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Council approves street projects

The Durant City Council took its first steps toward long-awaited street repairs at its regular meeting Tuesday night. The Council unanimously voted to spend approximately $2.1 million on milling and … more

OPEN FOR BUSINESS!

The Durant business community welcomed two new neighbors with official ribbon-cutting ceremonies. more

Restoration of angel monument almost complete

Local artist Janie Umsted has almost finished restoring an historic angel statue to be displayed near the front entrance of Highland Cemetery. The angel originally marked the Barentine family … more

SE senior selected to represent University at Research Day

Tayler Hedgecock of Bokchito was recently selected to represent Southeastern Oklahoma State University at the 25th annual Research Day at the Capitol. He was one of 22 undergraduate students … more

County officials vote to begin reopening May 18

Bryan County elected officials met last Friday morning and agreed to reopen county offices with limited public access May 18 if conditions are favorable. Commissioners Ron Boyer and Tony Simmons, … more

Dave Matthews Band postpones Durant concert

Another national act set to perform in the Grand Theater at Choctaw Casino & Resort has adjusted its schedule due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus. Dave Matthews Band will be moving all of its 2020 … more

New Southeastern president begins duties

Even in the best of times, being a college president presents its own unique challenges. But those challenges have perhaps never been greater than in today’s world when college administrators … more

Journey to end its journey for 2020

Fans of the rock band Journey will be disappointed, but they won’t be out the money they paid for their tickets. The band announced the COVID-19 pandemic has forced cancellation of its tour … more

Commencement has been Reimagined

The class of 2020 will undoubtedly remember its senior year for the traditions previous classes enjoyed that they missed, Liz McCraw wants to give them something unique to their class. “This … more

Parade of vehicles congratulates Calera woman on her retirement

A parade of approximately 50 vehicles traveled by Peggy Scott’s home April 24 in Calera to honor her retirement as a rural route mail carrier from the U.S. Post Office. The occupants waved, … more

COVID 19 strikes annual event in Bryan County

The COVID-19 virus has struck again, this time it’s the 24th Annual Magnolia Festival.  Magnolia Festival of Oklahoma and Durant Area Chamber of Commerce have announced that the 24th … more

Silo junior wins Law Day Essay Contest

Editor’s note: Silo junior Emily Farr wrote this essay which won the Bryan County Bar Association’s Law Day Essay Contest. Law Day is celebrated on May 1st every year that commemorates … more

New trash collection policies coming

The City of Durant will implement new solid waste collection policies Friday, May 1. According to the City’s website, the changes are to improve service, meet customer needs and keep the city … more

Dr. Bryon Clark retires after 30 years at Southeastern

During his 30-year career at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Dr. Bryon Clark has worn many hats – including that of interim president over the last six months. On April 30, the … more

Awesome students doing good work

These Bryan County kids are stepping up and doing good for themselves and their community. more

Bryan County 4-H'ers shine with style

The Bryan County 4-H Impressive Dress contest was held recently at the Bryan County Oklahoma Cooperative Extension office with a total of fourteen 4-H members competing.  The contest is … more

Marcum graduates Summa Cum Laude

Emily Anne Marcum of Durant is graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of Oklahoma in May. Her degree is a Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise Science. Marcum’s future … more

Spiritual response to First Responders

Local churches got together to pray for and encourage Bryan County first responders as they deal with the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. more
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