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07/25/2016 - 10:45am
Lincoln Parish voters have more decisions to make on Nov. 8 than just who they want to be the next president. The local ballot also includes races for U.S. senator, 5th District congressman, state associate Supreme Court justice from the Lincoln Parish-inclusive 4th Supreme Court District and state...
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07/25/2016 - 10:58am
Meagan Crews, of Bossier City, center, was crowned Miss Spirit of Ruston Saturday. Helping crown Crews is 2017 Princess Peach Riley Nations, left, with 2016 Miss Dixie Gem Anna Blake, right, crowing Crews.
07/25/2016 - 10:59am
Area residents who want to help the Choudrant Volunteer Fire Department achieve its dream of buying a new pumper truck can do so by participating in the department’s fourth annual 52 Gun Raffle. Raffle tickets $100 each and are on sale now, Village Clerk Celeste Butler said. Tickets are available...
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07/25/2016 - 11:00am
Jack Pipes arrived at his birthday party in style — riding in a shiny red fire truck. “It was all right,” he said, as he climbed down from cab of the Ruston Fire Department’s Engine 11. Pipes, who turns 90 on Wednesday, is RFD’s oldest retiree. The department, along with Pipes’ family and friends,...
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07/25/2016 - 11:03am
The Delta Regional Authority recently selected Grambling State University as one of six Historically Black Universities to be a part of their HBCU Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Initiative. Otto Meyers, interim vice president of advancement, said interested HBCUs submitted an application to the Delta...

Announcements

Abigail Lillie Horn, of Richardson, Texas, and William Reeves Barr, of Ruston, married at 6:30 p.m. July 17 in a double-ring ceremony at The Cotton Mill in McKinney, Texas. The wedding was officiated by Kurt Pressler, Marriage Ministry Director at Fellowship Bible Church Dallas. The bride is the...
Mr. and Mrs. Cameron to reside in Japan after honeymoon to Belize. Kelsey Pickett, of Simsboro, and Colby Cameron, of Newbury Park, California, were united in holy matrimony at 6 p.m. July 2 in Las Caletas-Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The bride is the daughter of Chip and Paige Pickett, of Simsboro....

Sports

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Top photo: A large crowd of supporters made the trek from Ruston to Searcy, Arkansas, to cheer on the Dixie 11-year-old All Stars.

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No wonder Louisiana Tech University football fans can’t wait for the 2016 season to get underway.

The Bulldogs’ faithful has been...

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Ruston High School’s football team held its first Bearcat Legends Banquet/Auction Thursday night at Louisiana Tech’s Davison Athletics...

Editorials

Eight young ladies gathered Saturday afternoon at the Dixie Center for the Arts with hopes of becoming the next Miss Dixie Gem Peach and Miss Spirit of Ruston. However, only...
Unity. It’s a word that’s gotten considerable mileage lately as the United States collects itself in the wake of the brutal killings of police officers in Baton Rouge and...