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Congressman Mullin’s field representative ready to help - Durant Daily Democrat
Eddie Dempsey is Markwayne Mullin’s field representative for Bryan County and the eastern half of Oklahoma from Kansas to Texas. Dempsey says, “I’m his eyes and ears in the southern part of his district. He has 26 counties and I’m his advocate for ...
Crews continue work on city streets - Durant Daily Democrat
Road maintenance continues on city streets while improvements take place from other departments. Homeowners can team up with the city for these improvement projects and the labor costs are covered by the city. The homeowner purchased the concrete on this ...
Man pleas to being an accessory to murder - Durant Daily Democrat
A Durant man accused of being an accessory to murder was sentenced this week to 20 years in prison. Thirty-two-year-old Craig Vaughn Becker pleaded no contest to being an accessory to murder after the fact by setting fire to a pickup and burying a firearm.
SE men’s tennis dominates postseason awards - Durant Daily Democrat
After dominating the regular season with its second-straight undefeated regular-season Great American Conference championship Southeastern has dominated the postseason awards with Maxim Fil earning Player and Newcomer of the Year honors, Shawn Hamil ...
Lions split day one at 5A shootout tournament - Durant Daily Democrat
WILBURTON — The Durant Lions scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth to break a 7-7 deadlock and rally past perennial power Claremore, 11-7, in the 5A Shootout Thursday night at Eastern Junior College in Wilburton. The Lions dropped the opener 9-1 to ...
SE faces ECU, postseason on the line - Durant Daily Democrat
The SE pitching staff is led by closer Brady Colbert who is 5-3 with four saves on the year and a 4.81 ERA in 17 appearances. Southeastern will put its postseason hopes on the line when it travels to Ada, Okla., to take on rival East Central April 25-26 ...
Oil and gas bill passes - Durant Daily Democrat
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Democrats in the Republican-dominated Oklahoma House are disappointed by passage of a GOP-backed bill that prohibits cities and towns from regulating oil and natural gas drilling operations, the chamber’s top Democrat said Thursday.
Courthouse restoration continues - Durant Daily Democrat
Workers put the finishing touches on the painting and sealing of the courthouse. The right side of this photo shows before and the right side shows the worker sealing the structure with paint. Billy Olenick, Bryan County Maintenance Director and Bryan ...
EMT charged with possessing child pornography - Durant Daily Democrat
An Atoka man authorities say is an emergency medical technician who was previously arrested for possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute is now accused of possessing child pornography on his cell phone. Thirty-seven-year-old Brian Scott Coates ...
Elks host youth luncheon - Durant Daily Democrat
The Durant Elks lodge held a student appreciation luncheon last week. Students from across the county such as valedictorians, student council officers and honor students along with their sponsors, superintendents and principals. “We as Elks wanted to ...
Silo Rebels now 23-1 on the season - Durant Daily Democrat
The Silo Rebels added two victories to their record this week, moving to 23-1 on the season. Silo traveled to Hartshorne (Class 3A No. 9) on Monday and came away with a 6-0 win. Forrest Ludrick was the winning pitcher with relief help from Jake Hamilton.
SE, Henderson playing for regular-season title - Durant Daily Democrat
You might know the weather would get in the way of Southeastern’s biggest softball series of 2015. Coach Ron Faubion’s LadyStorm will, weather permitting, dang it, be in Arkadelphia this weekend to take on conference-leading Henderson State with the ...
Rock Creek closes season - Durant Daily Democrat
Rock Creek senior Nash Hestily connects for a single into left field in the Class A District 26 finals against Soper on Wednesday in Bokchito. Bronson Burns, a senior at Rock Creek, makes contact for a single into shallow left in the bottom of the fourth ...
Relay for Life to be held - Durant Daily Democrat
The 15th annual Bryan County Relay for Life Event will be held from 7 p.m. Friday, April 24 until 1 a.m. Saturday, April 25 at the Southeastern Paul Laird Field. The public is invited to the event that raises funds for cancer research and also honors ...
Two jail employees let go - Durant Daily Democrat
Jamie Newberry and Scott Johnson were terminated from their duties as administrators at the Bryan County Jail, Sheriff Ken Golden said. “They didn’t do anything wrong,” Golden said. “They just weren’t able to manage this. They didn’t break or ...