NEWS


12:01 am
Updated: 12:34 am. |    
Hank Williams Jr. “Bocephus” at Choctaw Grant Theater
10:27 pm
Updated: 9:23 am. |    
Barrett retires from Bryan County EMS

Judge conducts closed hearing in officer’s appeal

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma judge has conducted a closed hearing for a former Oklahoma City police officer serving a 263-year prison senten...

June 30th, 2017 |  


Blood drive at City Hall

Blood drive at City Hall

The annual blood drive that pits City of Durant employees versus Bryan County employees was a huge success.Bryan County Commissioner Ron Boyer said th...

June 29th, 2017 updated: June 30th, 2017. |  


Retirement reception to be held for Barrett

A retirement reception for Bryan County EMS Director Joe Barrett will be held from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Friday, June 30 at the Hampton Inn....

June 29th, 2017 |  


GOP candidate challenges revenue bills

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Republican candidate for Oklahoma governor filed a lawsuit Wednesday that asks the state Supreme Court to invalidate thre...

June 29th, 2017 |  


Firefighters respond to smoke call and vehicle fire

Durant firefighters responded to a smoke call Tuesday in the 300 block of Northeast Second Avenue.When firefighters arrived, they discovered smoke emi...

June 29th, 2017 |  


Bank donates to Courthouse Centennial

Bank donates to Courthouse Centennial

Members of the Bryan County Courthouse Centennial Committee are shown receiving a $1,000 check from representatives of First Texoma National Bank. Acc...

June 29th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


Morris Sloan joins Durant High football staff

Morris Sloan joins Durant High football staff

New Durant High School head football coach Ray Richards has gone back to his coaching roots at Southeastern to hire his newest assistant that will bri...

June 21st, 2017 updated: June 21st, 2017. |  


SE President’s Golf Classic held

SE President’s Golf Classic held

Team Wigington carded a 52 and finished first among a trio of 52s to claim the championship of the 2017 Southeastern Oklahoma State University Preside...

June 16th, 2017 |  


Kevin Durant can move

Kevin Durant can move

Golden State Warriors 129, Cleveland Cavaliers 120 in the NBA championship game.The Cavaliers and LeBron James managed to win game four and force a fi...

June 16th, 2017 |  


SE to host horseback riding camps

SE to host horseback riding camps

Southeastern rodeo coach Christi Braudrick has announced that the program will offer a pair of summer horseback riding camps set for June 20-22.Classe...

June 16th, 2017 |  


Shooting and layups are just one of the skills taught at Southeastern’s basketball camp this week.Dribbling, a fundamental of basketball, is pra...

June 16th, 2017 |  


Ryan Bowen selected to lead Northwestern State Baseball Program

Ryan Bowen selected to lead Northwestern State Baseball Program

ALVA – Northwestern Oklahoma State Director of Athletics, Brad Franz announced the hiring of Ryan Bowen as head baseball coach.Bowen has been th...

June 15th, 2017 |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


10:21 pm |    
OSF Children’s Theatre

Blood drives to be held in July

Oklahoma Blood Institute is urging blood donors to “Keep It Local” by giving blood close to home. Oklahoma Blood Institute is proud to par...

June 29th, 2017 |  


Bryan County 4-Hers win at Southeast District 4-H FCS competitions

Bryan County 4-Hers win at Southeast District 4-H FCS competitions

The Bryan County 4-H Jr. Team won 3rd place at the Southeast District 4-H Food Showdown Contest held in Ada. Team members were Riley Wittiger, Winter ...

June 29th, 2017 |  


Remember food safety on Independence Day

Remember food safety on Independence Day

Firecrackers and good food are traditional highlights of Independence Day celebrations, but while celebrating, make sure you follow safe food practice...

June 28th, 2017 |  


Local students begin leadership adventure

Local students begin leadership adventure

Sidney Busbey, Tanda Usrey, Kaela Booth, and Lexi Hiberd, members of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Chapter of Colbert High Schoo...

June 27th, 2017 |  


Soil health workshop coming to Durant

As part of their commitment to help production agriculture in Oklahoma and the Southern Plains of the United States, The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, ...

June 24th, 2017 |  


Bank club hears book presentation

Bank club hears book presentation

Skip Robinson speaks about his book, “The Poignant Years,” at a recent meeting of the First United Bank Chairman’s Club. This is a g...

June 23rd, 2017 |  


OPINION


10:28 pm |    
Win some, lose some
10:45 pm
Updated: 11:31 am. |    

Oklahoma’s death penalty is a failed public policy

Tough Decisions

Tough Decisions

I have received numerous questions about teacher pay raises. The House passed a bill for teacher pay raises and has a plan for funding it, but it is u...

May 11th, 2017 |  


Working to Preserve Services for District 19

Working to Preserve Services for District 19

I have spoken to people at the Department of Human Services, and they indicate they have no plans to close the Antler’s office. They said these ...

April 26th, 2017 |  


April showers bring May flowers

There has always been the old saying “April Showers bring May flowers.” When this statement is being said, it seems to bring a smile to pe...

April 22nd, 2017 |  


What’s a town hall meeting all about?

Town hall meetings are a long-standing tradition in the United States. It is reported that some small New England towns still have town hall meetings,...

April 16th, 2017 |  


An apology and an explanation

An apology and an explanation

I want to apologize for getting obviously upset at a Chamber of Commerce meeting in Atoka. A person who always is very vocal in voicing their opinion ...

April 11th, 2017 |  


A look at current legislation

A look at current legislation

I would like to start this report by advising that I continue to receive great reports on my health. God had been very good to me, and cancer has not ...

March 24th, 2017 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA