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Local man charged with assaulting EMTs

Staff reportA Durant man has been hit with felony charges for allegedly assaulting EMTs.Alan Wayne Hamilton, 33, of Durant, was charged this week with two counts of assault and battery on an … more

Some of United Way’s biggest fans

The United Way accepted a donation of 50 box fans from OG&E Wednesday, June 20 at the United Way office in Durant. From left, United Way volunteer Christopher Cook; Robert Holliday, community … more

Potential treasurers to be interviewed during closed meeting

The Durant City Council is planning to take the next step in its search for a new treasurer during an executive session at a special meeting called for Thursday night.“City staff is … more

June 20 is deadline for absentee ballots

Wednesday, June 20 is the deadline for registered voters in Bryan County to apply for absentee ballots to be mailed to them for the June 26 Bryan County primary and special election, County Election … more

St. John’s to host summer party

Staff ReportSt. John’s Episcopal Church will celebrate summer this Saturday, June 23 with a Summer Festival.Fr. James Blagg, rector of St. John’s, said everyone is invited to come to the … more

Welcome Home, Marine

Reuben Babcock, a former mechanic in the Durant City Garage, returned to Durant while on leave from the United States Marine Corps. To welcome Babcock home and honor him for his service, the city … more

Democratic Women to hold candidate forum

A week before the June 26 Primary Election, the Bryan County Federation of Democratic Women offers local voters a rare opportunity — a speaker, Blake Cummings; and a forum with three … more

Three charged with providing tequila to minor

Three people are accused of proving tequila to a 13-year-old boy whothen had seizures, according to a Durant Police affidavit.Charged Thursday with furnishing an alcoholic beverage to a person under … more

South Ninth Arts District draft plan presented

A draft plan for an arts district on South 9th Avenue was presented for public comment Thursday night in the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center and Library. The plan’s authors say there is … more

Women are morally responsible, should be able to choose

In the upcoming election of a new governor for Oklahoma, one of the Republican candidates, former state representative Dan Fisher, has made outlawing abortion the centerpiece of his campaign. Most of … more

Taxes have their place, but not everyplace

Property taxes and sales taxes. Nobody enjoys paying either, but in my view there’s a big difference between the two types. On June 26, local citizens will vote on two proposals that will … more

States should not be in the Primary business

Under Oklahoma state law, the last Tuesday of June in any even numbered year is the day for primary elections. And, on the last Tuesday of June in any even numbered year you will hear complaints from … more

Police, fire to get halfof city’s general budget

The Durant City Council adopted the city’s Fiscal 2018-19 budget at its regular meeting Tuesday night.According to information presented, the city will raise just over $17 million for its … more

Municipal candidate filings set to begin Monday

Candidates for municipal office in the Bryan County Municipality of Achille file declarations of candidacy beginning 8 a.m. Monday, June 18, 2018. The Special Election will be held August 28, … more

Fort Washita to host American Celebration Day

The Chickasaw Nation will host “American Celebration Day,” an outdoor summer gathering open to the public at no charge, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 23, at Fort Washita, 3348 State … more

Durant Lion plans to roar in Portugal

A Durant soccer standout will travel to Portugal with a club team from Dallas to hone his skills at the feet of some professional soccer masters.Bryson Lyday, 16, of Mead, will leave at the end of … more

Agency not waiting on city funding

The Durant Industrial Authority (DIA) is officially looking for an executive director despite there being no agreement with the city on the director’s salary or immediate supervisor. DIA board … more

Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival to tread Great White Way

The Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival continues its 2018 season this Friday and Saturday with “A Company Cabaret: An Evening with OSF’s Professional Company.”The program will feature … more

S9A Arts District workshop set tonight

The Durant Area Chamber of Commerce, Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival and the city of Durant is hosting the third in a series of workshops on the proposed South 9th Avenue Arts District at 5:30 … more

Summer feeding program available in Durant

This summer, any child 18 and under in Durant can receive free meals through the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Summer Feeding Program.“While most children enjoy summer break, many … more
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