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Arraignment set for murder suspect

A formal arraignment has been set for a man accused of murdering his former girlfriend and another man earlier this year. Thirty-five-year-old Kyon Jermaine Gray of Durant was charged in March … more

Lady Lions Softball Senior Night

Durant Lady Lion seniors were honored Monday when there was a doubleheader with Tulsa Memorial at Durant High School. Carlie Sanders is shown with her parents, Brian and Christy Sanders. See game … more

Leadership Durant meets

The Leadership Durant class of 2020-21 had its first orientation during a reception last week at the chamber of commerce office. Leadership Durant, which is under the umbrella of the Durant Area … more

Choctaw Nation hospital feceives five-star rating

The Choctaw Nation Health Services Authority (CNHSA) Talihina Hospital is among the top 8 percent of the nation’s major healthcare programs, the tribe said, in a news release. The Centers for … more

First day back at NWH

Northwest Heights Elementary School principal Valerie Crabtree, left, and assistant principal Delaine Brown stand beside a welcome back sign Aug. 24 for the first day of classes of the fall 2020 … more

American Legion officers

The American Legion Green-Bryant Post 39 in Durant selected its officers for the coming year. They are from left, James Akin-Post Adjutant/Finance Officer/Historian; Ron Craig-Post Chaplain; David … more

SE receives aviation education grant

Southeastern Oklahoma State University has received an Aerospace and Aviation Education Program grant in the amount of $6,500 from the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission (OAC). Thirty-eight … more

SE Student Government president embraces role as campus leader

Being a student leader on a college campus carries with it some responsibility. And that responsibility has perhaps never been greater than this year at colleges and universities throughout the … more

Lions Club to have spaghetti fundraiser

Durant’s oldest civic group, the Durant Lions Club which was chartered in 1920, will be testing the water by hosting its annual spaghetti lunch and dinner. Mark Swearengin, Lions Club … more

Grandmother and granddaughter donate blood

Hailey Weaver, front, and her grandmother, Shirley Weaver, gave blood Aug. 21 during the Bryan County Saves Lives Blood Drive at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center & Library. Hailey said … more

Durant Students attend the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at home

Nearly 270 young artists—including three from Durant and one from Colbert—spent a week studying with internationally renowned faculty and celebrity guest artists at the Oklahoma Summer … more

President’s summer honor roll released at SE

Southeastern Oklahoma State University has released the President’s Honor Roll for Summer 2020. To be eligible for this recognition, undergraduate students must complete a minimum of six … more

‘Book Talk’ is back

Book Talk begins a new season of discussions on September 10 with a comic novel, “The Spellman Files” by Lisa Lutz. Marion Hill, local mystery writer, will lead the September … more

Budget Blinds cuts ribbon

A ribbon cutting was held by the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce for new chamber member Budget Blinds of Texoma. Among those shown are owners Mark and Suzan Crowell and their daughter Quinncy … more

Boys & Girls Club has fair

The pandemic shut down the annual Bryan County Fair, so the Boys & Girls Club of Durant decided to have its own this past Friday. “Each year, children from the Boys & Girls Club in … more

Caddo museum expected to be reopened next month

The Caddo Indian Territory Museum, which has been closed since February, is expected to reopen next month. The museum was closed because of structural problems and in April, bricks fell from the … more

West receives scholarship from PEO

Karis West, who was sponsored by Chapter DJ of PEO International, has been awarded a $2,000 continuing education scholarship. West, who is from Atoka, is currently a student at Southeastern … more

First United has bottled water drive

First United Bank recently partnered with several local businesses and customers in the community to hold a Gatorade and bottled water drive to benefit local first responders. Employees of First … more

Back to school

Classes started Monday for the fall 2020 semester in the Durant Independent School District and this display greeted parents and students at Washington Irving Elementary School. Andrew Miller … more

District Attorney Emily Redman announces retirement

District 19 District Attorney Emily Redman announced she is retiring after 28 total years with the D.A.’s office. She made the announcement last week, first to her staff and courthouse … more
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