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Calera project to include exits

In an ironic twist, U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin, R-Oklahoma’s second congressional district, was caught in traffic on his way to discuss a project to improve traffic safety and flow through … more

DHS choir to take stage with Foreigner

For the fourth year in a row, the Durant High School choir will accompany the rock band Foreigner in a sold-out show in the Grand Theater at the Choctaw Casino in Durant. “We are thrilled to … more

FAST LANE announcement expected today

A major announcement concerning the $62 million Highway 69/75 FAST LANE grant project expected to kick off in Calera later this year is planned for 2 p.m. today in Calera Town hall. According to … more

Task Force soliciting public input

The Durant Streets and Infrastructure Task Force will host a public forum at 6 p.m. tonight in the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center and Library. “We should take up as little time as … more

Durant receives sludge press funding

The city of Durant has secured funding for improvements to its wastewater treatment plant. But city officials say they are only buying time for the facility which is running at near capacity. The … more

Nebraska’s tough approach to medical marijuana may backfire

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Year after year, Nebraska’s conservative lawmakers have rejected measures calling for limited and highly regulated medical marijuana. They’re poised to do it … more

Southeastern speech and debate group competes in Pi Kappa Delta event

The Southeastern Speech and Debate Association (SSDA) competed at Pi Kappa Delta’s 51st Biennial Convention and Tournament, March 20-24 on the campus of Hofstra University in Hempstead, New … more

Quartet to close 45th season

The Minneapolis Guitar Quartet along with the Southeastern Chorale will conclude the 45th season of the Musical Arts Series at Southeastern Oklahoma State University on Tuesday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. … more

Quilters put work on display at quilt celebration

Heritage Quilters held its bi-annual quilt celebration April 5-6 at the Clay Jones Community Center. Durant mayor, Jerry Tomlinson and his wife Linda came early to view more than 80 quilts and … more

Citywide cleanup to be held

The Durant Area Chamber of Commerce announces the citywide Great American Cleanup event on Saturday, April 20 as a part of the Keep Durant Clean & Green efforts. The Great American Cleanup is … more

Area superintendents seeking solutions amid teacher shortage

LAWTON (AP) — Across Oklahoma, superintendents from the smallest districts to the largest continue to contend with an ongoing teacher shortage that shows no signs of slowing. More than … more

Chief Batton to address SE graduates

Chief Gary Batton of The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma will be the speaker at Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s Spring Commencement. Two ceremonies – at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. – … more

Love it or hate it, Sports Complex is here to stay

The Durant Multi Sports Complex began as a gleam in the eye of parents of the Durant High School track team. Over time the project grew into the 47-acre complex on South 3rd just a couple miles south … more

‘What were you wearing?’

Victims of sexual assault are often asked a question. “What were you wearing?” It’s a question that wrongly suggests their clothing at the time of the sexual abuse was a … more

Wrestling team recognized at school board meeting

The Durant High School Wrestling Team was recognized at the monthly meeting of the Durant Board of Education this week. Wrestling head coach Jim Taylor brought members of the wrestling team to the … more

City gets clean bill of financial health

According to financial auditors, the city of Durant is in sound financial shape though it does face some challenges. “It’s a clean bill of health,” said Greg Buckley, … more

City commits $100k to senior center

The Durant City Council agreed to put up $100,000 toward the purchase of a recently vacated church building as the new home of the Robert T. Davis senior center. Durant City Manager Tim Rundel … more

Defibrillator donated to OHAI

An AED, Automated Extrenal Defibrillator, was presented to Southeast Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative (OHAI) April 1. Presenting the AED to OHAI was the grandmother of Colton Sherrill, Betty … more

OG&E to ask for rate hike

Oklahoma Gas & Electric Company (OG&E) is going to ask for an increase in utility rates, the company announced in a letter sent to customers. OG&E is seeking an annual increase of … more

Wreck injures teens

Three teenagers from Durant were injured late Monday afternoon in a rollover crash on Folsom Road northwest of Durant, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. The 16-year-old male driver was driving a … more
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