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When I see an unnecessary sequel, I’ll often wonder what the studio was thinking. I’m not talking about the huge franchises where any kind of new installment is basically a license to print money. I’m talking about unwanted sequels to movies that don’t have a fan base clamoring for more. Obviously I can think of a few motivating factors — greed mixed with a lack of imagination — but what makes studios think that they have a franchise on their hands when the first movie wasn’t exactly a franchise-launcher? In the case of “The Huntsman: Winter’s War,” I actually don’t have this question. I...

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09/26/2014
Local and state dignitaries have worked to make Ruston resident Mary McCorkle’s 102nd birthday a day to remember. This week, Mayor Dan Hollingsworth declared today as “Mary Hammons McCorkle Day,” in...
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09/26/2014
The Floyd L. Sandle Theatre Company of Grambling State University will open its 76th production year with Michael Cristofer’s “The Shadow Box,” directed by myself. The production will focus on how...
09/25/2014
Teens are invited to feel the power of the force at 4 p.m. Oct. 11. In partnership with Random House, Penguin Publishing and DK, the library will celebrate National “Star Wars” Reads Day in the...
09/25/2014
The Junior Guild held their Fall Luncheon Meeting in the home of JoAnn Johnston on Sept. 18. Johnston and her co-hostesses, Diane Hoogland, Annette Maxwell, Martha Moss, Betty Lou Robertson and...
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09/24/2014
ATLANTA — Morehouse School of Medicine’s Satcher Health Leadership Institute in partnership with the World Conference of Mayors hosted an intensive one week Community Health Leadership training Aug....
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09/24/2014
The noon meeting of the Ruston Lions Club was held at LifeCare Hospital. Lincoln Parish Sheriff Mike Stone addressed the group. Stone told the group of the ongoing operations of the sheriff’s office.
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09/23/2014
It looks like fall weather has arrived in north Louisiana. The cooler weather has allowed many gardeners to spend much needed time outside. Although the past summer’s growing season was very...
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09/22/2014
Benji is a happy tan and white dog. He is about 1 1/2 years old and not very tall, but he loves to play. He minds well and plays well with the other dogs. Adoption fees are $65. Call 251-DOGS for...
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09/22/2014
Above: Tracy Calloway, vice-president and immediate past president of Ruston Community Theater, recently presented a review of the past year to the Ruston Kiwanis Club.  He also gave a preview of the...
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09/20/2014
The Louisiana Associated General Contractors (AGC) has generously donated a gift of $37,411 to support Louisiana Tech University and its Construction Engineering Technology (CET) program housed in...