Durant Democrat- RSS NEWS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/section/NEWS http://durantdemocrat.com/section/NEWS Fri, 26 Dec 2014 09:02:26 EST 1800 Fire victim identified http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/151003932/Fire-victim-identified The name of a man who died in a house fire has been released by the Bryan County Sheriff's Office.Sheriff Ken Golden said the victim was 90-year-old Vernon Ford. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 10:03:08 EST Church holds live nativity scene http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150995768/Church-holds-live-nativity-scene Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Durant presented a nativity scene Friday evening. Playing Mary is Miriam Nannestad, shown in the center. Others shown, from left, are Joanna Nannestad, Larisa Comer, Danelle Lamb, Skip Lamb, Kevin Kusch, Josh... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 09:51:07 EST Local families receive holiday help http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/150996253/Local-families-receive-holiday-help Through the efforts of the Bryan County Toys for Tots drive, area families could see some little faces light up this Christmas. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 09:49:16 EST A tale of two angelic visitations http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle-religion/150992917/A-tale-of-two-angelic-visitations Read the lovely, lovely Christmas story of Luke, chapter 1. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 09:48:12 EST Woman killed in Monday crash http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150976367/Woman-killed-in-Monday-crash A Calera woman was killed during single-vehicle crash Monday morning, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. Tue, 23 Dec 2014 10:08:08 EST SE student named Brad Henry Scholar http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150950196/SE-student-named-Brad-Henry-Scholar Emalea Hudgens, a junior at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, has been named a Brad Henry International Scholar and will attend Swansea University (Wales) in the spring of 2015. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:29:07 EST Brecheen appointed as Chairman of Tourism & Wildlife Committee http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150935779/Brecheen-appointed-as-Chairman-of-Tourism--Wildlife-Committee OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman recently appointed Sen. Josh Brecheen to serve as the Chairman of the Senate Tourism and Wildlife Committee for the upcoming legislative session. The Coalgate Republican has served as... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:54:06 EST Hunger Coalition gives gift that keeps on giving http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150939681/Hunger-Coalition-gives-gift-that-keeps-on-giving More than 1,000 county first and second graders are learning about the needs of their home community through a reading booklet provided by the Bryan County Coalition Against Hunger (BCCAH), “Sofia and the Hunger Monster.” Six of the... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:05:14 EST Breeding cows and heifers on wheat pasture http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/150957357/Breeding-cows-and-heifers-on-wheat-pasture Many areas of Oklahoma have grown some wheat pasture for use as winter feed. Some producers may have questions about the utilization of wheat pasture for growing replacement heifers or cows before, during, and after their first breeding season. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:56:13 EST Check out the Library http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/150944917/Check-out-the-Library Library Hours: Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. -5 p.m.-OverDrive eBook collection– OK Virtual Library Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:15:05 EST Cox is top teacher http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/150957238/Cox-is-top-teacher Annie Cox knew when she saw the new Durant High School on a visit to see relatives that's where she wanted to work. Little did she know that a few short years later, she would be voted as the top teacher in the district. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:14:07 EST Lakewood Fire Department steps up http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150950197/Lakewood-Fire-Department-steps-up A local fire department is speaking out after some recent concerns about the department's skills were brought up. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:12:14 EST Lawsuit shows resistance to legalization of pot http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/150957464/Lawsuit-shows-resistance-to-legalization-of-pot DENVER (AP) — Despite growing public support for legalizing marijuana, a lawsuit filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma shows that at least two segments of American society are prepared to fight the idea before the nation's highest court —... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:12:12 EST Chase suspect charged http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150945831/Chase-suspect-charged A Durant man accused of leading deputies on a chase and a manhunt last week has been hit this week with multiple felony charges. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:25:08 EST Two states challenge Colorado marijuana legalization http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/150945581/Two-states-challenge-Colorado-marijuana-legalization LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska and Oklahoma on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to declare Colorado's legalization of marijuana unconstitutional, saying the drug is being brought from Colorado into the neighboring... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:25:05 EST Shop with a Cop program doubles http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/150944993/Shop-with-a-Cop-program-doubles It is not often that police get to hear words of thanks from community members but Durant Walmart was filled with the sound of grateful children during the sixth annual Shop with a Cop program Thursday morning. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:23:10 EST Prisons lawyer says he felt pressured http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/150940848/Prisons-lawyer-says-he-felt-pressured OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A longtime lawyer for Oklahoma's prison system said Thursday that he felt pressured by the governor's and attorney general's offices to make sure executions last spring happened on schedule, even though the... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:25:07 EST Caddo to receive loan http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150931543/Caddo-to-receive-loan OKLAHOMA CITY – The Caddo Public Works Authority has been approved for a $915,000 loan through the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to refinance the remainder of two previous Rural Utility Service loans that were originally used to fund... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:03:11 EST Doctor says inmate suffered in execution http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/150930454/Doctor-says-inmate-suffered-in-execution OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A doctor who examined the body of an Oklahoma inmate who died during a botched execution told a federal judge Wednesday that he is convinced the man suffered after being declared unconscious. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:47:04 EST Caddo museum has new curator http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/150931100/Caddo-museum-has-new-curator The Indian Territory Museum in Caddo recently conducted an open house, not only inviting residents to tour the museum, but also to meet its new curator. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:43:03 EST