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Real-time data from volunteers aids accuracy, NWS says

Chris Nuttall, senior meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Shreveport, gives a presentation at the Skywarn storm spotter certification class Tuesday in Ruston. Leader photo by Nancy Bergeron

10/06/2022 - 12:00am
Damon Lee describes the perfect spring day. “The sun was shining, it was bright, it was beautiful,” he said. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, the wind started picking up. “About 5 o’clock that evening we got a page-out. There was a tree on a power...


10/06/2022 - 12:00am
Run, run, run. While this was solid advice from Jenny to Forrest through the rural roads of Alabama, it holds true for the Jonesboro- Hodge Tigers as they open district play. The Tigers know who they are as a team, and the start of district...


Reflections on tornadoes, hurricanes and sheep stories
10/05/2022 - 12:00am
Churches that follow the liturgical calendar are quickly coming upon Christ the King Sunday. That’s the Sunday prior to the start of Advent, the four weeks leading to Christmas. Simply put, part of the purpose of Christ the King Sunday is for...


Steven Brent Napper
10/05/2022 - 12:00am
Ruston native Steven Brent Napper (age 65) died peacefully at his home in Dauphin Island, Alabama, on September 30, 2022. He was the youngest child of Harry and Dot Napper. At the age of 16, he earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Steve graduated with...