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09/28/2016 - 12:06pm
Ruston residents are about to see a change in household garbage pickup and trash pickup, all as part of a three-prong program that includes recycling. Approximately 9,000 city households will begin receiving recycling sign-up forms in the mail next week. The form also explains the pending switch to...
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09/28/2016 - 12:11pm
Approximately 86 local businesses will partner with 20 Lincoln Parish schools to help with community outreach programs through the 2016-17 school year. The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and Lincoln Parish ACHIEVE collaboration celebrated the programs ninth year with a kick-off event and...
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09/27/2016 - 12:10pm
The World Famed Grambling State University Tiger Marching Band performs during halftime of the Alcorn State University and Grambling State University football game Saturday night at the Eddie Robinson Football Stadium.
09/27/2016 - 12:11pm
Village of Simsboro will decide Nov. 8 whether they want a new 1.25 percent sales tax. The tax, said Mayor Sybil Smalling-Foster, will be collected for the sale as well as the lease or loan of personal property and sales of service inside the Village of Simsboro beginning Jan. 1, 2017. The tax is...
09/27/2016 - 12:12pm
Paul B. Crook, a professor in Louisiana Tech University’s department of theater, has published a new directing textbook, “The Art and Practice of Directing for Theatre.” The text helps young directors learn how to discover, harness and meld the communication and vision of a production, according to...

Announcements

Don and Ancie Parkman, of Ruston, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 30. The couple were married Sept. 30, 1966, at Emmanuel Baptist Church by Robert Magee. They have one daughter, Carmon Parkman, son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Jill Parkman; and three grandchildren, Sophia,...
Ashley Kierra Reneice Crawford, of Simsboro, and Chevese D. Cleveland, of Farmerville, were united in holy matrimony at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Ruston Civic Center. Pastor Frederick D. Powell Sr. officiated the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kerry Crawford Sr. of...

Sports

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Hashan Jackson scored three touchdowns Monday night to lead the Ruston High School junior varsity football team to a 28-12 win at West Monroe...

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The Ruston High School volleyball team defeated Haughton High School in a three-set match Tuesday evening. Gracie Smith led the way with five...

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Coming off of the first at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament in program history, the path for the 2017 Louisiana Tech baseball team was...

Editorials

All the information anyone ever wanted to know about local shopping, dinning and attractions in Lincoln Parish will not need look further than downtown Ruston. The Ruston...
The Ruston Daily Leader joins the rest of the Lincoln Parish Community in mourning the loss of former Louisiana Tech University track and field coach Jimmy Mize, who died ...