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BLM protests Confederate statue

The Bryan County chapter of Black Lives Matter had a second protest Sunday afternoon on the courthouse lawn to seek removal of the Confederate monument. The group describes it as a … more

Durant Homecoming Queen

Raven Whitfield was crowned Durant 2020 Homecoming Queen and she was presented a sash and crown by last year’s Homecoming Queen Vivian Taylor. Whitfield and other queen candidates were … more

Durant Homecoming Parade

A 1956 Chevrolet pickup with a “Visit Oklahoma” license plate cruises on Main Street Oct. 6 during the Durant High School Homecoming Parade. A girl waves during the 2020 Durant High … more

Voters should apply early for absentee ballots

Voters in Bryan County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the November 3, 2020 General Election should apply now, County Election Board Secretary Kimberly Norris said. Although the … more

Inter-Tribal Council united in reservation status

Tribal leaders of the Choctaw, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Muscogee (Creek) and Seminole Nations unanimously passed a resolution opposing any efforts to disestablish Indian reservations at the Inter-Tribal … more

Calera 4-H member wins competition

Calera 4-Her, Makayla Shields, won the Oklahoma State 4-H Two Year Old Futurity held recently at the Totusek Arena on the OSU Stillwater campus. This event highlights the work of student trainers on … more

Record number fed with Choctaw Nation’s summer meal program

DURANT – The Choctaw Nation Health Services Authority (CNHSA) distributed a record 71,000 meals during the Summer Food Program through the Summer Food Service Program grant. “With the … more

SE aviation adds to fleet with two Cirrus aircraft

For many years, aviation sciences has been one of several programs that has made Southeastern Oklahoma State University distinct. Aviation Sciences, which began at Southeastern in 1966, now serves … more

Draggin’ Main Car Show

The Draggin’ Main Car show took place last Saturday in downtown Durant and there were numerous automobiles on display. A “burnout” contest was held Saturday during Durant Main … more

County officials discuss COVID

COVID-19 was discussed Monday during a meeting of Bryan County elected officials and the sheriff said the death of a highway patrol captain from the pandemic reemphasizes the seriousness of … more

Lawsuit filed in death of teen

The parents of one of the four boys police said were killed by a drunk driver has filed a negligence lawsuit against three taverns and also the suspect. Mary Kelsay and Fernando Flores on behalf … more

Blue Zones ribbon cutting

A ribbon cutting by the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce was held Friday for Blue Zones Project - Durant, whose office is at 126 N. Fourth Ave. Blue Zones Project® is a community well-being … more

Senator Inhofe flies into Durant

U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe made a brief stop at Durant Regional Airport - Eaker Field Monday afternoon to speak with the Durant Democrat. Inhofe spoke about several things, including President Trump … more

Veteran highway patrol captain laid to rest

An Oklahoma Highway Patrol captain was remembered during a funeral service Oct. 1 at the Atoka Football Field. Captain Jeff Sewell, who had been hospitalized since September 5 due to COVID-19, … more

Voter registration deadline is Friday October 9

Friday, October 9 is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the November 3, 2020 General Election, Bryan County Election Board Secretary Kimberly Norris … more

Caddo Heritage Day

A girl waves a small flag while riding in the Caddo Heritage Day Parade Saturday morning. Vesta Baker, left, walks in the annual Caddo Heritage Day Parade Saturday morning in downtown … more

Book Talk to be held

“Go Tell It on the Mountain,” a classic novel by famed African-American author James Baldwin, is Book Talk’s choice for its meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8 at Donald W. Reynolds … more

Caddo to have JOM meeting

Caddo Public Schools will be holding a Title1, Title VII (Native American Program), JOM (Johnson-O’Malley), and Impact Aid meeting at 6PM Tuesday, October 13th in the school cafeteria. New … more

County 4-H’er receives scholarship during State 4-H Roundup

STILLWATER – Although she did not get to walk across the stage at Gallagher-Iba Arena on the Oklahoma State University campus, a Bryan County 4-H’er still received recognition for her … more

Federal Court extends Census deadline

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy (OICA) applauded a federal court decision that ordered the extension of the Census deadline to the original October 31 … more
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