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04/22/2017 - 10:01pm
For her 95th birthday, Sue Davis wanted to do something daring — take a motorcycle ride with her son Harvey on his Harley Davidson. Sue Davis said she, as well as most of the residents and staff at Princeton Place where she lives, was excited about the ride. “I went outside and the nurse helped me...
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04/22/2017 - 10:49pm
Louisiana Tech University’s department of music has announced its Alumnus of the Year and Honors Recital soloists, and will feature the honorees at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Howard Auditorium. Tony Boutté was selected as the 2017 Alumnus of the Year. Boutté earned a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance...
04/21/2017 - 11:52am
Ruston High School has tabbed a familiar face to take over the Bearcats’ boys basketball program. Principal Ricky Durrett introduced Adrian Hester this morning at the school auditorium as the new head coach of the Bearcats. “This really is a dream come true,” Hester said of taking over the Bearcats...
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04/21/2017 - 11:59am
Ruston police have arrested two men allegedly involved in a Monday evening shooting that was caught on amateur video. Troydarious Keunte Grimsley, 18, of 172 Sandbed Road, in Ruston, is charged with attempted second-degree murder. Lawrence Williams, Jr., 19, of 131 Madden Road, in Arcadia, is...
04/21/2017 - 12:01pm
Members of the Union Lincoln Regional Water Supply Initiative will go to Baton Rouge in May to continue to make their plea for state dollars for a project aimed at reducing the draw on the Sparta Aquifer. Though the group has $3.8 million in Priority 5 of the capital outlay bill, it hopes to...

Announcements

Arthur H. May Sr. and Virginia Adams May will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary April 16 at their home in Ruston. The couple were married in Simsboro April 16, 1947. They resided in Sacramento, California, for 43 years and moved back to Ruston, in 1993. They are the parents of three...
Ricky and Polly Durrett, of Simsboro, are proud to announce the recent engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Nicole Durrett, to Lucas Aaron Fraley, of Ruston. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Richard and Nancy Durrett, of Simsboro; and Marilyn Crowe, of Simsboro....

Sports

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Ruston High School football season tickets will go on sale for a special price during this two week presale period running from May 1 through May...

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The Strikers defeated Barcelona FC 3-1 recently to claim the top spot in the Ruston Parks and Recreation Department’s 12U soccer league. Pictured...

The Ruston High tennis team had nine players qualify for state after a strong showing in regional play last week.

Ruston’s boys doubles...

Editorials

Think Ruston. Think peaches. Artistic likenesses of the succulent summer fruit mark city street signs and are part of Ruston’s official logo. The Ruston peach and its impact...
A celebration is in order. The Ruston Farmers Market is preparing to open for their 10th season, but before the vendors begin selling their products, the market will host a...