New reserve officers celebrate graduation

Six law enforcement agencies welcomed eight new reserve officers who completed training last Monday. Speaking for his own city, Durant Police Chief David Houser said the reserve officers provide a …

Eggleton to be inducted into Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame

The Oklahoma Higher Education Heritage Society will welcome seven individuals into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame in 2019. The 26th annual induction ceremony and banquet will be held Nov. …

City, former manager and councilman sued

Former Durant Parks and General Service Superintendent Dempsy Keach Ballard has sued the City of Durant, former City Manager Tim Rundel and former City Councilman Chad Hitchcock over his Sept. 26, …

Choctaw Nation Tribal Council approves 2020 budget

TVSHKA HOMMA – The Choctaw Nation Tribal Council unanimously approved a $1.99 billion comprehensive budget for fiscal year 2020 during its Saturday, Sept. 14 session. The new fiscal year begins …

Firefighters respond to structure, railroad fires

Durant firefighters hosed down two structure fires on Cemetery Road and fires alongside railroad tracks this week. Sunday, firefighters were dispatched at 7:20 p.m. to 800 Cemetery Road after …
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