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Durant tennis top ten at State - Durant Daily Democrat
From left to right: Triston Michael, head coach Josh Michael and Codey Beals. Michael and Beals blazed through the brackets for a 7th place finish in doubles at State. The Durant tennis teams had top ten finishes in the State Tournament held at the ...
Library to show movies - Durant Daily Democrat
One of Durant’s best-kept secrets for the kids is the free movie day held once a month on Saturday and every Friday at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center & Library in Durant.The event is so popular and growing that the library had to expand this ...
Flood water top spillway - Durant Daily Democrat
Water went over the spillway this morning at the Denison Dam. The lake elevation at 5 p.m. Sunday was 641.26 feet and rising, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Highway 91 going to Denison Dam has been closed on the Texas side by the Texas ...
Drivers warned of floods - Durant Daily Democrat
Waters continue to rise from the large amount of rain and Lake Texoma was less than a foot from reaching the spillway near the Denison Dam at press time Saturday evening. The water has gone over the spillway three times in the past, 1957, 1990 and 2007.
From the Front - Durant Daily Democrat
One of bases had a bazaar, or marketplace, that was 100% Afghan. It was made of a bunch of haphazardly arranged metal containers, the kind usually seen on the back of semi-trucks. Out of these containers, the merchants sold stuff that was often bootlegged ...
Magnolia Festival named Outstanding Event at 2015 RedBud Awards - Durant Daily Democrat
The Oklahoma Travel Industry Association (OTIA) held its annual RedBud Awards gala at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City on May 19. Open to all Oklahoma tourism entities, the RedBud Awards represent the highest honor given in the Oklahoma tourism ...
Two running for Choctaw chief’s office - Durant Daily Democrat
Incumbent Chief of the Choctaw Nation Gary Dale Batton is being challenged by Deborah Jan Battiest-Tomasi, according to the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Election Board. The election will be held July 11. Submitted by Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Election Board.
Durant’s Magnolia Festival offers weekend of family fun - Durant Daily Democrat
Visit Durant May 28-30 for a weekend of family fun at the 19th annual Magnolia Festival of Oklahoma. Festivities include an art show, carnival, vendor booths, entertainment and more at the Choctaw Event Center along with the Durant Rodeo, 5K run, bike tour ...
Man charged with shooting son - Durant Daily Democrat
A Colbert man accused of shooting his son has been charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon. Seventy-one-year-old Jerry Ray Hodge was charged Friday for shooting his 48-year-old son Greg Hodge in the abdomen with a 12-gauge shotgun. The ...
Durant Junior High Baseball Festival, May 28-29 - Durant Daily Democrat
The Durant Junior High Baseball Festival will be held at Durant High School on May 28-29. All games will be 5 innings or 90-minute time limit. Extra innings will be played in a tie game, if time is remaining. Run rules are: 15 runs after 3 innings, 10 runs ...
Fireworks show to be held - Durant Daily Democrat
A free fireworks show will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Durant Multi Sports Complex on Highway 78. Brady’s Stockpile O’ Fireworks will present his demonstration exclusively for area spectators. Everyone is asked to arrive as close to 7:30 as possible ...
Southeastern Homecoming scheduled - Durant Daily Democrat
It has nothing to do with daylight saving time, but Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s Homecoming 2015 should be marked on your calendar. October 2-3, 2015, is the date for all Savage Storm fans and students past, present and future to come out ...
Blue River Bridge reopens - Durant Daily Democrat
The Blue River Bridge on Highway 48 north of Durant that was closed due to flooding has reopened. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the bridge reopened Thursday afternoon. It was closed at 5:50 p.m. Wednesday due to the flood waters. The elevation ...
Lake Texoma predicted to overflow - Durant Daily Democrat
Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper David McCutcheon keeps motorists from crossing the Blue River area that is flooded on Highway 48 north, just past the Blue River Bridge. Lake Texoma water levels continue to rise. Water level is currently at 636.60.
Oklahoma GOP roiled by infighting as conference looms - Durant Daily Democrat
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — As Republicans prepare for some of the party’s biggest names to descend on Oklahoma for the Southern Republican Leadership Conference, the state party is being rocked by infighting over its new chairman’s decision to retain a ...