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Firefighters hose down fires

The Durant Fire Department has put out several fires and responded to a smoke odor and fuel spill during the past few days. Firefighters responded Monday afternoon to a grass fire on Choctaw Road … more

Softball Schedule

Aug. 10 Glenpool Away Aug. 13 Tahlequah Away Aug. 14-15 Broken Arrow Tournament Away Aug. 18 McAlester Home Aug. 22 OSU Festival (Stillwater) Away Aug. 27-29 Shawnee Tournament … more

Durant Library awarded grant to respond to COVID-19

The Oklahoma Department of Libraries (ODL) has awarded a $1000 PPE grant to the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center and Library to help the library purchase personal protective equipment and supplies … more

Back 2 School Bash

The Bryan County Turning Point Coalition had its Back 2 School Bash drive-thru Saturday morning in front of Durant First Baptist Church and they gave away approximately 300 backpacks and other school … more

Naifeh’s Steak House closes

A restaurant that has been an area favorite for more than five decades announced that it closed its doors. Naifeh’s Steak House, which has had three locations through the years and most … more

Choctaw demonstrators want to be heard

Approximately 10 demonstrators gathered at the Choctaw Travel Plaza next to the Choctaw Casino Resort Saturday to ask Choctaw leadership to go slowly in talks with the state after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling recognizing tribal sovereignty. more

Dice Run for Families Feeding Families

The Three Valley Riders motorcycle club had its annual Christmas in July Dice Run to benefit Families Feeding Families and the event concluded with an auction at the Bryan County Community Building. … more

Firefighters respond to fire at vacant house

A vacant house burned early Saturday morning, according to the Durant Fire Department. Firefighters were dispatched at 5:31 a.m. to 211 S. First Ave. and when they arrived three minutes later, … more

Microbrewery opens in downtown Caddo

A once-vacant building in downtown Caddo is now home to a microbrewery that officially opened this past Saturday, one week after having its “soft opening.” Owner and brewer Drew Harbin … more

Three Mile Road paved with asphalt

Asphalt was put on Three Mile Road between Lone Oak and Sawmill roads north of Highway 70 and east of Durant, District 3 Commissioner Jay Perry said. The project was completed last week in one day … more

Memorial service held for Bill Sturch

Former sheriff Bill Sturch who passed away in April was described as a “spiritual traffic cop” during a memorial service for him July 21 at Calvary Baptist Church in Durant. Sturch was … more

Cemetery statue dedication planned

A ceremony is planned for the dedication of an angel statue that is being refurbished by local artist Janie Umsted. Cynthia Price, Durant city clerk and cemetery administrator, spoke during a … more

Council approves memorial, lights and new names

The Durant City Council voted unanimously to support a memorial at the site where four Durant teens died after a May 24 wreck and to waive any fees for its construction. The Council also voted to … more

City workers recognized for service

Paige Laprise was recognized for five years of service in the Durant Utility Department. Laprise received a certificate, service pin and a $50 check. Robert Gibson was recognized by the Durant … more

Motorcyclists lead funeral procession

Numerous motorcycle riders led the funeral procession for a 4-year-old Kenefic girl. Ezra Dawn Jade Cole was found July 14 in a neighbor’s swimming pool and she was pronounced deceased at … more

Durant man drowns in Atoka County

A candlelight vigil for a Durant man who drowned was held in front of Roma Italian Restaurant. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, 20-year-old Elijah Moore attempted to swim across the … more

OHP: car crashes when driver falls asleep at the wheel

Four people, including three children, were injured when a driver fell asleep and her vehicle overturned, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. Thirty-year-old Alicia Northrop was driving a Buick … more

Old highway getting new names

City officials say name change will remedy 911, traffic confusion. Business owner counters plan will place burden on small businesses. more

Redistricting petition withdrawn

Proponents of SQ810 blame lawsuits, COVID-19 for decision to withdraw Initiative Petition 426. However, they say they will continue their efforts to change the way legislative district boundaries are drawn in Oklahoma. more

Council supports permanent memorial plan

The Durant City Council voted unanimously to support a memorial at the site where four Durant teens died after a May 24 wreck and to waive any fees for its construction. Durant Police Chief David … more
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