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Bryan County Commission District 3 incumbent Jay Perry

Jay Perry is hoping voters will give him a third term as the Bryan County Commissioner for District No. 3. And he believes his experience as the incumbent will convince them to do just … more

County Commission District 1 hopeful Kevin Carter

Kevin Carter is a man of few words when it comes to his plans for the county. But he says there’s a reason for that.“I’m not much on talking, I believe in getting it done,” … more

Man sentenced on sodomy conviction

A former police chief and officer was sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexually abusing a mentally disabled man.Forty-six-year-old Bryon Gordon of Colbert was charged Jan. 23, 2017, with forcible … more

Property tax: Where it comes from, where it goes

The $20 million bond initiative being pushed by Durant city leaders calls for the use of ad valorem taxes to repay the bond debt. Most people know ad valorem is a property tax, but according to Bryan … more

And They’re Off!

Runners leave the starting line for the Magnolia Festival 5k Saturday morning. The annual event drew competitors and fun runners from around Southeastern Oklahoma, including Christie Morrison of … more

Little Miss Surprised

Mackenzie Grace Caldwell reacts as she realizes she is about to be selected as the 2018 Choctaw Little Miss Princess for District 9. Mackenzie was one of 12 young ladies competing in the pageant in … more

‘Water Day’ held at Boys & Girls Club

The Boys & Girls Club of Durant held a “Water Day” Friday afternoon. The children enjoyed playing in the water and squirting each other with water guns.The Boys & Girls Club of Durant … more

Road near Caddo is paved

Staff reportA little more than a mile of Caddo Hills Road off Old Caddo Highway near the town of Caddo has been paved.Bryan County District No. 3 County Commissioner Jay Perry said some of the … more

Downtown is the heart of the business community

Downtowns are the heart of a city and region, and having a strong healthy heart is essential to both. Many things contribute to the deterioration of a “downtown” neglect, bad public … more

Social media marketing class to be held at REI

Join Rural Enterprises on Thursday, June 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at REI Conference Center, 2912 Enterprise Blvd, Durant for “Social Media Marketing”. Learn about the five most … more

Farm and ranch tour set

On Tuesday June 19th, USDA (FSA & NRCS) will be co-sponsoring the annual farm & ranch outreach tour. Other sponsors include the Bryan County Cattle Producers Association, the OSU Extension Service, … more

Remoteclinic hasbig impacton Durant

Dr. Michelle Welch is an optometrist based in Idabel and one of many volunteer doctors who came to Durant this past weekend. When asked why she volunteers her time, Welch gave a director … more

President’s Honor Roll released at Southeastern

Undergraduate students who have achieved superior academic performance are recognized by Southeastern Oklahoma State University each semester by being named to the President’s Honor Roll.The … more

Southeastern releases Vice President’s Honor Roll

Undergraduate students who have achieved superior academic achievement are recognized by Southeastern Oklahoma State University each semester.To qualify for the Vice President’s Honor Roll, … more

Choctaw Senior Day a success

Good weather, good food and good fun made for a good turnout at the 2018 Choctaw Senior Day. More than 1,000 tribal elders showed up Wednesday, May 16 at the Events Center in Durant. The seniors, who … more

Durant’s downtown is ready for its closeup

Even in small towns like Durant, downtowns are hot again. Like our urban counterparts in Dallas and Oklahoma City, rural cities are hearing from a growing number of residents who want to live in a … more

There are more pressing ideas to imagine for Durant

Imagine Durant.There’s a group of people here in town—in Durant—who spend a lot of time doing that—imagining Durant. I think they even call their group “Imagine … more

Southeastern represented at Computer Science conference

Two professors from Southeastern Oklahoma State University made a presentation recently at the 2018 conference of the Consortium for Computer Science in Colleges on the campus of Texas Christian … more

School board member resigns

A member of the Durant Board of Education has resigned because a family member is pursuing an employment opportunity in the Durant School District.The resignation of Jim Hodson was announced during a … more

Voter registration deadline is June 1

Staff ReportThe deadline to register for the June 26 State Primary Election is fast approaching.Voters have until Friday, June 1 to register to vote, change their address or update other registration … more
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