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Sales taxes down 7 percent

Durant started the 2018 Christmas shopping season with 7 percent less sales tax revenue compared to the same time last year. But City Manager Tim Rundel said he has a plan to boost holiday … more

Classical ensemble to perform free concert

From Staff ReportsThe Frisson Ensemble, from New York City, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Hallie McKinney Ballroom on the Campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant.The … more

Enchantment comes to Durant Nov. 15

The Durant High School Choir Booster Club hosted an “Enchanted Hour with Belle and Friends” Sunday afternoon at the Bell Tower in Durant.The afternoon was to prepare Durant’s … more

It’s Election Day

Polls open at 7 a.m. and will close at 7 p.m. today, Tuesday, for the 2018 midterm elections. Election officials around the country are reporting record turnout for races that, in the past have been … more

FSA County Committee elections to be held

The 2018 Farm Service Agency County Committee Elections began on Nov. 5, when ballots were mailed to eligible voters. The deadline to return the ballots to local FSA offices is Dec. 3, 2018.County … more

The question of State Questions

Voters will decide five State Questions this Tuesday. The questions would amend the state constitution to expand crime victims’ rights, invest oil and gas revenues, expand the way school … more

Veterans Day parade to be held

Staff reportThe annual Veteran’s Day parade will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12 in downtown Durant with a ceremony immediately following at the VFW building, 123 S. Second Ave.The Durant … more

SE Live attracts more than 400 high school students to campus

More than 400 high school juniors, seniors, and their parents were on campus recently for SE Live. This “open house’’ allowed participants to meet faculty, staff and students, learn … more

Woman seriously injured in crash

Staff reportA Kemp woman is in critical condition following a crash Thursday at Highway 78 and Peanut Trail Road two miles north of Kemp, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said.Eighty-four-year-old Anita … more

Little people pretending to be big people

They look like they’re having fun, but according to Jan Chaffin, principal of the Durant Independent School District’s (Durant ISD) Robert E. Lee Early Childhood Center, the … more

Judge Sherrill to receive award

The Oklahoma Bar Association’s Criminal Law Section is pleased to announce that Judge Trace Sherrill of Bryan County has been named as the recipient for the Honorable Donald Deason Judicial … more

Achille mayor busted for burglary

The mayor of Achille is accused of burglary and drug possession.Forty-one-year-old David Shane Northcutt was charged Tuesday with felony first-degree burglary and misdemeanor charges of possession of … more

Woman killed in Calera crash

Staff reportA woman died and two children were seriously injured when a semi truck hit her vehicle Monday evening on Highway 69/75 in Calera.Calera Police said 27-year-old Mindi Brock, a Calera … more

Ministers planning service of thanks

The Durant Ministerial Alliance is proposing a novel plan for an election year. The Alliance is inviting the entire community to a Community Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at … more

Democrat Harvest Moon event features four candidates

On an evening of dark clouds and chilly rain, Oct. 24, the Bryan County Federation of Democratic Women pulled off its 2018 Harvest Moon Barbecue for four candidates in the Nov. 6 General Election and … more

Man injured in motorcycle crash

A Mead man was injured Sunday when he drove his motorcycle off the roadway, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said.Fifty-one-year-old Joseph M. White was flown by air ambulance to Medical City Plano in … more

Voters can see sample ballots online or at election board

Sample ballots now are available at the Bryan County Election Board office for voters who want to get a preview of what will be at stake in the Bryan County General Election on Nov. 6.Sample ballots … more

City approves beverage gardens

Special event organizers will now be able to sell alcoholic beverages during their events.At a special called meeting last Tuesday, the Durant City Council approved City Ordinance No. 1866 which … more

Man charged with eluding police

A Madill man is facing felony charges after police said he led them on a pursuit with his child in the car.Thirty-year-old Derick Lynn Hampton has been charged with endangering others while eluding … more

Delton Cox to lead Choctaw Tribal Council

TVSHKA HOMMA – The Choctaw Nation Tribal Council met for its regular monthly session Oct. 13 in the Council Chambers at Tvshka Homma for the first time under its new slate of officers. Officers … more
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