Durant Democrat- RSS NEWS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/section/NEWS http://durantdemocrat.com/section/NEWS Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:14:02 EST 1800 Mullin holds meeting in Durant http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/153037752/Mullin-holds-meeting-in-Durant Oklahoma State Representative Markwayne Mullin was in Durant for a town hall meeting he called in order to answer citizens questions on any subject. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:11:49 EST Sheriff’s office investigates campground shooting http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/153022886/Sheriffs-office-investigates-campground-shooting A man was shot early Sunday morning while camping at Lake Texoma, the Bryan County Sheriff's Office said. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:11:47 EST Resolution could be reached http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/153041769/Resolution-could-be-reached The long wait is almost over for action on the failed Pointe Vista luxury resort project on Lake Texoma. Not immediate action, however, because, as has been the case during much of the long dispute, moving forward is a slow and somewhat complicated... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:11:46 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 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 Annual boxcar derby at Dixon Durant Park http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/152970013/Annual-boxcar-derby-at-Dixon-Durant-Park The annual Big Five Community Services and Jackie Watson Head Start “boxcar derby” for 3 and 4-year-olds was held at Dixon Durant Park in conjunction with the “National Week of the Young Child.” Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:16:46 EST Mullin to hold meeting in Durant http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152912821/Mullin-to-hold-meeting-in-Durant Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) announced an upcoming town hall meeting in Durant.The meeting will be from 6-7 p.m. Monday, April 20 at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center and Library. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:16:44 EST OKC bombing survivor speaks at SE http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/152955851/OKC-bombing-survivor-speaks-at-SE Terri Talley survived the tragic Oklahoma City bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah building on April 19, 1995. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:26:47 EST Hazardous household waste collection event is Saturday http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152945265/Hazardous-household-waste-collection-event-is-Saturday Choctaw Nation Going Green Team will be hosting a household hazardous waste collection event from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, April 18 in Durant. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:26:44 EST New council member sworn in at Calera http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/152956896/New-council-member-sworn-in-at-Calera A new member of the Calera Council was sworn in during the council's regular monthly meeting.Cheryl Johnson takes over the seat held by Vicki Barkley, who did not seek reelection. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:26:43 EST Bryan County children show their talent http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152852799/Bryan-County-children-show-their-talent The first ever One Talented Kid competition was held last week, displaying the talents of Bryan County children. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:26:41 EST