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Posted on: February 22, 2024

February 2024 Employee Spotlight

Employee Spotlight - February 2024

The City of Durant is pleased to announce our Employee Spotlight for February 2024

Taylor Davis has worked for the City of Durant in Code Enforcement since 2022.

Davis is a Bryan County native, and what he likes most about the job is being able to see a pos...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2024

Free tax prep offered at library

Tax Aide

The Donald W. Reynolds Library and Community Center is once again hosting the AARP Tax Aid Program. This service is free and open to the public, with no restrictions on income or age. 

 “This is a great partnership for the libra...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 1, 2024

Durant Weather Radar app available now

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City of Durant releases Weather Radar app

The City of Durant and Durant Emergency Management are excited to announce the release of the Durant Weather Radar app.

App users will be able to access local weather conditions and forecast, as well as a live radar...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 30, 2024

January 2024 Employee Spotlight

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The City of Durant is pleased to announce our Employee Spotlight for January 2024.

 James Scott has worked for the Street Department for 19 years, with 14 of those years served behind the wheel of the street sweeper.  James enjoy...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 19, 2024

Sign up for Emergency Alerts

Genasys Mass Notification

The City of Durant and Durant Emergency Management utilize the Genasys Mass Notification system to keep subscribers notified in the event of weather-related or critical situations. 

Individuals who reside or work within Durant are encouraged to si...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 7, 2023

December 2023 Employee Spotlight

Employee Spotlight - Website

The City of Durant is pleased to announce the Employee Spotlight for December 2023.

Rick Mote is an employee of the Parks and Recreation Department. He recently celebrated 45 years of working for the City. 

“I’ve known Rick for ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 29, 2023

City hosts Toys for Tots drop-off boxes

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The City of Durant is participating in the 2023 Durant Lions Club Toys for Tots Toy Drive.

Drop-off boxes are available at City sites, including City Hall, Ron Cross Senior Activity Center and Durant Fire Department. 

Donations will be accepted unt...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 29, 2023

Tree Lighting planned for December 4

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The City of Durant's tree lighting ceremony has been rescheduled for Monday, December 4, 2023 due to the weather forecast.

The event will be held at Durant City Hall, 300 W. Evergreen.

At 5:30 p.m., DJ Flashpoint will kick off the evening with Chri...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 20, 2023

City of Durant to begin using digital radio communication

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                

November 20, 2023

City of Durant to begin using digital radio communication

 Effective 9 a.m. on Tuesday, November 21, the Durant...

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Posted on: November 13, 2023

Library graduates first adult student from GALE program

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Donald W. Reynolds Library announces first graduate of adult high school program

The City of Durant and Donald W. Reynolds Library of Durant, Oklahoma are to excited to announce the graduation of Natalie Pinales, the first student to successfully complete ...

Natalie Pinales earns her degree...

Press Releases
Posted on: November 13, 2023

Landfill to reopen on November 14

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The City of Durant's construction and demolition landfill will reopen on Tuesday, November 14.

The landfill is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays and 7 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.

https://www.durant.org/308/Landfill

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2023

City of Durant hires new Community Development Director

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The City of Durant is pleased to announce the hiring of the new Director of Community Development, Reed Aichholz. 

Aichholz (pronounced eye-kholtz) a Cincinnati, Ohio native, arrives in Durant from College Station, Texas. A graduate of Texas A&...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 30, 2023

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC: FY 2022-2024 DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (DBE) GOAL

PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC:

FY 2022-2024 DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (DBE) GOAL

October 2023

The City of Durant, OK and Durant Regional Airport - Eaker Field:

The City of Durant, OK as sponsor for the Durant Regional Airport - Eaker Field hereby announces a p...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2023

POSTPONED: Free Parenting in the Tech Age class planned

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***This event has been postponed due to an unexpected conflict in a presenter's schedule. A new date will be announced once scheduled.***

Parenting in the Tech Age class planned to address human trafficking

Durant Emergency Management will host a P...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 19, 2023

University Blvd opens to two-way traffic

University Boulevard

University Boulevard reopened to two-way traffic on Thursday, October 19. 


Press Releases
Posted on: October 17, 2023

Pet of the Week - Batman

Pet of the Week

Batman, male, is approximately 3-4 months old.

He likes belly rubs, has lots of energy and loves to play. He is crate trained and well on his way to being house trained.

Batman is currently staying with a foster family, but is available to meet upon request...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 10, 2023

Trunk or Treat planned at Durant Regional Airport

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The Durant Regional Airport – Eaker Field is excited to host a Trunk or Treat event on Halloween night!

