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Coolest spot in town to open June 8

The Durant City Council set the hours and fee schedule for the Carl Albert Swimming Pool during a special called meeting this past Tuesday, May 26. City Manager John Dean said this year the schedule … more

Art alley contest to be held

The Magnolia Mile Art Alley mural competition is among activities planned for Durant Main Street’s First Friday June 5. The art alley is located in the alley behind Craft Pies Pizza and … more

May is National Salad Month

Salads are a great way to incorporate vegetables and fruits into the diet. Celebrate National Salad Month during May with a healthy salad. When a salad is made with lots of fruits and vegetables, … more

Northwest Heights releases spring honor roll

Northwest Heights Superintendent’s Honor Roll 2020 Spring Semester First Grade Addison Armstrong, Emmitt Ashley, Allison Bacu, Mariah Battiest, Kase Blackburn, Kayla Bohanon, Daniel … more

Boys & Girls Club opens back up

The Boys & Girls Club opened back up Tuesday for children to attend and the club’s director said it never actually closed, that they just changed their methods. Boys & Girls Clubs of … more

Homage to human spirit may set record

An attempt to honor the human spirit may give Bryan County a legitimate world record. “It was decided that the world’s-tallest wind chime … would be ideal,” said Dr. … more

Atoka man charged with four counts felony murder after wreck

Durant High School students Kaleb Foster, Hunter Ford, Fernando Flores and Jack Sarver died from injuries received in the wreck late Sunday night. more

Hunter Ford lived long enough to give the gift of hope, life

In the race to be first accuracy is only the first casualty, the real story can also get lost in the shuffle. more

Fourth victim of Sunday wreck dies

Four Durant High School students are dead and an Atoka man is facing four felony murder charges after a rear-end collission Sunday night. An OHP spokesman said those charges may be upgraded once toxicology test results are in. more

Cruising into the future

The Durant High School Class of 2020 topped off an historic school year with a first-of-its-kind, drive-through graduation ceremony. As he waited for the parade of graduating seniors to arrive at the … more

SE announces new automatic tuition waiver scholarship program

Southeastern Oklahoma State University has announced it will award an automatic Associate Tuition Waiver Scholarship of $1,000 per semester to students who hold an Associate of Arts or Science … more

Faculty Senate awards presented at Southeastern

The Faculty Senate at Southeastern Oklahoma State University recently announced its award recipients for this year. Among the honorees were Dr. Bryon Clark, retired interim president, Lifetime … more

Courthouse and annex open back up

The Bryan County Courthouse and courthouse annex opened back up Monday morning after being closed to the public since March because of the pandemic. County elected officials held one more meeting … more

Durant, Silo seniors named 2020 Academic All-Staters

Two Bryan County students have been named Academic All-State Scholars for 2020 by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence. Vivian Taylor, of Durant High School and Madison Gordon from Silo Schools, … more

SE students receive Coronavirus aid

Southeastern Oklahoma State University is distributing $1,059,075 to Southeastern students as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. These funds have been … more

SE ranked among top schools for providing quality education during pandemic

Southeastern Oklahoma State University has been recognized as one of the top schools in the nation in providing a quality education during the COVID-19 economic crisis. Educate to Career (ETC), a … more

SE plans full opening in the fall

While Southeastern plans to open in the fall, the university’s president says it never really closed. He said the college simply moved online, something it already does for its graduate … more

Retiring NWH teacher honored with parade

A parade of vehicles drove by Rachel Davis’s home Friday afternoon to honor her retirement as a Northwest Heights Elementary School teacher. Davis first began teaching at Durant Junior High … more

New elementary school opening delayed one year

The COVID 19 virus has put the bite on plans to build a new elementary school pushing the opening of the new George Washington Elementary School back by one year. more

Monument to human spirit might set world record

An attempt to honor the human spirit may give Bryan County a legitimate world record. more
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