Durant Democrat- RSS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/ http://durantdemocrat.com/ Fri, 6 Mar 2015 05:12:54 EST 1800 Bryan County All-Stars selected http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152167035/Bryan-County-All-Stars-selected Bryan County's annual list of basketball standouts recently was released. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 11:01:41 EST Southeastern tennis downs rival ECU, 5-4 http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152192027/Southeastern-tennis-downs-rival-ECU-5-4 Southeastern men tennis team bounced back from a 2-1 loss in doubles play to rally for a hard-fought 5-4 win over rival East Central on Tuesday in Ada, Okla. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 10:56:41 EST SE softball here Saturday, Sunday http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152191969/SE-softball-here-Saturday-Sunday Remember way back when we kept a team's record by W-L-T (won-lost-tie)?Okay, forget it. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 10:31:41 EST Prisons chief: Crowding puts staff safety at risk http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152193762/Prisons-chief:-Crowding-puts-staff-safety-at-risk OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Staff shortages and inmate overcrowding are jeopardizing the safety of Oklahoma prison workers, many of whom are leaving their jobs because of employee burnout, the head of the state's prison system told a legislative... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 10:16:45 EST Snow blankets Durant http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/152194203/Snow-blankets-Durant Durant was covered in snow overnight Wednesday causing some traffic difficulties in Durant. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 10:16:43 EST Crown and sash stolen in car burglary http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152178192/Crown-and-sash-stolen-in-car-burglary The owner of a crown and sash is offering a $100 reward for the return of the items that were stolen during a burglary of her car. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 10:16:42 EST There’s still a chance for Silo, Caddo http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152168815/Theres-still-a-chance-for-Silo-Caddo LATTA – Bryan County teams converged in Latta on Tuesday to resume the final rounds of Class 2A regional playoffs, that had been postponed due to bad weather last Friday and Saturday. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 12:16:47 EST Southeastern set for GAC Tourney http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152168989/Southeastern-set-for-GAC-Tourney The Lady Storm will look to avenge a regular season ending loss to Southwestern Oklahoma State when it opens play in the Great American Conference Tournament with a rematch on March 5 at noon in Bartlesville, Okla. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 12:16:42 EST Calera girls eliminated http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localsports/152123210/Calera-girls-eliminated LATTA — The Calera Lady Bulldogs' playoff run came to an end in the Class 2A Regional with a 49-33 loss to Healdton on Monday in Latta, while the Bulldogs moved forward with a 60-46 win over Wilson. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 01:51:42 EST Southeastern to celebrate Founders’ Day on March 6 http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152159792/Southeastern-to-celebrate-Founders-Day-on-March-6 Southeastern Oklahoma State University will celebrate its rich and storied history with a Founders' Day event on Friday, March 6. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:16:41 EST Nitrogen gas executions approved by House http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152160678/Nitrogen-gas-executions-approved-by-House OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma would become the first state to allow the execution of death row inmates using nitrogen gas under a bill overwhelmingly approved on Tuesday by the House of Representatives. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 10:36:43 EST Durant celebrates Pancake Day http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/152169914/Durant-celebrates-Pancake-Day Every year on National Pancake Day, every guest at any IHOP nationwide receives a free stack of pancakes and is invited to donate to the Shriners Hospitals for children. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 10:36:42 EST Silo bonds voted down http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152165951/Silo-bonds-voted-down Two bond propositions for Silo Schools were voted down during an election Tuesday. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 10:36:41 EST Man crashes vintage pickup http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152162020/Man-crashes-vintage-pickup A Kingston man was injured Tuesday after a tire on his antique pickup blew out and the truck hit a tree, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 17:41:42 EST Kiamichi Technology Centers appoint new board member http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152097930/Kiamichi-Technology-Centers-appoint-new-board-member The Kiamichi Technology Centers' Board of Education has selected Joy Culbreath to fill the unexpired term of Zone 5. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 12:26:42 EST SE rodeo women 2nd, men 4th at Garden City http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152143872/SE-rodeo-women-2nd-men-4th-at-Garden-City GARDEN CITY, Kan. - Southeastern got strong performances during its trip to Garden City CC, with Ari-Anna Flynn taking the top spot in the barrel racing and lifting the Savage Storm women to a second place team finish, while the men posted a fourth... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 10:16:42 EST SE gals, guys in GAC basketball tourney Thursday and Friday http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152143868/SE-gals-guys-in-GAC-basketball-tourney-Thursday-and-Friday The 2014-15 Great American Conference basketball Tournaments tips off at noon Thursday in Bartlesville's Bruin Fieldhouse. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 10:16:41 EST Lions fall in Regionals http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152143837/Lions-fall-in-Regionals LAWTON - The Durant Lions basketball season came to a close on Monday night after a 86-44 loss to the Eisenhower Eagles in regional playoff action. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 10:01:42 EST KTC to hold prom dress giveaway http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152057269/KTC-to-hold-prom-dress-giveaway Spring time is almost here and for many young ladies that means prom. Once again the Kiamichi Technology Center Stand for the Silent anti-bullying organization is giving away prom dresses. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 10:51:41 EST Governor could have more powers http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/152144601/Governor-could-have-more-powers OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The directors of ten different state entities would be fired effective Jan. 1, and the governor would have the authority to appoint their successors under a bill narrowly passed by a Senate committee on Monday. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 10:36:42 EST