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DIA angling for new project

The Durant Industrial Authority has put out a bid for Durant to be the site of a manufacturing facility that could generate 300 new jobs with an investment of $65 million. However, DIA interim … more

Trail of Tears riders to roll into town

The Eighth Annual Choctaw Nation Trail of Tears Bicycle ride is expected to roll into Durant this Friday morning. The team began its ride May 17 in Philadelphia, Miss. Team members rode approximately … more

Governor, legislature get huge spending boosts

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt will see his office budget more than double under the state’s new spending plan and the House and Senate also will see huge funding boosts, … more

Dr. Golden named Associate VP for Assessment-Accreditation

Southeastern Oklahoma State University has announced the appointment of Dr. Teresa Golden as Associate Vice President for Assessment and Accreditation, effective June 1. Golden has served as a … more

Choctaw Community Partner Fund awards more than $61,000 to city and county

The Choctaw Nation awarded the city of Durant $54,700 and Bryan County $6,500 from the Choctaw Community Partner Fund to continue to help strengthen and develop the local area. This is the second … more

Bryan County law officers honor the fallen

Bryan County Sheriff’s Deputy Benjamin Voorhees said it’s “extremely important” that he and his fellow law enforcement officers took out time to honor their fellow lawmen and … more

Child dies in shooting

The son of a Calera police officer died Thursday during an accidental shooting that is being investigated by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. Authorities were dispatched at 8:26 p.m. to … more

Semis crash at Choctaw intersection

The driver of a tractor-trailer rig was seriously injured during a collision at the Highway 69/75 and Choctaw Road intersection, the Durant Fire Department said. The crash happened at 10:27 p.m. … more

Democratic Women to hear about young people in today’s Oklahoma politics

Even as newly elected officials take their places in Oklahoma, many residents think state government is stuck in neutral. The same old issues keep coming up with little progress … more

Choctaw Nation Emergency Management provides storm relief

Choctaw Nation Office of Emergency Management is at ground zero in the aftermath of dangerous storms. From the evening of Tuesday, April 30 through the morning of Thursday, May 2 multiple waves of … more

Man charged with child neglect

A 2-year-old child wandered out of a house during the rain while her parent was under the influence of methamphetamine, Durant police said. Twenty-four-year-old Will R. Ritchie Jr. is charged with … more

Library to hold summer reading program

Space is the theme for Durant’s Public Library’s 2019 Summer Reading Program, which officially kicks off Tuesday, June 4. Children and teens who enroll in the program will receive reading … more

Emails reflect privileged info was shared

On Oct. 25, 2018, Durant City Manager Tim Rundel wrote a letter to then-Mayor Jerry Tomlinson alleging that councilmember and current Mayor Oden Grube had divulged privileged information to a former … more

Council, DIA strike agreement

The Durant City Council unanimously approved a contract with the Durant Industrial Authority during its regular meeting Tuesday night. According to Durant City Manager Tim Rundel this will enable the … more

Vacant building burns

A vacant building near the railroad tracks burned down Friday, the Durant Fire Department said. Firefighters were dispatched to the 500 block of North First Avenue but when they arrived, they … more

Prayer for mothers of service members held at The Wall

A prayer for mothers of service members was held Sunday afternoon at The Wall That Heals Vietnam Veterans Memorial replica at the Durant Multi-Sports Complex. The Wall, which arrived in Durant … more

Council to consider DIA contract

More than a year after it was first presented, the Durant City Council will consider a contract with the Durant Industrial Authority to hire an Economic Development Director during its regular … more

SE has spring commencement

Chief Gary Batton of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma was the speaker at Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s Spring Commencement. Two ceremonies were held Saturday in Bloomer Sullivan … more

SEC tower to improve 911 radio communications

Radio communication between dispatchers, law enforcement and first responders can be a problem when in areas of poor radio reception. A radio antenna placed on a Southeastern Electric Coop tower … more

Memorial service held for Senator Mickle

Former State Sen. Billy Mickle was remembered as a leader and public servant who cared deeply for his constituents and their community. “He was a hard worker, had a brilliant mind and was … more
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