Durant Democrat- RSS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/ http://durantdemocrat.com/ Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:58:59 EST 1800 Voter Registration Deadline is Oct. 10 http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50769539/Voter-Registration-Deadline-is-Oct.-10 Friday, Oct. 10, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the Nov. 4 Bryan County General Election, Bryan County Election Board Secretary Linda Fahrendorf said. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:39:14 EST Day 1: SE golfers take fifth place http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50812343/Day-1:-SE-golfers-take-fifth-place Southeastern opened the Texoma Championship with a 300 and followed with a 298 for the second 18 holes and finds itself in fifth place after 36-holes with a total score of 598 at Chickasaw Pointe Golf Resort. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:33:16 EST Durant Junior Varsity beat McAlester, 41-21 http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50812380/Durant-Junior-Varsity-beat-McAlester-41-21 Tyler Shade had two long touchdown runs and Dakota Finley also accounted for a pair of scores to lead the Durant Junior Varsity to a 41-21 win over visiting McAlester Monday night at Paul Laird Field. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:33:14 EST Firefighters put out house fire http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50814178/Firefighters-put-out-house-fire A home was damaged by a fire on Saturday, according to the Durant Fire Department. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:32:10 EST Education Department holds meeting http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/50812767/Education-Department-holds-meeting Area citizens and educators had the opportunity to share concerns and ideas with the state Department of Education Monday evening. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:46:09 EST Beheading suspect’s conversion surprised family http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/50811675/Beheading-suspects-conversion-surprised-family OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Alton Nolen told relatives after his release from prison on drug and assault charges last year that he wanted to focus on getting his life in order. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:46:12 EST Annual Buffalo Stampede set for Saturday in Caddo http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50778832/Annual-Buffalo-Stampede-set-for-Saturday-in-Caddo It's nearing time again for the annual Buffalo Stampede. The 5K and one-mile fun run/walk is set for Saturday in Caddo. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:32:12 EST Davis and Hernandez to wed http://durantdemocrat.com/news/weddings/50783630/Davis-and-Hernandez-to-wed Amity Davis and Caleb Hernandez both of Colbert will wed on Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Franks' residence in Bokchito.Officiating will be Phillip Rowland of Family Worship Center, Bokchito. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 15:07:11 EST Sample ballots available http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50769224/Sample-ballots-available Sample ballots now are available at the Bryan County Election Board office for voters who want to get a preview of what will be at stake in the Bryan County General Election on Nov. 4. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 14:23:06 EST (No heading) http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localsports/50782352/ Local baseball and fast-pitch softball teams are now done with Districts, many of them wrapping up the season.BASEBALLClass A Sun, 28 Sep 2014 13:01:11 EST Calera advances after showdown with Latta http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50790256/Calera-advances-after-showdown-with-Latta CALERA — The Calera Bulldogs are Class A District 9 champions and earned a Regional playoff birth after clawing it out with the Latta Panthers on Day 2 of the tournament. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 12:50:07 EST Durant Lions suffer 28-7 district loss to McAlester http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50791176/Durant-Lions-suffer-28-7-district-loss-to-McAlester McALESTER — It was a troubling week for the Durant Lions (0-4) and it ended with a 28-7 district road loss to the high power McAlester Buffaloes on Friday night. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 12:45:11 EST Lady Lion softball cruise by Shawnee http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50791992/Lady-Lion-softball-cruise-by-Shawnee The Durant Lady Lion softball team exploded for 14 hits to cruise by Shawnee, 9-2, on Thursday and wrap up a host regional playoff position. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 12:43:09 EST Rebels ready for Regionals http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50790733/Rebels-ready-for-Regionals SILO — The Silo Rebels are back!The Rebels took the district crown on Friday after a 12-0 run-rule win over the Achille Eagles. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 12:42:13 EST Southeastern falls in the final seconds to OBU, 35-29 http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50792345/Southeastern-falls-in-the-final-seconds-to-OBU-35-29 DURANT - The Southeastern Savage Storm (1-3) went head-to-head with Ouachita Baptist University (3-0) on Saturday night and but fell to OBU in the final seconds of the game 35-29 at Paul Laird Field. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 12:42:16 EST Friday crash injures Texas woman http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50790893/Friday-crash-injures-Texas-woman A Denison, Texas, woman was injured Friday during a two-vehicle crash 1.6 miles west of Durant on Highway 70, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 15:43:15 EST Friends of the Library book sale returns http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/50789920/Friends-of-the-Library-book-sale-returns October is right around the corner and that means Durant's Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale is back at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center and Library. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 15:41:16 EST Year-end tests in Oklahoma could be in jeopardy http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/50790241/Year-end-tests-in-Oklahoma-could-be-in-jeopardy TULSA (AP) — A delay this week by the Oklahoma State Board of Education in selecting a vendor to conduct about 50,000 end-of-instruction tests for high school students this winter could leave thousands of students in the lurch if they're... Sat, 27 Sep 2014 15:41:14 EST Woman charged with embezzling from city http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50790924/Woman-charged-with-embezzling-from-city A Durant woman who worked for the city of Durant is accused of embezzling more than $700 from the city. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 15:41:13 EST Hatfield and Edwards to wed http://durantdemocrat.com/news/engagements/50790362/Hatfield-and-Edwards-to-wed Haley Nichole Hatfield and William Lee Edwards, both of Edmond, will wed at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 at Southern Ridge Church of Christ in Moore. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 15:40:09 EST