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School board renews contracts

Contracts were renewed for 13 positions in the Durant School District during a meeting this week of the board of education. The following had their contracts renewed for the 2019-2020 school year: … more

Durant on edge as announcement nears

Durant will learn Tuesday morning whether it has been selected as a top-five finalist for the online small business makeover program “Small Business Revolution - Main Street.” Organizers … more

Task force organizes, holds first meeting

The newly formed Durant Infrastructure Task Force held its first meeting Thursday. The ad hoc committee will study infrastructure needs and recommend ways to finance needed repairs. Durant City … more

Man accused of placing camera in bathroom

A Durant man placed a hidden camera inside a women’s bathroom at a church, according to Durant Police. Forty-five-year-old Filberto Morales Hernandez is charged with felony electronic … more

37 file for offices throughout county

Campaigning kicks off today for the April 2 elections. As of 5 p.m. yesterday (Wednesday), 37 Bryan County residents officially declared their desire to hold public office in communities around the … more

Task Force to hold first meeting today

An ad hoc committee appointed by the Durant City Council to study the city’s infrastructure and make recommendations on how to fund improvements will hold its inaugural meeting today … more

Candidate withdraws from council ward and refiles for at-large seat

No new candidates had filed for Durant City Council as of 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, but one withdrew from Ward No. 4 and refiled for the at-large seat. According to the Bryan County Election Board, Doug … more

Nights planned for parents and their little sweethearts

Staff Report The Oklahoma Shakespeare Festival is preparing a night of magic for its littlest fans with its Little Sweetheart Dance events, Feb. 15 and 16, at 6:30 p.m. “The Oklahoma … more

SE accounting students to assist elderly in preparing taxes

The accounting department at Southeastern Oklahoma State University is working with the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) sponsored by AARP Tax-Aide program in Durant to assist in tax … more

SE to host #MyDurant Night

Southeastern Athletics will host #MyDurant Night Feb. 14 when Southeastern basketball hosts rival East Central for “Gold Out” in Bloomer Sullivan Arena. The women’s team will tip … more

Governor proposes teacher pay raise

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Vowing to make education a priority for his administration following a teacher rebellion that shuttered schools for two weeks last year, Oklahoma’s new Republican … more

Storm falls in First Pitch Classic

Despite pounding out 13 hits Southeastern found itself on the short end of an 8-7 score, falling in the finale of the Edmond First Pitch Classic to Pittsburg State on Sunday afternoon in … more

Take the Plunge

The Durant Elks Lodge participated in the Polar Plunge held Saturday at the Choctaw Oasis Pool. The event raises funds for Special Olympics. Local law enforcement agencies, including the Oklahoma … more

Hats are being thrown into the ring

Bryan County Election Board Secretary Kim Norris said activity had been steady in her office Monday, the first day for prospective candidates to officially declare candidacy in the April 2 municipal … more

Southeastern to host Oklahoma Science Olympiad Invitational

More than 200 middle school and high school students from more than 20 public and private schools across the Oklahoma and Texas will compete in in the Oklahoma Science Olympiad Invitational … more

Durant slated to get taste of ‘Revolution’ in March

Just because Durant hasn’t been selected to be featured on “Small Business Revolution – Main Street,” yet, that doesn’t mean local small businesses can’t benefit … more

Rogers sworn in as Special Judge

Abby Rogers was sworn in Friday as Bryan County’s Special Judge during a ceremony attended by family, friends and colleagues. District Judge Mark R. Campbell recently appointed Rogers to … more

Candidates can make it official on Monday

Prospective candidates for local offices have already been at work announcing their candidacy on social media. Their chance to make those decisions official begins at 8 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4 and will … more

respond to shooting

One person was shot and a suspect was later arrested, Durant Police said. Police responded at approximately 10 p.m. Thursday to 812 Parkview Drive. When officers arrived, the suspect had fled the … more

Governor, GOP leaders open to Medicaid expansion

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s new Republican governor and GOP leaders in the House and Senate expressed willingness on Wednesday to consider some version of a Medicaid expansion that … more
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