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FSA acreage reports due Monday, July 15

Farmers & Ranchers in Bryan County are reminded that Monday July 15 is the deadline to report spring-planted crops such as sorghum, corn, soybeans, peanuts, cotton and vegetables etc. This … more

Military convoy has wreck

Three trucks part of a military convoy were involved in a crash Thursday on Highway 69/75 south of the fish hatchery overpass, the Durant Fire Department said. Firefighters were dispatched at 5:05 … more

Man charged with livestock theft

A man has been charged with livestock larceny following an investigation by the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office that he stole seven head of cattle. Twenty-two-year-old Joshua Wade Briggs of … more

‘Newsies’ preparing to hit the stage

The final show of the Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival’s 40th season will open tomorrow night, but the cast is ready to feed you today. This Friday through Sunday, OSF will present … more

City to set up senior committee

The Durant City Council approved Senior Citizen’s Advisory during its regular meeting this past Tuesday night. The advisory board will have not administrative authority but will be tasked with … more

Lightning strikes office building

Lightning struck an office building during a thunderstorm early Monday evening. Durant firefighters were dispatched at 5:22 p.m. to the Mark A. Morrison law office, 524 W. Evergreen. According … more

City to seek senior advice

The Durant City Council will vote on setting up a committee to protect the rights of Durant’s senior citizens, a request for reimbursement from the Durant Industrial Authority and hiring an … more

‘Newsies’ to cap off Shakes Fest’s 40th

The Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival is in production of its final show for its 40th season. This Friday through Saturday, OSF will present Disney’s “Newsies: The Musical,” in … more

Firefighters respond to vehicle, fireworks fires

Durant firefighters were dispatched Thursday to what was reported to be a house fire, but turned out to be burning fireworks. Firefighters responded at 11:22 p.m. to the 1500 block of West Cedar … more

Conditt reelected to fair board

Larry Conditt, incumbent fair board member for District No. 1, was reelected during an election held Saturday at the community building. Conditt beat challenger Ashley Stuteville with 111 votes … more

City bids farewell to Buckley

In December 2017 Greg Buckley came to work as the Administrative Services Director for the City of Durant. This week, he will leave Durant to take the City Manager post at one of Oklahoma’s … more

City snags $1.5 million meter grant

The city of Durant will receive a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Reclamation’s WaterSMART: 2019 Water and Energy Efficiency Program. Grant funds, along with a … more

SE holds line on tuition rates for second straight year

For the second year in a row, students will not see an increase in tuition rates at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Southeastern president Sean Burrage said the decision to hold the line … more

Fair Board election to be held Saturday

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners will hold an election for District One Seat of the Bryan County Fair Board from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. The District One Seat One election is the only … more

James and the Giant Peach sailing into Durant

The Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival’s Young Actors’ Studio will present “James and the Giant Peach, Jr.,” July 5-6, 7 p.m. nightly. Ticket prices are $8 general admission, $5 … more

City, county team up for blood drive

Elsie Johnson gives blood during the annual City of Durant and Bryan County blood drive Thursday. Also shown are Kasondra Thomasson and Heather Rhodes, Oklahoma Blood Institute phlebotomists. Ninety … more

Police officer diagnosed with autoimmune disorder

Durant Police Master Patrol Officer Wesley Crank has been diagnosed and hospitalized with Guillain-Barre´ Syndrome. This is a rare but serious autoimmune disorder in which the immune system … more

Coalition researching child hunger in Bryan County

The Bryan County Coalition Against Hunger is conducting a survey of community efforts to meet the food needs of children in our county, and they are asking for public assistance in gathering … more

Expert: Executive session violated Open Meeting law

An expert on the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act says the Durant City Council has violated that law for the second time in a week, but Durant’s City Attorney steadfastly denies that any law was … more

City hires firm to find new city manager

The Durant City Council voted to pay an Oklahoma-based headhunting firm up to $18,500 to help it find a new city manager. A majority of the council voted to hire Oklahoma Municipal Management … more
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