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Manslaughter charge filed in motorcycle fatality

A Durant man has been charged with first-degree manslaughter for an accident involving motorcycles a year ago that claimed the life of one of the riders.Fifty-seven-year-old Kendall Eugene Nagorski … more

Claims of transgender hate in Achille

A social media storm erupted in Achille over the weekend, but on Monday morning, none of the major players could be found.According to Bryan County District Court records, Brandy Kay Kleeman Rose, … more

Event to be held for suicide awareness

Last August, a mother received news that is any parent’s worst nightmare and she has since been bringing awareness to an issue few seem to talk about.Twenty-one-year-old Cali Guthrie took her … more

Durant teen injured in Marshall County crash

A Durant teenager was injured Saturday in a single-vehicle crash north of Madill, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said.Sixteen-year-old Cody Garlington was flown by air-evac to OU Medical Center in … more

Our village must educate its children

We need education for many reasons; fundamentally, we cannot have a democracy without it. People who cannot evaluate information cannot cast informed votes. Education teaches us how to decode whether … more

Back to school, back to basics

I was one of those strange kids who couldn’t wait for summer to be over and school to start again. It was not because my summer vacations were duds. I had a sister and a brother, and our … more

Durant still on the hunt

The Durant City Council is in its fifth month of searching for a new city treasurer and City Manager Tim Rundel said it isn’t clear when the job will be filled.“We have been doing a … more

It’s time to continue successes of the past

New beginnings. Every time a new school year begins it becomes paramount to consider the development and growth from previous years — and how one is able to improve in the coming school year. … more

A new year, new possibilities

The end of summer vacation is right around the corner and a new school year awaits thousands of Durant Lions. The Class of 2032 will be beginning their school careers, while the Class of 2019 … more

Organizers say drug surrender event a success

A program to allow residents to safely dispose of unwanted prescription drugs was a success, organizers say.On Aug. 4, the Bryan County Substance Abuse Task Force in partnership with the Bryan County … more

Bokchito man dies from injuries received in wreck

A Bokchito man has died from injuries in a crash late last month, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said this week.Forty-year-old Jeremy Howell died at Plano Medical Center, Plano, Texas, where he had … more

Choctaws host Ag Expo in Durant

More than 500 people attended the Choctaw Nation’s first Agricultural Expo in more than 10 years, according to a press release from the Choctaw Nation’ Agriculture Outreach … more

Bryan County Free Fair approaches

The Bryan County Free Fair is scheduled for September 5 through the 8. With the fair being only a few weeks away, it’s time to start getting your canning, quilts, crafts, and chickens ready for … more

President’s Honor Roll released at Southeastern

Undergraduate students who have achieved superior academic performance are recognized by Southeastern Oklahoma State University each semester by being named to the President’s Honor Roll or the … more

Vandals storm Tiki G’s

The owners of a local fun spot are choosing to take the high road after their new business was vandalized this past Sunday night.“We don’t see this as a reflection of the people of … more

A community on the fringe

According to staff at the Donald W. Reynolds Library and Community Center, homeless people visit the library regularly. They are given food, a chance to access the internet and enjoy a brief respite … more

The queen steps down, long live the queen

It was the end of one era and the beginning of a new era at Tanglewood Resort Thursday night.Pam Daniel ended her 52-year reign as Miss Lake Texoma when she placed the tiara on Kenzie Baca, winner of … more

Choctaw Recycling Center nearing 20 million pounds of recycled material

Choctaw Nation opened the doors of the Durant recycling center in December of 2010 making them the only recycling facilities in their region. They later added a facility in Poteau to help process all … more

SE-McCurtain County instructor’s book hits USA Today best-seller list

You might say Kelly Stone Gamble is one of those people who practices what she preaches. Or in this case, teaches.Since 2014, the Baxter Springs, Kansas, native has taught Introduction to Literature … more

House burns down on Cemetery Road

A house burned down Saturday morning on Cemetery Road and the cause of the fire is under investigation by the Durant Fire Department.Firefighters were dispatched at 2:46 to 1515 Cemetery Road and … more
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