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NEWS

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Leader photo by T. SCOTT BOATRIGHT

Cheryl Williams’ daughter Alexis Harrell, left, and Williams’ sister Lari Talbert met with local media Thursday to talk about the Williams case.

08/25/2019 - 12:00am
Alexis Harrell was 12 years old when her mother vanished. Long bouts of raging anger, depression and hatred set in. But now Harrell wants the man who’s been arrested in connection with her mom’s disappearance to know she forgives him for any part he...

SPORTS

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Photo by ROBERT SUMMERLIN

Ruston High School quarterback Jaden Procell scrambles for yardage against Byrd in a scrimmage played Thursday night at Joe Aillet Stadium.

08/25/2019 - 12:00am
The Ruston High School Bearcats started slow before finishing strong as they faced Byrd in a scrimmage Thursday night at Joe Aillet Stadium. “It was a tough start but after we settled in we played a lot better later on,” said RHS coach Jerrod Baugh...

OPINIONS

08/25/2019 - 12:00am
IN OUR OPINION “It was a blip we didn’t expect. It was a blip you couldn’t prepare for. Thank goodness we had the resources to pay for it.” That was Ruston Mayor Ronny Walker talking about the impact of the April 25 tornado on the city’s proposed...

OBITUARIES

08/25/2019 - 12:00am
Funeral services for William Howard Larry, 80, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug, 27, 2019, at the New Mt. Union Church in Junction City, Ark., with the Rev. Doug Marsh officiating. Interment will immediately follow at the New Mt. Union Cemetery...