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4-Hers canned Jam to be entered in the Bryan County Free Fair

Bryan County Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service taught a Let’s Preserve Jam Canning Class for 4-Hers and youth. A total of eight youth learned to can Triple Berry Jam. Youth learned to … more

Durant City Council unclear on infrastructure plans

Durant City Manager Tim Rundel said there will be no vote on street repairs, or any infrastructure projects this year.“Early 2019 would be the earliest we could have a vote,” Rundel … more

Corps pushing boat safety this weekend

The men and women who patrol Lake Texoma expect large crowds to gather for one last summer bash this Labor Day weekend. Their message for the weekend revelers is simple: Play it Safe.Sarah Noel is a … more

Old blasting caps detonated by OHP after being found in shed

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol detonated old blasting caps and a detonation cord that were found inside a shed in the area of North Washington Avenue on Tuesday.Durant/Bryan County Emergency Management … more

August 31 is overdose awareness day

International Overdose Awareness Day is held annually on Aug. 31. This day provides families an opportunity to grieve their loved ones or friends who have died or suffered permanent injury due to … more

Runoff election held

The runoff election was held Tuesday and the following are the returns released by the Bryan County Election Board:GovernorRepublicanKevin Stitt, 792 votes, 69.90 percentMick Cornett, 341 votes, … more

Mortgage company head wins GOP primary for Oklahoma governor

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Tulsa mortgage company owner Kevin Stitt, who criticized his opponent as being inadequately supportive of President Donald Trump, won the Republican nomination Tuesday in … more

Fair to be held in September

It’s not too late to be thinking about what you could enter in the upcoming 2018 Bryan County Free Fair scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 5 through Saturday, Sept. 8.• The entry day for the … more

Construction to begin at Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge

The construction of new Fish and Wildlife Service visitor center, headquarters offices and maintenance shop began this week. On Monday Aug. 20, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service held the … more

Choctaw Nation readies Labor Day weekend festival

TVSHKA HOMMA – What many believe to be the biggest tourism event in southeastern Oklahoma is only days away. The Choctaw Nation Labor Day Weekend Festival draws tens of thousands of people … more

SE Homecoming activities scheduled

Southeastern Oklahoma State University will celebrate Homecoming 2018 on October 11-13.The traditional Homecoming parade is set for Thursday October 11, at 6:30 p.m. in downtown Durant. That … more

Governor’s race tops primary runoff election ballot

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The race for the GOP nomination to replace Oklahoma’s term-limited Gov. Mary Fallin tops this week’s unusually high number of primary runoff elections.Former … more

Man accused of sexually abusing child

A Calera man has been arrested following an investigation by Calera Police into allegations he sexually abused a girl on multiple occasions.Fifty-year-old Dalton Paul Stallings has been charged with … more

2018-2019 Leadership Durant Class begins

The 2018-2019 Leadership Durant class kicked off Thursday with orientation held by Elaine Dodd of the Oklahoma Bankers Association.A program of the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Durant … more

Mural completed in time for Caddo Heritage Day

Caddo Community Association is excited about the new downtown mural completed this week by Dottie and Clay Moore of Moonlight Murals.The timing is just right for Caddo Heritage Day on Oct. 20 to … more

Who’s who on the Runoff ballot

On Aug. 28, voters will return to the polls for runoff elections to decide races in which no candidates received more than 50 percent of the vote in June’s primary election. There will be … more

Democrats speak out on transgender hate

According to Chair Paul Cartledge, the Bryan County Democratic Party has issued a resolution against the outbreak of hate comments against an Achille public School transgender 12-year-old. After some … more

Hull and Laughlin inducted into the Bryan County 4-H Hall of Fame

The annual Bryan County 4-H Banquet was held on Aug.4 and the theme for the night was “4-H: The Adventure Awaits.” Many awards were given out for the 2017-2018 4-H year including: speech … more

Libertarians in the Aug. 28 runoff

On Aug. 28, voters will return to the polls for runoff elections to decide races in which no candidates received more than 50 percent of the vote in June’s primary election. There will be … more

Woman charged with manslaughter for fatality crash

A Colbert woman involved in a fatal accident last week that killed a Durant man is now accused of manslaughter.Twenty-five-year-old Brittney Nicole Schmidt, alias Williams, has been charged with … more
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