Durant Democrat- RSS NEWS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/section/NEWS http://durantdemocrat.com/section/NEWS Mon, 27 Apr 2015 22:19:45 EST 1800 Land judging contest held http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152989834/Land-judging-contest-held The annual land judging contest for FFA and 4-H students in Bryan County was held March 25. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:26:41 EST Methodist church to host prayer seminar http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/153124394/Methodist-church-to-host-prayer-seminar Durant First United Methodist Church will host a prayer seminar Friday, May 1. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m., worship is at 5:45 and the seminar begins at 6. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 14:46:41 EST House burns in Durant http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/153141739/House-burns-in-Durant The Durant Fire Department responded to a house fire Saturday evening in the 1300 block of West Cedar Street.Firefighters put out the fire and were on the scene late Saturday evening investigating the cause of the fire. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 22:36:43 EST Air show soars high http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/153137971/Air-show-soars-high Planes of all sizes, shapes and speeds performed air acrobatics at Choctaw Casino Resort's “Take to the Skies AirFest” held Saturday at Eaker Airport. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 21:01:41 EST How to control weeds in farm ponds http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news_agricultural/153124531/How-to-control-weeds-in-farm-ponds The warmer temperatures of spring promote the growth of aquatic plants in farm and recreational ponds, from algae to lily pads to moss. A certain amount of plant growth in ponds is desirable for aquatic life and water quality, but when explosive... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 20:56:47 EST Durant High School Marching Band invited to perform at the Liberty Bowl http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/153101727/Durant-High-School-Marching-Band-invited-to-perform-at-the-Liberty-Bowl WorldStrides Heritage Performance has invited the marching band from Durant High School to perform at the Liberty Bowl. They will join marching bands from across the country in the halftime show finale of this major college bowl game. An invitation to... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 20:56:46 EST Numerous people charged with drug distribution http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/153124607/Numerous-people-charged-with-drug-distribution A four-month joint investigation involving the Durant Police Department, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and Choctaw Tribal Police concluded Thursday with the arrest of 11 individuals, the Durant Police Department... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 20:56:45 EST Greg Clay, O.D. receives service award http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/153081156/Greg-Clay-O.D.-receives-service-award Durant native Doctor Greg Clay recently received the 2015 Distinguished Service Award at the Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians' (OAOP) awards dinner for his nearly 40 years of service and contributions to the profession as a Doctor... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 20:56:44 EST 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