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Choctaws donate to Komen Foundation

For seven consecutive years, the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and Choctaw Casinos & Resorts have partnered with the Susan G. Komen Foundation to help educate, fight and detect breast … more

Choctaw Nation Tribal Council passes historic legislation

TVSHKA HOMMA – The October legislative session for the Choctaw Nation Tribal Council passed laws to strengthen tribal sovereignty and the nation’s justice system. Codes dedicated to … more

House burns in Durant

A house burned Monday morning in Durant and the cause of the fire is under investigation by the Durant Fire Department. Firefighters were dispatched at 10:38 a.m. and when they arrived about a … more

WoodmenLife pumpkin contest

WoodmenLife Ok Chapter 558 is having a pumpkin decorating contest through noon Oct. 23. Visit the WoodmenLife OK/KS Facebook page for more information. Each person can vote up to three times by … more

Durant visits Rogers Friday looking to end skid

Another week for the Durant Lions on the gridiron and the twists and turns continue as they attempt to trudge through the 2020 campaign with an ever-changing lineup. Last week, the Lions were … more

Boy missing from Cartwright found safe

A boy reported missing early Thursday evening was found the next morning, according to authorities. The Bryan County Sheriff”s office said 3-year-old Cash Curtis had last been seen riding a … more

Swearengin purchases Durant Democrat

The Durant Democrat, which has been privately owned since October of 2017, has been sold to MJL Media, LLC, owned by a long-time employee of the newspaper. Matt Swearengin, who has worked for the … more

Choctaw child care centers focus on preparedness

DURANT – One focus of last month’s National Preparedness Month is “Children and Youth Preparedness.” The Choctaw Nation’s 21 Child Care and Early Childhood facilities … more

Bids approved for new elementary school

The Durant Board of Education met Monday and approved bids for the construction of the new George Washington Elementary School. The guaranteed maximum price for construction under a contract with … more

BLM protests Confederate statue

The Bryan County chapter of Black Lives Matter had a second protest Sunday afternoon on the courthouse lawn to seek removal of the Confederate monument. The group describes it as a … more

Durant Homecoming Queen

Raven Whitfield was crowned Durant 2020 Homecoming Queen and she was presented a sash and crown by last year’s Homecoming Queen Vivian Taylor. Whitfield and other queen candidates were … more

Durant Homecoming Parade

A 1956 Chevrolet pickup with a “Visit Oklahoma” license plate cruises on Main Street Oct. 6 during the Durant High School Homecoming Parade. A girl waves during the 2020 Durant High … more

Voters should apply early for absentee ballots

Voters in Bryan County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the November 3, 2020 General Election should apply now, County Election Board Secretary Kimberly Norris said. Although the … more

Inter-Tribal Council united in reservation status

Tribal leaders of the Choctaw, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Muscogee (Creek) and Seminole Nations unanimously passed a resolution opposing any efforts to disestablish Indian reservations at the Inter-Tribal … more

Calera 4-H member wins competition

Calera 4-Her, Makayla Shields, won the Oklahoma State 4-H Two Year Old Futurity held recently at the Totusek Arena on the OSU Stillwater campus. This event highlights the work of student trainers on … more

Record number fed with Choctaw Nation’s summer meal program

DURANT – The Choctaw Nation Health Services Authority (CNHSA) distributed a record 71,000 meals during the Summer Food Program through the Summer Food Service Program grant. “With the … more

SE aviation adds to fleet with two Cirrus aircraft

For many years, aviation sciences has been one of several programs that has made Southeastern Oklahoma State University distinct. Aviation Sciences, which began at Southeastern in 1966, now serves … more

Draggin’ Main Car Show

The Draggin’ Main Car show took place last Saturday in downtown Durant and there were numerous automobiles on display. A “burnout” contest was held Saturday during Durant Main … more

County officials discuss COVID

COVID-19 was discussed Monday during a meeting of Bryan County elected officials and the sheriff said the death of a highway patrol captain from the pandemic reemphasizes the seriousness of … more

Lawsuit filed in death of teen

The parents of one of the four boys police said were killed by a drunk driver has filed a negligence lawsuit against three taverns and also the suspect. Mary Kelsay and Fernando Flores on behalf … more
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