The event will be held at 10 Waldron Drive on October 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. It is completely free to attend and participate.

Local pilots, Air Ev...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2023

Durant Police Department to host Open Testing

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The Durant Police Department's next Open Testing opportunity is Friday, October 20 at 1 p.m.

The physical agility test is the first step to joining the Durant Police Department. 

This event will be held at the Durant Multi-Sports Complex at 1920 OK...

Next event is October 20...

Press Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2023

University Boulevard Update - October 4, 2023

UPDATE

Drivers traveling westbound on University Boulevard may now turn left at three locations. This includes Simmons Bank, The Heart and Medical Center and Urgent Care, and Criswell Boulevard. 

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2023

University Boulevard Update - 10.4.2023

University Update 10.4.23

Last week at the University Boulevard construction site, Schiralli Construction Corporation completed the final road pour of the project. The eastbound lane remains closed to traffic while it undergoes a curing period. Additional cones and barric...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2023

Employee Spotlight - September 2023

Employee Spotlight - Website

The City of Durant is pleased to announce our Employee Spotlight for September 2023.

Dana Trent is the coordinator for Ron Cross Senior Activity Center (RCSAC). She has been employed by the City of Durant for approximately three years and formerly held the...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 25, 2023

The City of Durant is currently soliciting applications for the position of City Manager.

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The City of Durant is currently soliciting applications for the position of City Manager. Durant is located in Bryan County, Oklahoma, and serves as the headquarters of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. The population was 15,856 during the 2010 census and w...
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Press Releases
Posted on: September 25, 2023

University Boulevard construction update - September 25, 2023

University Update 9.25.23

Last week at the University Boulevard construction site, Schiralli Construction Corporation laid aggregate base, poured driveways, and continued work on the remainder of the south lane.

Due to wet conditions caused by recent rainfall, the south lane is now...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2023

Landfill remains closed

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The City of Durant’s construction and demolition landfill remains closed.

Pending approval from the Department of Environmental Quality, the landfill will reopen at a later date. An update will be announced on the City's website as well ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2023

Pet of the Week - Winona

Winona the dog

Winona the dog

Press Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2023

University Boulevard construction update - September 1, 2023

Traffic Notie - 9-5-23

The north lane of University Boulevard will open to westbound traffic at the end of the day on Tuesday, September 5.

The south lane will then close for crews to begin milling asphalt and preparing the road for cement.

Press Releases
Posted on: August 29, 2023

August 2023 Employee Spotlight

Employee Spotlight - Website

The City of Durant is pleased to announce our Employee Spotlight for August 2023.

Cynthia Price is our City Clerk and Cemetery Administrator.  She has worked for the City since 2010, originally holding a position in Economic Development for five y...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 22, 2023

Kayaks available to rent at Lake Durant

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Kayak rentals are now available at Lake Durant. Following approval at the May 9 City Council meeting, the City of Durant entered into contract with rent.fun to provide a new option for outdoor recreation.

Four single-person kayaks were officially installed...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2023

City of Durant hires new Public Safety Director

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City of Durant hires new Public Safety Director

On Monday, July 31, the City of Durant welcomed new Public Safety Director Brian Heverly.

Heverly, a 25-year Army veteran, joins the City’s team after six years as the Director of Emergency Services ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2023

Statement from Mayor Tucker Regarding Councilman Sherrer's Criminal Charges

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                        

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Posted on: August 1, 2023

Buntz selected as Interim Director of Durant Industrial Authority

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Paul Buntz has been selected as the Interim Director of the Durant Industrial Authority. Buntz, who served as the Durant City Manager from 1984-2007, has previously filled the role of interim DIA director, holding the position from 2017-2020. During his t...

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Posted on: July 26, 2023

Employee Spotlight - July 2023

Employee Spotlight - Website

The City of Durant is pleased to announce our Employee Spotlight for July 2023.

Zach Lesley is a member of the Street Department crew. He is known for his upbeat attitude and willingness to pitch in.

“Zach is a valuable member of the team,&rdq...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2023

PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE

All persons having an indebtedness or claim against the City of Durant are hereby notified that all invoices and documentation pertaining to said purchase order or contract must be recorded in the office of the City of Durant City Clerk on or...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2023

Updated fee schedule effective August 1

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At the City Council Meeting on Tuesday, June 13, the Durant City Council voted to approve Resolution 2023-08, amending the fee schedule for services provided. The updated fee schedule will take effect on Tuesday, August 1.

