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Durant to kick off city manager search

The Durant City Council will hold a special meeting Monday morning to officially begin its search for a new city manager. The agenda includes a resolution to close part of the process from public … more

Downtown active with even more planned

Durant Main Street Executive Director Stephanie Gardner said it’s been a busy summer in the downtown business district, and she is optimistic about the growth she sees. “We’re … more

Hall retires from fire department

Marc Hall, a longtime veteran with the Durant Fire Department officially retired on June 30. Hall started his career on January 29, 1991, as a firefighter and dedicated 28 years, to serving the … more

EngageOK wraps up fourth year in Durant

For the fourth year in a row the Durant Independent School District hosted EngageOK. DISD Superintendent Duane Merideth said more than 700 teachers from around Southeastern Oklahoma gathered at … more

One injured in rollover wreck

A Greenville, Texas, man was seriously injured after rolling his pickup 1.3 miles north of Achille on Highway 78. Thirty-four-year-old Nicolas Paulin was flown by air ambulance to McKinney Baylor … more

Man facing many charges for road rage deaths

A Kingston man has been hit with multiple felony charges for a crash in Bryan County that killed two people. Fifty-two-year-old Ralph Francis McEnnerney is charged with two counts of second-degree … more

Bryan County among counties approved for disaster assistance

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt says the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved disaster assistance for 18 counties, including Bryan County, due to spring … more

Educators to descend on Durant

More than 800 teachers from around Southeastern Oklahoma are expected to descend on Durant High School for the fourth annual EngageOK On the Road. The day-long event is to provide teachers with … more

Christmas in July on Main Street

Santa Claus made a surprise visit to Durant last Friday as part of Durant Main Street’s “Christmas in July” event for its monthly First Friday celebration. “We have found … more

Oklahoma AG calls company ‘kingpin’ in state’s opioid crisis

NORMAN (AP) — Consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson was a “kingpin” company that helped fuel the most devastating public health crisis in Oklahoma history, the state … more

OHP: Road rage causes double-fatality crash

Two people are dead and one person is in jail after a crash Saturday that the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said was caused by road rage. Forty-seven-year-old Randy Kinyon of Henderson, Texas, died at … more

Local cance survivor to speak to Democratic Women

Local businesswoman and cancer and spousal abuse survivor Stephanie Luke will be guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Bryan County Federation of Democratic Women at noon Tuesday, July … more

Senior committee applications now online

The application to serve on Durant’s new Senior Citizen Advisory Committee is now available on the city’s website,, under the “How Do I …” tab. City … more

FSA acreage reports due Monday, July 15

Farmers & Ranchers in Bryan County are reminded that Monday July 15 is the deadline to report spring-planted crops such as sorghum, corn, soybeans, peanuts, cotton and vegetables etc. This … more

Military convoy has wreck

Three trucks part of a military convoy were involved in a crash Thursday on Highway 69/75 south of the fish hatchery overpass, the Durant Fire Department said. Firefighters were dispatched at 5:05 … more

Man charged with livestock theft

A man has been charged with livestock larceny following an investigation by the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office that he stole seven head of cattle. Twenty-two-year-old Joshua Wade Briggs of … more

‘Newsies’ preparing to hit the stage

The final show of the Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival’s 40th season will open tomorrow night, but the cast is ready to feed you today. This Friday through Sunday, OSF will present … more

City to set up senior committee

The Durant City Council approved Senior Citizen’s Advisory during its regular meeting this past Tuesday night. The advisory board will have not administrative authority but will be tasked with … more

Lightning strikes office building

Lightning struck an office building during a thunderstorm early Monday evening. Durant firefighters were dispatched at 5:22 p.m. to the Mark A. Morrison law office, 524 W. Evergreen. According … more

City to seek senior advice

The Durant City Council will vote on setting up a committee to protect the rights of Durant’s senior citizens, a request for reimbursement from the Durant Industrial Authority and hiring an … more
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