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Choctaw Resort construction

Construction work is ongoing for the expansion of Choctaw Casino Resort. In April, the tribe broke ground on the first phase of a $585 million expansion of the resort and upon completion in 2021, … more

Regents to interview eight candidates for SE president

The Board of Regents of the Regional University System of Oklahoma (RUSO) met recently after receiving a list of candidate recommendations for president of Southeastern Oklahoma State University … more

Choctaw hunting and fishing agreement expires

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma’s Hunting and Fishing Compact with the State of Oklahoma was set to expire on Dec. 31, the tribe announced Monday. Though the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife … more

Christmas Eve service

Durant First United Church was among many local churches having Christmas Eve services and among those shown on the right are Ernest and Kathy Sturch. Former Durant resident Whitney Reynolds and … more

Touching Angels

The staff and members of Anytime Fitness in Durant provided gifts for 107 children through its Angel Tree. Staff and members selected children whose names were placed on a Christmas tree in the … more

Man killed trying to cross highway

A man was struck and killed last Thursday evening while trying to cross Highway 69/75, according to Durant Police. Forty-two-year-old Samuel Ray Caldwell died after being struck by a car in the … more

Vice President’s Honor Roll released at Southeastern

The Vice President’s Honor Roll for Fall 2019 has been released at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. To be eligible for this recognition, undergraduate students must complete a minimum … more

President’s Honor Roll announced at Southeastern

Following is the President’s Honor Roll for Fall 2019 at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. To be eligible, a student must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours of college-level courses … more

Multi-car pileup reported in Calera

According to online reports from the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety, more than 10 and possibly as many as 19 vehicles were involved in a chain-reaction pileup south of Calera this past Monday … more

Durant Bands have Christmas concert

Leslie Gregg directs Durant Intermediate School band members during the Christmas concert Dec. 15 at Durant High School. Durant Intermediate School band director Leslie Gregg plays during the … more

Oklahoma Senate leaders encourage U.S. Census participation

OKLAHOMA CITY – Both Republicans and Democrats in the Oklahoma Senate are joining the effort to get a full count in Oklahoma in the 2020 Census. Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat, … more

Online open enrollment for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

OKLAHOMA CITY – Online enrollment for winter heating assistance for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) began Dec. 10, 2019. The federally-funded program is administered by … more

Library awaiting generous gift

The Donald W. Reynolds Community Center and Library is in line to receive a significant donation from a Texas family with roots in Durant. In 2015, Reba Titsworth was working in the library when … more

Bryan County Farm Service Agency announces election results

Bryan County U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that Dustin Bowen of Brown has been elected to represent local administrative area 1 (LAA 1) during the recent … more

Holiday greetings from names in the news

Today is the day Durant residents join with millions around the world to celebrate Christmas. That includes the city’s business, civic and political leaders. The Durant Democrat reached out to … more

Multi-vehicle wreck in Calera Monday morning

Several vehicles, including at least two tractor trailers, were involved in a multi-vehicle pileup south of Calera Monday morning. Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Calera Police Department were … more

Vacant house burns in Armstrong

A vacant house burned Tuesday in Armstrong, according to the Durant Fire Department. Firefighters were dispatched at 9:01 p.m. to 52 Main Street and when they arrived, the house was fully engulfed … more

2019 Christmas Parade winners

The Durant Area Chamber of Commerce thanks the community for participating in the 2019 Christmas Parade, Tuesday, December 3 on Main Street in Durant. The theme for this year’s parade was … more

Lawmakers discuss issues for 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY – Leaders in the Oklahoma Legislature weighed in on some important issues facing the state and laid out priorities for the coming year during a forum staged Wednesday by the State … more

Toys for Tots provides gifts for almost 1,500 children

The Durant Lions Club partnered with Toys for Tots and provided toys to almost 1,500 children during the toy giveaway Saturday at the Bryan County Fairgrounds. The project, also known as the Lions … more
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