Departments with updated fees inc...

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Posted on: July 7, 2023

RCSAC has a new coordinator

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Dana Trent has been selected as the new coordinator at the Ron Cross Senior Activity Center (RCSAC). 

Trent has been employed by the City of Durant for approximately three years and formerly held the roles of assistant grant writer and accounts re...

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Posted on: July 3, 2023

Landfill temporarily closed

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 

July 3, 2023

 City pauses acceptance of construction debris at landfill

The City of Durant’s construction and demolition disposal site will be closed until further notice.

Following a quarterly inspection by...

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Posted on: June 14, 2023

PRESS RELEASE - June 14, 2023

PRESS RELEASE

 

June 15, 2023                                       ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2023

Water aerobics class offered

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The Durant Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting reservations for water aerobics.

The class is held weekly at 8:30 a.m. on Saturdays and the price is $4 per person.

To reserve a spot, please contact lmitchell@durant.org and include your name, age...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2023

University Boulevard construction update - June 9, 2023

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University Boulevard construction update - June 9, 2023:

Effective Wednesday, June 14, the intersection of Estelle Street and University Boulevard will be closed for construction. The intersection is expected to reopen on or before Friday, June 30.

Press Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2023

May City Council Meeting Information

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The next regular meeting of the Durant City Council will be held on Tuesday, May 9, at 6 p.m. at 300 W. Evergreen.

Visit https://durant.org/129/Agendas-Minutes to view or download the meeting packet.

Visit https://durant.org/DocumentCenter/View/3117/April-2...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 18, 2023

Traffic Update - University Boulevard

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April 18, 2023

Schiralli Construction Corporation reports progress for this week is on schedule. Weather permitting, traffic from University Place to Westside Drive will be shifted to the north lane on Friday, April 21. This section of road will remain ope...

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Posted on: March 27, 2023

University Boulevard to be reduced to one lane

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Effective at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 30, University Boulevard will be reduced to one lane from University Place to Westside Drive.

The street will remain open to westbound traffic.

View the map here.

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 21, 2023

UPDATED - Public invited to attend workshop

Location Update

LOCATION UPDATE!

To accommodate a larger number of participants, the City has changed the location of Monday’s workshop.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 27 at Durant High School. The workshop will be used to further discussions abo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 7, 2023

Shelter to host adoption event Feb. 10

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The Durant Animal Shelter is excited to host its first adoption event of 2023. The “Find Furever Love Event” will be held on Friday, February 10 from 1 to 4 p.m. 

First United Bank, located at 1400 W. Main St., will host the ev...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 30, 2023

Library to host free tax prep services

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The Donald W. Reynolds Library and Community Center will host the AARP Tax Aid Program on Tuesdays and Thursdays from February 2 to April 13. 

This service is free and open to the public, with no restrictions on income or age. 

“...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 30, 2023

It's time to book Parks and Rec reservations

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Wishing for warmer weather? Now is the perfect time to reserve a field at the Durant Multi-Sport Complex, secure an RV pad at Lake Durant, or schedule a pool party!

The City of Durant’s Parks and Recreation Department offers 65 facility rentals a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2023

VOTER REGISTRATION EVENT SCHEDULED

PRESS RELEASE 

FOR RELEASE: Thursday January 19, 2023 

CONTACT: Kimberly Norris, Secretary of Bryan Election Board, 580-924-3228 or bryancounty@elect...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Eppler recognized as Director of the Year

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Durant Emergency Manager recognized as Director of the Year

Rebecca Carroll, Public Information Officer

Durant Emergency Management Director Kenneth Eppler was recently named Director of the Year for the southeast area of Oklahoma. The award, given by the O...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2022

City Projects Update - October 14, 2022

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Project status updates - see what we've been up to!

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

City Projects Update - October 3, 2022

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Current happenings with City projects.

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Posted on: September 26, 2022

Speed Limit to be Lowered on Sections of West Main Street

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Beginning Friday, October 14, posted maximum speeds on West
Main Street will decrease by 10 miles per hour in three specific areas.

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Posted on: September 26, 2022

Autumn Activities Abound at the Library!

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The Donald W. Reynolds Community Center and Library’s Fall 2022 Activities and Events offer unique ways to stay physically, mentally & financially fit
all season long!

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Posted on: September 26, 2022

City Projects Update - September 26, 2022

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Read about project progress here!

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Posted on: September 19, 2022

Project Status - University Boulevard Street Expansion

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During a Special Meeting, City Council recommended that City Administration work through the Surety (bonding company) to complete the project. City Administration is in agreement and sent notice to the Surety.

