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‘Newsies’ to cap off Shakes Fest’s 40th

The Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival is in production of its final show for its 40th season. This Friday through Saturday, OSF will present Disney’s “Newsies: The Musical,” in … more

Firefighters respond to vehicle, fireworks fires

Durant firefighters were dispatched Thursday to what was reported to be a house fire, but turned out to be burning fireworks. Firefighters responded at 11:22 p.m. to the 1500 block of West Cedar … more

Conditt reelected to fair board

Larry Conditt, incumbent fair board member for District No. 1, was reelected during an election held Saturday at the community building. Conditt beat challenger Ashley Stuteville with 111 votes … more

City bids farewell to Buckley

In December 2017 Greg Buckley came to work as the Administrative Services Director for the City of Durant. This week, he will leave Durant to take the City Manager post at one of Oklahoma’s … more

City snags $1.5 million meter grant

The city of Durant will receive a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Reclamation’s WaterSMART: 2019 Water and Energy Efficiency Program. Grant funds, along with a … more

SE holds line on tuition rates for second straight year

For the second year in a row, students will not see an increase in tuition rates at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Southeastern president Sean Burrage said the decision to hold the line … more

Fair Board election to be held Saturday

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners will hold an election for District One Seat of the Bryan County Fair Board from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. The District One Seat One election is the only … more

James and the Giant Peach sailing into Durant

The Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival’s Young Actors’ Studio will present “James and the Giant Peach, Jr.,” July 5-6, 7 p.m. nightly. Ticket prices are $8 general admission, $5 … more

City, county team up for blood drive

Elsie Johnson gives blood during the annual City of Durant and Bryan County blood drive Thursday. Also shown are Kasondra Thomasson and Heather Rhodes, Oklahoma Blood Institute phlebotomists. Ninety … more

Police officer diagnosed with autoimmune disorder

Durant Police Master Patrol Officer Wesley Crank has been diagnosed and hospitalized with Guillain-Barre´ Syndrome. This is a rare but serious autoimmune disorder in which the immune system … more

Coalition researching child hunger in Bryan County

The Bryan County Coalition Against Hunger is conducting a survey of community efforts to meet the food needs of children in our county, and they are asking for public assistance in gathering … more

Expert: Executive session violated Open Meeting law

An expert on the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act says the Durant City Council has violated that law for the second time in a week, but Durant’s City Attorney steadfastly denies that any law was … more

City hires firm to find new city manager

The Durant City Council voted to pay an Oklahoma-based headhunting firm up to $18,500 to help it find a new city manager. A majority of the council voted to hire Oklahoma Municipal Management … more

Task Force approves final recommendation

The Durant Streets and Infrastructure Task Force approved the final draft of a recommendation it will make to the Durant City Council on a 5-2 vote with Durant Mayor Oden Grube and Task Force member … more

Unstoppable Gymnastics perform

Unstoppable Gymnastics performed Friday evening before the start of the Harlem Globetrotters game at Bloomer Sullivan Arena. Doing a flip is Timber Hensley and also shown are Abby Percell, who is … more

Durant Main Street recognizes businesses, volunteers

Durant Main Street recognized its top volunteers and members during its annual awards banquet last Friday at Roma in Durant. Durant Main Street Executive Director Stephanie Gardner said the board … more

Semple Family Museum of Native American Art to be constructed at SE

What started as a dream will soon become a reality. Preliminary construction work on the Semple Family Museum of Native American Art is now underway on the campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State … more

Durant continues city manager search today

The Durant City Council will meet in executive session at 1 p.m. today during a called meeting in Durant City Hall to consider its search for a new city manager. The meeting will be held in the … more

Kandace Cook named Southeastern alumni coordinator

Kandace Cook was recently named alumni coordinator at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. She holds two degrees from Southeastern, including a Master of Education. Her husband Ryan is also a … more

Library air conditioning system to undergo major rehab

They’re having a hot time at the library these days, but Library Director Robbee Tonubbee said staff is working to cool things down. “The only area that is affected, for now, is the … more
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