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Senator talks travel and healthcare

During his visit to Bryan County last week, Republican Sen. James Lankford talked about healthcare costs and offered what he said would be a foolproof plan to end government shutdowns. Just lock … more

Council to consider recommendations tonight

The Durant City Council will consider a report and final recommendations from the Durant Streets and Infrastructure Task Force during a special called meeting at 6 p.m., today in the Roscoe J. … more

Southeastern debuts new website look

In an effort to better serve and inform all audiences – both internally and externally — Southeastern Oklahoma State University recently debuted a newly redesigned website … more

Oklahoma tribal leaders unite in gaming compacts stance

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Leaders of 29 Oklahoma tribal nations have sent a letter to Gov. Kevin Stitt saying they believe the current compacts governing tribal casinos in the state will … more

Council to consider possible separation agreement for City Manager

In a last-minute update to Tuesday’s special meeting agenda, the Durant City Council will discuss the possibility of City Manager Tim Rundel’s resignation and any separation agreement … more

Stars shine in Durant

Tennessee Cole, 18 months, poses for a photo with one of his favorite celebrities, Tow Mater. Tennessee and his parents, Brandon and Stephanie traveled from Sherman to see the star of the animated … more

Masons planning Trade Days, Aug. 3-4

Shawn Springer and the Free Masons of District want to promote community involvement. Springer said that’s why they are planning a Durant Trade Days event at the Bryan County … more

Durant to kick off city manager search

The Durant City Council will hold a special meeting Monday morning to officially begin its search for a new city manager. The agenda includes a resolution to close part of the process from public … more

Downtown active with even more planned

Durant Main Street Executive Director Stephanie Gardner said it’s been a busy summer in the downtown business district, and she is optimistic about the growth she sees. “We’re … more

Hall retires from fire department

Marc Hall, a longtime veteran with the Durant Fire Department officially retired on June 30. Hall started his career on January 29, 1991, as a firefighter and dedicated 28 years, to serving the … more

EngageOK wraps up fourth year in Durant

For the fourth year in a row the Durant Independent School District hosted EngageOK. DISD Superintendent Duane Merideth said more than 700 teachers from around Southeastern Oklahoma gathered at … more

One injured in rollover wreck

A Greenville, Texas, man was seriously injured after rolling his pickup 1.3 miles north of Achille on Highway 78. Thirty-four-year-old Nicolas Paulin was flown by air ambulance to McKinney Baylor … more

Man facing many charges for road rage deaths

A Kingston man has been hit with multiple felony charges for a crash in Bryan County that killed two people. Fifty-two-year-old Ralph Francis McEnnerney is charged with two counts of second-degree … more

Bryan County among counties approved for disaster assistance

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt says the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved disaster assistance for 18 counties, including Bryan County, due to spring … more

Educators to descend on Durant

More than 800 teachers from around Southeastern Oklahoma are expected to descend on Durant High School for the fourth annual EngageOK On the Road. The day-long event is to provide teachers with … more

Christmas in July on Main Street

Santa Claus made a surprise visit to Durant last Friday as part of Durant Main Street’s “Christmas in July” event for its monthly First Friday celebration. “We have found … more

Oklahoma AG calls company ‘kingpin’ in state’s opioid crisis

NORMAN (AP) — Consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson was a “kingpin” company that helped fuel the most devastating public health crisis in Oklahoma history, the state … more

OHP: Road rage causes double-fatality crash

Two people are dead and one person is in jail after a crash Saturday that the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said was caused by road rage. Forty-seven-year-old Randy Kinyon of Henderson, Texas, died at … more

Local cance survivor to speak to Democratic Women

Local businesswoman and cancer and spousal abuse survivor Stephanie Luke will be guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Bryan County Federation of Democratic Women at noon Tuesday, July … more

Senior committee applications now online

The application to serve on Durant’s new Senior Citizen Advisory Committee is now available on the city’s website,, under the “How Do I …” tab. City … more
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