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The Magnolia Mile Art Alley, located behind Craft Pies Pizza on West Main Street, offers visitors a world of color and imagination straight from the minds of local artists.

Southeastern students encouraged to participate in local mural competition

Zachary Jones, Staff Writer April 6, 2021

Students of Southeastern Oklahoma State University are taking advantage of The Magnolia Mile Art Alley by showcasing their creative abilities in the heart of Durant. The Magnolia Mile Art Alley Competition...

More information and live updates can be found on Durant Main Street's Facebook page.

Durant Main Street to host Art in April

Kylie Carrell, Staff Writer April 1, 2021

Durant Main Street will be hosting a two-day festival for this month’s First Friday celebration, Art in April. The festivities will begin Friday, April 9 at 5 p.m. and will continue until 8 p.m. Events...

Mardi Gras on Main will include a variety of themed activities and live music.

Durant Main Street to host Mardi Gras celebration

Kylie Carrell, Staff Writer February 12, 2021

The Durant Main Street organization will be hosting Mardi Gras on Main on Saturday, Feb. 27 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. This event will include a wide variety of festive activities. A Mardi Gras King...

Written and illustrated by Jackson, once you know who the monsters of

SE alumnus publishes horror novel based in Texoma

Addison Martin, Staff Writer February 9, 2021

Throughout his life, author Bruce R. Jackson has tried many different occupations. Now, after many other various projects, Jackson has authored and illustrated a published novel, “The Texoma Horror,”...

When it comes to gift giving, it truly is the the thought that counts. Don't stress too much about finding the most perfect, most expensive gift this season.

Practical gift ideas for college students

Rebecca Carroll, Staff Writer December 9, 2020

College students might seem difficult to shop for. After all, they are adults with their own interests, and they may feel awkward asking for gifts. If you have found yourself in need of ideas for your...

Michaela Ervin learned from the minor setbacks of her first business venture, and has now signed four clients in the first two months of opening her new marketing business.

College entrepreneur turns social media into a thriving business

Rebecca Carroll, Staff Writer December 3, 2020

Michaela Rule Ervin started her first business in high school, but it wasn’t as successful as she had hoped. She learned from her mistakes and recently started her second business, Michaela Ervin Marketing,...

Durant Main Street promoting Small Business Saturday in downtown Durant on Nov. 30, 2019. This year, be sure to shop small as often as you can.

Shop local and make a difference

Ieysha Sanders, Staff Writer December 1, 2020

Christmas is fast approaching and shopping local is more important than ever before. Small business owners have struggled this year with COVID-19 and a country-wide lockdown cutting deep. Luckily, downtown...

Friendsgiving celebration hosted by Durant Main Street

Ieysha Sanders, Staff Writer November 9, 2020

Durant Main Street hosted their November First Friday event, Friendsgiving, on Nov. 6 in Downtown Durant. First Friday is a monthly event organized by Durant Main Street, a non-profit organization that...

The Magnolia Mile Art Alley in Downtown Durant is lit with hanging pumpkin lanterns for the Halloween season.

What to expect this Halloween

Ieysha Sanders, Staff Writer October 20, 2020

Halloween will be looking different this year in wake of COVID-19. While all Halloween events directed by the city have been cancelled, there are many other activities for students and members of the community...

Madelyn Haines, an SE alumna, poses for a photo while enjoying time with family at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden on Sept. 28, 2020.

Fall festivities for you and friends

Ieysha Sanders, Staff Writer October 6, 2020

Temperatures are dropping, leaves are falling and pumpkin spice lattes are back all across the country. This can only mean one thing: fall has arrived. Here are some cool (socially distanced) fall activities...

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