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Grandson recalls 1970 murder of his grandmother

Durant lost its innocence when a prominent woman was brutally murdered in her home almost 51 years ago, a grandson of the victim recalled, during a recent Journey Stories presentation at Three Valley … more

Pride of Durant marches in band camp

After facing a year full of COVID related obstacles, it’s almost back to business as normal for The Pride of Durant band as they began preparations last week for the 2021-2022 school … more

Local softball icons back to lead Rock Creek

While Bryan County has emerged over the last few years as one of the softball hotbeds in the state of Oklahoma, the perennial power program at Rock Creek had seemed to take a step … more

Meals on Wheels program forms partnership with Alliance Health

Starting this week, Durant’s senior citizens receiving Meals on Wheels are having their meals prepared by chefs at Alliance Health that meets their nutritional requirements. Bryan … more

Caddo Rodeo Parade

The Caddo Roundup Club Rodeo was held Friday and Saturday and a parade was Saturday morning in downtown Caddo. Children pick up candy during the Caddo Roundup Rodeo Parade. The Willie Gray … more

Deputy Jarid Taylor Memorial Run

Balloons are released Saturday morning before the start of the inaugural Jarid Taylor Memorial 5K & 1M Fun Run in Durant. Taylor was a Bryan County Sheriff’s Deputy who died in the line of … more

911 dispatch’s CAD system upgrade goes live

Durant Communications and Bryan County 911 Dispatchers began using an upgraded Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system during calls July 27. Durant’s IT Director Brenton Rucker said, “The … more

Southeastern, Arkansas Colleges of Health Education sign agreement

Thanks to a new agreement, Southeastern Oklahoma State University has created another direct path to medical school for its undergraduate students. Officials from Southeastern and the Arkansas … more

Coronavirus information

Bryan County Totals Total Cases 2020-2021: 6506 Total Deaths: 80 Total Vaccinations (The number of County residents vaccinated) 1 dose: 36.9% 2 doses: 32% Where to Get Free … more

Bokies to have 80th birthdays celebration

Please come celebrate Robert and Rebecca Bokies turning 80. The celebration will be from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7 at the Southeastern Sidewalk Cafe inside Hallie McKinney, 440 W. University Blvd. more

Man injured in motorcycle wreck

A Durant man was injured Saturday after crashing his motorcycle, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. Sixty-year-old James D. Southerland was flown by AirEvac to Medical City Plano, Plano, Texas, to … more

Centenarian recalls 1939 choir trip, other events

A choir trip to Washington D.C. in 1939 and a blimp flying over Durant are among memories of a 100-year-old Durant woman. Maudie (Thompson) Anderson was born on June 4, 1921, at 735 S. Third … more

Motorcycle ride for FFF

The Three Valley Riders had a “Dice Run” Saturday to benefit Families Feeding Families and there was also an auction that afternoon at the Bryan County Fairgrounds. FFF recently broke … more

KTC director speaks to school board

Kiamichi Technology Center served 29 students from Durant High School last year, according to Lane Jackson, director of the Durant campus. Jackson spoke during a recent meeting of the Durant Board … more

Commissioners vote to have sales tax on October ballot

Bryan County Commissioners Ron Boyer and Tony Simmons voted in a meeting Tuesday morning to hold a special election Oct. 12 for a half-cent sales tax to fund road and other infrastructure projects in … more

Caddo teacher completes English learners course

CADDO – Cynthia Villegas, a Spanish teacher for Caddo Public Schools, has completed the ESL Certification Exam Prep Course. An online professional development platform for Teachers of … more

Deputy Jarid Taylor Memorial Run is Saturday

The inaugural Jarid Taylor Memorial 5K & 1M Fun Run will be at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 31 at North Second and Evergreen in Durant. Taylor was a Bryan County Sheriff’s Deputy who died in … more

The Classy Collective

The Classy Collective celebrated its move to a new location at 305 W. Main St. in The Plaza with a ribbon cutting from the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce. The store carries teacher/school supplies, … more

Choctaw Cultural Center has grand opening

Following several years of planning, research and work, the much-anticipated Choctaw Cultural Center officially opened its doors to the public last week. The center, which tells the 14,000-year … more

Behrens exhibits at National Junior Shorthorn Show

Merideth Behrens, a junior Shorthorn exhibitor from Colbert, recently exhibited at the 2021 National Junior Shorthorn Show and Youth Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. Merideth exhibited the … more
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