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Suspicious fire under investigation

The Durant Fire Department put out a house fire Monday that is of suspicious origin. Firefighters were dispatched at 2:19 a.m. to a home at 623 N.E. Second Ave., and according to a DFD report by … more

Choctaw Nation to hold annual Trail of Tears Walk

TUSKAHOMA – The Choctaw Nation’s Annual Trail of Tears Memorial Walk will be held Saturday, May 15, at 10 a.m. on the Tvshka Homma Capitol grounds. This year marks 190 years since Choctaw … more

Southeastern offers free Summer STEM Academy for 8th and 9th grade students

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education provides funding for Oklahoma students to attend summer academies in such areas as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). The regents have … more

Southeastern Faculty Senate presents annual awards

The faculty at Southeastern Oklahoma State University recently announced its award recipients for the year. Among the honorees were Dr. Brooks Flippen, Lifetime Achievement Award; Riley Coker, … more

First United Bank, Southeastern recognize area high school students

Eighty-five students representing 17 area schools were recognized as part of the Tri-Country Honors program this year. The students receive medals and certificates for their academic and … more

SE students earn awards at Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature competition

Many political science students from Southeastern Oklahoma State University earned awards at the recent Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature (O.I.L.) competition. The O.I.L. is a student-run mock … more

Employee Health & Fitness Month, library cards

Are you sitting right now? How long has it been since you last left your desk? May is Global Employee Health & Fitness Month. The City of Durant promotes employee wellness in a variety of … more

Council amends parking ordinances

Durant City Council recently voted to amend ordinances regarding parking in the city. According to a city memorandum, the ordinance increases the amount of roadway to be left open to traffic from … more

Juniors can soon apply for Oklahoma’s Promise under signed legislation

OKLAHOMA CITY – More of Oklahoma’s students will soon be able to take advantage of Oklahoma’s Promise, the state’s free tuition program, following the signing of Senate Bill … more

Memories of moonshine in Bryan County

In the late seventies, Dick Beshears spent most of his days sitting idly in his daughter’s home in Atoka. He was certainly grateful for her hospitality. He was also thankful that one of his six … more

SE business students earn top awards

Southeastern Oklahoma State University business students claimed the title of state champions recently at the at the Phi Beta Lambda State Business Leadership Conference. Phi Beta Lambda is a … more

Sheriff’s office to obtain two new vehicles

The Bryan County Sheriff’s Office is obtaining two Dodge Durangos under a lease-purchase agreement. During a Tuesday meeting of Bryan County Commissioners, commissioners Ron Boyer, Tony … more

Governor signs OK Religious Freedom Act

OKLAHOMA CITY – On Monday, Gov. Kevin Stitt signed the Oklahoma Religious Freedom Act to protect the constitutional right to worship. House Bill 2648 dictates that anything closing places of … more

OG&E announces solar expansion at Choctaw Nation/OG&E Solar Energy Center in Durant

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma Gas and Electric (OG&E), a subsidiary of Oklahoma City-based OGE Energy Corp., announced last week that it will expand its Choctaw Nation/OG&E Solar Energy … more

Governor signs bill banning most abortions

OKLAHOMA CITY – Gov. Stitt this week signed a bill that will stop abortions from being performed once an unborn child is determined to have a detectable heartbeat. House Bill 2441 by Rep. … more

Humphrey invites constituents to cattle market presentation in Hugo

OKLAHOMA CITY – Rep. Justin Humphrey, R-Lane, is hosting an eye-opening presentation on the cattle market and the nation’s food chain at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 1 at the Kiamichi Technology … more

Severe weather alert texts and storm shelter registration

The City of Durant’s Emergency Management is gearing up for spring weather and encouraging residents to opt in to receive Severe Weather Alerts. In the event of severe weather, a text will … more

Oklahoma becomes a Second Amendment Sanctuary

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma is officially a Second Amendment Sanctuary State after the governor signed Senate Bill 631 into law on Monday. Authored by freshman Senator Warren Hamilton, … more

Gardner leaving Durant Main Street

Durant Main Street executive director Stephanie Gardner is stepping down to pursue other ventures. Gardner, who has been at the helm of the Durant Main Street program for five years, announced her … more

Land Run reenacted at Caddo

Caddo second-grade students reenacted the Land Run of 1889 last week. The children staked their claims on the Bruin football field and ate their sack lunch on the new claimed land. Afterward, they … more
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