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Durant Lady Lion softball senior night

Durant Lady Lion softball senior Abi Gregory embraces teammate Bryleigh Pilgreen during a ceremony honoring seniors before the game Monday evening when the Lady Lions defeated McAlester. See game … more

Southeastern offering incentive to students, faculty and staff who receive vaccine

In an effort to protect the campus community and to stress the importance of receiving the COVID-19 vaccination, Southeastern Oklahoma State University is providing a one-time incentive to those … more

Durant Police Department chaplain completes certification

Congratulations to Chaplain Brent Smith on completing his International Conference of Police Chaplains (ICPC) certification. Chaplain Smith received his certificate at the 2021 ICPC Annual … more

Colbert woman killed in crash

A single-vehicle accident claimed the life of a Colbert woman Sunday, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. Thirty-two-year-old Bailey Steele died from injuries received when her vehicle collided with … more

Southeastern Talent Search program receives new grant

The Southeastern Oklahoma State University Talent Search program has received a grant award of $477,641 for 2021-22 from the U.S. Department of Education. It is anticipated that the grant will be for … more

Durant Wastewater Treatment Plant - belt filter press project update

Engineers at the City of Durant’s Wastewater Treatment Plant are in the final stages of building out the new belt filter press machine system. In the coming weeks, crews will install the … more

Wyatt announces candidacy

First I would like to thank my wife Shannon and our girls for their support in this decision. After careful consideration and speaking with many people inside of District 21 as well as other elected … more

Maynard announces candidacy

Conservative Republican Cody Maynard, a CPA, announces that he has filed his paperwork with the Oklahoma ethics commission to become a candidate to serve Oklahomans in the State House of … more

Silo to have school bond election

Silo Schools is asking voters to approve a $33,445,000 bond project that will fund construction of a new high school, cafeteria, event center plus pay for repairs to existing facilities. The … more

School starts at NWH

The 2021-2022 school year began last Thursday and Presley Ervin, right, and another child stand by a welcome back sign at Northwest Heights Elementary School. Huck and Stone say good-bye to their … more

Historic locomotive stops in Durant

Big Boy No. 4014, the famed Union Pacific steam locomotive built in the 1940s to conquer mountains while carrying equipment during World War II,is on a 10-state tour and it stopped in Durant last … more

Rose State and Southeastern announce aerospace partnership

Rose State College and Southeastern Oklahoma State University have developed a partnership to create a path for students to complete their two-year Enterprise Development Associate in Arts with an … more

Taylor named manager of Durant Area Chamber of Commerce

Jennifer Taylor has been named Chamber Manager for the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce. Taylor has been employed with the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce since April of 2018 as Coordinator of … more

Manous named to school board

Jason Manous was named to the Durant Board of Education for Office No. 3 during its meeting last week. He will replace board member Calvin Palmer, whose resignation was accepted by the … more

City council votes against having tax election

Three out of five of the Durant City Council members voted down a resolution that would have called for an election in October to make a city sales tax that expires in 2024 permanent. In 2004, … more

Classes began at Southeastern

Students are shown on campus Monday morning, the first day of the 2021-2022 school year at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. more

Classes start at Early Childhood Center

While the other schools in the Durant School District began classes last Thursday, Monday was the first day of classes at Robert E. Lee Early Childhood Center. REL principal Lisa Whitley assists … more

Choctaw election run-off results official

On Wednesday, Aug. 11, the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Election Board certified Joey Tom as winner of the District 7 seat of the Choctaw Nation Tribal Council. Tom garnered 52.26% of the vote over … more

First day of school’s out

Durant High School students exit the school building after the first day of school for the 2021-2022 school year. Durant High School assistant principal Torrey Gaines is shown with students after … more

County infection rates higher, vaccinations lower than nation’s

Bryan County has a higher rate of Covid-19 cases and a lower rate of vaccinations than the national averages, according to information from the Bryan County Health Department. Figures provided by … more
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