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Hunter and Jack brought home

Motorcyclists were among the many escorting the hearse containing Hunter Ford and Jack Sarver back to Brown’s Funeral Home Saturday morning. Many watched the procession on Main Street for … more

Clifts to celebrate 50th anniversary

Bob “Sonny” Clift and Judy (Jackson) Clift are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on June 6, 2020. Judy is a Durant native, the daughter of the late Johnny and Frances Jackson, … more

Roma serves more than 600 to benefit families

Roma Italian Restaurant served more than 600 in curbside pickup Monday and 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the families of of four Durant High School students, Fernando Flores, Hunter … more

Firefighters respond to structure fires

The Durant Fire Department was dispatched Friday to structure fires in Durant and Blue. Firefighters were responded at 3:45 a.m. to a fire at 108 East Main Street and when they arrived, there were … more

Top court gives nod to redistrict petition

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has cleared the way for a petition to change how legislative district boundaries are drawn in Oklahoma. In a May 27 decision, the court ruled that the gist for … more

Young retires from Street Department after 34 years

In 1986 James Young was working for American Packing in Durant and decided to look for a new job. “They had just been bought out by a new owner and they were talking about pay cuts,” … more

US Navy’s newest Ensign

Durant native Jacob Pardue graduated from the US Naval Academy with a degree in quantitative economics and the rank of Ensign this past May. He is the son of Brad and Nina Pardue of Boswell and a … more

Peaceful protest planned in Durant

A protest organizers say will be peaceful will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday June 9 at Durant City Hall. Locals have decided to gather and march in a protest against racism and police brutality in … more

OSF cancels season

The Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival announced that it is canceling the 2020 season. In a letter last week, producing director Riley Risso Coker said that it is with a heavy heart that the summer … more

Community mourns loss of four teens

Two of four boys who died from injuries in a car crash over Memorial Day weekend were escorted home from Texas by a motorcade including law enforcement, motorcyclists and members of the public … more

Jack Sarver laid to rest

Jack Sarver was remembered Wednesday as a playful, spiritual and serious young man who wanted to go to Harvard, grow in his faith and be the best at whatever he undertook. more

Voter regisgtration deadline is Friday

Friday, June 5, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the June 30, 2020 Primary, Rock Creek I-2 and Achille I-3 School Board, Special Proposition for the … more

Coolest spot in town to open June 8

The Durant City Council set the hours and fee schedule for the Carl Albert Swimming Pool during a special called meeting this past Tuesday, May 26. City Manager John Dean said this year the schedule … more

Art alley contest to be held

The Magnolia Mile Art Alley mural competition is among activities planned for Durant Main Street’s First Friday June 5. The art alley is located in the alley behind Craft Pies Pizza and … more

May is National Salad Month

Salads are a great way to incorporate vegetables and fruits into the diet. Celebrate National Salad Month during May with a healthy salad. When a salad is made with lots of fruits and vegetables, … more

Northwest Heights releases spring honor roll

Northwest Heights Superintendent’s Honor Roll 2020 Spring Semester First Grade Addison Armstrong, Emmitt Ashley, Allison Bacu, Mariah Battiest, Kase Blackburn, Kayla Bohanon, Daniel … more

Boys & Girls Club opens back up

The Boys & Girls Club opened back up Tuesday for children to attend and the club’s director said it never actually closed, that they just changed their methods. Boys & Girls Clubs of … more

Homage to human spirit may set record

An attempt to honor the human spirit may give Bryan County a legitimate world record. “It was decided that the world’s-tallest wind chime … would be ideal,” said Dr. … more

Atoka man charged with four counts felony murder after wreck

Durant High School students Kaleb Foster, Hunter Ford, Fernando Flores and Jack Sarver died from injuries received in the wreck late Sunday night. more

Hunter Ford lived long enough to give the gift of hope, life

In the race to be first accuracy is only the first casualty, the real story can also get lost in the shuffle. more
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