 5,797 amateur and professional players during the third season of Card Player... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:11:43 EST Ribbon cutting held for DIS playground http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/152974163/Ribbon-cutting-held-for-DIS-playground The Durant Intermediate School held the official ribbon cutting for its new playground for the kids. The Durant Area Chamber of Commerce, as well as many children, were on hand for the opening of the playground and equipment on the east side of the... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:11:41 EST Local Kiwanians to lead in community call to prayer http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152973885/Local-Kiwanians-to-lead-in-community-call-to-prayer Durant Kiwanis Club President Catherine Phelps said the local club is leading the community to join the nation in a united prayer effort on the National Day of Prayer, May 7. Sponsored by more than 100 “Prayer Partners” the 33rd annual... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 18:06:44 EST We Never Lose Hope http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152985512/We-Never-Lose-Hope The world of cinema has long been the realm of immense budgets and computer generated animation, but in a small corner of southeastern Oklahoma a pair of native filmmakers have successfully challenged the status quo. Debuting to critical acclaim at... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 18:06:43 EST Education board member resigns http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/153006317/Education-board-member-resigns Amy Ford of Durant, the southeastern Oklahoma voice on the state Board of Education, has resigned from that board, citing particularly what she calls a “lack of communication” by Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 18:06:42 EST SE graduate student seeks help in locating dove species http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152941556/SE-graduate-student-seeks-help-in-locating-dove-species Sarah DeGarmo is a graduate student in Biology at Southeastern Oklahoma State University and she is asking for the public's help again this year. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 18:06:41 EST Woman charged in stabbing incident http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152995057/Woman-charged-in-stabbing-incident A Durant woman police said her father with a kitchen knife Thursday afternoon as he sat in a recliner has been charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon.Twenty-five-year-old Krystin Jo Wilkins was charged Friday. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 16:31:41 EST Lady Bruin to be a Belle http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152981718/Lady-Bruin-to-be-a-Belle CADDO — Dessiree Haugen has signed on to continue her basketball career at Seminole State College as a Belle. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:36:41 EST Battle at the top in GAC softball standings http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152981679/Battle-at-the-top-in-GAC-softball-standings It's a three-way battle at the top of the latest Great American Conference softball standings.Henderson State is number one at 21-5, Southeastern is second at 19-7 and East Central is third at 21-8. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:31:42 EST Blood drives to be held http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152972365/Blood-drives-to-be-held The Oklahoma Blood Institute held a blood drive Thursday at Durant's Department of Human Services. With a shortage of blood in area blood banks the OBI has many blood drives in the area. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:01:43 EST DIA holds meeting http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/152942530/DIA-holds-meeting The Durant Industrial Authority met Tuesday at the Durant Chamber of Commerce building. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:21:41 EST Lawmaker seeks independent review of reserve deputy program http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152972307/Lawmaker-seeks-independent-review-of-reserve-deputy-program TULSA (AP) — A state lawmaker called Thursday for an independent review of Tulsa's reserve deputy program as more questions arose about the training of a 73-year-old volunteer officer who says he accidentally shot a suspect to death while... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:16:48 EST Police investigate stabbings http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152984229/Police-investigate-stabbings A man was stabbed multiple times by his daughter, according to Durant Police.Police and emergency personnel were dispatched just before 4 p.m. Thursday to 1009 Parkview Drive. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:16:47 EST