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Kingston Native supports U.S. Navy shipyard surge as part of COVID-19 response

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - A 2015 Kingston High School graduate and native of Kingston, Oklahoma, is serving at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility as part of the largest … more

Virtual Centennial Candlelighting scheduled for December 7

This year marks the centennial for the Candlelighting Ceremony in a collaborative effort of the Department of Music, Center for Instructional Development and Technology, and University Marketing at … more

Scholarship established to honor Durant teen author following tragic suicide

For most teens these days, spare time between homework and classes is likely consumed by the customary routines of dating, sports, driving and network socialization. For 16-year-old Jamie Weber … more

More job opportunities coming to Durant

With an already bustling downtown area that’s been gaining businesses on nearly a weekly basis, Durant could soon be in line for hundreds of new job opportunities, according to Economic … more

Pierce remembered in celebration of life

A Durant High School graduate was remembered during his celebration of life service as a young man full of energy and always willing to help others. Eighteen-year-old Jared Pierce died Nov. 16 in … more

Southeastern announces new ‘Loop of Lights’ holiday tradition

Southeastern Oklahoma State University is inviting everyone to a new holiday tradition this year – the “Loop of Lights.’’ Lights and decorations will be displayed around … more

Dine in to celebrate family and consumer sciences

As the year ends, families are gearing up for holiday meals. Specialists and county educators with Oklahoma State University Extension are encouraging people across the state to recognize one more at … more

A Hometown Holiday Tour set for December 1

Durant Area Chamber of Commerce and Durant Main Street present “A Hometown Holiday Tour” on Tuesday, December 1 from 6-8 p.m. In lieu of the Durant Christmas Parade, “A Hometown … more

Shop with a Cop suspended

For the last 14 years, local police officers, firemen, highway patrolmen, sheriff’s deputies, game rangers, EMS staff, disaster management people, and many other volunteers and donors who give … more

American Legion chapter seeks to reopen

Plans are in the works to reopen the Green-Bryant Post 39 chapter of the American Legion in Durant. The chapter was founded in 1919 and has been inactive for about 8 years, according to Ken … more

Library has pet supply drive

The Donald W. Reynolds Community Center & Library concluded a pet supply drive last month and donated food, blankets and other items to several animal rescue agencies. “Throughout the … more

Caddo Cemetery sets new rates

The Civic and Cemetery Club of Caddo is a not-for-profit charitable organization, which has owned and operated Gethsemane Cemetery for more than 100 years. The membership is comprised of … more

City to take action on abandoned cemetery plots

Durant City Council dug into a resolution to take back cemetery plots that have been abandoned at Highland Cemetery. During last week’s regular meeting, the council voted to direct city … more

Sheriff’s office receives grant for drone

The Bryan County Sheriff’s Office has received a grant for the purchase of a drone, it was announced during a Monday meeting of Bryan County Commissioners. County commissioners Ron Boyer, … more

Showing support for Bailey Rae

A banner for Bailey Rae was displayed last Friday morning in downtown Durant. Bailey, a 2020 Rock Creek graduate, has appeared on the television show, “The Voice.” more

Motorcyclists honor veterans

Veterans residing in nursing/retirement homes in Durant received a special visit from motorcycle clubs and veterans organizations on Veterans Day. The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) in Durant … more

Park and Pray

Claudel Senat, Fusion Bible Durant, worship pastor, performs Sunday evening in the parking lot of Alliance Health where Fusion held a “Park and Pray” event to pray for healthcare workers … more

Booze battles - the fairytale of the ‘dry’ state

For more than a decade before statehood, the Anti-Saloon League and the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union fought against the “evils of alcohol.” They were opposed to the sale of … more

Former Durant resident sentenced for child pornography

A former Durant resident was recently sentenced in Iowa to 30 years in federal prison for a child exploitation crime. In September of 2019, the Iowa Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force … more

DHS 2020 grad killed in accident

The Durant High School Class of 2020 lost one of its own in a workplace accident Monday morning. Eighteen-year-old Jared Pierce died in a forklift accident at J & I Manufacturing in Madill. … more
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