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Jonathan Gunasekaran placed second runner up out of 39 at the 2016 National You Be The Chemist Challenge in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The I.A. Lewis sixth grader received a $2,500 scholarship and a trophy for placing third in the competition. “I was really happy (to place third),” he said. “I was glad to be one of the top in the nation.” Jonathan is the second consecutive student from Lincoln Parish to represent the area at the competition that is an interactive academic contest that encourages fifth through eighth grade students to explore chemistry concepts and their real-world...

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05/28/2016
Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series on the ongoing construction of Lincoln Parish schools. ••• Construction at Ruston Junior High School on additional classrooms and gym are moving along...
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05/27/2016
School has ended for the summer, but that doesn’t mean that learning has to end, too. Bricks 4 Kidz, an educational organization that helps children learn through the use of LEGO bricks, will have...
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05/27/2016
The Lincoln Parish Library held its Summer Reading Kick Off Thursday in the Events Center. Library staff set up an obstacle course for the smaller readers, while the teens and adults shared a gaming...
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05/27/2016
Whether it is Buddy Ball or Ruston Parks and Recreation Softball, Lincoln Parish has a special connection to hometown sports. Now, with the help of the Smithsonian, the Lincoln Parish Library will...
05/26/2016
Since its beginning in 2014, The Peach Stop Passport Game has been helping direct potential customers to the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce members in the time leading up to the Louisiana Peach...
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05/26/2016
Grambling State University recently announced Interim Police Chief Howard Caviness as the university’s permanent police chief. Caviness, who served in the interim position for 23 months, said it felt...
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05/26/2016
The 44th annual Juneteenth Heritage Festival will take place from June 12-18 in Grambling with the theme “Building Our Future … Honoring Our Legends.” The yearly celebration honors the emancipation...
05/25/2016
Ruston residents want more dine-in restaurants, bowling, putt-putt golf, additional clothing stores, shoe stores and more places to buy sporting goods. Those were the top responses to a recent online...
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05/25/2016
Hero’s Launch has been called a wonder piece of functional art. Those words rang throughout Camp Alabama from Caleb Seney, director of MedCamps of Louisiana. “The first camp we have planned this year...
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05/25/2016
The 2016 Louisiana Peach Festival parade is set to roll through downtown Ruston June 25. With a start time of 9 a.m., the parade is set to follow through the route that encompasses West Alabama...