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Fourth victim of Sunday wreck dies

Four Durant High School students are dead and an Atoka man is facing four felony murder charges after a rear-end collission Sunday night. An OHP spokesman said those charges may be upgraded once toxicology test results are in. more

Cruising into the future

The Durant High School Class of 2020 topped off an historic school year with a first-of-its-kind, drive-through graduation ceremony. As he waited for the parade of graduating seniors to arrive at the … more

SE announces new automatic tuition waiver scholarship program

Southeastern Oklahoma State University has announced it will award an automatic Associate Tuition Waiver Scholarship of $1,000 per semester to students who hold an Associate of Arts or Science … more

Faculty Senate awards presented at Southeastern

The Faculty Senate at Southeastern Oklahoma State University recently announced its award recipients for this year. Among the honorees were Dr. Bryon Clark, retired interim president, Lifetime … more

Courthouse and annex open back up

The Bryan County Courthouse and courthouse annex opened back up Monday morning after being closed to the public since March because of the pandemic. County elected officials held one more meeting … more

Durant, Silo seniors named 2020 Academic All-Staters

Two Bryan County students have been named Academic All-State Scholars for 2020 by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence. Vivian Taylor, of Durant High School and Madison Gordon from Silo Schools, … more

SE students receive Coronavirus aid

Southeastern Oklahoma State University is distributing $1,059,075 to Southeastern students as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. These funds have been … more

SE ranked among top schools for providing quality education during pandemic

Southeastern Oklahoma State University has been recognized as one of the top schools in the nation in providing a quality education during the COVID-19 economic crisis. Educate to Career (ETC), a … more

SE plans full opening in the fall

While Southeastern plans to open in the fall, the university’s president says it never really closed. He said the college simply moved online, something it already does for its graduate … more

Retiring NWH teacher honored with parade

A parade of vehicles drove by Rachel Davis’s home Friday afternoon to honor her retirement as a Northwest Heights Elementary School teacher. Davis first began teaching at Durant Junior High … more

New elementary school opening delayed one year

The COVID 19 virus has put the bite on plans to build a new elementary school pushing the opening of the new George Washington Elementary School back by one year. more

Monument to human spirit might set world record

An attempt to honor the human spirit may give Bryan County a legitimate world record. more

Mural welcomes visitors, honors highway

The City of Durant is getting a new welcome sign to be placed along an historic highway that crosses the state of Oklahoma. Local artists Clay and Dottie Moore, of Moonlight murals, are painting … more

Flowers to celebrate 75 years together

James Hoyt and Mary Francies Flowers will celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary on May 19. Both are Bryan County natives, James is from Caddo and Francies from Achille. James served in the … more

County offices on track to open Monday

County officials are moving forward with a plan to begin opening offices on a restricted basis beginning Monday. Elected officials from the county were scheduled to meet this morning (Thursday) to … more

Things picking back up in downtown Durant

Downtown Durant was practically a ghost town from mid-March through early May due to the pandemic however, traffic is increasing and the farmer’s market is now open every Saturday … more

Class of 2020 to graduate as scheduled, not as planned

The school district announced this week that the 2020 graduation will happen next Thursday, May 21. However, this year’s ceremony will involve cars, computers, and social distancing. more

Stuteville Automotive Group announces second Ponca City acquisition

Eric Stuteville, President and CEO of Stuteville Automotive Group, has announced the acquisition of Bowker Ford - Lincoln of Ponca City. Effective immediately, the name of the dealership will change … more

Body found in Lake Texoma identified

The body of a man found by a fisherman in Lake Texoma has been identified, the Marine Enforcement Division of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. Fifty-four-year-old Clinton James of Denison, Texas, … more

Bryan County students named to top scholar list

Two Bryan County students have been named Academic All-State Scholars for 2020 by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence. more
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