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The Lincoln Parish School Board soon may see an end to a decades old desegregation case. Information about the case could possibly reach the media within the next few weeks, parish schools Superintendent Mike Milstead said Tuesday. Milstead’s comments came after the school board spent 30 minutes in executive session discussing the information. “We’re excited to be closing this out soon,” Milstead said. The parish school system has been under court orders since the 1960s when schools were order to desegregate. A Department of Justice Report in 2011 stated the Ruston district elementary...

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11/24/2013
In the blink of an eye, Abby Rike’s whole life changed. In October of 2006, Rike’s husband and two children were killed in a head-on car crash. After that, she became a contestant on the reality...
11/24/2013
On Thursday, during the Lincoln Parish Detention Center’s regular monthly meeting, Sheriff Mike Stone committed to paying one half of the 85 percent of the Lincoln Parish Police Jury’s part in the...
11/24/2013
In its regular monthly meeting, the town of Dubach discussed the appointment of a new board member on the board of commissioners for the Lincoln Parish Fire District No. 1 and an increase in fines on...
11/24/2013
Louisiana Tech’s fall quarter commencement exercises were held Nov. 16, with diplomas awarded to 304 graduates. Commencement marked the close of fall quarter activities at the university, with winter...
11/24/2013
Louisiana Tech has announced the names of students on its fall quarter President’s and Dean’s honor lists. Students whose names are followed by an asterisk earned recognition as members of the...
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11/22/2013
State epidemiologist Dr. Raoult Ratard has some advice for Louisianans: Change your lifestyle. “Start having a healthy diet, lose weight, stop smoking, watch your blood pressure and watch the...
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11/22/2013
With the opening of Main Street Exchange this week, Ruston has joined the ranks of several big cities around the country with the latest shopping trend — occasional shops. Only open a few days each...
11/22/2013
A well-known rapper officially donated $5,000 to Grambling State University on Tuesday. Wale, a musician from Washington, D.C., pledged to help the university’s football team with new uniforms and...
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11/21/2013
The telephone rings. Natalie Taylor touches her computer screen and answers, “Ruston police and fire.” There’s a hit-and-run traffic accident on East Georgia Avenue. Taylor dispatches a police...
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11/21/2013
At 2 p.m. Tuesday the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and McCarter Financial Group hosted a free, informational meeting featuring Michael Bertaut, an expert from Blue Cross Blue Shield on the...