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Wall that Heals to open Thursday

The Wall that Heals, a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, will be arriving today in Durant and it will be open for viewing from Thursday through Sunday. A project of the Three Valley Museum … more

John Massey named State Regent Emeritus

State Regent John Massey was recognized as a state regent emeritus during the April 24 meeting of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. Massey will complete his third nine-year term on … more

Gov. Stitt tours storm damage

Trish Singleton said her property looks “300 percent better” than it did last Wednesday morning due in large part to an outpouring of support by the Singleton’s friends, family and … more

Man drowns in Red River

A man drowned while trying to rescue a child swept away in a current on the Red River, the Marine Enforcement Division of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. The body of 36-year-old Antonio … more

Rep. Roberts named to Big Five board

Big Five Community Services, Inc. is privileged to announce the newest Big Five Board member to its Board of Directors, representing the Public Sector for Bryan County. Oklahoma State … more

Prayer breakfast focused on Passion, People, Purpose

Approximately 60 people gathered in the Southeastern Oklahoma State University Ballroom Wednesday morning for the 38th Annual Durant Community Prayer Breakfast in observance of the National Day of … more

Task Force starts draft

The Durant Streets and Infrastructure Task Force appointed a subcommittee to begin drafting the report it hopes to present to the Durant City Council at the end of June during its regular meeting … more

Tornado claims second life

An EF-3 tornado that tore through the Blue and Bokchito area Tuesday evening has claimed a second life. The Collin County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed that 83-year-old Mary Draper … more

Infrastructure Task Force heading into home stretch

The Durant Streets and Infrastructure Task Force has an ambitious agenda for today’s regular meeting. Task Force Chairman Mike Davis acknowledged the agenda is lengthy, but he said it is time … more

Tornado tears through Blue/Bokchito area

One woman is dead, and nine others were reported injured by a tornado that tore a path roughly from Blue to Bokchito, tearing trees out of the ground, ripping up power lines and flattening structures … more

Prescription turn-in day held

Ninety six pounds of unwanted prescription pills were turned in during an event sponsored by the Bryan County Substance Abuse Task Force, the Drug Enforcement Adminstration and Walmart. The event … more

Coffee and doughnuts for a cause

The campaign to raise money for a new senior citizens’ center in Durant will end today with a coffee and doughnut social at the current center on 16th Avenue in Durant. Sierra Kovash, local … more

Wreck injures two

Two people were injured during a Friday crash west of Mead, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. The accident happened at 2:27 p.m. on Big Valley Road at Paris Lane when vehicles driven by … more

Oden Grube appointed mayor

Councilmember Oden Grube was appointed mayor during a special called meeting of the Durant City Council Monday morning. Newly-elected At-Large councilmember Steve Brittingham was unanimously … more

Several businesses cited for selling alcohol to people under 21

On April 16-17, Durant Police Department hosted a law enforcement training on alcohol enforcement in partnership with Wichita Mountains Prevention Network (WMPN) and the Oklahoma ABLE Commission. The … more

Merideth selected as Superintendent of the Year

The Oklahoma Association of School Administrators (OASA) announced Duane Merideth of Durant Public Schools as the 2019 OASA District 17 Superintendent of the Year. Merideth will be recognized at … more

Annual Community Prayer Breakfast to be held

The 38th Annual Durant Community Prayer Breakfast will be held on the National Day of Prayer, Thursday, May 2, at 6:30 a.m. in the Ballroom at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Durant Kiwanis … more

Choctaws open new courthouse

The Choctaw Nation officially opened its new Judicial Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday morning in Durant. Chief Gary Batton told those gathered in the Ishahli Courtroom the move … more

Choctaws kickoff $585 mil. project

Janie Dillard, senior executive officer for Commerce for the Choctaw Nation, reminisced about the old Choctaw bingo hall. “We had 140 employees and no money in the bank,” Dillard said … more

Ashes of retired fire chief interred

The Durant Fire Department, in a procession of fire trucks, carried the ashes of retired chief Haskell Manners Jr. to Highland Cemetery for burial which is what he wanted. Manners, who went by the … more
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