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State Health Dept. wants to hear from you

The Oklahoma State Department of Health needs input to develop a state plan for maternal and child health services. The plan will establish goals and action items for years 2021-2025. The Maternal … more

Arts venue branching into film

A local business hopes to provide an option for those looking for family movie nights in Durant. “We heard from many parents who said they wished they had a movie alternative here in … more

Building burns in Durant

Staff report A building used for storage caught fire Saturday evening and the cause of the fire is under investigation. Durant firefighters were dispatched at 9:57 to 210 Katy Ave. and when … more

School board changes trip, welcomes new member

The Pride of Durant, will no longer go to the Liberty Bowl Festival in Memphis, Tenn. Instead, the Durant Board of Education approved a plan for the band to travel to Corpus Christi, Texas, to … more

Choctaw Nation tells old stories with modern technology

The Choctaw Nation Cultural Services Division is using modern technology to tell early tribal stories. Artifacts from the Choctaw Nation Capitol Museum in Tvshka Homma are now available for viewing … more

2019 Bryan County Free Fair closes with fun, excitement

The 2019 Bryan County Free Fair closed Saturday night with the bright lights, excitement, good food and fun of the carnival midway. The Durant Democrat was on hand to get a few photos of the … more

Area youth show off their livestock at Bryan County Free Fair

Dozens of Bryan County youth entered the show ring to compete in the Bryan County Free Fair Livestock Judging Friday and Saturday. In addition to calves, the competition included goats, lambs and … more

Summer President’s Honor Roll released at Southeastern

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

SE Tailgate Alley concert lineup announced

Country, rock and Americana are among the musical styles being offered by local and regional acts this fall as part of the Stuteville Chevrolet Tailgate Alley concert series at Southeastern Oklahoma … more

OCAST project helps Oklahoma small manufacturers to diversify markets served

Jim Willingham spoke loudly to project his voice over the roar of machinery on the busy manufacturing floor of KT Plastics Inc., located in Calera just outside of Durant. Automated machining … more

Man convicted in assault on police officer

A jury found a man guilty of injuring a police officer and recommended that he spend 10 years behind bars. A trial for 60-year-old Marcus Campbell of Durant began Tuesday and concluded that … more

Pres. Burrage welcomes teachers

Southeastern Oklahoma State University president Sean Burrage welcomed Bryan County’s educators to the SE campus Aug. 30 for the Bryan County Teachers Association annual meeting in Bloomer … more

Head of the Class

The Bryan County Teachers Association named its top teachers for the 2018-19 school year during its annual meeting Aug. 30 in Bloomer Sullivan Arena on the Southeastern Oklahoma State University … more

Durant Banker completes training

Abagael Perkins, with Shamrock Bank in Durant, recently completed the Oklahoma Bankers Association Compliance School in Oklahoma City. Perkins was among 39 participants at the school, which was … more

President Burrage accepts VP position at OU

The University of Oklahoma announced today the hiring of Southeastern President Sean Burrage as OU vice president for executive affairs, pending Board of Regents’ approval. Burrage, an … more

Who’s the Fairest?

Staff Report The 2019 Bryan County Free Fair officially began its run this past Saturday night when Durant High School senior Sydney Williams was crowned Fairest of the Fair for 2019. Williams … more

Calera FFA tops in tractor work

Calera FFA took all four top spots in the Bryan County Free Fair Tractor Driving Competition at the Bryan County Fairgrounds Tuesday afternoon. more

Award recipients announced for Southeastern Homecoming

Southeastern Oklahoma State University will celebrate homecoming on October 24-25-26. Traditional events include the parade, alumni golf tournament, the Alumni Association banquet honoring the … more

Jury term
began Tuesday

Staff report A jury term began Tuesday and concludes Sept. 18 with felony, misdemeanor and civil cases set for trial. As of press time Monday, 60-year-old Marcus L. Campbell of Durant was … more

A dizzy run for the ball

Southeastern volleyball player Malaysia Burns about lost her balance while running to pick up a football during an event held last week at Paul Laird Field where the football team had a scrimmage. … more
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