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Posted on: September 19, 2022

Durant's Small Businesses Encouraged to Apply for $5K Grants!

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The Durant Small Business Grant Program is designed to assist with the growth and retention of small businesses.

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Posted on: September 16, 2022

City Projects Update - September 16, 2022

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Take a look and see what we've been up to! Project updates for key areas of the City!

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Durant Parks & Rec Launches New Online Reservation System

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Reserve a field at the Durant Multi-Sport Complex, secure an RV pad at Lake Durant,
book a summer party at the City Pool and much more!

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

City Project Updates - September 9, 2022

City Projects Update

Updates on projects happening in the City.

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Posted on: September 7, 2022

Public Hearing to Discuss Park Improvements

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The City of Durant will conduct an informational public hearing to provide the
opportunity for public input on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 6:00 PM
during the regularly scheduled City Council Meeting.

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Posted on: June 10, 2022

City Project Update - June 10, 2022

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Update on multiple City Projects

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Posted on: June 3, 2022

City Projects Update - June 3, 2022

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Details updated on City of Durant projects.

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Posted on: June 2, 2022

Save the Date - Ron Cross Senior Activity Center's Grand Opening!

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The highly anticipated Grand Opening of Durant’s new Ron Cross Senior
Activity Center is set for Monday, June 13 from 2-4pm!!
The public is invited to celebrate the Center’s move into its stunning new location!

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

City Projects Update - May 27, 2022

Orange Yellow Professional Gradient Project Report Video

Project details updated as of May 27, 2022.

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

City Projects Update - May 20, 2022

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Updated information on more than a dozen projects as of May 20, 2022.

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

DWR Library Hosts Trivia Night 2022 Benefitting Raise A Reader Program

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Do you remember little known facts easily? Have instant recall of
some very random, obscure knowledge? You may even feel that in another life, you
were a high-winning Jeopardy Champion. Here’s your chance to shine…on a local level!!

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

City Projects Update

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Read about current happenings on more than a dozen City Projects in this update.

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Durant PD Plans Memorial Service as Part of National Police Week 2022

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DPD is hosting the 10th Annual Memorial Service to honor Bryan County law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty. The service is Thursday, May 19 at 5:45pm in Durant’s Market Square and is in conjunction with National Police Week.

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

Economic Development Week 2022

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“Every year, Economic Development Week serves to recognize, honor and support existing community businesses and industries by providing economic data and advocating for business-friendly policies,” says Economic Development Director Lisa Taylor.

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

University Blvd Project Update

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Anticipated Completion Date – September 5, 2022 - Awaiting the Contractor to complete a Revised Traffic Plan - Click the image to read the full update.

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Posted on: May 2, 2022

Summer Reading Program Registration Now Open!

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Registration opens today for the Donald W. Reynolds Library’s 2022 Summer Reading Program. School-age readers will explore conservation, ocean ecosystems and learn about the creatures who call them home as Library staff present “Oceans of Possibilities.”

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

Tip a Cop Event to Raise Money for Special Olympics

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Both Durant PD & FD will serve as hosts and waiters at local restaurants during this year's Tip a Cop event. All tip monies they receive will be donated to the Special Olympics. Dine at Rib Crib (DPD) or Main Street BBQ (DFD) between 5-8pm on 4/21/22.

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

Programs and Events April 21 thru 26

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Take a look at upcoming event details for Tip A Cop, Earth Day Durant & Beyond!, DPD's New Officer Swearing-In Ceremony and more! Plus, find out if OG&E's Scheduled Power Outage for Durant on 5/03/22 (revised date) will affect you.

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Posted on: April 5, 2022

2nd Annual Durant Dog Day & Easter B'Egg Hunt

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Love dogs? So do we! Join us Saturday, 4/9 from 10a-2p at Carl Albert Park! Dog-friendly egg hunt begins and vendor booths open at 10a, followed by costume contest at 11a, best trick contest at noon, and the social media contest winner announced at 1p.

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Posted on: March 16, 2022

Library Receives Grant to Help Patrons Work Remotely and Learn Outdoors

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To assist with online meetings, trainings and classes...study rooms and the computer lab have recently been soundproofed.

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Posted on: March 14, 2022

Durant Emergency Management Offers Free Severe Weather Awareness Classes

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Attendees will learn the signs and characteristics of severe weather, plus safety measures that can be taken ahead of, during and after a severe weather event.

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