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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

Free medical work this weekend

Staff ReportRemote Area Medical (RAM™), a non-profit provider of free dental, vision, medical, and veterinary care to underserved and uninsured individuals is partnering with the United States … more

Magnolia Festival kicks off today

Durant’s annual Magnolia Festival is beginning with events that continue through Saturday.The carnival begins at 5 p.m. today at the Choctaw Event Center, 3702 Choctaw Road, where the majority … more

Flags placed at Highland Cemetery

Matt Swearengin | Durant DemocratMembers of Durant DAV 26, VFW 3916 and the Seventh Sin Motorcycle Club placed flags at Highland Cemetery on Saturday morning for the Memorial Day weekend. From left, … more

Memorial Day ceremony held at Colbert Cemetery

The fallen were remembered during a Memorial Day ceremony at Garden of Memory Cemetery in Colbert.Steven Alexander, who is the new pastor of Colbert First Baptist Church, was among those speaking. He … more

Two killed in Saturday wreck

Two people were killed Saturday when a vehicle overturned on Highway 69/75 north of the Durant city limits, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said.Twenty-five-year-old Jamesha Brooks of Overland Park, … more

Computer science team claims first place in competition

A team of Southeastern Oklahoma State University students took top honors recently at the 2018 High Performance Computing (HPC) programming contest at Tulsa University. Among other universities … more

Caddo Community Association hosts the first ‘Summer Bash’

Caddo Community Association invited the whole town to a free event to kick off the summer, Saturday, May 19 at Boland Park, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The outdoor event was enjoyed by people of all ages, … more

Katy Morris Shakespeare Symposium scheduled

Staff ReportsThe 7th Annual Katy Morris Shakespeare Symposium is scheduled for June 12 on the campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University.Produced by the Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival and the … more

Medical marijuana, opioids discussed

Opponents against the medical marijuana state question held a meeting Wednesday at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center & Library to discuss that and also opiate addiction in the state.Dub … more

Woman sentenced on conspiracy conviction

Staff reportA judge sentenced a woman to four years in prison on a conspiracy conviction.Thirty-five-year-old Leslie Anne Gregersen of Durant was sentenced Thursday by Bryan County District Judge … more

A soldier’s Memorial Day weekend wish

Memorial Day is one of those holidays that hold different meanings to different groups of people. To some it is an excuse to go to the lake and enjoy a long weekend of hanging out with friends and … more

Our rights were bought with blank checks

Thousands of civilians, some just kids, signed a blank check when they joined the military. They signed on that dotted line, to give up their own time, to give away control of their own way of life, … more

Hot rods and pinups

Staff ReportSports City Café in Durant will cohost the first Bryan County Car and Bike Show on Sunday, May 27 from 1-6 p.m. The event will feature 3 categories for cars, and a general category … more
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