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Legalization is about more than cannabis

The reasons I support State Question 788 are both economical and medicinal. SQ 788 was written so that every Oklahoman can gain access to the medicine that has shown so much promise across the … more

Good-hearted bridge builders do government’s work

How’s this for a goofy way to start a column? “I am the co-director of an organization that I wish didn’t exist.”The organization is the Bryan County Coalition Against Hunger. … more

Orientation for new Southeastern students set

Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s first-ever Big Blue Experience is scheduled for June 6-7.The Big Blue Experience is a time for students to connect with people. This is an event that … more

Durant’s Magnolia Festival offers week of family fun

Visit Durant, the “City of Magnolias,” May 25-June 2 for a week of family fun at the 2018 Magnolia Festival of Oklahoma. Festivities include an art show, carnival, vendor booths, … more

Governor Anoatubby congratulates graduates

Governor Bill Anoatubby of The Chickasaw Nation offered inspiring remarks while congratulating graduates and their families last week as guest speaker at the Native American Graduation Ceremony & … more

Children’s fair held

Choctaw Nation Foster Care held a children’s fair Saturday at the Choctaw Event Center. There were many different activities at the event. Angie Stephens as “Fiona” shows Soraya … more

The Bard’s magic set to return

Riley Risso Coker has brought the magic of live theater to Durant for 20 years and she’s gearing up to do it again as she prepares for the 39th Annual Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival … more

Man injured in car/cycle collision

A Mead man riding a dirt bike was critically injured during a collision with an automobile, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said.Twenty-year-old Christian R. Sharp was flown by Air Evac to Medical Center … more

OSF recitals held Saturday

The Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival After School Program recitals were held Saturday at Morrison Hall at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Shown is the Tuesday tap class performing … more

Don’t cry wolf in Durant

If you live in Durant and the police or fire departments show up at your house unannounced, you might wind up paying a fine.At its regular meeting Tuesday, May 8, the Durant City Council beefed up … more

Silo wins baseball championship

Silo players and coaches celebrate after the school’s 13th state baseball championship on Saturday afternoon at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City. See Sports for full … more

Spring class includes 57 percent first-generation graduates

Southeastern Oklahoma State University held Spring Commencement exercises Saturday in Bloomer Sullivan Arena.Southeastern president Sean Burrage offered congratulatory remarks to the graduates, … more

Fallen police officers to be memorialized

Staff reportThe Durant Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary Lodge No. 113 is having a memorial service for police officers in Bryan County who lost their lives in the line of duty.The event will be at … more

Diamond in the rough

Ron Drake believes people want to live in downtown Durant and he can help make that a reality. After touring downtown with Durant Main Street Executive Director Stephanie Gardner and Imagine Durant … more

Calm before the phony storm

Public safety workers in Bryan County are going to feel like they’ve been hit by a tornado this Thursday. But don’t worry, it’s all just part of a drill.Mark Morris, district safety … more

WI holds Science Fair

Washington Irving Elementary School held its science fair Wednesday in conjunction with an open house. The entries were displayed in the auditorium and the winners announced in the cafeteria. The … more

This vote is about your voice, not your money

There’s a lot of talk about the $20 million bond issue that voters will consider June 26. Should folks tax themselves to fix some of the worst roads anywhere – the No. 1 concern of city … more

DHS Student Council donates to B & G Club

The Durant High School Student Council recently held a fundraiser and chose to donate the proceeds to the Boys & Girls Club. The $ 5,000 check was presented to Larry Long, Executive … more

This is how the one-cent sales tax is spent

On June 26, voters in Durant will decide whether to allow a sales tax to expire in 2021 or to lift the sunset provision effectively making the tax permanent.The one-cent capital improvement sales tax … more

Durant to post public records fees

The Durant City Council adopted a fee schedule for copying public records during its regular meeting Tuesday night. At the same meeting, City Manager Tim Rundel addressed what he considers … more
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