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Officials: Airport is major economic development asset

Tucked away just west of Durant, the airport is a facility that many people may not think of often. But Mayor Jerry Tomlinson said the airstrip has become a major asset to the … more

Calera residents upset over highway project

Calera residents voiced concerns that a highway project through the town does not include exits for Main Street during the Calera council’s regular meeting Thursday. In July 2016, Oklahoma … more

Democrats to mark Christmas with party and charity

Bryan County Democrats will celebrate Christmas with a lunch-time party and donations to a local charity. The Bryan County Democratic Party and the Federation of Democratic Women have a … more

New judge appointed for Bryan County

There will soon be a new judge at the Bryan County Courthouse. Bryan County District Judge Mark R. Campbell recently appointed Abby Rogers of Durant as the new Special Judge. Rogers will … more

Vietnam Wall replica coming to Durant

Staff report The Wall That Heals, a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, is being brought to Durant May 9-12, 2019, it was announced Tuesday. The Wall, which will be open 24 hours per day, … more

No-tax plan
pitched for
city streets

The Durant City Council approved a task force to study the city’s infrastructure and a critic of last June’s failed $20 million bond issue to repair Durant’s streets proposed a plan … more

Durant makes the top 10

About 40 business and community leaders who gathered in the Old Ice House Beer Garden burst into cheers upon hearing that Durant was a top-10 finalist for the online small business makeover program … more

SE Commencement set for Saturday

Lobbyist/consultant Lesa Smaligo will be the speaker at Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s Fall Commencement on Saturday, December 15. Two ceremonies (10 a.m. and 2 p.m.) will be held … more

Candidates file for school board offices

The three-day filing period for school board offices ended recently and the following candidates filed for offices: Achille Daniel Howard Bennington Billy Russell Garey Martin Jimmy … more

Santa Claus comes to town

Santa Claus was the guest of honor for Durant Main Street’s event, “Santa’s Very Merry Main Street,” this past Saturday. The Jolly old Elf had breakfast with 60 of his most … more

Chamber wins environmental award

People from all over Oklahoma met recently to celebrate environmental excellence across the state and the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce has received an award. Keep Oklahoma Beautiful (KOB) … more

City Council to consider
infrastructure task force

In the wake of last June’s defeat of a bond issue to tackle poor roads, the Durant City Council tonight will consider a task force to study the city’s infrastructure. The seven-member … more

House under construction catches fire

Staff report A house that is vacant and under construction caught fire Sunday, according to the Durant Fire Department. Firefighters were dispatched at 1:24 a.m. to Brooke Lane and while … more

Durant makes top 10 for “Small Business Revolution - Main Street”

The city of Durant is heading into round two of a competition to be featured on a small business makeover Internet television program. “We have to continue rallying our community,” … more

Durant to learn fate today

Weeks of social media engagement attempting to get Durant ranked among the top-10 contenders for the Internet television program, “Small Business Revolution – Main Street,” comes to … more

Makeover show to announce finalists on Dec. 11

Durant residents have been inundating social media with positive messages and images in an effort to get the city ranked among the top 10 contenders for the Internet television program, “Small … more

Meals need repair to wheels

What Janelle Dunn and Kay Cooper want for Christmas won’t fit into a stocking, but it would be the gift that keeps on giving for hundreds of Bryan County seniors. They need an automatic … more

Bryan County Republicans to give thanks, celebrate

Staff Report Area conservatives are invited to join the Bryan County Republican Party for food and fellowship at their annual Christmas Dinner of Thanksgiving, Monday evening, Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. at … more

Achille councilman arrested

Staff report Another Achille city council member has been arrested for suspicion of drug violations and the Bryan County District Attorney’s Office is reviewing the report to determine … more

Sales taxes down 7 percent

Durant started the 2018 Christmas shopping season with 7 percent less sales tax revenue compared to the same time last year. But City Manager Tim Rundel said he has a plan to boost holiday … more
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