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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

Boating accident kills two brothers

Two brothers were killed Saturday in a boating accident at Lake Texoma, the Marine Enforcement Division of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. According to OHP, 67-year-old Clifford Eugene Hines of … more

New chapter of Audubon Society to take flight

A new chapter of the Audubon Society is about to fly into the Texoma region and its first official meeting will be at 6 p.m. July 20 at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center & Library. Local … more

Eggleton named Rotarian of the Year

Retired Southeastern chemistry/physical science professor Dr. Gordon Eggleton was named Rotarian of the Year during the club’s meeting last week. Rotary President Patty Swink presented the … more

OG&E franchise election to be held Tuesday

The Oklahoma Gas & Electric Company (OG&E) franchise election for the City of Durant will be Tuesday, July 13. According to the Bryan County Election Board, this is an election held every … more

Three Valley Museum to hold Journey Stories

Journey Stories returns with presentations each Thursday night in July. Beginning July 8th at 6:30, join your friends and bring one with you to hear a real person tell of an individual or event that … more

Coker continues legacy as SE Director of Theater

Continuing a legacy. That’s the objective of Riley Coker as she settles into her new position as Director of Theatre at Southeastern. Coker is no stranger to the prestigious program, … more

Rotary Club officers installed

New officers of the Durant Rotary Club for the 2021-2022 term were installed during a recent meeting. From left, Patty Swink, Rotary Club President, Kendall Cordell, Southeastern Rotaract President … more

Choctaw Nation member named Superintendent of the Year

April J. Grace, Ed.D., has recently been named Oklahoma’s Superintendent of the Year. The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (CNO) tribal member has served as superintendent of Shawnee Public Schools … more

Nine Southeastern PBL students recognized at National Leadership Conference

More than 12,000 participants from across the country convened online for the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) 2021 National Leadership Conference (NLC). The event, which … more

Durant firefighters assist with house fire in Cartwright

A house caught fire July 2 in Cartwright and the Durant Fire Department helped put out the fire. Firefighters were dispatched at 11:41 that evening after receiving a mutual aid request for a fire … more

Preliminary construction work starts on Einstein Bros. Bagels near campus

Preliminary construction work is underway on the new Einstein Bros. Bagels Shop, which will be located next to the SE Barnes & Noble store on University Boulevard. Einstein Bros. will be open … more

Bennington Homecoming 2021

Brookelyn Lampton hurls candy during the Bennington Homecoming Parade Saturday morning. Other events were held throughout the day, including games and a street dance that evening. Lillian Thomas … more

Prices going up for Meals on Wheels

The Meals on Wheels program that delivers a hot meal to senior citizens five days per week is facing a significant price increase. Sheila Risner, executive director of the Retired Senior Volunteer … more

Two DHS graduates receive Kiwanis scholarships

The Durant Kiwanis Club Spiritual Aims Committee presented two $1,000 scholarships at the recent Durant High School Class of 2021 Senior Baccalaureate that was held at Durant First United Methodist … more
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