The Durant Daily Democrat welcomed Chuck Downs to its team in May this year. Chuck is now serving as the Democrat’s circulation manager.
Downs grew up in Calera where he attended Calera High School. After high school Downs had many endeavors including joining the Army and working for C. R. Anthony’s in Oklahoma City.
Downs came back to Durant to be closer to his family after retiring from C. R. Anthony’s in 1993.
Since returning to the Durant area, Downs has served with the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce as Executive Director, the Durant School Board and the State School Board Association.
Downs also opened his own business in Durant called Unity Hospice. He sold the business in 2008. He is married to Sherry Downs and has four daughters, Charlotte, Tisha, Stephanie and Ashley.
Downs attends the First Baptist Church of Durant where he is a deacon and has sung in the choir for 10 years.
As circulation manager, Downs believes in taking care of customers first. “I’m a people person” said Downs.
His favorite part of the job is working with people from the community.
He said it is his job to hire newspaper carriers, stay informed about what is going on in the territory and make sure the focus of the paper is on the customers.
The Durant Daily Democrat is available for delivery around most of Bryan County for $2 per week, $48 for 26 weeks or $85 for a year.
For any questions or to request a paper be delivered Downs encourages citizens to call him at (580) 924-4388 Ext 103.