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Storage units catch fire

Durant firefighters put out a mini-storage building fire last Wednesday at 101 E. Main St. Firefighters were dispatched at 9:42 p.m. and while en route, a Durant police officer told firefighters … more

Last of three jail escapees caught

The last of three inmates who escaped from the Bryan County Jail has been caught, the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office said. Stoney Ellis was captured in Sulphur, Louisiana, the sheriff’s … more

Southeastern’s Summer Commencement set for July 30-31

Southeastern Oklahoma State University will hold two summer commencement ceremonies on July 30-31. The schedule is as follows:  Friday, July 30 – 6 p.m., Bloomer Sullivan Arena … more

Oklahoma students attend Summer STEM Academy at Southeastern

A group of eighth-and-ninth-grade students participated in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Summer Academy last week at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. The Oklahoma … more

Funds donated for kitchen upgrades at community building

District 19 Masons and the Little Dixie Shrine Club made donations for the remodeling of the kitchen at the Clay Jones Community Center located at the fairgrounds. Shown are, Butch Scalf, John King … more

Members appointed to cemetery board

Two members have been appointed to the Highland Cemetery Advisory Board. Rick Rumsey and Crystal Maynard were sworn in prior to a meeting of the board last week. Maynard was also named chairperson … more

In-person meetings resume for inter-tribal council

The Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes (ITC) met July 9 in its first in-person general session since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The session also marked the one-year anniversary of … more

Durant police has ‘roll call’ reunion

Many current and former Durant police officers attended the “roll call” reunion Saturday afternoon at the Durant Police Department. Some of the former officers served in the 1960s and … more

Historic steam locomotive to stop in Durant

The “Big Boy No. 4014” will make a brief stop in Durant from 12:30-12:45 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13 at the West Cedar Street crossing, Union Pacific Railroad announced. Twenty-five Big Boys … more

Firefighters respond to fires, stalled elevator

Durant firefighters have responded to several fires the past few days and also helped free a man who was inside a stalled elevator at Choctaw Casino. A shed caught fire at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday at 214 … more

OG&E franchise election passes

Durant residents voted for Oklahoma Gas & Electric Company (OG&E) to continue to provide electricity service for the City of Durant for the next 25 years. According to the Bryan County … more

FFF breaks ground for new building

Ground was broken last Friday for what will be a new facility for Families Feeding Families at 524 E. Florida St. FFF was founded in 2004 and its goal has been to open a facility where they can … more

Choctaw election results announced

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Election Board today announced official results of the 2021 General Election held Saturday, July 10. All election results listed below have been duly certified by … more

Durant receives grant for weather radar

Over the last decade and a half, Durant assistant city manager James Dalton has been a patriarch in closing the weather radar gap for Bryan County and immediate surrounding areas. Thanks to … more

Three escape from jail

Three inmates escaped from the Bryan County Jail early Monday morning and as of press time Tuesday afternoon, two of them were back in custody. Stoney D. Ellis, 43, Roger Lee Mayfield 32, and … more

City manager speaks to Rotary Club

Durant City Manager John Dean spoke to the Durant Rotary Club recently and he gave updates on streets and other city projects. A bid for the University Boulevard improvement project was awarded … more

Durant Lions Club has banquet

The Durant Lions Club held their year end banquet celebrating their 100th anniversary, as well as recognizing key members and local citizens who have played a large part in community … more

SE president speaks of COVID challenges, moving forward

When Dr. Thomas Newsom took the reins as president of Southeastern in April 2020, a pandemic was raging across the country. Now, the Southeastern president is looking forward to what will … more

‘Spirit of Oklahoma’ is back home

The “Spirit of Oklahoma” fire truck that was donated to the Fire Department of New York after Sept. 11 is now in Calera thanks to a successful fundraiser by Calera Fire-Rescue to purchase … more

Southeastern graduate business students earn top rankings in global competition

Graduate students in Dr. Luci Parmer’s class this summer at Southeastern Oklahoma State University participated in a competitive global project to see how they stacked with students around the … more
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