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Choctaw Nation receives highest recognition from DEQ

The Department of Environmental Quality, in partnership with Keep Oklahoma Beautiful (KOB), recognized the Choctaw Nation as an Oklahoma Clean Community during a ceremony held at the Choctaw Nation … more

Semis crash at Choctaw Road intersection

Neither driver was seriously injured in a crash between two semis at the Highway 69/75 and Choctaw Road intersection, according to the Durant Fire Department. Firefighters responded at 2:30 a.m. … more

Lady Lion powerlifters finish state runner-up

Once again the Durant Lady Lion powerlifting team had a host of state placers but fell just a little short in their quest for a third straight state championship, taking home runner-up … more

Schools to finish year with distance learning

The State Board of Education officially ordered all Oklahoma public school buildings remain closed during a special called meeting Wednesday morning. more

Simple recommendations for making a disinfecting solution

STILLWATER – In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are rethinking how they disinfect the surfaces in their homes and workspaces. Based on what currently is known about the novel … more

Bryan County now under Stitt's order as first COVID-19 case confirmed

Gov. Kevin Stitt has ordered non-essential businesses closed in 19 Oklahoma counties in which cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus has been found for at least the next 21 days. more

Child nutrition program is now underway

Feeding program to serve children 18 and younger. more

Mayor declares emergency, designates Durant a disaster area

Durant Mayor Oden Grube signed a proclamation Friday afternoon declaring an emergency and designating the city a disaster area. The emergency proclamation formalizes actions the city had taken … more

Restaurants facing serious Coronavirus challenges

Though it hasn’t been found in Durant yet, the COVID-19, Coronavirus is making an impact on the city. Janet Reed, executive Director of the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce said her organization … more

County developing protocols in light of virus

Bryan County's elected department heads will work with staff to determine best practices during fight against COVID-19. more

The time to apply for absentee ballots is now

Voters in Bryan County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the April 7, 2020 Achille I-3 and Rock Creek I-2 School Board & Town of Achille and Town of Bokchito Special … more

Virus could have impact on local elections

Voters in several Bryan County communities may be impacted by the COVID-19 Coronavirus even though they haven’t actually come into contact with it. Oklahoma State Election Board Secretary … more

City, County, Choctaws move against COVID-19

Bryan County Board of Commissioners declared the county to be under a state of emergency, falling in line with a similar declaration by Gov. Kevin Stitt for the rest of the state. Commissioner Jay … more

Southeastern Oklahoma State University cancels events, sets schedule

Byron Clark, interim president of Southeastern Oklahoma State University, issued the following guidelines for SOSU students, faculty and staff. ACADEMIC PROGRAMMING March 16-20 Spring … more

United Way Be a Hero Run a success

There were 372 participants in the Bryan County United Way Be A Hero 5K Run and Fun Run Saturday, March 7. Pam Robinson, United Way director, said she is still tabulating the amount raised but … more

SE senior studying at Swansea in Wales as Brad Henry Scholar

Fisher Fulton of Ada is Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s recipient of the Brad Henry International Scholarship for Spring 2020. The international study program, established by the … more

Bill to better protect domestic abuse victims passes Senate

OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoman dies every five days on average as a result of domestic violence according to the Oklahoma Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board. Sen. Michael Brooks said he … more

Bill providing relief for student loan debt passes House

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahomans might be more inclined to pursue careers in education under legislation approved Monday by the House of Representatives. House Bill 3382, authored by state Rep. … more

Lawmakers push to revise laws for medical marijuana industry

Home delivery of medical marijuana, a shorter dispensary setback from schools and making the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority its own agency are among the proposals that survived last … more

Law enforcement officers serve students breakfast

Bryan County Sheriff’s Office school resource officer Olesya Haislip serves Silo Elementary School students breakfast during the recent “Super Hero Day” when law enforcement … more
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