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Taylor named Durant Homecoming Queen

Vivan Taylor reacts after she is named Durant Homecoming Queen before the football game Friday evening at Paul Laird Field. Behind her is her father, Steve Taylor. It was a rainy night and Durant … more

Southeastern celebrates homecoming

Wet and chilly weather conditions didn’t dampen the spirits as Southeastern Oklahoma State University welcomed alumni and friends back to campus for Homecoming Friday and Saturday. Among the … more

Former Choctaw Chief Greg Pyle dies

Gregory E. Pyle, the 46th Chief of the Choctaw Nation, is being remembered as a family man who was dedicated to his people and his community. Pyle died Saturday, roughly 5 years after he retired as … more

Albright celebrates 94th with family, friends

Opal Stallings Albright celebrated her 94th birthday with a celebration, Sunday Oct. 24, 2019 with her five children at her residence in Larkspur Village in Durant. Her children and their spouses, … more

Women’s Entrepreneur Seminar held at Southeastern

Panel discussions, a guest speaker and awards were all part of the agenda at Tuesday’s Women’s Entrepreneur Seminar held at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Noted attorney … more

Shamrock announces promotions

Shamrock Bank, NA, in Coalgate, has promoted Jason Manous to Community Banking President for its Durant location. “Jason is a seasoned banker with over 20 years of experience who has been in … more

Environmental education grants now available

The Oklahoma Environmental Quality Education Committee invites qualified individuals to apply for a grant to promote enthusiasm in young people for learning about the environment and natural … more

Art in the Alley

Art in the Alley was held Oct. 19 on Lost Street following Colton’s Run. The event included food trucks, music and wine and beer. Brittanie Womble was the bartender for the event that was … more

Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness training planned Nov. 2

OKLAHOMA CITY— Children look to us for guidance, security, encouragement, education and so much more. And each one of us serves an important role in the lives of children. On Saturday, Nov. 2, … more

Durant native, Silo grad, serves with high-tech Navy unit

OAK HARBOR, Wash. – Petty Officer 2nd Class Scott Williams, of Durant, said he joined the Navy to continue a legacy of service and take advantage of opportunities for advanced technical … more

Caddo Heritage Day

Andrea Lockler holds her daughter Avary while waving at a horserider Saturday morning during the Caddo Heritage Day Parade. Behind the horse’s leg is Lockler’s daughter Lola. A dog … more

More than 1,300 run in Colton’s memory

More than 1,300 people showed up for the 10th annual Colton’s Main Street Run this past Saturday in Durant. According to the Colton’s Run website, Chase McMichael, 30 of Caddo, was the … more

2019 Bryan County Free Fair closes with fun, excitement

The 2019 Bryan County Free Fair closed Saturday night with the bright lights, excitement, good food and fun of the carnival midway. The Durant Democrat was on hand to get a few photos of the … more

Area youth show off their livestock at Bryan County Free Fair

Dozens of Bryan County youth entered the show ring to compete in the Bryan County Free Fair Livestock Judging Friday and Saturday. In addition to calves, the competition included goats, lambs and … more

DHS student selected as 'Fairest of the Fair.'

Durant High School senior Sydney Williams was named Fairest of the Fair during the pageant in Rock Creek High School, Saturday night. Williams takes over from 2018's Fairest of the Fair, Lea Kelly … more

5-Tribe rodeo comes to Bryan County for third year

The AMAIRA Region 8 Rodeo in Durant, was held Saturday night at the Durant Roundup Club Arena The even was sponsored by the Choctaw Nation and featured contestants from five Tribes and two … more
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