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Pictured is a view of last year’s Ruston High School graduation on the Bearcats’ football field, where roughly three times as many guests will see this year’s ceremony on Tuesday.

05/12/2021 - 12:00am
Gov. John Bel Edwards’ latest COVID-19 mitigation order, which lifted capacity restrictions on outdoor gatherings on April 28, came too late for Ruston High School, which is sticking with previous plans for its upcoming graduation Tuesday night. “We...

SPORTS

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Choudrant ace southpaw Braden Jones struck out 12 in five shutout innings Tuesday to lift the Aggies to a 1-0 win and into the Class B championship game Saturday.

05/12/2021 - 12:00am
No. 1 Choudrant has ridden its outstanding pitching through most of the second half of the season, and Tuesday afternoon was no different as Braden Jones and Brandon Carter were stellar in a 1-0 shutout of Monterey at Sulphur’s McMurry Park. With...

OPINIONS

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05/12/2021 - 12:00am
Children love learning, and it’s undeniable that great ideas and principles shared at a young age can impact the path of a child for a lifetime. A coloring book I had as a child about America’s national parks instilled a desire to visit all of our...

OBITUARIES

05/12/2021 - 12:00am
A graveside service for Mary Hammons McCorkle, 108, of Ruston, was held on Monday, May 10, 2021, at 10 a.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home Ruston.