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Fort Washita to show community movie

The Chickasaw Nation will host an outdoor showing of the 2017 movie “The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature,” 8 p.m., Saturday, May 12, at Fort Washita, 3348 State Rd 199.Guests are encouraged to … more

Standing up to violence for 30 years

In 1988 then-assistant District Attorney Theresa McGehee told the Bryan County Community Services Council that the county needed an agency to serve the victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse. … more

Council to discuss pending litigation

The Durant City Council scheduled an executive session tonight to discuss lawsuits filed by one former and one current employee. In an apparent attempt to address one of the employees’ … more

Scratching it out

Durant High School (DHS) senior Hannah J. McDonald, joined other select members of the DHS varsity mixed choir on stage with the rock band Foreigner. The choir students sang the chorus of the … more

Employee sues, blasts City Hall online

A Durant city employee filed a lawsuit against the city Thursday morning, then released an 18-page statement on social media Thursday night alleging sexual harassment, inappropriate behavior … more

Durant residents distrust leaders

According to a survey, commissioned by the city of Durant and conducted by Olathe, Kansas – based ETC Institute, Durant citizens have an overall positive view of their city, its schools and … more

Silo athlete, scholar receives accolades

A Silo High School student was recognized as a player for excellence in athletics and the classroom, Wednesday.Jesson Pratt, a standout athlete and Silo senior, was named a finalist in the U.S. … more

Museum to hold golf tournament fundraiser

Durant Three Valley Museum is holding its fifth annual “History in the Making” Golf tournament on Saturday, April 28 at the Denison Country Club in Denison, Texas.According to Nancy … more

3-2 vote OK’s small lots

The Durant City Council approved earlier this week a controversial residential plat application on a split vote over opposition by residents who live near the property. Council members Chad Hitchcock … more

Durant searching for new treasurer

The city of Durant is in the market for a new city treasurer and will soon be looking for an assistant treasurer. In the meantime, the city council has hired a company to handle the day-to-day … more

City approves development job

During a sometimes-contentious special meeting Monday night, the Durant City Council approved an amended contract to work with the Durant Industrial Authority (DIA) to hire an Economic Development … more

City preps for budget issues

The Durant City Council discussed a comprehensive plan for the city, issues raised by a recent survey of citizens and toured some city facilities during a workshop meeting this past Saturday. Mayor … more

Landfill to close Wednesday

The Durant landfill will be closed Wednesday for maintenance to its truck scales.The closing will not affect regular trash pickup and the landfill will resume normal operation on Thursday … more

Car crashes into building

Matt Swearengin | Durant DemocratA car crashed into Lulu’s Bargain Barn on Kay Avenue at approximately 8:08 p.m. Friday. According to the Durant Fire Department, the vehicle was traveling at a … more

Bond issue for streets, sales tax on June ballot

(An earlier story incorrectly said the city of Durant was calling for a special election on June 26. The election on June 26 is a regular primary election.)This June, Durant voters will decide if the … more

Teacher protest in its second week

Oklahoma lawmakers returned to the state Capitol on Monday as teachers in the state’s largest school districts entered a second week of massive demonstrations to demand more education funding, … more

Taylor announces his candidacy for state representative

From Staff ReportsDurant-based attorney Steve Taylor has announced his candidacy for Oklahoma State Representative for District 21 as a Republican.“I thank Rep. Dustin Roberts, who is not … more

Durant to consider special election

The Durant City Council will consider calling a special election for a $20 million bond issue and to continue an existing sales tax at its regular meeting tonight.The council will decide whether to … more

Council rejects DIA director plan

The Durant Industrial Authority (DIA) will be without an executive director a little longer after the Durant City Council rejected a plan presented by City Manager Tim Rundel.Under the plan, the … more

Having a blast

Members of the First U.S. Artillery reenactors fire off “Aunt Jane” during the 27th Annual Rendezvous at Fort Washita, Thursday. Nick Wallace of Fort Towson is a member of the group and … more
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