Durant Democrat- RSS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/ http://durantdemocrat.com/ Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:10:18 EST 1800 Ribbon cutting to be held for Island Bayou Bridge http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50348535/Ribbon-cutting-to-be-held-for-Island-Bayou-Bridge Bryan County District 2 Commissioner Tony Simmons invites the public to a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Bridge No. 141 over Island Bayou at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:16:08 EST Tickets going fast for SE’s Hall of Fame night http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50347957/Tickets-going-fast-for-SEs-Hall-of-Fame-night Southeastern's Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony is set for Saturday.The event begins with a 4 p.m. reception in the Visual and Performing Arts Center, followed by dinner and the induction ceremony. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:00:11 EST Choctaw Nation Community Health Nurses to offer vaccines at annual festival http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50301890/Choctaw-Nation-Community-Health-Nurses-to-offer-vaccines-at-annual-festival DURANT – Most people don't know the details when it comes to vaccines, but this year, the Choctaw Nation hopes to educate and vaccinate the public about Tdap (a combined vaccine aimed to immunize against tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:43:12 EST Calera downs Fort Towson handily http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localsports1/50339312/Calera-downs-Fort-Towson-handily FORT TOWSON — The Calera Bulldogs traveled to Fort Towson Monday and took a big bite out of the Tigers. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:02:08 EST Lady Lions beat down Hugo, 10-0 http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50347797/Lady-Lions-beat-down-Hugo-10-0 DURANT - The Durant Lady Lions (4-0) big bats demoralized Hugo in a 10-0 run-rule victory Tuesday afternoon at the Lady Lions ballpark.So far this season, the Lady Lions have run-ruled all of their opponents. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:00:10 EST Oklahoma tea party leader fined for blackmail http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/50344539/Oklahoma-tea-party-leader-fined-for-blackmail OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma tea party leader convicted of sending a threatening email to a state lawmaker was sentenced Tuesday to pay a $1,000 fine in accordance to the recommendations of the jury. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:55:08 EST Local Church celebrates 15 years of Medical Mission http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50331019/Local-Church-celebrates-15-years-of-Medical-Mission The First Baptist Church of Durant invited the public to celebrate 15 years of the church's Medical Mission last weekend Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:55:06 EST Man charged with robbing Calera pharmacy http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50341216/Man-charged-with-robbing-Calera-pharmacy Formal charges were filed Tuesday against a man Calera Police said robbed a pharmacy and led the police chief on a high-speed chase. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:51:07 EST Bryan County 4-H members recognized at annual banquet http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50330615/Bryan-County-4-H-members-recognized-at-annual-banquet The Bryan County 4-H club held its annual awards banquet Saturday at the Clay Jones Community Building. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:06:08 EST Rock Creek runner-up in its tournament http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50329545/Rock-Creek-runner-up-in-its-tournament BLUE — The Rock Creek Fast-Pitch Tournament came to an exciting close Saturday night on a one-point decision that left the host team accepting the runner-up plaque. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:05:17 EST Computer system of company that owns MCSO hacked http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50322478/Computer-system-of-company-that-owns-MCSO-hacked FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — Hospital operator Community Health Systems said a cyberattack took information on more than 4 million patients from its computer network earlier this year. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:48:10 EST Robbery suspect crashes on Platter Road after chase http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/50321710/Robbery-suspect-crashes-on-Platter-Road-after-chase A man suspected of robbing a Calera pharmacy and a Durant liquor store was arrested Monday after a chase that ended with a crash on Platter Road. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:42:13 EST Dr. John and Mary Slice celebrate 50th anniversary http://durantdemocrat.com/news/anniversaries/50303914/Dr.-John-and-Mary-Slice-celebrate-50th-anniversary Dr. John and Mary Slice celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family vacation in Myrtle Beach, S.C., earlier this summer. Sun, 17 Aug 2014 15:29:07 EST Local man to turn 80 http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/50303166/Local-man-to-turn-80 W.B. Williamson of Cartwright will soon be celebrating his 80th birthday.He will be celebrating from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 at the Denison Senior Center located at 531 W. Chestnut in Denison Texas. Sun, 17 Aug 2014 14:55:23 EST Local teen to compete for Miss Teen Oklahoma http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/50302883/Local-teen-to-compete-for-Miss-Teen-Oklahoma One local teen will be competing in the Miss Oklahoma USA / Teen USA pageant this winter.Durant eighth-grade student Malorie Stick will be competing as Miss Durant in the competition that will be held Dec. 19 through 21 in Norman. Sun, 17 Aug 2014 14:40:17 EST Cookie and salsa competition to be held during fair http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/50289734/Cookie-and-salsa-competition-to-be-held-during-fair Attention all cooks, young and old. Do you often brag or someone else brags that you make the best cookies or salsa. Would you like to claim real bragging rights for the best cookie or salsa in the county? If so, we have the contest for you. The Bryan... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 14:21:10 EST ‘Best of Wheat’ bread-baking contest to be held during fair http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/50289722/Best-of-Wheat-bread-baking-contest-to-be-held-during-fair To promote the art of baking bread, the Oklahoma Wheat Commission will be sponsoring a special fair category for homemade breads, the “Best of Wheat” Bread Baking Contest at the Bryan County Free Fair. “Known as the... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 14:20:09 EST Way and Campo to wed http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/50302357/Way-and-Campo-to-wed Bonnie Michelle Way and Michael Dewayne Campo, both of Durant, will wed on Saturday, August 23 at 6 p.m. at Camp Victory in Cartwright. Reverend Monty Wood will officiate. Sun, 17 Aug 2014 14:17:07 EST Escaped cow runs around downtown Durant http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50306593/Escaped-cow-runs-around-downtown-Durant A cow that escaped ran all around the downtown Durant area Friday morning until it was finally taken into custody at West Arkansas Street and South Fifth Avenue. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 19:33:09 EST First Baptist Church invites public to see Medical Mission http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50304005/First-Baptist-Church-invites-public-to-see-Medical-Mission The First Baptist Church of Durant invites the public to celebrate 15 years of the church's Medical Mission this weekend. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 15:34:10 EST