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NEWS

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Hundreds of trees were destroyed by the tornado that roared through Ruston on April 25 of last year. RETREET, a Dallas-based nonprofit organization, will plant as many as 150 trees next month to replace some of those lost to the storm.

01/23/2020 - 12:00am
It’s been almost nine months since an F3 tornado tore through Ruston and Lincoln Parish, ripping away much of the tree canopy that defined the local skyline. On Feb. 8, volunteers will plant as many as 150 trees to begin replacing those lost to the...

SPORTS

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Kobe Williams and the Bulldogs rank first in the league in scoring defense

01/23/2020 - 12:00am
The Louisiana Tech men’s basketball team looks to rebound from a heartbreaking loss at home when they travel to face Middle Tennessee at 6:30 p.m. today inside the Murphy Center. The game will be streamed live on ESPN+ with Jake Rose and Duane...

OPINIONS

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01/23/2020 - 12:00am
SOCIAL SECURITY MATTERS Dear Rusty: I’ve been trying to determine the best way to proceed with retirement and could use some help. I’d like to retire on or about my 62nd birthday this September. Waiting for “full retirement” does not motivate as I...

OBITUARIES

01/23/2020 - 12:00am
Carolyn Douglas Collier, 66, of Grambling, LA, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. She was born on Dec. 12, 1953, in Arcadia, LA, to Clarence and Earnestine Douglas. She was baptized at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Grambling, Louisiana at an early...