Durant Democrat- RSS NEWS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/section/NEWS http://durantdemocrat.com/section/NEWS Sat, 25 Apr 2015 15:14:48 EST 1800 Man pleas to being an accessory to murder http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/153114898/Man-pleas-to-being-an-accessory-to-murder A Durant man accused of being an accessory to murder was sentenced this week to 20 years in prison. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:46:49 EST Oil and gas bill passes http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/153110362/Oil-and-gas-bill-passes OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Democrats in the Republican-dominated Oklahoma House are disappointed by passage of a GOP-backed bill that prohibits cities and towns from regulating oil and natural gas drilling operations, the chamber's top Democrat... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:46:47 EST Congressman Mullin’s field representative ready to help http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/153021268/Congressman-Mullins-field-representative-ready-to-help Eddie Dempsey is Markwayne Mullin's field representative for Bryan County and the eastern half of Oklahoma from Kansas to Texas. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:46:45 EST Crews continue work on city streets http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/153047174/Crews-continue-work-on-city-streets Road maintenance continues on city streets while improvements take place from other departments. Homeowners can team up with the city for these improvement projects and the labor costs are covered by the city. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:46:44 EST Courthouse restoration continues http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/153113978/Courthouse-restoration-continues The Bryan County Courthouse renovation is nearing completion. The entire structure is being painted and sealed for what may be the first time in it's nearly 100-year-old history. It was constructed entirely of concrete and stucco and the years... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:46:41 EST Relay for Life to be held http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/153077469/Relay-for-Life-to-be-held The 15th annual Bryan County Relay for Life Event will be held from 7 p.m. Friday, April 24 until 1 a.m. Saturday, April 25 at the Southeastern Paul Laird Field. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:41:45 EST Two jail employees let go http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/153091524/Two-jail-employees-let-go Jamie Newberry and Scott Johnson were terminated from their duties as administrators at the Bryan County Jail, Sheriff Ken Golden said. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:41:44 EST Elks host youth luncheon http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152973969/Elks-host-youth-luncheon The Durant Elks lodge held a student appreciation luncheon last week. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:41:43 EST EMT charged with possessing child pornography http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/153081083/EMT-charged-with-possessing-child-pornography An Atoka man authorities say is an emergency medical technician who was previously arrested for possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute is now accused of possessing child pornography on his cell phone. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:41:42 EST QUIZ: Which Breed Of Puppy Is Perfect For You? http://durantdemocrat.com/quizzes/puppy1DUR Find out with the Darant Daily Democrat's Perfect Puppy Quiz! Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:56:44 EST Calera senior center is ‘one big happy family’ http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/152990003/Calera-senior-center-is-one-big-happy-family “We're just one big happy family,” petite 79-year-old Rose Owens of Kingston beams about activities at the senior center. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 13:31:41 EST Plan to purchase school delayed http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/153068424/Plan-to-purchase-school-delayed REI's proposal to purchase the former Durant Middle School and playing field was temporarily stalled last night at a hearing on its rezoning request. Members of the Durant Municipal Planning Commission tabled the request and asked REI CEO Scott... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:16:46 EST SE Headstart holds truck-a-thon http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/153047530/SE-Headstart-holds-truck-a-thon Southeastern Headstart held its 9th annual 'St. Jude's Truck-a-thon.'Kids in the school ride their trikes at Dixon Durant Park (Rocket Park) as a fundraiser. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:16:45 EST Durant City Council members sworn in http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/153037611/Durant-City-Council-members-sworn-in Two newly elected Durant City Council members were sworn in Monday as well as a third who was unopposed in the last city council election. Each of their wives held their Bibles while Durant Municipal Judge Ken Rainbolt swore them in for their... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:16:41 EST 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