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Southeastern Fall Commencement set for December 14

Brittney Morton, director of tribal communications for the Chickasaw Nation, will be the speaker at Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s Fall Commencement on December 14. Two ceremonies … more

Caddo man killed in wreck

A Caddo man was killed Saturday in a single-vehicle crash in Atoka County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. Twenty-year-old Demario Gray was dead at the scene of the 2:10 p.m. crash on Old Broom … more

Chronister promoted to loan officer

Jeff Hammock, president of Vision Bank, Durant, announced the promotion of Kendra Chronister (formerly Kendra Vaughn) to loan officer. Chronister is a graduate of Durant High School and … more

Durant police officers sworn in

Durant City Judge Ken Rainbolt swears in officers for the Durant Police Department. From left, Brady Wilcox, Brandon Mitchell and Justin Copeland. Mitchell is a former officer who has returned to the … more

Achille mayor files lawsuit against Victory Life

The mayor of Achille is among those suing the Victory Life Church Police Department alleging a search of their homes last year was improper and conducted as political retribution upon two councilmen … more

Silo students dominate Southeast District AFR Speech Contest

WILBURTON — Silo students dominated their respective categories at the American Farmers & Ranchers (AFR) Southeast District Speech Contest held in Wilburton, Nov. 14. Three Silo students … more

Bryan County Toys for Tots seeking donations

Once again, Durant Lions Club is partnering with Toys for Tots to provide Christmas gifts for boys and girls in Bryan County. The project, also known as the Lions Toy Box, has been a part of the … more

Christmas 2019 officially underway in Durant!

Hundreds turned out to officially open the Christmas season by welcoming Santa Claus to Durant this past Tuesday night. Santa rode into town on a float in the 2019 Christmas Parade sponsored by the … more

Fire department helps remove cat from tree

Mercedes Coyote reaches for her cat, “Deacon,” who climbed up a tree at South Seventh and Mississippi after escaping from the house Tuesday morning The cat jumped into the street shortly … more

Roesler home to be featured in Parade of Homes

The Durant Education and Service Sorority will host their Annual Parade of Homes on Sunday, December 8. Homes on the tour will be open for viewing from 1-5 p.m. In conjunction with the Parade of … more

Chorvettes to take stage for Holiday Follies

Musical ensemble to be joined onstage by Sparks Dance Team and Shakespearean Festival kids. more

McClanahan of SE receives service award

Dr. Barbara McClanahan, Professor of Educational Instruction and Leadership at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, is the recipient of an award from a top national/international scholarly … more

Monument for Hendrix School dedicated

A project that’s been in the making for many years became a reality on Nov. 2 when a permanent marker for the old Hendrix School site in southern Bryan County was unveiled during a gathering of … more

School board hopefuls filing through Wednesday

Prospective candidates for 9 board of education seats around Bryan County have until 5 p.m. Wednesday to throw their hats into the ring. more

Parade of Homes to be held December 8

The holidays are around the corner and so is The Annual Parade of Homes. This is the largest fundraiser for the Durant Education and Service Sorority. The organization uses the funds they raise to … more

Express Clydesdales to appear in Durant Christmas Parade

The Durant Area Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce the annual Christmas Parade will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3 on Main Street in historic downtown Durant. The City of Durant, Durant Main … more

Many attend library thanksgiving dinner

The Be Thankful Community Thanksgiving dinner held from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center & Library was a success. This was the second annual event and organizers … more

Candlelighting scheduled for December 9

Southeastern Oklahoma State University will present its annual Candlelighting ceremony and concert on Monday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. The event, held in Montgomery Auditorium, is free and open to the … more

Museum to host open house

Three Valley Museum, 401 W. Main St. in Durant, will once again kick off the Christmas season with an open house filled with décor, music, Christmas treats, and glee from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. … more

Friends, neighbors talk about importance of Thanksgiving

This week the people of Durant will join millions of their friends and neighbors around the country in taking time to offer thanks to their God, their loved ones and others for the blessings they … more
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