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States should not be in the Primary business

Under Oklahoma state law, the last Tuesday of June in any even numbered year is the day for primary elections. And, on the last Tuesday of June in any even numbered year you will hear complaints from … more

Police, fire to get halfof city’s general budget

The Durant City Council adopted the city’s Fiscal 2018-19 budget at its regular meeting Tuesday night.According to information presented, the city will raise just over $17 million for its … more

Municipal candidate filings set to begin Monday

Candidates for municipal office in the Bryan County Municipality of Achille file declarations of candidacy beginning 8 a.m. Monday, June 18, 2018. The Special Election will be held August 28, … more

Fort Washita to host American Celebration Day

The Chickasaw Nation will host “American Celebration Day,” an outdoor summer gathering open to the public at no charge, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 23, at Fort Washita, 3348 State … more

Durant Lion plans to roar in Portugal

A Durant soccer standout will travel to Portugal with a club team from Dallas to hone his skills at the feet of some professional soccer masters.Bryson Lyday, 16, of Mead, will leave at the end of … more

Agency not waiting on city funding

The Durant Industrial Authority (DIA) is officially looking for an executive director despite there being no agreement with the city on the director’s salary or immediate supervisor. DIA board … more

Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival to tread Great White Way

The Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival continues its 2018 season this Friday and Saturday with “A Company Cabaret: An Evening with OSF’s Professional Company.”The program will feature … more

S9A Arts District workshop set tonight

The Durant Area Chamber of Commerce, Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival and the city of Durant is hosting the third in a series of workshops on the proposed South 9th Avenue Arts District at 5:30 … more

Summer feeding program available in Durant

This summer, any child 18 and under in Durant can receive free meals through the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Summer Feeding Program.“While most children enjoy summer break, many … more

South 9th Avenue Arts District workshop to be held

Business owners, residents and community members with an interest in creating an arts district along South 9th Avenue (S9A) are invited to a community workshop, June 14 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at … more

The past and future of Gethsemane Cemetery

Gethsemane Cemetery, located just east of Caddo, was first set aside as a burial site in 1876. It was used for several years in a rather haphazard way until it was cleaned up and organized by the … more

Leadership Durant applications due June 14

Leadership Durant, under the umbrella of the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce, is for professionals who desire to learn more about their community and develop or further enhance their leadership … more

WebstaurantStore expands in Durant

WebstaurantStore, along with the Durant Industrial Authority, announced the industry’s expansion of its Durant distribution center though the addition of 20 new jobs, along with significant pay … more

Resignations, retirements announced at school board meeting

Resignations and retirement of school personnel were approved at a Monday meeting of the Durant Board of Education.Ron Moore, the head baseball coach at the high school was among those who resigned. … more

OSU mini-camp provides information about medical careers to students

More than 100 high school students attended the Oklahoma State University’s Center for Health Sciences Operation Orange event Tuesday.The mini medical camp, designed to inform students about … more

Absentee ballots available

Voters in Bryan County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the June 26, Primary Election should apply now, County Election Board Secretary Kim Norris said. Although the County … more

Bryan County Commission District 3 incumbent Jay Perry

Jay Perry is hoping voters will give him a third term as the Bryan County Commissioner for District No. 3. And he believes his experience as the incumbent will convince them to do just … more

County Commission District 1 hopeful Kevin Carter

Kevin Carter is a man of few words when it comes to his plans for the county. But he says there’s a reason for that.“I’m not much on talking, I believe in getting it done,” … more

Man sentenced on sodomy conviction

A former police chief and officer was sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexually abusing a mentally disabled man.Forty-six-year-old Bryon Gordon of Colbert was charged Jan. 23, 2017, with forcible … more

Property tax: Where it comes from, where it goes

The $20 million bond initiative being pushed by Durant city leaders calls for the use of ad valorem taxes to repay the bond debt. Most people know ad valorem is a property tax, but according to Bryan … more
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