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Book sale begins today

The first weekend in October is almost here and those in the know know something good is coming. The Friends of the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center and Library in Durant are delighted to sponsor … more

Two charged with harboring escapee

Two people are charged with harboring a fugitive authorities said walked away from a work program at the Pushmataha County Jail in Antlers and tried to take a bus ride in Durant.Forty-six-year-old … more

Vigil held to fight domestic violence

“We don’t always realize what happens at home,” said Eileen Meadows, a victims advocate/outreach advocate at the Durant Crisis Control Center.Meadows was speaking Monday evening at … more

Local Republicans address their party

Two incumbent county commissioners and one man who wants to be Bryan County’s next tax assessor addressed a gathering of the Bryan County Republicans and Conservatives Club this past … more

Bryan County 4-Hers showcase projects at the Oklahoma State Fair

Many ribbons were won by Bryan County 4-Hers on their fair exhibits entered at the Oklahoma State Fair held in Oklahoma City.To be able to compete at the state level, 4-H’ers first submit their … more

Woman’s cat placed in car

A sheriff’s deputy responded to a smelly situation after someone put a cat inside a car, according to the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office.Deputy Mike DiNapoli responded last week to a … more

Davis to receive Golden Quill Award

Michael J. Davis, Director of Compliance and Safety at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, will receive the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Maurice Merrill Golden Quill Award, honoring the best … more

Man charged with two counts of rape

A Colbert man is accused of sexually assaulting a child two different times in June.Thirty-six-year-old Martin James Luck was charged this week with two counts of first-degree rape of a person under … more

McLain named Theatre Teacher of the Year

Southeastern professor Dell McLain has been awarded the Ruth Arrington Oklahoma College Theatre Teacher of the Year Award by the Oklahoma Speech Communication and Theatre Association. In his 21st … more

New entertainment business providing an escape in Durant

If the day-to-day grind has you and your family or friends looking for a quick escape, Michael Ellis says he may have just the thing and it’s family-friendly.“We wanted to bring new … more

Grocery store to close after 20 years in same location

The south side of Durant will be short a grocery store when long-time Briarwood Shopping Center tenant, Save-A-Lot food store closes its doors Saturday after more than 20 years of business.Randy … more

Not much change in gun laws

Shortly after last year’s shooting massacre on the Las Vegas strip, Ohio Gov. John Kasich convened a working group to explore possible reforms to state gun laws.A Republican, Kasich appointed … more

Pedestrian struck and killed by vehicle

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has released the name of a pedestrian who was struck and killed by an automobile.The victim was identified by the Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s Office as 42-year-old … more

Bryan County undersheriff retires

The undersheriff of the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office is retiring, Sheriff Johnny Christian said, during a Tuesday meeting of the county commissioners.Undersheriff’s Darrell … more

State Senator Josh Brecheen to be honored

State Sen. Josh Brecheen made history 8 years ago by being the first Republican from Little Dixie to go to the Oklahoma Legislature in more than 100 years. He may make history again by keeping his … more

SE science graduates accepted into numerous graduate programs

Southeastern Oklahoma State University is continuing its proud tradition of preparing students for successful careers. In this case, 13 recent graduates from the Chemistry, Computer, and Physical … more

Saint Louis Brass to perform at Southeastern

For an evening of fun with brass, come see, hear, and enjoy the Saint Louis Brass as they open the 45th season for the Musical Arts Series at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.Due to renovations … more

A message to our community

Life at a community newspaper is often a matter of good news and bad news.Last week, we experienced some bad news — we had a security breach in our computer system that caused our front-page … more

Democrat’s computer system accessed

The Democrat’s system which is all web-based was hacked and that person changed some of the information that appeared in the printed Saturday edition.At some point during the past week, someone … more

Women’s Entrepreneur Seminar scheduled

Southeastern Oklahoma State University will be the site of a Women’s Entrepreneur Seminar on Oct. 17.The event, which is free and open to the pubic, will be held in the Hallie McKinney … more
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