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Oklahoma becomes a Second Amendment Sanctuary

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma is officially a Second Amendment Sanctuary State after the governor signed Senate Bill 631 into law on Monday. Authored by freshman Senator Warren Hamilton, … more

Gardner leaving Durant Main Street

Durant Main Street executive director Stephanie Gardner is stepping down to pursue other ventures. Gardner, who has been at the helm of the Durant Main Street program for five years, announced her … more

Land Run reenacted at Caddo

Caddo second-grade students reenacted the Land Run of 1889 last week. The children staked their claims on the Bruin football field and ate their sack lunch on the new claimed land. Afterward, they … more

Diabetes educational program to be offered

The Bryan County OSU Extension will be conducting L.E.A.D. “Live Well, Eat Well, Be Active with Diabetes”, program geared for people with Type II Diabetes and their family members to help … more

Choctaw Tribal Council amends code on marijuana

The Choctaw Nation Tribal Council held a Special Session on April 20, 2021, and voted to amend its Public Health and Safety Code regarding medical marijuana. The amendment will be automatically … more

Texoma Spring Garden Show

The Texoma Spring Garden Show was Friday and Saturday at the fairgrounds. Sutter John and his grandmother, Pearlie Stone, visited the booth of Tommie M. James, Family & Consumer Science and 4-H … more

Leadership Durant helps with downtown clean-up

Members of the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Durant class were among those helping spruce up Lost Street in downtown Durant on Saturday. Shown in the front is Taylor Gage and behind her … more

Riders to commemorate Land Run in Bokchito

The Oklahoma Land Run of 1889 marked one of the most important historical events in our history. The land which now makes up what we know as Oklahoma was opened to the public gradually. The day … more

The time has come to retire from Boys & Girls Club

On April 15, I will finish five years with this wonderful organization (50 years with BGCA). When I came we had a budget of around $250,000. One building that was not ours, no vehicles, a limited … more

Tomlinson has his final city council meeting

Durant City Council member Jerry Tomlinson had his final Durant City Council meeting last week, capping off a career of 23 years of service to the city and its citizens. Tomlinson, who served on … more

Federal charges filed against Pittman

A man accused of killing four Durant teenagers on Memorial Day weekend last year by slamming his pickup into the back of their car has been charged in federal court and faces up to life in prison if … more

Local child receives life-saving transplant

With the cost of a life-saving transplant often exceeding $800,000, most transplant families are unable to shoulder that financial burden. The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) is … more

Miller, Grube sworn in

New Durant City Council member for Ward No. 1 Humphrey Joe Miller was sworn in during a special meeting Monday and Oden Grube will serve another term as mayor. During the election earlier this … more

Conservation cost-share program signup announced

The Bryan Conservation District has set the application period for the Oklahoma Conservation Cost-Share Program Year 23 to begin on May 1, 2021, and end on May 12, 2021. The program offers financial … more

Umsted named president of school board

The Durant Board of Education named board member Janie Umsted president of the board during a recent meeting. Board member Joyce Northcutt was named vice president of the board. In other … more

Calera Council to pursue grants

Calera Council voted to apply for a Community Development Block Grant for $399,000 to upgrade the town’s wastewater sewer treatment plant. The grant would require a $291,000 cash match and … more

Second vaccination event set for SE students, faculty, staff

In partnership with the Oklahoma State Department of Health, Southeastern Oklahoma State University will be hosting a second COVID-19 vaccination event on campus Wednesday, April 28. The same two … more

Bennington Homecoming

Bennington Homecoming was April 9 and Jimmy McDonald and Raci Reynolds were named Bennington King and Queen. more

Center for Workforce Advancement has grand opening

A grand opening of Kiamichi Tech’s Center for Workforce Advancement was held Tuesday and officials say it will serve as the premior workforce training center for Bryan County and surrounding … more

Anniversary for Denison Dam, Lake Texoma held

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the Tulsa District celebrated the 75th anniversary of Lake Texoma and the Denison Dam on the Red River that was constructed for flood control. Although the … more
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