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Caddo Homecoming King and Queen

Homecoming festivities were held last Thursday before the start of the Caddo Bruins football game. Karlee Robison was crowned queen and Jayden Self was named king. Attendants are kindergartners … more

Durant banker graduates from OBA Basic Banking School

OKLAHOMA CITY —Stormy Smith, with Vision Bank in Durant, recently completed the 2020 Oklahoma Bankers Association Basic Banking School in Oklahoma City. Smith was among 35 graduates of the … more

Main Street preparing for virtual Colton’s Run

The annual Colton’s Main Street Run is virtual this year with participants allowed to run anytime between Oct. 10 and 24. Durant Main Street executive director Stephanie Gardner said … more

Fulgham joins American Nation Bank

With more than 25 years in the banking industry, Jeff Fulgham has joined American Nation Bank as a Vice President and Loan Officer at ANB’s Durant Banking Center. Pat McCullough, ANB’s … more

Unity Rally held at Market Square

Members of Black Lives Matter Bryan County hosted a CommUNITY Rally Sunday afternoon at Market Square and several people spoke, including a congressional candidate. Democrat Danyell Lanier is … more

Leadership Durant takes on challenge course

Marisa Monroe is hoisted between ropes when the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce group Leadership Durant participated in the challenge course last week at Methodist Cross Point Camp in … more

DHS varsity football game cancelled

Already minus 13 players due to COVID-19 contact tracing along with injuries, etc., Durant elected to cancel this week’s high school football game at Bishop Kelley after being informed by the … more

OHP captain dies from COVID-19

A veteran Oklahoma Highway Patrol captain has lost his battle with COVID-19 after being hospitalized for most of September. “The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is deeply saddened to announce the … more

Caddo Heritage Day plans are finalized

Members of Caddo Community Association are pleased to be producing a two-part Heritage Day event in downtown Caddo, Saturday, Oct. 3. “The pandemic started us wondering if we would be able … more

DISD not operating buses until end of month

Bus routes in the Durant School District have been canceled until the end of the month because an employee tested positive for COVID-19, the school district announced last week. Buses were first … more

Chancellor Johnson honored with lifetime achievement award

Oklahoma State System of Higher Education Chancellor Glen D. Johnson was recently honored by Leadership Oklahoma with their 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award. He is one of four state leaders recognized … more

SE enrollment surpasses 5,000

Despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, enrollment continues to grow at a record-setting rate at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. For the first time since the school … more

Rowland named director of Native American Institute

A familiar face has returned to lead the Native American Institute at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Lauren Rowland is now serving as director of the Institute, a position she held … more

Firefighters respond to fire, gas leaks

A recreational vehicle fire and a gas leak were among emergency calls the Durant Fire Department has responded to recently. Firefighters responded at 6:45 p.m. Sept. 2 to 246 Lake Durant Road … more

Choctaw Emergency Management reminds all to get prepared

When disasters or emergencies arise, individuals can face uncertainty. The Choctaw Nation Office of Emergency Management is encouraging all tribal and community members to prepare with resources … more

Chamber announces new singing competition

The Durant Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the debut of a new virtual singing competition in the community – Durant’s Secret Singer – Monday, September 14. Due to … more

Center for Student Success plays key role at Southeastern

To better serve a growing and evolving population of students, Southeastern Oklahoma State University has reorganized several departments responsible for various aspects of student success. The … more

Making crafts at Farmers Market

Charlie Mikolyski reacts when visiting a craft booth operated by Ieysha Sanders at Durant Magnolia Farmers Market on Market Square Saturday morning. Also shown is Charlie’s sister, Hannah. more

Red River Welding Supplies ribbon cutting

The Durant Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Red River Welding Supplies new location on September 1, 2020. Red River Welding Supplies offers a wide variety of welding, safety and … more

Educators recognized at Bryan County Teachers’ Meeting

Bryan County educators were honored Friday morning during the Bryan County Teachers’ Meeting held in the Durant High School Auditorium. Natalie Haworth, science teacher at Durant High … more
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