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Easter Bunny is on his way to Durant!

Stephanie Gardner, executive director of Durant Main Street, said downtown business owners are doing their part to provide a socially distant visit by the Easter Bunny. In true Easter Bunny fashion, … more

Smith promoted to Retail Banking Officer

Stormy Smith has been promoted to Retail Banking Officer at Vison Bank, Durant, said Vision Bank President Jeff Hammock. Smith, a graduate of Durant High School, joined Vision Bank six years ago. … more

Bryan County in the market for adequate PPE

Gov. Kevin Stitt said Oklahoma has sufficient personal protective equipment for the time being, but Bryan County officials are concerned. more

Time to file is now

The statewide candidate filing period begins at 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 8th, said Kimberly Norris, Secretary of the Bryan County Election Board. more

Durant Democrat offices temporarily closed

The Durant Democrat will continue to publish, though its offices will be closed until April 20 due to the COVID-19, Corona Virus. Durant Democrat management had initially planned to suspend … more

Hank Williams Jr. concert rescheduled

Country music artist, Hank Williams Jr. has rescheduled his May 23 concert at Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant to August 21, 2020. Fans should hold onto their tickets, as they will be … more

Learning to be done at a ‘distance’

Durant students will complete the remainder of the school year through “distance learning.” The definition of distance learning will vary based on the student’s location and the … more

The new temporary normal

With the advent of the COVID-19 Coronavirus locally, Bryan County is now under a new, more restrictive order issued by Gov. Kevin Stitt just this past Wednesday. Stitt’s order calls for persons … more

Choctaw Nation receives highest recognition from DEQ

The Department of Environmental Quality, in partnership with Keep Oklahoma Beautiful (KOB), recognized the Choctaw Nation as an Oklahoma Clean Community during a ceremony held at the Choctaw Nation … more

Semis crash at Choctaw Road intersection

Neither driver was seriously injured in a crash between two semis at the Highway 69/75 and Choctaw Road intersection, according to the Durant Fire Department. Firefighters responded at 2:30 a.m. … more

Lady Lion powerlifters finish state runner-up

Once again the Durant Lady Lion powerlifting team had a host of state placers but fell just a little short in their quest for a third straight state championship, taking home runner-up … more

Schools to finish year with distance learning

The State Board of Education officially ordered all Oklahoma public school buildings remain closed during a special called meeting Wednesday morning. more

Simple recommendations for making a disinfecting solution

STILLWATER – In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are rethinking how they disinfect the surfaces in their homes and workspaces. Based on what currently is known about the novel … more

Bryan County now under Stitt's order as first COVID-19 case confirmed

Gov. Kevin Stitt has ordered non-essential businesses closed in 19 Oklahoma counties in which cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus has been found for at least the next 21 days. more

Child nutrition program is now underway

Feeding program to serve children 18 and younger. more

Mayor declares emergency, designates Durant a disaster area

Durant Mayor Oden Grube signed a proclamation Friday afternoon declaring an emergency and designating the city a disaster area. The emergency proclamation formalizes actions the city had taken … more

Restaurants facing serious Coronavirus challenges

Though it hasn’t been found in Durant yet, the COVID-19, Coronavirus is making an impact on the city. Janet Reed, executive Director of the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce said her organization … more

County developing protocols in light of virus

Bryan County's elected department heads will work with staff to determine best practices during fight against COVID-19. more

The time to apply for absentee ballots is now

Voters in Bryan County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the April 7, 2020 Achille I-3 and Rock Creek I-2 School Board & Town of Achille and Town of Bokchito Special … more

Virus could have impact on local elections

Voters in several Bryan County communities may be impacted by the COVID-19 Coronavirus even though they haven’t actually come into contact with it. Oklahoma State Election Board Secretary … more
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