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Sheriff’s office to obtain two new vehicles

The Bryan County Sheriff’s Office is obtaining two Dodge Durangos under a lease-purchase agreement. During a Tuesday meeting of Bryan County Commissioners, commissioners Ron Boyer, Tony … more

Governor signs OK Religious Freedom Act

OKLAHOMA CITY – On Monday, Gov. Kevin Stitt signed the Oklahoma Religious Freedom Act to protect the constitutional right to worship. House Bill 2648 dictates that anything closing places of … more

OG&E announces solar expansion at Choctaw Nation/OG&E Solar Energy Center in Durant

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma Gas and Electric (OG&E), a subsidiary of Oklahoma City-based OGE Energy Corp., announced last week that it will expand its Choctaw Nation/OG&E Solar Energy … more

Governor signs bill banning most abortions

OKLAHOMA CITY – Gov. Stitt this week signed a bill that will stop abortions from being performed once an unborn child is determined to have a detectable heartbeat. House Bill 2441 by Rep. … more

Humphrey invites constituents to cattle market presentation in Hugo

OKLAHOMA CITY – Rep. Justin Humphrey, R-Lane, is hosting an eye-opening presentation on the cattle market and the nation’s food chain at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 1 at the Kiamichi Technology … more

Severe weather alert texts and storm shelter registration

The City of Durant’s Emergency Management is gearing up for spring weather and encouraging residents to opt in to receive Severe Weather Alerts. In the event of severe weather, a text will … more

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
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