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Open house held for Northwest Heights 50th anniversary

Northwest Heights Elementary School celebrated its 50-year anniversary with an open house on Friday.More than 120 former staff and alumni attended the event where they fellowshipped with one another, … more

Julia Jackson Chapter to host Farm to Table Luncheon

The Julia Jackson Chapter of the local United Daughters of the Confederacy organization will hold an old south “Farm to Table” Luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. … more

Body recovered from Lake Texoma

A body was recovered Sunday afternoon near the Willis Bridge over Highway 377 at Lake Texoma in Marshall County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said.The body was recovered Sunday by Marshall County … more

Grube denies lawsuit charges

Councilmember Oden Grube denies making defamatory, libelous or slanderous statements about the City Manager Tim Rundel or interfering with his contract. In her Oct. 2 response to a lawsuit filed … more

Democrat lays out his plans for Oklahoma

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Drew Edmondson brought a warning to voters in Durant Friday.“The 2018 election will be a turning point,” Edmondson told a crowd of about 70 people at … more

Sheriff’s office receives traffic enforcement grant

The Bryan County Sheriff’s Office has received a grant for traffic enforcement to help reduce the number of crashes caused by unsafe speed.The grant is for $39,800 and it has been awarded by … more

Homecoming bonfire

There was a bonfire Thursday evening at Durant High School following the DHS/Southeastern Homecoming Parade.~NEWLINE~.neFileBlock {~NEWLINE~ margin-bottom: 20px;~NEWLINE~}~NEWLINE~.neFileBlock p … more

Choctaw Nation names 2018 Outstanding Elders

Choctaw Nation recognized its Outstanding Elders on Oct. 2 at the Choctaw Casino & Resort - Durant.Choctaw elders from each of the 12 districts were recognized and celebrated for their positive … more

Voters to answer State Questions

Two questions on the Nov. 6 ballot are getting a lot of attention.State Question 793 would amend the constitution to allow optometrists to open offices in big box retail and drug stores. Proponents … more

Durant School District receives Sandy Hook grant

The Durant School District has received a $150,000 grant to partner with Sandy Hook Promise to identify and help students who show signs of at-risk behavior.Delinda Knox, director of Safe & Drug … more

Northwest Heights Elementary celebrating 50th anniversary

Northwest Heights Elementary School is celebrating its 50th anniversary with an open house from 4-6 p.m. Friday.The theme is: “Glitter, Twinkle, Sparkle & Gold! NWH is turning 50 years … more

Council tables marijuana ordinance

The Durant City Council will hold a meeting on Oct. 23 about a proposed medical marijuana ordinance. The council also took another step toward welcoming a new manufacturer to the area.The council … more

City putting pot on the table

The Durant City council will consider a draft ordinance on the production, sale and use of medical marijuana inside the city limits. The proposed ordinance makes one thing clear from the beginning: … more

Democrats to host Drew Edmondson

Bryan County Democrats will host Governor candidate Drew Edmondson at a “Meet and Greet” luncheon at Roma Italian Restaurant at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12.Drew Edmondson served as the State … more

SE Homecoming activities scheduled

Southeastern Oklahoma State University will celebrate Homecoming 2018 on Oct. 11-13.The traditional Homecoming parade is set for Thursday Oct. 11, at 6:30 p.m. in downtown Durant. That … more

Oct. 12 is voter registration deadline

Friday, Oct. 12, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the Nov. 6.Persons who are United States citizens, residents of Oklahoma, and at least 18 years old … more

Job fair connected job seekers with job providers

More than 360 job seekers and 46 employers came to the Choctaw Event Center in Durant for the Durant Job Fair sponsored by the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce and the Choctaw Nation, Thursday. Durant … more

Deputies investigate thefts

Sheriff’s deputies have investigated several burglaries and thefts the past few days.Deputy Tyler Balentine was dispatched Wednesday to the 3200 block of Sexton Road where Caitlin Morgan told … more

Iconic food bank has closed its doors

In 1997 a parishioner at St. William’s Catholic Church wanted to expand the church’s outreach to the poor and St. Catherine’s House Food Bank was born. At the end of September, … more

Indian Chamber annual meeting to be held

The Choctaw Casino & Resort in Durant is the site of The Gathering in 2018, the annual meeting of the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma. The three-day event opens Sunday, Oct. 7 and … more
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