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Imagining the Hotel Durant

The Hotel Durant, recently revealed by the beginning stages of a building remodel by Curt Walker, was once the vision of a handful of Durant citizens who realized that the successful future of their … more

Capacity, sludge major
issues at wastewater plant

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of stories on Durant’s infrastructure needs based on a report presented to the Durant City Council last summer by Brandon Wall of Wall … more

‘Shop with a Cop’ a success

Staff report The annual Shop with a Cop event was held Wednesday at Walmart and organizers say it was a success. Shop with a Cop is sponsored by the Durant Police Reserves with other volunteers … more

Employment of support personnel approved at school board meeting

Staff report Support personnel were hired and resignations were announced at a recent meeting of the Durant Board of Education. The board approved the hiring of Gary Hicks as a transportation … more

Leaking like a sieve

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of stories on Durant’s infrastructure needs based on a report presented to the Durant City Council last summer by Brandon Wall of Wall … more

Passenger killed in truck crash

One person was killed and another seriously injured during a crash Tuesday morning involving three semi trucks at the Highway 69/75 and Choctaw Road intersection. The crash happened just before 4 … more

City, authority reach agreement from last April

In what appears to be an issue coming full-circle, the Durant City Council and the Durant Industrial Authority approved a contract that had been rejected by the DIA last April. Both parties said the … more

Critics
wanted:
help find
solutions

On Jan. 8, 2019, the Durant City Council will appoint a task force to study the city’s infrastructure and report its findings by June 30, 2019. Durant City Manager Tim Rundel said the … more

U.S. Postal Service to hold public meeting in Platter

PLATTER — The U.S. Postal Service is considering the potential relocation of retail services that were provided at the Platter Main Post Office to a new, yet-to-be-determined location as close … more

Early morning truck crash kills one

A truck driver was killed early Tuesday morning at the Highway 69/75 and Choctaw Road intersection, Durant/Bryan County Emergency Management said. The crash, involving three semi-trucks, happened … more

Two Commencement ceremonies held Saturday at Southeastern

Southeastern Oklahoma State University held two Fall Commencement ceremonies Saturday in Bloomer Sullivan Arena. Lobbyist/consultant Lesa Smaligo, a 1990 Southeastern graduate, was the … more

Updates, strategy on agenda for Monday

Durant Main Street will host a community forum to explain how Durant made it onto the list of top 10 finalists for the online business makeover show “Small Business Revolution – Main … more

Officials: Airport is major economic development asset

Tucked away just west of Durant, the airport is a facility that many people may not think of often. But Mayor Jerry Tomlinson said the airstrip has become a major asset to the … more

Calera residents upset over highway project

Calera residents voiced concerns that a highway project through the town does not include exits for Main Street during the Calera council’s regular meeting Thursday. In July 2016, Oklahoma … more

Democrats to mark Christmas with party and charity

Bryan County Democrats will celebrate Christmas with a lunch-time party and donations to a local charity. The Bryan County Democratic Party and the Federation of Democratic Women have a … more

New judge appointed for Bryan County

There will soon be a new judge at the Bryan County Courthouse. Bryan County District Judge Mark R. Campbell recently appointed Abby Rogers of Durant as the new Special Judge. Rogers will … more

Vietnam Wall replica coming to Durant

Staff report The Wall That Heals, a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, is being brought to Durant May 9-12, 2019, it was announced Tuesday. The Wall, which will be open 24 hours per day, … more

No-tax plan
pitched for
city streets

The Durant City Council approved a task force to study the city’s infrastructure and a critic of last June’s failed $20 million bond issue to repair Durant’s streets proposed a plan … more

Durant makes the top 10

About 40 business and community leaders who gathered in the Old Ice House Beer Garden burst into cheers upon hearing that Durant was a top-10 finalist for the online small business makeover program … more

SE Commencement set for Saturday

Lobbyist/consultant Lesa Smaligo will be the speaker at Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s Fall Commencement on Saturday, December 15. Two ceremonies (10 a.m. and 2 p.m.) will be held … more
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