Durant Democrat- RSS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/ http://durantdemocrat.com/ Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:03:14 EST 1800 Savage Storm tennis teams stubble in semifinals http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/3592060/Savage-Storm-tennis-teams-stubble-in-semifinals BENTONVILLE, Ark. — After a marathon five-hour match in the Great American Conference Tournament semifinal, Southeastern men's tennis team saw its bid for sweeping the regular season and postseason conference titles come to an end after... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Library luncheon to be held Thursday http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/3590002/Library-luncheon-to-be-held-Thursday Piloting a jet over magnificent mountain ranges and endless deserts, George Goldthwaite developed a love for the American West that developed into a second career as a writer of Western novels. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Emergency Management prepares to move http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/3584085/Emergency-Management-prepares-to-move It's been two years in the making, and Durant/Bryan County Emergency Management will be waiting approximately another year to enter its new facility, but plans are underway. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Parks and Speer wed http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/3589713/Parks-and-Speer-wed Karla Leigh Parks and Chad Wayne Speer were united in marriage on Sunday, March 16, 2014. The wedding was held at the Valley of the Falls at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Lady Storm softballers sweep SW in GAC play http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/3592085/Lady-Storm-softballers-sweep-SW-in-GAC-play Southeastern took care of business here Friday with a 4-0, 11-2 (five innings) sweep of Southwestern in Great American Conference softball action. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Leopards clip Mustangs, 3-0 http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/3592237/Leopards-clip-Mustangs-3-0 BOKCHITO — The Colbert Leopards crossed the plate only three times Friday, but it was enough to take the road win from Rock Creek. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Durant Lions JV sweeps McAlester http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/3591957/Durant-Lions-JV-sweeps-McAlester The Durant Lion junior varsity rode stellar pitching and solid defense to a doubleheader sweep of McAlester on Friday evening at the Durant Multi-Sports Complex. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Shawn Hamil wins GAC Coach of the Year, revamping SE tennis http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/3591318/Shawn-Hamil-wins-GAC-Coach-of-the-Year-revamping-SE-tennis Before Keith Baxter became Southeastern's athletics director, he once was the university's head tennis coach. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Silas Carter http://durantdemocrat.com/news/obits/3591299/Silas-Carter Memorial services for Silas Carter of Wade, Ok. who passed away on Friday, April 18, 2014 at his home will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday, April 20, 2014 at the Eternal Life Church in Marlow, Ok. Arrangements are under the direction of Brown's... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST MCSO in Durant to pay $1.5 million to resolve false claims act lawsuit http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/3589059/MCSO-in-Durant-to-pay-$1.5-million-to-resolve-false-claims-act-lawsuit MUSKOGEE – The Medical Center of Southeastern Oklahoma in Durant and its parent company, Health Management Associates Inc., have agreed to pay... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Mothers of disabled work toward future http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/3516251/Mothers-of-disabled-work-toward-future  When four mothers found lifetime opportunities for their intellectually challenged children limited they decided to take matters into their own hands and work toward making their future more than depending on strangers or government programs to... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Elks Lodge honors students and first respondors http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/3588365/Elks-Lodge-honors-students-and-first-respondors The Durant Elks Lodge showed its appreciation to area students, law enforcement and first responders Thursday. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Sheriff discusses DOC inmate pull http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/3588424/Sheriff-discusses-DOC-inmate-pull The Oklahoma Department of Corrections is in the process of pulling its inmates out of county jails, and Bryan County Sheriff Ken Golden said he is not yet sure if this is good or bad for area jails. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Lions slump contiues against Shawnee http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/3588371/Lions-slump-contiues-against-Shawnee SHAWNEE – Missed opportunities were the story for the Durant Lions Thursday night, dropping a 7-2 decision on the road against district-leading Shawnee. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST SE Golf: Hunter, Suarez named All-Conference players http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/3588330/SE-Golf:-Hunter-Suarez-named-All-Conference-players DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern's Jeff Hunter and Marcos Sevilla Suarez have each earned All-Great American Conference selections, with Hunter making the first team, while Sevilla was named a second team pick. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Rock Creek scoreless against Silo http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/3588351/Rock-Creek-scoreless-against-Silo BOKCHITO — The Silo Rebels claimed a 9-0 victory over the Rock Creek Mustangs in six innings Thursday afternoon. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST SE Men’s tennis top seed in GAC Tourney http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/3588317/SE-Mens-tennis-top-seed-in-GAC-Tourney DURANT, Okla. - Southeastern will look to take advantage of its No. 1 seed when it opens play in the Great American Conference Tournament against Ouachita Baptist on April 18 at 1 p.m. in Bentonville, Ark. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST History in the Making Golf Tournament http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/3559786/History-in-the-Making-Golf-Tournament The inaugural History in the Making Golf Tournament to benefit Durant's Three Valley Museum is slated for May 3 at Chickasaw Pointe Golf Course, overlooking Lake Texoma. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Durant Lions to hold Basketball Kids Skills Camp http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/3567666/Durant-Lions-to-hold-Basketball-Kids-Skills-Camp The Durant Lions will offer a Basketball Kids Skills Camp for boys and girls entering first through sixth grades 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. May 12-16. Cost is $50. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Area Sports Calendar http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/3553999/Area-Sports-Calendar Friday, April 18NCAA Tennis: Southeastern at GAC TournamentHS Baseball: Tushka at Roff Tournament2 p.m. - NCAA Softball: Southwestern at SE2 p.m. - NCAA Baseball: SE at Southwestern Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST