July 2, 2021

2020-2021 Main Street Awards

Durant Main Street honored local businesses Thursday night at the organization’s annual banquet. Outgoing president of the Main Street Board, Kassi Wilkey, said she was proud […]
July 1, 2021

Choctaw tribal member overcomes COVID-19 after 221 days hospitalized

Choctaw Nation Kendra Sikes DURANT – Choctaw Nation Health Services Authority (CNHSA) discharged a special patient last week. Doyle Springs spent 221 days in a healthcare facility […]
July 1, 2021

House Leader Virgin requests study on ending state grocery tax

Release OKLAHOMA CITY – House Minority Leader Emily Virgin, D-Norman, filed an interim study request Tuesday to examine the benefits of ending the state sales tax […]
July 1, 2021

Marriage licenses – June 23-29, 2021

Presented by Texoma Engraving, here are the marriage licenses filed for in Bryan County during the week of June 23-29, 2021: • William Lee Doss and […]
June 30, 2021

Area auctioneer named Arkansas champion

The weekend of June 24-27, 2021 was a busy one for Arkansas Auctioneers Association (AAA). This is when auctioneers from across Arkansas and the country gather […]
June 29, 2021

Sarah Lewis named new Durant Main Street Executive Program Director

By Joey McWilliams DURANT – The Durant Main Street Board this week named Sarah Lewis as its new Executive Program Director. Lewis said she is excited […]
June 24, 2021

Local sheriff offers unique insight into cross-deputation agreements

Chickasaw Nation TISHOMINGO – Law enforcement in Johnston County has been a shared responsibility between its sheriff’s department and Chickasaw Nation Lighthorse Police since 2006, making […]
June 23, 2021

Coleman woman dies in single-vehicle accident

JOHNSTON COUNTY – One person is dead in a single-vehicle accident just outside Coleman on Wednesday afternoon. Candace Speed, 32, of Coleman, was driving a 2014 […]
June 23, 2021

Lankford criticizes Biden’s attempt to prevent law-abiding Oklahomans right to bear arms

Release WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) on Wednesday responded to President Biden’s announcement to implement a comprehensive strategy on gun violence, which doesn’t address violence, […]