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Man charged in rock attack

A homeless man is accused of hitting a person with a rock during an altercation. Thirty-five-year-old Danny Joe Green of Durant was charged Thursday with assault and battery with a dangerous … more

‘Rendezvous’ fur trade offers peek into the past, family fun

The Fur Trade Era Rendezvous is planned for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 3-6 at Fort Washita, 3348 State Road 199. The event is free and open to the public. Visitors can anticipate educational … more

Durant to select new councilmembers

By Friday morning, fewer than 30 people had turned out for early voting. Considering the fact that Durant’s municipal election has generated a great amount of interest on social media, election … more

SE Curriculum Contest attracts more than 1,900 high school students to campus

Some 1,963 students from 64 schools throughout the region participated in the 106th annual Oklahoma Inter-High School Curriculum Meet Thursday at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. The … more

Early voting underway today

Early voting for the April 2 election opens today, Thursday, and runs through tomorrow. The Bryan County election board office in the courthouse at 402 W. Evergreen St. in Durant, will be open from 8 … more

Council candidates forum held at SE

Southeastern Oklahoma Leadership Development hosted a Durant City Council candidates forum Wednesday afternoon at the Russell Building on the Southeastern campus. SE President Sean Burrage … more

Durant to be named Purple Heart City

Friday is Vietnam Veterans Memorial Day and Durant will be named a Purple Heart City during an event at 5:30 that evening at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center & Library. This new day of … more

Two charged with sex crimes

Two men have been charged with sexually abusing children in separate cases. Twenty-year-old Charles Glenn Gould of Calera has been charged with rape by instrumentation and lewd molestation. … more

LadyStorm plays at Ada

ADA – Tuesday at East Central featured the synchronized split, the mysterious ejection and the highlight-reel leap of the Storm shortstop over the diving Storm leftfielder to make a circus … more

Georgetti joins First United team

Kevin Georgetti has joined First United Bank as its Chief Compliance Officer. He will oversee the BSA/AML department, Compliance department and the development and implementation of the regulatory … more

Anger, hope from families and survivors of opioid crisis

A multimillion-dollar settlement in the nation’s deadliest drug crisis brought no relief to Jodi Barber, whose 19-year-old son died of a prescription drug overdose. He became addicted to … more

Harnessing momentum

More than 100 small-business owners gathered in the Bell Tower Event Center to learn from small business experts. Deluxe Corporation and Small Business Revolution – Main Street hosted a free … more

Choctaw named admiral in Public Health Service

Rear Adm. Travis Watts, a member of the Choctaw Nation, was promoted this month in a Flag Ceremony of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. With the “pinning” Watts advanced … more

Oklahoma moves to stop towns from fees, bans on plastic bags

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma lawmakers are considering legislation to prevent cities and towns from imposing a fee on single-use plastic and paper bags, a measure that officials in one … more

Wrecks injure two

Two people were injured in crashes Friday and Monday, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. Twenty-three-year-old Hunter Burkhalter of Calera was flown by air ambulance to Medical City Plano, Plano, … more

Maker of OxyContin reaches $270M settlement in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The maker of OxyContin and the family that owns the company have reached a $270 million settlement with the state of Oklahoma over the prescription painkiller’s role … more

Task force delves into city finances

The Durant Streets and Infrastructure Task Force heard from Durant’s Assistant City Manager and Treasurer Greg Buckley on the city’s financial condition. Buckley provided information on … more

Free small business seminar set Monday

Even though Durant wasn’t been selected to be on “Small Business Revolution – Main Street,” local small businesses can still benefit from the show’s experts. Deluxe … more

Democrat, community mourn loss

Paula Howell, who worked for the Durant Democrat for nearly 50 years until her retirement in 2016, died Wednesday after a short illness. She began her career on Feb. 1, 1967, working for owners … more

Achille mayor fails to appear for hearing

The mayor of Achille charged last year with burglary and methamphetamine possession failed to appear for a court hearing. According to Bryan County court records, 42-year-old David Shane Northcutt … more
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