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Investigation into shooting leads to drug arrest

An investigation into a shooting led to the arrest of a Calera man on drug-trafficking charges. Fifty-two-year-old Stephen Charles Maynard has been charged with trafficking in cocaine, possession … more

Locals participate in All-State Chorus

Local students participated in the recent Oklahoma Music Educators Association (OkMEA) All-State Chorus in Tulsa. Students from Durant and Silo were among those who participated. All of these … more

Victory Life Academy Honor Rolls

A- Honor Roll: Kindergarten: Liam Booth, Isabelle Naughton, Elijah Paulson, Atticus Morrison, Boaz Shain First Grade: Warren Ammons, Asher Hix, Mattie Allison, Isreal Sheriff, Mya Snyder, Myka … more

Jewell Alexander Hicks, amazing architect

Jewell Alexander Hicks was born June 3, 1882, in Arkansas to John T. and Frances (Wiley) Hicks. He was a tall young man of medium build with brown hair and brown eyes. By all accounts, he had a … more

Candidate filing for April 2 races approaching

Various municipalities in Bryan County will hold elections in April. Bryan County Election Board Secretary Kim Norris said now is the time for prospective candidates to prepare. “The best … more

Aviation Sciences Institute hosts open house

Southeastern Oklahoma State University hosted an Aviation Open House for high school juniors and seniors on campus Friday. Activities included campus tours, a tour of the Aviation Sciences … more

Bennington bell donated to museum

Durant Three Valley Museum ringed in a new donation following a presentation Thursday evening. Members of the former New Bennington Presbyterian Church donated the church bell to the museum. Dona … more

Officials say DIA must continue

Though they disagree on some of the finer points, Durant’s city manager and the chairman of the Durant Industrial Authority board agree that the DIA needs a new leader and continued … more

Bryan County Tournament action continues

Bryan County Tournament action moved to Bloomer Sullivan Arena at Southeastern on Thursday with consolation round action as Bennington and Achille girls as well as Colbert and Soper advanced to … more

Here’s your chance to ‘Be A Hero’

If you can run or walk you can be a hero for the United Way of Bryan County. The United Way will host its Sixth Annual “Be A Hero 5K and one-mile Fun Run,” at 9 a.m., March 2 in downtown … more

Pianist Catalin Dima to perform at Musical Arts concert

Pianist Catalin Dima will present a recital of the 24 Preludes of Frederic Chopin and Maurice Ravel’s Gaspard de la nuit on Wednesday, February 6, on the campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State … more

SE students participate in MLK Day of Service

Classes were not held Monday at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Instead, students participated in many community service projects, working at … more

Choctaw Nation honored by Blood Institute

Choctaw Nation associates have been recognized by the Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) for the impact of their lifesaving donations. An award was presented by OBI representative Michelle McGuire, … more

Dr. Brad Ludrick named coordinator of leadership program

Dr. Brad Ludrick has been named professor/coordinator of the Master of Science in Native American Leadership (MSNAL) program at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. He joined the Southeastern … more

Chamber celebrates with ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’

Durant’s business, civic and political leaders donned little black dresses, pearls and formal wear for “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce’s … more

Hot chili on a chilly day

Staff report The Durant High School FFA held its annual Chili Dinner and Live Auction in the Community Building at the Bryan County Fairgrounds in Durant, Thursday. Sydney Williams, a 10th … more

What was Durant Industrial Authority’s impact?

Proponents of a plan to defund the Durant Industrial Authority claim the move would finance infrastructure without any negative impact. But an analysis indicates the DIA may have helped increase the … more

City and county receive
donations from Choctaw Nation

Staff report The Choctaw Nation awarded the city of Durant and Bryan County, $61,400 from the new Choctaw Community Partner Fund on Tuesday to continue to help strengthen and develop the local … more

Pool rehab Phase II on agenda

The Durant City Council will consider moving ahead on Phase II of the Carl Albert Pool Renovation during a special called meeting tomorrow, Friday, morning. Cavins Construction Group, LLC of … more

Small Business Revolution gets raucous welcome

Speaking at the Student Union on the Southeastern Oklahoma State University Campus Tuesday night, Amanda Brinkman gave her evaluation of Durant’s campaign to be featured on the online small … more
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