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RSVP to ask Durant to RSVP

A volunteer from the Bryan County Retired Senior Volunteer’s Program will ask the Durant City Council to consider partially funding a new senior citizen’s center at the council’s … more

Task Force looking to cyberspace

The Durant Streets and Infrastructure Task Force is looking into ways to gather information on the city’s most pressing infrastructure needs and how to finance them. This includes reaching out … more

City tries
to stop

The Durant City Council will consider bids for resurfacing two streets and dual grant applications to improve residential water meters. The Durant Industrial Authority voted not to help pay for the … more

Street super
dreams of

James Young dreams of being able to do regular maintenance work on Durant’s streets. “I’d love a maintenance program that includes equipment and personnel,” Young told the … more

New election to be held for fair board

A second election will be set for the Bryan County Fair Board due to mistakes in a legal noticed filed by the county clerk’s office. Ashley Stuteville, who lost the Feb. 23 race against … more

merchants anticipate construction disruption

Calera businesses are preparing for a construction project designed to improve traffic flow through their city. But they are concerned it may direct potential customers past their businesses as … more

County to consider moving district attorney’s office

Bryan County Commissioners are considering moving the district attorney’s office to another location due to the poor condition of the building. District Attorney Emily Redman and her staff … more

Soggy complex about to get busy

The Durant Multi Sports Complex is preparing for a traveling memorial and a busy sports season if it can just get dried out, according to Chris Coder, recreation and marketing manager for the complex … more

Fair board election challenged

A candidate for the Bryan County Fair Board who lost the election against a long-time member of the board has filed a lawsuit seeking to cancel the election returns and set a new election because the … more

Infrastructure Task Force to meet Thursday

The Durant Streets and Infrastructure Task Force will hear from city staff on street and infrastructure issues that weren’t discussed during the group’s first two meetings. The ad-hoc … more

Capt. Lloyd Sauls named Director of Aviation

The Aviation Sciences Institute at Southeastern Oklahoma State University has a new director. Capt. Lloyd Sauls, who has 44 years of extensive aviation experience, was recently named to the … more

Heroes brave cold for United Way

Approximately 150 walkers and runners braved the chilly temperatures for the sixth annual “Bryan County United Way Be A Hero 5K and Fun Run” this past Saturday morning. Pam Robinson, … more

Melania Trump talks up homework on ‘Be Best’ tour

TULSA (AP) — Melania Trump gave a second-grader a pep talk about homework Monday as she toured an Oklahoma elementary school to open a three-state tour highlighting her “Be Best” … more

Students spread taco love for classmate

The Durant High School student council wanted to help their classmate, Colton White, whose mother passed away recently. They hosted a taco supper this past Thursday in the DHS commons and raised … more

#OurDurant is gearing up

According to Stephanie Gardner, Kara Byrd and Dani Mackey the end of the #MyDurant campaign is not the end of their work promoting Durant’s small business community. “#OurDurant is … more

March 8 last day for voter registration

Staff Report Friday, March 8, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the April 2 Municipal and School Board General Elections, Bryan County Election … more

Food, fun and philanthropy

Leadership Durant will host its annual Taste of Durant fundraiser March 15 in the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University. The VIP Tasting will begin … more

Man accused of embezzling from Little League

A Durant man is facing a felony charge after authorities said he embezzled more than $14,000 from the Durant Oklahoma Baseball League. Thirty-four-year-old Justin Bennett Alberda was charged … more

Fair board members reelected

Staff report Three incumbent members of the Bryan County Fair Board were reelected and commissioners voted to approved the election results. Reelected to serve on the board were: Larry Conditt, … more

Super Saturday draws a crowd to campus

An estimated 500 junior high and high school students and parents attended “Super Saturday’’ activities at Southeastern Oklahoma State University last weekend. This year’s … more
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