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Durant man dies in single-vehicle crash

A Durant man was killed when his car crashed into at tree, officials said. Twenty-four-year-old Asa Frings died at the scene of the crash late Monday evening at Sunny Meadows Drive near Quail … more

Choctaws to give city an intersection

The Durant City Council voted to accept a new traffic signal on South 9th Avenue to deal with expected traffic from the Choctaw Casino resort expansion currently under construction. Marty Cook, … more

Body found on Matoy Road

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) is investigating a suspicious death after being requested by the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office. Thursday morning, a local resident discovered a … more

Tarzan to swing into Durant High School auditorium tonight

Butterflies will flutter and ape men will swing through the air when the Durant Independent School District’s vocal music department opens the Disney musical, “Tarzan,” in the Durant High … more

“The Fifth Season” to be subject of Nov. Book Talk

An acclaimed dystopian science-fiction novel is Book Talk’s choice for its Nov. 14 discussion at Donald W. Reynolds Library. Dr. Alexa Smith-Osborne will lead the 7 p.m. … more

Wingshooting bonanza: Good duck hunting, quail hunting on tap in Oklahoma

The next few weeks should be for the birds across Oklahoma, quite literally. That’s because southern Oklahoma duck hunters are off to a good start in Zone 2 after last weekend’s season … more

Veterans Day parade held in rain

It was a rainy and windy morning when the Pride of Durant Marching Band marched for the Veterans Day Parade held Monday in downtown Durant. Former Bryan County Sheriff Ken Golden drove this World … more

Third annual Magnolia Christmas Fest to begin Friday

Magnolia Festival of Oklahoma and Durant Area Chamber of Commerce announce the 3rd Annual Magnolia Christmas Fest, Nov. 15-16 at the Choctaw Event Center, 3702 Choctaw Rd., in Durant. The Magnolia … more

DHS Class of 1989 meets for 30th reunion

The Durant High School Class of 1989 celebrated a milestone with their 30th reunion event at The Plaza, October 26. The tight-knit and friendly group has remained close over the years. When … more

Saturday afternoon fire damages house

Terry Manners thought he smelled tires burning while he worked behind his South 7th Avenue home Saturday afternoon. "I thought, 'They shouldn't be burning tires out here with all these houses and … more

Businessman in running for national award

Eric Stuteville, dealer principal at Stuteville Chevrolet of Durant, is one of 49 dealers nominated for the 2020 TIME Dealer of the Year award. The nominees from across the country will be honored … more

Musical Arts Series to host two performances next week

American baritone Norman Garrett will present a recital on Tuesday, Nov. 12 on the campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall. A public master will be … more

Chorvettes, food and fun

The Chorvettes from Southeastern Oklahoma State University performed at Roma Italian Restaurant Friday evening to raise funds for a planned trip to Branson. While there they will perform at The … more

DHS senior performs solo during choir festival

Durant High School Senior Olivia Wilson performed a solo during the 2019 Southeastern All-District Honor Choir Festival on the campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University Thursday … more

2019 Southeastern All-District Honor Choir Festival

More than 300 choir students from approximately 16 Southeast Oklahoma school districts gathered on the campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University Thursday for the 2019 Southeastern All-District … more

PLAY for Cris Run

The inaugural PLAY (Promoting Lifetime Activities for Youth) for Cris 5K Marathon and Fun Run was held Saturday afternoon in Durant. more

Chief Pyle remembered at service

Gregory E. Pyle, the 46th Chief of the Choctaw Nation, was remembered during a celebration of life Saturday morning at the Choctaw Event Center. Pyle passed away on Oct. 26. A graduate of … more

Lightning strikes chimney

Lightning struck a chimney during a storm Wednesday, according to a Durant Fire Department report. Firefighters responded at 6:35 a.m. to 7408 Perfect Drive after a call about a lightning strike … more

Kiwanis Pancake Day is Tuesday

The Kiwanis Club of Durant is preparing for its annual pancake day from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Bryan County Community Building. The Kiwanis Club of Durant will be celebrating its 70th … more

From Bosnia to Bryan County

John Dean said log wagons, reflective triangles and Bosnian officials convinced him to become a city manager. “I got to see where there were simple decisions made that impacted … more
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