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Summer enrollment soars at Southeastern

Summer enrollment appears to be reaching record levels at Southeastern Oklahoma State University as planning continues for the fall semester, the University said, in a news release. Although … more

Deadline to request absentee ballots nears

Less than a week remains for registered voters in Bryan County to apply for absentee ballots to be mailed to them for the June 30 Primary, Rock Creek I-2 and Achille I-3 School Board, Special … more

Durant adopts $17.7 million budget

The Durant City Council adopted a $17.7 million budget for fiscal 2020, an increase of $1.4 million from the fiscal 2019 budget. However, figures provided by the city project that Durant will end … more

Hundreds march through downtown Durant

Hundreds of protesters met on the Bryan County Courthouse lawn and then marched through downtown Durant June 9 to speak out against racism and police brutality. The protest originated after … more

DIA to move director to City Hall

The Executive Director of the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce is concerned her organization may struggle financially after the Durant Industrial Authority moves its office into City … more

Carl Albert Swimming Pool is now open

The Carl Albert Swimming Pool opened this week with a new schedule that City Manager John Dean said was set with the public in mind. “It gives the public better access to the pool,” … more

Durant outperforms state on sales tax receipts

The City of Durant sales tax collections fared much better than the state overall according to the first sales tax collection report issued since the COVID-19 Coronavirus business closures were … more

Durant Main Street First Friday

Hobbs Music performs Friday evening at the Pocket Park in downtown Durant during Main Street’s First Friday. Jack Tidwell performs Friday evening during the Magnolia Mile Art Alley … more

Leadership Durant applications available now

Leadership Durant, under the umbrella of the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce, is for professionals who desire to learn more about their community and develop or further enhance their leadership … more

Solar panels catch fire

The Durant Fire Department responded to a fire at Rolloffs of America caused by an electrical short in solar panels, according to a DFD report. Firefighters responded at 10:39 a.m. Saturday to the … more

Art alley debuts on First Friday

Lauren Manon’s mural, Park West,” was voted the top entry during the Magnolia Mile Art Alley debut Friday evening. Beth Ann Dennis received second place and third place went to Tarrah … more

Friends and families memorialize Ford, Sarver

The second pair of students killed in a Memorial Day weekend wreck were laid to rest in emotional funeral services last week. Hunter Ford’s father tearfully remembered his son during a … more

Four miles in honor of four boys

Approximately 40 people ran four miles Monday evening at Crooked Smile Trail in memory of four Durant High School students, Fernando Flores, Hunter Ford, Kaleb Foster and Jack Sarver. The run was … more

Boatmun receives Oklahoma Online Excellence Award for Leadership

Dr. Tim Boatmun recently received the Oklahoma Online Excellence Award for Individual Leadership. The award was presented by The Council for Online Learning Excellence (COLE), an initiative of the … more

Hunter and Jack brought home

Motorcyclists were among the many escorting the hearse containing Hunter Ford and Jack Sarver back to Brown’s Funeral Home Saturday morning. Many watched the procession on Main Street for … more

Clifts to celebrate 50th anniversary

Bob “Sonny” Clift and Judy (Jackson) Clift are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on June 6, 2020. Judy is a Durant native, the daughter of the late Johnny and Frances Jackson, … more

Roma serves more than 600 to benefit families

Roma Italian Restaurant served more than 600 in curbside pickup Monday and 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the families of of four Durant High School students, Fernando Flores, Hunter … more

Firefighters respond to structure fires

The Durant Fire Department was dispatched Friday to structure fires in Durant and Blue. Firefighters were responded at 3:45 a.m. to a fire at 108 East Main Street and when they arrived, there were … more

Top court gives nod to redistrict petition

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has cleared the way for a petition to change how legislative district boundaries are drawn in Oklahoma. In a May 27 decision, the court ruled that the gist for … more

Young retires from Street Department after 34 years

In 1986 James Young was working for American Packing in Durant and decided to look for a new job. “They had just been bought out by a new owner and they were talking about pay cuts,” … more
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