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Southeastern Staff Association presents annual awards

The Southeastern Oklahoma State University Staff Association (SSA) presented many awards during its recent annual luncheon. Southeastern acting president Dr. Bryon Clark, SSA president Alisha … more

Magnolia Festival to kick off this week

The Magnolia Festival of Oklahoma has been held since 1997 in Durant and promises plenty of family fun throughout its three-day span. The event is hosted at the Choctaw Event Center beginning … more

Budget workshop tomorrow in City Hall

The Durant City Council will hold a budget workshop tomorrow. City Manager Tim Rundel said the workshop is an opportunity for the council to provide input and get information on the city’s … more

Ride keeps history, culture alive

Jim Freeny lives in Spring, Texas, and is proud of his Choctaw heritage. Last year, he was reading the Biskinik, the Choctaw tribal newspaper, and saw a story about a bike tour along the Trail of … more

Lake Texoma visitors must be cautious

While much of Oklahoma is dealing with major flooding, Lake Texoma officials say the lake will be spared the worst of the rain. However, they say the tourists expected to flood the area over the … more

Speaking up for Apraxia Kids

Emma Burkhart, 11, center, and her mother Melisa, center left, smile as Durant Mayor Oden Grube proclaims May 14 as “Apraxia Awareness Day” in Durant. Childhood Apraxia of Speech is a … more

SBA assistance available to those affected by storms

Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Oklahoma businesses and residents affected by tornadoes, severe storms, straight-line winds and flooding that occurred April 30 – May 10, … more

Oklahoma lawmakers end early, give new governor policy wins

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Legislature finished the session early on Thursday, ending its first with new Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt, who checked nearly every item off his to-do list and … more

KTC receives new welding equipment

The Kiamichi Technology Center in Durant recently obtained two pieces of equipment for its welding program as the result of a grant awarded last fall by Midship Pipeline. The campus purchased a … more

DUI checkpoint planned in county

As part of a crackdown on holiday weekend intoxicated driving, a sobriety checkpoint is scheduled for Bryan County Friday evening, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. OHP, the Bryan County … more

‘Splash Day’ is Saturday

Though the weather has been rainy, the heat of summer is on its way and they City of Durant is ready to help residents cool off. This Saturday will be “Splash Day” at the Durant … more

Rain and flooding continues in state

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Waterlogged parts of the central U.S. braced Wednesday for more rain, following days of severe storms that have battered Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma and caused at … more

City Manager off Norman’s radar

Durant City Manager Tim Rundel said he is no longer a finalist for the city manager spot in Norman. “I have been informed by the recruiter that Norman has decided to go with a different … more

DIA angling for new project

The Durant Industrial Authority has put out a bid for Durant to be the site of a manufacturing facility that could generate 300 new jobs with an investment of $65 million. However, DIA interim … more

Trail of Tears riders to roll into town

The Eighth Annual Choctaw Nation Trail of Tears Bicycle ride is expected to roll into Durant this Friday morning. The team began its ride May 17 in Philadelphia, Miss. Team members rode approximately … more

Governor, legislature get huge spending boosts

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt will see his office budget more than double under the state’s new spending plan and the House and Senate also will see huge funding boosts, … more

Dr. Golden named Associate VP for Assessment-Accreditation

Southeastern Oklahoma State University has announced the appointment of Dr. Teresa Golden as Associate Vice President for Assessment and Accreditation, effective June 1. Golden has served as a … more

Choctaw Community Partner Fund awards more than $61,000 to city and county

The Choctaw Nation awarded the city of Durant $54,700 and Bryan County $6,500 from the Choctaw Community Partner Fund to continue to help strengthen and develop the local area. This is the second … more

Bryan County law officers honor the fallen

Bryan County Sheriff’s Deputy Benjamin Voorhees said it’s “extremely important” that he and his fellow law enforcement officers took out time to honor their fellow lawmen and … more

Child dies in shooting

The son of a Calera police officer died Thursday during an accidental shooting that is being investigated by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. Authorities were dispatched at 8:26 p.m. to … more
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