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Lightning strikes chimney

Lightning struck a chimney during a storm Wednesday, according to a Durant Fire Department report. Firefighters responded at 6:35 a.m. to 7408 Perfect Drive after a call about a lightning strike … more

Kiwanis Pancake Day is Tuesday

The Kiwanis Club of Durant is preparing for its annual pancake day from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Bryan County Community Building. The Kiwanis Club of Durant will be celebrating its 70th … more

From Bosnia to Bryan County

John Dean said log wagons, reflective triangles and Bosnian officials convinced him to become a city manager. “I got to see where there were simple decisions made that impacted … more

Taylor named Durant Homecoming Queen

Vivan Taylor reacts after she is named Durant Homecoming Queen before the football game Friday evening at Paul Laird Field. Behind her is her father, Steve Taylor. It was a rainy night and Durant … more

Southeastern celebrates homecoming

Wet and chilly weather conditions didn’t dampen the spirits as Southeastern Oklahoma State University welcomed alumni and friends back to campus for Homecoming Friday and Saturday. Among the … more

Former Choctaw Chief Greg Pyle dies

Gregory E. Pyle, the 46th Chief of the Choctaw Nation, is being remembered as a family man who was dedicated to his people and his community. Pyle died Saturday, roughly 5 years after he retired as … more

Albright celebrates 94th with family, friends

Opal Stallings Albright celebrated her 94th birthday with a celebration, Sunday Oct. 24, 2019 with her five children at her residence in Larkspur Village in Durant. Her children and their spouses, … more

Women’s Entrepreneur Seminar held at Southeastern

Panel discussions, a guest speaker and awards were all part of the agenda at Tuesday’s Women’s Entrepreneur Seminar held at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Noted attorney … more

Shamrock announces promotions

Shamrock Bank, NA, in Coalgate, has promoted Jason Manous to Community Banking President for its Durant location. “Jason is a seasoned banker with over 20 years of experience who has been in … more

Environmental education grants now available

The Oklahoma Environmental Quality Education Committee invites qualified individuals to apply for a grant to promote enthusiasm in young people for learning about the environment and natural … more

Art in the Alley

Art in the Alley was held Oct. 19 on Lost Street following Colton’s Run. The event included food trucks, music and wine and beer. Brittanie Womble was the bartender for the event that was … more

Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness training planned Nov. 2

OKLAHOMA CITY— Children look to us for guidance, security, encouragement, education and so much more. And each one of us serves an important role in the lives of children. On Saturday, Nov. 2, … more

Durant native, Silo grad, serves with high-tech Navy unit

OAK HARBOR, Wash. – Petty Officer 2nd Class Scott Williams, of Durant, said he joined the Navy to continue a legacy of service and take advantage of opportunities for advanced technical … more

Caddo Heritage Day

Andrea Lockler holds her daughter Avary while waving at a horserider Saturday morning during the Caddo Heritage Day Parade. Behind the horse’s leg is Lockler’s daughter Lola. A dog … more

More than 1,300 run in Colton’s memory

More than 1,300 people showed up for the 10th annual Colton’s Main Street Run this past Saturday in Durant. According to the Colton’s Run website, Chase McMichael, 30 of Caddo, was the … more

First United Bank announces Dan Boren as president of Oklahoma

First United Bank® has announced Dan Boren as their Chief Banking Officer and President of Oklahoma. In this role, he will oversee and provide leadership to all Oklahoma banking … more

Stunt team visits NWH

The United Freestyle Stunt Team from Fort Worth, Texas, came and performed for students at Northwest Heights Oct. 10. They talked about making positive life decisions like saying no to drugs and not … more

Choctaw Clinic earns Green Honor

The Choctaw Nation Regional Medical Clinic in Durant is receiving a prestigious international honor for its architecture – the silver-level LEED Certification. Leadership in Energy and … more

Board of Education approves personnel actions

The Durant Board of Education approved several personnel changes at its regular meeting on Oct. 7. The board approved the hiring of reading interventionists Daurah Amos, at Northwest Heights … more

Firefighters hose down abandoned house

An abandoned house burned late Wednesday, according to the Durant Fire Department. Firefighters were dispatched at 11:56 p.m. to 601 N.E. Fourth Ave., and when they arrived, police were on the … more
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