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City, former manager and councilman sued

Former Durant Parks and General Service Superintendent Dempsy Keach Ballard has sued the City of Durant, former City Manager Tim Rundel and former City Councilman Chad Hitchcock over his Sept. 26, … more

Choctaw Nation Tribal Council approves 2020 budget

TVSHKA HOMMA – The Choctaw Nation Tribal Council unanimously approved a $1.99 billion comprehensive budget for fiscal year 2020 during its Saturday, Sept. 14 session. The new fiscal year begins … more

Firefighters respond to structure, railroad fires

Durant firefighters hosed down two structure fires on Cemetery Road and fires alongside railroad tracks this week. Sunday, firefighters were dispatched at 7:20 p.m. to 800 Cemetery Road after … more

Altus on a company’s radar as 1 of 5 hubs in Oklahoma

During an Altus/Southwest Economic Development Corporation monthly meeting, President and CEO Rodger Kerr announced that a company is considering Altus as one of five hub locations in the state of … more

Forum highlights disparities in school spending

OKLAHOMA CITY – Despite big investments made in education in recent years, “noticeable, definable” inequities in funding remain between school districts in Oklahoma, and the rising … more

Pipeline company donates to emergency services

Midship Pipeline Company, LLC made a $120,000 investment in Bryan County’s emergency notification infrastructure including enhancing radio tower reception, a new tornado siren for Blue and … more

SE Band marches along

The Southeastern Marching Band enters the field during halftime at the first SE football game of the season on Sept. 5. more

Yelling for the team

Addi Jackson, holding the sign, was among those cheering on the Durant Lions during the first football game of the season last week at Paul Laird Field. more

Silo schools remember 9/11

The Chickasaw Color Guard was on hand at Silo school this past Wednesday, Sept. 11, to retire the school’s old flag and help dedicate a new flag on a new flagpole donated by the WoodmenLife … more

Cheering on the team

Durant cheerleaders line up before Lions football players run out onto the field for the start of the first game of the season. more

Outgoing president reflects on time at SE

Sean Burrage had big challenges when he took the reins as Southeastern Oklahoma State University president on July 1, 2014. As he prepares to leave, Burrage says he believes he and his team have met … more

Choctaw Nation wins major communication awards

NEW ORLEANS – Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma received two of the top honors for a communications piece at the SEDC Communication Awards Ceremony. The awards ceremony was held during the 2019 … more

Livestock committee gets tech money

From left, Dakota Crissman, loan officer for Oklahoma AgCredit; Robert Bourne, secretary of the Bryan County Jr. Livestock Show; Bradley Wilson Vice President Oklahoma AgCredit and the livestock show … more

Voters give nod to $48.6 million bond

Durant voters overwhelmingly approved a $48.6 million bond issue in a special election this past Tuesday. Approximately 70 percent of voters said yes to the plan to build a new elementary school and … more

Pianist to kickoff 47th season of Musical Arts Series

Pianist Silvan Negruţiu will perform 32 Variations in C minor of Ludwig van Beethoven, Third Piano Suite, Op. 6 No. 1 by Constantin Silvestri, and works of George Enescu, Alexander Tcherepnin, … more

Honoring first responders

Calera Elementary students walked to the Calera Fire Station Wednesday morning to show support for first responders on the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Calera Fire-Rescue … more

Warming up before the game

The Pride of Durant and the Durant Sparklers played before the start of the first home football game of the season Sept. 6. more

Dr. Bryon Clark named Interim President at Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Clark appointed as former President Sean Burrage leaves for University of Oklahoma position. more

Letter to the Editor

Do you know a local small business owner who took part in the #MyDurant movement or wanted assistance from the Small Business Revolution? Make sure they do not miss applying for The Flip: 74701. The … more

Voters approve $48.6 million in bonds

Durant voters who turned out Tuesday, overwhelmingly approved a $48.6 million bond issue in a special election Tuesday. Almost 70 percent of voters said yes to the plan to build a new elementary … more
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