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Briefingon streetbond raisesquestions

City officials butted heads with critics of a proposed $20 million bond issue at a meeting meant to disseminate facts about the plan during a presentation Tuesday night.“There’s a lot of … more

Man arrested for suspicion of abusing dog

Staff reportA Calera man is accused of animal cruelty by abusing his dog.Forty-two-year-old Torrey Chad Brock has been charged with one county of cruelty to animals. According to a court document, … more

Motorcyclist killed in crash

A man was killed Monday evening during a motorcycle accident in Cartwright, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said.Thirty-two-year-old Joey Franklin Derebery of Cartwright was pronounced dead at the scene … more

Coalition to help patients get ready for free medical services

The Bryan County Coalition Against Hunger is advising those planning to use the free medical services June 2 and 3 to go well prepared.The medical services will be provided by the Remote Area Medical … more

June 1 last day to apply for voter registration

Friday, June 1, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the June 26 primary and special elections which will include City of Durant, which will have two … more

Forum to be held on medical marijuana

A public forum on State Question 788 and the opioid epidemic will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 23 at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center & Library.Former Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics … more

Airport plans to grow with the city

The Durant Airport Authority is flying ahead with plans to extend the runway at the Durant Regional Airport. Durant’s Public Works Director said that as the city grows, so grows the … more

Fire Department responds to several fires

Durant firefighters responded to a home that was fully engulfed in flames and the cause of the blaze is under investigation.Firefighters were dispatched at 7:25 a.m. Sunday to McClure Road, according … more

Boswell teen killed in ATV crash

A Boswell teenager was killed Sunday in an ATV accident, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said.The boy, whose name was not released, died in the accident at approximately 8:54 p.m. two-tenths of a mile … more

Group to talk $20 million bond plan

Staff ReportDurant United for Positive Growth will host a public meeting tonight in the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce office on the $20 million bond issue proposal set for a vote in the June 26 … more

Medical marijuana: Cure or pipe dream?

Three questions will be decided by the June 26 primary election. Two of the questions, Propositions 1 and 2 have been covered and will very likely be discussed again in the Durant … more

Legalization is about more than cannabis

The reasons I support State Question 788 are both economical and medicinal. SQ 788 was written so that every Oklahoman can gain access to the medicine that has shown so much promise across the … more

Good-hearted bridge builders do government’s work

How’s this for a goofy way to start a column? “I am the co-director of an organization that I wish didn’t exist.”The organization is the Bryan County Coalition Against Hunger. … more

Orientation for new Southeastern students set

Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s first-ever Big Blue Experience is scheduled for June 6-7.The Big Blue Experience is a time for students to connect with people. This is an event that … more

Durant’s Magnolia Festival offers week of family fun

Visit Durant, the “City of Magnolias,” May 25-June 2 for a week of family fun at the 2018 Magnolia Festival of Oklahoma. Festivities include an art show, carnival, vendor booths, … more

Governor Anoatubby congratulates graduates

Governor Bill Anoatubby of The Chickasaw Nation offered inspiring remarks while congratulating graduates and their families last week as guest speaker at the Native American Graduation Ceremony & … more

Children’s fair held

Choctaw Nation Foster Care held a children’s fair Saturday at the Choctaw Event Center. There were many different activities at the event. Angie Stephens as “Fiona” shows Soraya … more

The Bard’s magic set to return

Riley Risso Coker has brought the magic of live theater to Durant for 20 years and she’s gearing up to do it again as she prepares for the 39th Annual Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival … more

Man injured in car/cycle collision

A Mead man riding a dirt bike was critically injured during a collision with an automobile, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said.Twenty-year-old Christian R. Sharp was flown by Air Evac to Medical Center … more

OSF recitals held Saturday

The Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival After School Program recitals were held Saturday at Morrison Hall at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Shown is the Tuesday tap class performing … more
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