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Boswell senior overcomes adversity

When Reese Daily was a little boy his mother, Autumn Morehouse, asked him what he wanted to do. He told her he wanted to swing on the swings. “So, I told him, ‘You get on that swing … more

Choctaw Tourism honored by Durant Chamber of Commerce

A year of hard work and dependability by the Choctaw Nation Tourism Department has paid off with recognition from the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce. Choctaw Tourism received the Community … more

City Council to review pay structure, job classifications

The Durant City Council voted to form a coalition with the Choctaw Nation and the Durant Industrial Authority to pay for street repairs, contingent on the DIA approval. The council also voted to hire … more

Person charged with sexual battery in store bathroom

Staff report A Durant man who is reportedly transgender has been charged with sexual battery and misdemeanor obstructing an officer after he allegedly fondled a 16-year -old boy in a Wal-Mart … more

Southeastern Super Saturday scheduled for Feb. 23

“Super Saturday’’ – one of the biggest events of the year on campus – will be held Feb. 23 at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Last year, some 600 junior high … more

SE spring enrollment is highest since 1983

Once again, the enrollment news is good at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, according to university officials. The university said Southeastern’s spring 2019 enrollment is 4,196 … more

Board rules city council candidate is eligible

The Bryan County Election Board ruled in favor of a city council candidate whose eligibility for the office was contested. During a hearing Wednesday morning, Bryan County Election Board secretary … more

Durant makes final six

In a nail-biting, cliff-hanger announcement last Tuesday, Durant was named one of six finalists for season 4 of the online small business makeover show “Small Business Revolution – Main … more

Durant makes final 6 for Small Business Revolution

The tension at Blake’s Coffee shop was palpable. As Amanda Brinkman and Ty Pennington read the short list of cities to make the final six to competing to be featured on the online small … more

City Council candidate’s eligibility challenged

Staff Report A Durant City Council candidate’s eligibility for the office is being challenged due to allegations he has not lived in the ward for long enough. Mike Morris candidate for … more

Churches that split years ago reunite

The Northwest Church of Christ and the 7th and Beech Church of Christ recently merged after 56 years apart. After much prayer, the six elders began meeting and planning back in November of last year … more

OSF Children’s Theatre looking for actors

Staff Report The Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival is gearing up for its 40th season and has announced auditions for the 2019 Children’s Theatre. This year’s performance will be … more

City Council to consider matching Choctaw contribution

The Durant City Council will consider joining a coalition with the Durant Industrial Authority and the Choctaw Nation that City Manager Tim Rundel hopes will raise funding for city street repairs at … more

Final five announcement is today

Today is the day. At approximately 7:30 this morning, Deluxe Corp. will announce the top five finalists to be featured on season four of its online small business makeover show, “Small … more

Choctaw Nation, Chahta Foundation
to provide medical scholarship

A major new scholarship is open to Choctaws attending Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine. The Choctaw Nation is providing $100,000 for the … more

School board renews contracts

Contracts were renewed for 13 positions in the Durant School District during a meeting this week of the board of education. The following had their contracts renewed for the 2019-2020 school year: … more

Durant on edge as announcement nears

Durant will learn Tuesday morning whether it has been selected as a top-five finalist for the online small business makeover program “Small Business Revolution - Main Street.” Organizers … more

Task force organizes, holds first meeting

The newly formed Durant Infrastructure Task Force held its first meeting Thursday. The ad hoc committee will study infrastructure needs and recommend ways to finance needed repairs. Durant City … more

Man accused of placing camera in bathroom

A Durant man placed a hidden camera inside a women’s bathroom at a church, according to Durant Police. Forty-five-year-old Filberto Morales Hernandez is charged with felony electronic … more

37 file for offices throughout county

Campaigning kicks off today for the April 2 elections. As of 5 p.m. yesterday (Wednesday), 37 Bryan County residents officially declared their desire to hold public office in communities around the … more
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