Durant Democrat- RSS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/ http://durantdemocrat.com/ Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:59:24 EST 1800 SE Cross Country picked fourth in GAC poll http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50100245/SE-Cross-Country-picked-fourth-in-GAC-poll Southeastern's cross country team has been picked to finish fourth in the Great American Conference according to the preseason poll released on Monday. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Blue River murder suspect arrested http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/50101214/Blue-River-murder-suspect-arrested A 22-year-old Blue man who is a suspect in a Sunday murder has been arrested, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Durant Chamber hosts Christmas in July http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50101265/Durant-Chamber-hosts-Christmas-in-July The Durant Area Chamber of Commerce and stores lining North Second Avenue in Durant hosted a Christmas in July block party Saturday. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Man arrested for suspicion of Sunday slaying http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50098617/Man-arrested-for-suspicion-of-Sunday-slaying Suspects are being questioned and authorities have taken one person into custody in the shooting death of a man in Blue who was killed Sunday evening, according to the Bryan County Sheriff's Office. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Authorities investigating homicide, suspect arrested http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50086752/Authorities-investigating-homicide-suspect-arrested Suspects are being questioned and authorities have taken one person into custody in the shooting death of a man in Blue who was killed Sunday evening, according to the Bryan County Sheriff's Office. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Oklahoma has top team at NHSFR http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50069139/Oklahoma-has-top-team-at-NHSFR ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — The Oklahoma team was the big winner at the 2014 National High School Finals Rodeo, and even the queen hails from the Sooner State. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Choctaw firefighters home after battling out-of-state wild land fire http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/50058339/Choctaw-firefighters-home-after-battling-out-of-state-wild-land-fire DURANT – Recently, two forestry team members returned from a 16-day stent in Arizona battling an intense fire on Apache lands. Prevention tech Joshua Bates and Wallace Kitchel, dozer operator, were dispatched to the fire due to the need for... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Local athletes make OCA All-State team http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50025404/Local-athletes-make-OCA-All-State-team Three Bryan County baseball standouts will play in the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State game next week. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Girls of summer come out to play http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50080060/Girls-of-summer-come-out-to-play BLUE — The Rock Creek Lady Mustangs hosted a several teams Friday for some round-robin, fast-pitch softball action.And it was a hot one for the girls of summer, with a heat index surpassing the century mark. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Durant Police Department permanently honors the past http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/50076914/Durant-Police-Department-permanently-honors-the-past The Durant Police Department decorated its lobby on Friday with the photos of former police chiefs and retired officers and employees to honor the past. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Phillips signs with MSC http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50071026/Phillips-signs-with-MSC Caleb Phillips has signed up to continue his baseball career at Murray State College. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Follow beef quality assurance guidelines http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news_agricultural/50079091/Follow-beef-quality-assurance-guidelines Summer time often brings a few infectious ailments to beef cows. Common problems include eye infections and foot rot. Treatment of affected cows will often involve the use of antibiotics. On very rare occasions violative residues of pharmaceutical... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Former Democrat editor Richard Chase dies http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50082092/Former-Democrat-editor-Richard-Chase-dies The Durant Daily Democrat is saddened to learn of the passing Saturday morning of Richard Chase, who was a former editor of the paper in the 1990s, and had been a freelance feature writer for us the past couple of years. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST The Dawgs got a new house http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50072769/The-Dawgs-got-a-new-house Center court in the new gym.Calera's new gym features four retractable goals, two along each side of the floor. The new facility also house seventh- and eighth-grade classrooms and a computer lab. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Closure of JCP Specialty Foods to cost about 80 jobs http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/50079252/Closure-of-JCP-Specialty-Foods-to-cost-about-80-jobs JCP Specialty Foods in Durant is expected to close this week and cost about 80 people their jobs. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Local cowboys compete at NJHFR http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/50069379/Local-cowboys-compete-at-NJHFR DES MOINES, Iowa — Two young Bryan County cowboys competed at the 2014 National Junior High Finals Rodeo in June. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Deputies recover stolen pickup and make arrest http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50077670/Deputies-recover-stolen-pickup-and-make-arrest A man who stole a pickup was arrested after a foot chase Friday afternoon, the Bryan County Sheriff's Office said. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Escaped inmate captured in Denison http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50074787/Escaped-inmate-captured-in-Denison OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma prison officials say an inmate who walked away from a prison in Granite has been captured in Texas. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Families try to water down the heat http://durantdemocrat.com/news/community_news/50062715/Families-try-to-water-down-the-heat With heat indexes exceeding 100 degrees this week, an afternoon in the cool water sounds quite refreshing.That was the idea for many kids and families who were cooling off at Durant's Carl Albert Pool this week. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Democrat print edition has new look http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/50073358/Democrat-print-edition-has-new-look The print edition of The Durant Daily Democrat now features a new look designed to make the newspaper easier to read, more dependable in its layout, and more effective for our advertisers. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST