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Fire Prevention Week coming up

The week of October 7-11 is Fire Prevention Week. The slogan this year is “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice your Escape.” “If you can’t come to the fire … more

State preparing for driverless vehicles

OKLAHOMA CITY – The day is coming when it will be possible for parents in Oklahoma to put their children in cars, punch a few buttons or say a few words and expect them to be delivered safely … more

Lady Lion seniors honored

Durant Lady Lion Softball players who are seniors were recognized before the game Tuesday and Rayvan Polk is shown with her mother Krissy Polk. Durant Lady Lions pitcher Isabelle Cox walks with … more

Job fair set Thursday

Durant Area Chamber of Commerce announces the second annual Durant Job Fair is Thursday, October 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Choctaw Event Center, 3702 Choctaw Road in Durant. The Durant Job … more

Kiamichi nursing program ranked tops in state

A website that promotes nursing careers has named the top 20 Licensed Practical Nursing programs in Oklahoma and top 4 are Kiamichi Technology Center programs including the Durant … more


The Democrat incorrectly reported the amount of donations the city has received for restoring an angel statue in the Highland Cemetery. The actual amount that has been received is $825. more

Angel monument at cemetery to be restored

The City of Durant is seeking donations to help restore an angel statue at Highland Cemetery. The statue, located in the Barentine family burial plot, was donated to the city in 2016 by Delora … more

Balancing the blessed with the tragic

In today’s issue you will find a tribute to First Responders. Our professional law enforcement, emergency medicine and fire fighters earn their livelihoods by placing themselves between … more

Marching band performs

The Southeastern Marching Band marches toward Paul Laird Field last Saturday when SE played Oklahoma Baptist. more

Board of Education approves 2019-20 personnel changes

The Durant Board of Education accepted one resignation and approved several new hires during its regular meeting Sept. 9. The board accepted the resignation of Noah Burch, custodian. Doug … more

Distinguished SE alumni to be honored

Southeastern Oklahoma State University will honor four Distinguished Alumni during homecoming festivities Oct. 24-26. This year’s Distinguished Alumni Award recipients are James Parrish, … more

Southwest Airlines partners with SE Aviation

Southwest Airlines Co. recently announced the launching of an innovative career program called Destination 225° which provides pathways to becoming a competitively qualified candidate for future … more

SE Sparks

The Southeastern Sparks Dance Team performed before the start of last Saturday’s football game at Paul Laird Field. more

Garden Club plans trip, installs officers

Dr. Connie Taylor installed the 2019-2021 slate of officers for the Bryan County Magnolia Garden Club during its regular meeting this past Sept. 16 at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center and … more

Working on the sidewalk

Durant city workers have been busy with street projects including this side walk at 20th and Main. more

Chorvettes perform before game

Southeastern’s Chorvettes performed before last Saturday’s game with Oklahoma Baptist at Paul Laird Field. more

Small Business Development Center celebrates 35th anniversary

The Oklahoma Small Business Development Center celebrated its 35 anniversary in Durant. OKSBDC celebrated 35 years of serving Oklahoma’s small businesses and entrepreneurs on Friday with a … more

Three Valley Museum to present ‘Remembering the art of Helen Hooser’

The Three Valley Museum will host an art exhibit at 1 p.m. Sept. 28 featuring the works of the late Helen Hooser. Well known and loved by many residents of Bryan County, the beautiful watercolors she … more

New reserve officers celebrate graduation

Six law enforcement agencies welcomed eight new reserve officers who completed training last Monday. Speaking for his own city, Durant Police Chief David Houser said the reserve officers provide a … more

Eggleton to be inducted into Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame

The Oklahoma Higher Education Heritage Society will welcome seven individuals into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame in 2019. The 26th annual induction ceremony and banquet will be held Nov. … more
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