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19th Amendment Centennial Celebration gets underway

The 19th Amendment Commemoration Committee met at the Three Valley Museum in Durant has finalized its plans for the 2020 centennial celebration. Community leaders Nancy Ferris, Director of the … more

City employees recognized

Durant City Council honors employees for service. more

House of Nightmares

The Pirtle House of Nightmares haunted house is donating a portion of the proceeds to the Philadelphia Volunteer Fire Department, the Rock Creek Senior Class and also toward a new community building … more

First United Bank helps Oklahoma youth spend life wisely

First United Bank is donating Ramsey Solutions’ Foundations in Personal Finance curriculum to high schools located in 21 different communities across the state of Oklahoma. Foundations in … more

Better data could reduce lockup rate

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma could benefit greatly from more investment in resources to improve the way crime statistics and court records are collected, organized and analyzed, state lawmakers … more

Council approves public safety upgrades

Public Safety agencies in the City of Durant are getting new equipment and upgrading old equipment thanks to various grants. The Durant City Council approved grants for a new fire truck, new … more

Man charged with rape

Rape charges have been filed against a man Calera Police said sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl. Nineteen-year-old Jason Anthony Potts has been charged with first-degree rape and sodomy by … more

Regents retain search firm in presidential search

The Board of Regents of the Regional University System of Oklahoma (RUSO) has retained the services of the firm Higher Education Leadership Search to assist in the search for a new president at … more

Brown bag lunch attendees can expect suspenseful meeting

Award-winning suspense writer Marcia Preston will be the speaker at the semi-annual Brown Bag Luncheon on October 17 at Donald W. Reynolds Community Center & Library, 1515 W. Main in Durant. Her … more

Alpha Plus and Bryan County schools join forces for school improvement

OKLAHOMA CITY – Alpha Plus Educational Systems announced partnerships with Achille Elementary School, Bennington Elementary School and Bennington Middle School for school year … more

49th Avenue residents applaud rejection of cement plant

The Durant City Council drew applause from residents along 49th Avenue south of University Boulevard when it denied the final plat of a ready-mix cement plant at 613 N. 49th in Durant. The council … more

Vigil held for domestic violence victims

“Love Shouldn’t Hurt” was the theme of this year’s candlelight vigil by the Crisis Control Center in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The vigil was held Monday … more

Reception held for outgoing SE president

A reception was held Wednesday afternoon at the Sidewalk Cafe for Southeastern President Sean Burrage, who has accepted a position as vice president of executive affairs with the University of … more

Keeping cancer on the run

Approximately 200 runners turned out to raise money for cancer research in the third annual Bryan County “Relay for Life,” along the Crooked Smile Trail at the Southeastern Oklahoma State … more

SE Alumni Association to honor two distinguished former faculty members

Southeastern Oklahoma State University will honor two individuals with the Distinguished Former Faculty Award during homecoming festivities October 24-26. This year’s Distinguished Former … more

NWH Fall Family Fun Night

Jaxon Diviney, a first grader at Northwest Heights Elementary School, gets his face painted during the school’s Fall Family Fun Night Thursday evening when a variety of activities were held. more

“Still Life” to be subject of Oct. Book Talk

The first in an acclaimed series of mystery novels by N. Y. Times bestselling author Louise Penny, “Still Life,” is Book Talk’s choice for its Oct. 10 discussion at Donald W. … more

Colton’s Run to be held Saturday Oct. 19

The 10th annual Colton’s Main Street Run will take off Saturday morning, Oct. 19, and organizers are planning for 1,500 runners. The Fun Run will begin at 8:15 a.m. and the 5K-10K will be … more

Deputy nabs alleged burglars in Cartwright

A call about suspicious activity in Cartwright led to the arrest, escape and rearrest, of two burglary suspects, according to the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Tyler Balentine was … more

Charges filed in shooting

A Bokchito man has been charged with two felonies in connection with a shooting last Sunday. Seventy-two-year-old Henry Allen Thomas was charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon and … more
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