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City hires new parks director

The city’s new director of parks is seeking to bring energy and events to Durant’s recreational facilities. Ryan Brewer took the reigns as parks director in early August. Brewer was … more

Local judge speaks on McGirt ruling

Local attorney and Durant City Judge Ken Rainbolt spoke about the McGirt ruling and also the background behind it during a recent Journey Stories presentation at Three Valley Museum. The 2020 U.S. … more

Band practice

The Durant High School Pride of Durant marching band practices Monday evening. more

Calera DARE Corvette

Calera Police Department decorated a drug-seized Corvette and decorated it with a DARE theme and police lighting in an effort to bring drug awareness. The car, that is driven by School Resource … more

Bicycles and Bloomers

Velocipede: A two, three, or four wheeled human-powered land vehicle. The most enduring example of this marvel of transportation is the bicycle, patented in America just after the civil war, and … more

State business partnership award recognizes Department of Health and SE

Some twenty-seven business and higher education partnerships across the state were recently recognized as innovative collaborations that further the education of Oklahoma’s workforce. The … more

How safe are COVID-19 vaccines?

(1) Were the Covid-19 vaccines developed too fast? The Covid-19 vaccines were not developed from scratch. The labs that produced them have been researching vaccines against viruses for … more

Durant Lady Lion softball senior night

Durant Lady Lion softball senior Abi Gregory embraces teammate Bryleigh Pilgreen during a ceremony honoring seniors before the game Monday evening when the Lady Lions defeated McAlester. See game … more

Southeastern offering incentive to students, faculty and staff who receive vaccine

In an effort to protect the campus community and to stress the importance of receiving the COVID-19 vaccination, Southeastern Oklahoma State University is providing a one-time incentive to those … more

Durant Police Department chaplain completes certification

Congratulations to Chaplain Brent Smith on completing his International Conference of Police Chaplains (ICPC) certification. Chaplain Smith received his certificate at the 2021 ICPC Annual … more

Colbert woman killed in crash

A single-vehicle accident claimed the life of a Colbert woman Sunday, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. Thirty-two-year-old Bailey Steele died from injuries received when her vehicle collided with … more

Southeastern Talent Search program receives new grant

The Southeastern Oklahoma State University Talent Search program has received a grant award of $477,641 for 2021-22 from the U.S. Department of Education. It is anticipated that the grant will be for … more

Durant Wastewater Treatment Plant - belt filter press project update

Engineers at the City of Durant’s Wastewater Treatment Plant are in the final stages of building out the new belt filter press machine system. In the coming weeks, crews will install the … more

Wyatt announces candidacy

First I would like to thank my wife Shannon and our girls for their support in this decision. After careful consideration and speaking with many people inside of District 21 as well as other elected … more

Maynard announces candidacy

Conservative Republican Cody Maynard, a CPA, announces that he has filed his paperwork with the Oklahoma ethics commission to become a candidate to serve Oklahomans in the State House of … more

Silo to have school bond election

Silo Schools is asking voters to approve a $33,445,000 bond project that will fund construction of a new high school, cafeteria, event center plus pay for repairs to existing facilities. The … more

School starts at NWH

The 2021-2022 school year began last Thursday and Presley Ervin, right, and another child stand by a welcome back sign at Northwest Heights Elementary School. Huck and Stone say good-bye to their … more

Historic locomotive stops in Durant

Big Boy No. 4014, the famed Union Pacific steam locomotive built in the 1940s to conquer mountains while carrying equipment during World War II,is on a 10-state tour and it stopped in Durant last … more

Rose State and Southeastern announce aerospace partnership

Rose State College and Southeastern Oklahoma State University have developed a partnership to create a path for students to complete their two-year Enterprise Development Associate in Arts with an … more

Taylor named manager of Durant Area Chamber of Commerce

Jennifer Taylor has been named Chamber Manager for the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce. Taylor has been employed with the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce since April of 2018 as Coordinator of … more
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