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Bond named fair honoree

Phyllis Bond has been named a Bryan County Fair honoree. She was honored last week during a fair appreciation luncheon and OHCE Summer Council meeting. Bond is a lifelong Durant resident except … more

Thompson named Bryan County Fair honoree

Russell Thompson was honored as a Bryan County Fair honoree during a luncheon last week. Thompson was born in Durant and was raised in Bokchito where he still calls home. A 1983 graduate of … more

Run ends with flying colors

The Second Annual Color Run to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of the Red River Valley was more than four times successful than last year’s event, according to CEO Larry Long. “It was … more

Riding for suicide awareness

For the second year, motorcyclists rode for suicide awareness and education during Cali’s Ride. The “poker run” began Saturday morning at Holly’s Border Bar in Colbert and … more

AARP seeking tax aides

The AARP Tax Aide program is looking for volunteers to assist in its tax preparation program and those interested can sign up at 10 a.m. Aug. 20 at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center & … more

What lies beneath?

Three little stone markers sit just outside the shade of an oak tree in the oldest part of Highland Cemetery. They mark the graves of L.H. and Annie Lambert’s boys, Jessie, Tommie and the third … more

Council awards no-bid contracts

The Durant City Council approved the purchase of tools to see what’s happening under the city and took another step forward in the process of extending the life of the city’s wastewater … more

DISD board approves teacher pay raise

The Durant Board of Education approved a pay schedule for the 2019-20 school year that places Durant Schools among the top 15 districts for teacher pay in the state. DISD Superintendent Duane … more

Senior Citizen's Advisory Committee appointed

Six members of committee appointed, last to be selected in the future. more

Fall classes at SE begin on August 19

Students will begin fall classes at Southeastern Oklahoma State University on Monday, Aug. 19. Freshman Convocation is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 17, at 4:30 p.m. in Montgomery Auditorium. At … more

Hamilton Memorial Ride

Numerous motorcycles roared onto First Avenue during the Randy “Doc” Hamilton second annual Memorial Ride & Scholarship Fundraiser held Saturday. The ride was sponsored by the Seventh … more

Bryan County Free Fair approaches

The Bryan County Free Fair is scheduled for September 4 through the 7. With the fair being only a few weeks away, it’s time to start getting your canning, quilts, crafts, and chickens ready for … more

Tax volunteers needed

AARP looking for a few good volunteers. Tax prep experience not necessary. more

Firefighters respond to structure fires

An unoccupied home burned early Friday morning, according to the Durant Fire Department. Firefighters were dispatched at 3:01 to a structure fire near 631 S. First Ave. When they arrived, the … more

DISD plans bond election for new elementary

Durant Independent School District Superintendent Duane Merideth officially announced plans to build a new elementary school to the District’s teachers Monday morning. “This one school … more

Teachers rally for new school year

Charlie Coleman said it’s important for teachers to understand what they share in common with each other and their students. “We’re all in the same boat,” Coleman … more

Teachers, students prepare for new school year

On Aug. 15, Durant’s children will be heading back to class and school officials say there are things parents and the community can do to ensure a smooth start to the school … more

Rundel resignation could cost city thousands

The early exit of now former city manager Tim Rundel may cost the city more than $60,000, a price it would not have had to pay if Rundel had been allowed to work through the end of his contract, … more

Back-2-School Bash declared a success

When Bryan County’s schools open this week, more than 400 students will start the year with new backpacks full of school supplies thanks to the annual Back-2-School Bash coordinated by the … more

National Purple Heart Day observed locally

Each year on Aug. 7, the nation pauses to pay homage to the brave men and women, who were either wounded on the battlefield, by an act of international terrorism, or paid the ultimate sacrifice with … more
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