Durant Democrat- RSS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/ http://durantdemocrat.com/ Wed, 1 Apr 2015 19:57:52 EST 1800 Bennington wins two http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152676349/Bennington-wins-two The Bennington Lady Bears slow-pitch team scored 20 runs on Tuesday with big wins against Boswell and Wapanucka.The Lady Bears defeated the Lady Scorpions 10-2 and the Lady Indians 10-3. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 12:16:43 EST Lady Lions crush Atoka, 10-0 http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152620690/Lady-Lions-crush-Atoka-10-0 All in a half-day's work.The whistles blew and the game was called with two minutes remaining in the first half after Durant Lady Lions scored its 10th goal of the period in a 10-0 mercy-rule victory over Atoka on Tuesday. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 12:16:41 EST Silo tourney champs, win at home http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localsports/152657463/Silo-tourney-champs-win-at-home The Silo Rebels won the Seminole tournament on Saturday with two big wins against Checotah and handled Lone Grove on Monday at home. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 10:26:41 EST SE baseball swept in twinbill at UAFS http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152681092/SE-baseball-swept-in-twinbill-at-UAFS FT. SMITH, Ark. - Southeastern saw its three-game winning streak come to an end with a pair of losses in a midweek twinbill at Arkansas-Ft. Smith, dropping the opener 8-4 before falling in the nightcap 17-10 in Ft. Smith, Ark. on Tuesday... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 10:21:42 EST Numerous marijuana plants seized http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/152685259/Numerous-marijuana-plants-seized Seven trailer loads of marijuana were found Tuesday evening, Bryan County Sheriff Ken Golden said. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 14:41:42 EST Judge Hatch dies http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/152677044/Judge-Hatch-dies A judge described as having a compassionate heart and credited with helping many overcome drug addictions has died.The Honorable Farrell Hatch died Tuesday following an illness. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 10:41:41 EST Lions take two from Capital Hill http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152654630/Lions-take-two-from-Capital-Hill The Durant Lions (8-6) run-ruled Capital Hill twice in a double-header on Monday at Lions Field. Durant won game one 16-0 and got a 14-0 win in game two. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:36:41 EST Calera dominates three-way http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152651506/Calera-dominates-three-way COLBERT — Bryan County's three C's converged on the Lady Leopards' field Monday afternoon for some softball action with Calera winning the night. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:41:41 EST Feds sue Southeastern http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/152654362/Feds-sue-Southeastern OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A professor at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant was denied a promotion because she was transgender and then fired after she complained about the discrimination, the U.S. Department of Justice alleges in a... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:11:46 EST REI vice president remembered http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152655231/REI-vice-president-remembered Many are mourning the loss of a friend and community leader REI Oklahoma's Vice-President Kenny Simpson. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:11:44 EST Thousands rally at Oklahoma Capitol for education funding http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/152654344/Thousands-rally-at-Oklahoma-Capitol-for-education-funding OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than 7,000 educators, parents and schoolchildren rallied at the state Capitol on Monday seeking a big boost in funding for public schools, but that goal will be a challenge for legislators facing a $611 million hole in... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:11:42 EST Father, son escape injury when boat explodes on Lake Texoma http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/152654537/Father-son-escape-injury-when-boat-explodes-on-Lake-Texoma DURANT, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a man and his young son escaped injury when the boat they were on exploded on Lake Texoma in southern Oklahoma. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:06:44 EST Chamber Banquet imagines Durant http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-news/152616448/Chamber-Banquet-imagines-Durant The annual Chamber Banquet was Friday night at the Choctaw Event Center with a clear message for the community and its leaders. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 04:16:41 EST State champ, runner-up among Caddo powerlifting athletes http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152619472/State-champ-runner-up-among-Caddo-powerlifting-athletes Caddo Junior High powerlifters recently competed at the Junior High State Powerlifting Meet in Cleveland, Okla.The meet hosted athletes in seventh, eighth and ninth grades from schools throughout the... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 11:01:41 EST Durant boys golf wins in sudden death playoff http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152620207/Durant-boys-golf-wins-in-sudden-death-playoff KINGSTON - The Durant Lions and Lady Lions golfers are off to swinging start. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 10:01:42 EST Local girl competes in Shawnee gymnastics meet http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152559603/Local-girl-competes-in-Shawnee-gymnastics-meet ATOKA — A Bryan County girl competed in a gymnastics meet March 6 at Rising Star Gymnastics in Shawnee. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 09:31:41 EST Durant boys and girls tennis teams take second at McAlester Tournament http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152620315/Durant-boys-and-girls-tennis-teams-take-second-at-McAlester-Tournament MCALESTER - Durant Lions tennis teams hit the road to play in a 11 team tournament in McAlester, both boys and girls finished in second place. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 09:01:42 EST Southeastern baseball completes sweep of SNU http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152622582/Southeastern-baseball-completes-sweep-of-SNU Southeastern polished off a three-game sweep of Southern Nazarene on Saturday with an 11-8 win in game one followed by an 8-6 win in the series finale at the Ballpark in Durant. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:31:42 EST Lions topple rivals at Ardmore/Lone Grove Showcase http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152620359/Lions-topple-rivals-at-Ardmore/Lone-Grove-Showcase ARDMORE - The Durant Lions rallied from a 4-0 deficit to post a 6-4 win over rival Ada in the Ardmore/Lone Grove Showcase on Friday night. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:06:41 EST SE women’s tennis opens GAC play with win http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152621181/SE-womens-tennis-opens-GAC-play-with-win Southeastern opened Great American Conference play with a dominant 7-2 victory over Southern Nazarene on Thursday afternoon at the Southeastern Tennis Complex. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 07:41:42 EST