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Sheriff declares Bryan County Second Amendment sanctuary

Bryan County Sheriff John Christian joined at least four other Oklahoma sheriffs in declaring his county a Second Amendment Sanctuary, Friday morning. Christian acknowledged there are no immediate … more

‘Super Saturday’ set for February 22 at Southeastern

Southeastern Oklahoma State University will once again host “Super Saturday’’ – one of the year’s biggest events on campus – on February 22. As many as 600 … more

Durant Police K9 retires

Durant Police K9 Baron, a 12-year-old Slovakian German Shepherd, received a gift basket of chew toys and the gratitude of city leaders and the Police Department at a retirement ceremony before the … more

Durant voters approve sales tax extension

Voters in Durant approved a 20-year extension of the one-cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax Tuesday. Calera voters approved one bond issue and rejected another and a Rock Creek Independent School … more

SE sets all-time record for spring enrollment

Enrollment records continue to be broken at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. This spring’s enrollment of 4,744 students is the largest enrollment ever recorded in a spring semester … more

Man convicted of armed robbery

A Dallas man is facing 40 years behind bars after a jury convicted him of robbing a convenience store. A trial concluded Feb. 4 for 51-year-old Raymond Glenn Johnson who was charged in July 2017 … more

Top court strikes petition over insufficient gist

The Oklahoma Supreme Court ordered Initiative Petition 420, a plan to overhaul redistricting in Oklahoma, stricken from the ballot because the gist of the petition was insufficient. An IP 420 … more

State's top court strikes redistricting question from ballot

The Oklahoma Supreme Court ordered Initiative Petition 420, a plan to overhaul redistricting in Oklahoma, stricken from the ballot because the gist of the petition was insufficient. An IP 420 … more

Gaddis & Gaddis Wealth Management Celebrates 25 Years

This year, Gaddis & Gaddis Wealth Management celebrates its 25th anniversary as a leading independent financial services firm with Oklahoma offices in Ada, Ardmore, Durant and … more

Important info for Feb. 11 election

Voters will go to the polls Tuesday for the Feb. 11, 2020 Rock Creek and Calera School Bond Election and Durant Special Proposition Election Bryan County Election Board Secretary Kimberly Norris … more

NWH releases honor roll

The following students are listed on the Northwest Heights Elementary School honor roll for fall 2019. Superintendent’s Honor Roll First Grade Addison Armstrong, Brantley Ball, Kase … more

Harriet Tubman: Suffragist and something more

People reading about Harriet Tubman’s work in the 1890s for the cause of equal rights for women might think that they’re reading about a life-long suffragist. She worked alongside such … more

Cheering for the Rock Creek Mustangs.

Rock Creek cheerleaders Erika Ward, Alissa Green, Kylee Ribera and Cody Dawson were among those cheering on the Mustangs during the recent Bryan County Basketball Tournament at Bloomer Sullivan … more

Oklahoma Music Educators Association

Vocal music students from Durant were in Tulsa Jan. 16-18 for Oklahoma Music Educators Association Children’s All State Chorus. They joined student voices from around the state who auditioned … more

Oklahoma Choral Directors Association

Eleven seventh through ninth grade Durant students joined hundreds of others from around the state at the Oklahoma Choral Director’s Association All State Festival in Oklahoma City Jan. 9-11. … more

Stitt announces SoonerCare 2.0

WASHINGTON – Hoping to blunt a drive to expand Medicaid coverage via a state question, Governor Kevin Stitt on Thursday announced support of a Trump administration Medicaid plan that would … more

Newsom named president of SE

Dr. Thomas Newsom, who currently serves as Interim Vice President for Student Success and Dean of Students at Texas A&M-Commerce, will assume the duties as 21st president of Southeastern on April … more

Crash knocks out traffic lights

The traffic lights at West Main Street and University Place were disabled Wednesday afternoon when a vehicle plowed into the control box that operates the lights. Durant/Bryan County Emergency … more

Silo Lady Rebels win championship

Silo athletic director Jeremy Atwood hands the girls championship trophy from the 2020 Bryan County Tournament to Lady Rebels Bradi Harman, Cassidy Harman and Teeronie McCann. See sports page 9 for … more

Board of Education approves personnel matters

The Durant Board of Education approved a number of personnel actions during its regular meeting earlier this month. The board approved renewal of Superintendent Duane Merideth’s contract … more
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