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Washington Irving releases honor roll

SUPERINTENDENT HONOR ROLL FIRST GRADE Vladimir Adams, Mackenzie Alberda, Jonathan Allen, Tanner Bergdoll, Kayson Boyd, Delaiyne Bridges, Brinlee Brooks, Brilee Brown, Abigail Bullard, Jadon … more

Hofmeister refuses to discuss newsletter at public forum

A Durant pastor and political activist criticized State Superintendent of Instruction Joy Hofmeister’s refusal to meet with a state lawmaker and citizens concerned about an August Oklahoma … more

Man pleads no contest to baseball league embezzlement

A man accused of taking thousands of dollars from a Durant baseball league has pleaded no contest to an embezzlement charge. Thirty-five-year-old Justin Bennett Alberda on Wednesday entered a … more

Regents to interview three candidates for SE president

The Board of Regents of the Regional University System of Oklahoma (RUSO) met Wednesday to conduct online interviews of eight candidates for the presidency of Southeastern Oklahoma State … more

Reaction to raising speed limits to 80 mph mixed

OKLAHOMA CITY – Not all Oklahomans are in a hurry to see speed limits raised to 80 mph on some stretches of state turnpikes. Traffic engineers and other professionals have been looking at … more

Bryan County Tournament

Junior High Girls Monday, Jan. 13 Colbert vs. Boswell, 6 p.m. at Caddo Bennington vs. Soper, 6 p.m. at Tushka Tuesday, Jan. 14 Calera vs. Achille, Noon at Caddo Caddo vs. … more

Deadline to register approaching

Friday, January 17, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the February 11, 2020 Rock Creek and Calera School Bond Election and Durant Special Proposition … more

Airport to be back in business Jan. 17

A multi-million project at Eaker Field will be wrapping up soon and a re-opening ceremony is planned for 1:30 p.m., Jan. 17. According to an email from airport manager Katie Hefner, city, state … more

Residents upset over sewage leak

A messy situation on Brookhaven Drive in Durant should be finally resolved by April, according to Durant Public Works Director Marty Cook. He said one difficulty is getting information out to people … more

Achille, Bennington schools receive top grade

Achille Elementary School and Bennington Elementary School are two of 66 schools statewide that recently received a B in their state school report card from the Oklahoma State Department of … more

Durant High School Choral Director Aprill Raines named OkMEA Exemplary Teacher

Durant High School Choral director Aprill Raines will be awarded the Oklahoma Music Educators Association (OkMEA) Exemplary Teacher Award on Thursday, January 16, 2020. The ceremony is a part of the … more

Going off the rails

Durant/Bryan County Emergency Management responded Monday morning to a locomotive that came off the tracks near Highway 70 and Northeast Second Avenue. The middle engine derailed and another one was … more

Back to school

Washington Irving Elementary School principal Lisa Whitley welcomes Brinlee Brooks back to school on Monday after the holiday break. Washington Irving students filled the hallways Monday morning … more

Tribes sue governor over casino gambling

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Three of the most powerful tribes in Oklahoma filed a federal lawsuit against the state’s governor, asking the court to help resolve a dispute over gambling at tribal … more

Woman makes painting of old barn that has since collapsed

A local artist has made paintings of a historic barn that was toppled by high winds in 2018. The Bell barn off Highway 48 in Kenefic was knocked down during a storm on Nov. 30, 2018. Built in … more

‘Inheriting Edith’ to be subject of Jan. 9 Book Talk

“Inheriting Edith” is Book Talk’s choice for its Jan. 9 discussion at Donald W. Reynolds Community Center & Library, 1515 W. Main St. in Durant. Retired state employee Sandy … more

Crash injures two

A Caddo woman was injured in a single-vehicle crash Wednesday evening in Atoka County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. Thirty-six-year-old Bronwyn Cooper was flown by air ambulance to OU Medical … more

Tulsa authorities say 3 more arrested in prison-gang killing

TULSA (AP) — Tulsa County authorities say three more individuals have been arrested in connection with the December murder of a member of a white-supremacist prison gang. The Tulsa County … more

Survey suggests economy growing in 9 Midwest, Plains states

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new monthly survey of business supply managers suggests the economy is growing slowly in nine Midwest and Plains states as the U.S. trade war with China continues, … more

Choctaw Nation agrees to extension of Hunting and Fishing Compact

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma’s Hunting and Fishing Compact has been extended through December 31, 2020, based on a signed agreement tied to an offer received earlier this week from the … more
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