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The bus isn’t full yet

The Bryan County Turning Point Coalition hosted a “Fill-the-Bus” event Saturday at Wal-Mart in Durant. Volunteers say if you missed that event not to worry, there is plenty of time to … more

Ready for their closeups!

Duke, a 3-year-old Great Pyrenees belonging to Kasey Mengwasser of Madill, appears to be ready for his closeup. Duke was one of many pets that came to Petsense in Durant to have their portraits made … more

Second driver in Roosevelt Bridge wreck identified

A car driver killed in a double-fatality crash on the Roosevelt Bridge last month has been identified as a 59-year-old Kingston woman.According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the Oklahoma Medical … more

Choctaw road construction helps all in counties

The Choctaw Nation Transportation Department is doing more than filling potholes. In the past three years, the Choctaw Nation has completed work on 18 county roads in southeastern Oklahoma for a … more

More than ‘moral support’ at stake

The Durant City Council voted to submit a legal brief in support of the City of Tishomingo which is being sued by two mining companies over a city ordinance related to groundwater. Councilmember Oden … more

Choctaw Code Talkers monument dedicated in Antlers

ANTLERS -“Most people don’t know about our Choctaw Code Talkers,” said Chief Gary Batton.Batton explained that this monument is a way for people to learn about our Code Talkers and … more

Volunteers are restoring Turnbull Cemetery

Each summer, a group of dedicated volunteers arrives in Caddo to attempt to restore a little order to one of the area’s oldest cemeteries. This year’s group spanned five generations, … more

Come on down and ‘Stuff the Bus’

The Bryan County Turning Point Coalition will host a “Fill-the-Bus” event this Saturday at Wal-Mart in Durant from 8 a.m. to noon.The coalition is accepting school supplies, new under … more

Water, water everywhere, but where?

According to a report by city engineer Brandon Wall the city of Durant can’t account for about half the water it sends to customers. However, city administrator Greg Buckley said he knows a … more

Democratic Women host two new political action groups

Two new Oklahoma political-action groups will provide the program at the July 17 meeting of the Bryan County Federation of Democratic Women. The noon meeting at Roma Italian Restaurant is open to the … more

Renovation continues on Caddo Community Center

Recently, the last of the hand-painted tiles for the ceiling of the iconic “rock community” building in Caddo were installed. The Town Restoration Association of Caddo (TRAC) and the City … more

Southeastern holds line on tuition costs this year

For the first time since 2009-10, Southeastern Oklahoma State University will not be increasing its tuition rates.The university is also holding the line on mandatory costs and room and board with no … more

Firefighters respond to several small fires

Durant firefighters responded early Monday to a fire in a dust collector at Eagle Suspensions, 1811 W. Arkansas St.When firefighters arrived at 1:02 a.m., there was a fire in the dust collector and … more

Council to consider public safety labor contracts

The Durant City Council will consider collective bargaining agreements for it’s police and fire departments and a memorandum of understanding with the Durant Industrial Authority (DIA).The city … more

Shrimp, music and accolades for downtown supporters

Durant Main Street recognized the individuals and businesses that have worked to promote and improve Durant’s downtown business area during its Annual Awards Banquet this past Thursday … more

Time to review S9A plan drawing short

A draft plan for an arts district on South 9th Avenue has drawn little attention since it’s been available for review online. There is still time for citizens to comment on the plan, but that … more

Blankenship earns ‘professional coach’ certification

Dr. Marlin Blankenship was recently awarded the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) certification from the International Coach Federation (ICF). The PCC credential requires an extensive amount of … more

Multiple people injured in Calera crash

Nine people were injured during a multi-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon on Highway 69/75 in Calera. Two victims were flown from the scene, five taken by ambulance at the hospital and two were … more

July designated Historical Celebration of Courthouse

July has been designated a month for Historical Celebration of the Courthouse, a building that turned 100 years old last year.During a Monday meeting, Bryan County Commissioners approved the … more

Marijuana industry leader criticizes Fallin over pot rules

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The leader of a new medical marijuana trade group in Oklahoma is criticizing Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin for not calling lawmakers back into session to pass laws regulating … more
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