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As a rule, movies based on video games are always terrible. There isn’t a single one that could be considered a critical darling. “Wreck-it Ralph” doesn’t count; it technically made up its derivative main characters. “The Angry Birds Movie” tries to buck this trend by being based on game with a non-traditional format (a phone app as opposed to an arcade or console game) and by featuring some impressive animation and decent voice work. It succeeds — in a way. Red (Jason Sudeikis) is the only angry bird on the otherwise blissful Bird Island. But he’s only angry because everyone is a jerk to...

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07/03/2014
There’s no place like home. So heeding hosts Cindi and Bill Austin and Pat and Joe Dickson’s advice, the Caney Lake Good Sammers took their “traveling home” out to Lincoln Parish Park for a “...
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07/02/2014
The North Central Louisiana Arts Council has announced the winners of the 28th Annual Peach Art Exhibit. The winners are listed below by category and place. For the Youth 9 and under category,...
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07/02/2014
Barnes Potraiture, the sponsor of the 2014 Louisiana Peach Festival Diaper Derby, has announced the winners of Saturday’s races. Those winners are: 6-9 Months First place — Gabriel Hume, son of Marc...
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07/02/2014
Superintendent Thomas Kennedy, pastor of Miracle Temple Church of God in Christ, receives a gift from Terrie Queen Autrey, Domestic Abuse Resistance Team community advocate. Thomas recruited the most...
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06/30/2014
This is MJ a Shepard mix, she is around 2 1/2 years old and shy. She came to 4 Paws two years ago and has not been able to find her forever home yet. Quiet, she never causes any problems and gets...
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06/30/2014
Rick Mansfield is the adult division grand-prize winner of the 2014 Louisiana Peach Festival Cookery Contest, and Rachel McCray, the Youth Division grand-prize winner. Other winners in the annual...
06/30/2014
David Alegria, of Ruston, has been named to the 2014 Spring Semester/Term 4 Provost’s List at Troy University. The Provost’s List honors students who have earned a 3.65 or higher Grade Point Average...
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06/28/2014
Top left: Cousins Alex Roebuck, front, and Braxton Adkins, both of Ruston, were out enjoying the cooler weather during the Kid’s Fishing Tournament on Friday morning. Top right: Submitted photo-...
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06/28/2014
David Michael Burkhalter, a graduate of Ruston High School, was named the recipient of First National Bank’s 2014 Jackie Woodard Whitlock Scholarship. Each year, graduating seniors from Lincoln...
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06/27/2014
You may be familiar with Louisiana Tech University’s annual summer orientation program, where loads of incoming freshmen and their parents descend upon our community. This year the university, the...