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11/21/2017 - 12:32pm
Former Ruston High School standout quarterback Brad Laird continues living the football coaching dream. Becoming head coach for an alma mater is a goal for many football coaches, and Laird, who has already served as head coach for the Bearcats at Ruston High, will do it again as the new head coach...
11/21/2017 - 12:39pm
A mass choir from churches in Ruston and Farmerville will perform a benefit gospel concert for the Paul E. Slaton Head Start Center and Lincoln Total Community Action Agency at 6 p.m. Dec. 3 at New Rocky Valley Baptist Church in Grambling. Funds raised from the event will help Head Start get re-...
11/20/2017 - 12:25pm
More than 70 Lincoln Parish school district fifth- through seventh- grade students recently participated in the 10th annual two-day art workshop. The student art pieces will be kept and prepared for the school district’s annual Art Without Walls show in May on Louisiana Tech University’s campus....
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11/20/2017 - 12:31pm
The director of a Ruston animal rescue agency is free on bond after being arrested Saturday following an incident involving her former daughter in law. Suellyn Martin, 69, of 908 Pea Ridge Road, was charged with unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling and simple battery. Martin is the director...
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11/19/2017 - 12:02am
The city of Ruston now has Lincoln Parish’s first industrial development site certified by the Louisiana Department of Economic Development. The 150-acre site is located at the junction of McDonald Avenue and Beacon Light Road. LED qualifies industrial sites based on zoning restrictions, title work...

Announcements

Abigail Elaine Hartwell, of Dubach, and Coleman Arthur Case, of Benton, were united in holy matrimony at 3 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Historic Ruston Firehouse. The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Bro. Connie Smith. The bride is the daughter of David and JoAnn Hartwell, of Dubach; and granddaughter...
Chandler Grace Haddox and David Michael Burkhalter, both of Ruston, exchanged wedding vows at 5 p.m. Nov. 4 at The Pond in Douglas. The bride is the daughter of Lee Jay and Sharon Haddox, of Ruston. She is the granddaughter of Doug and Debbie Haddox, of Ruston; Guy and Faye Barnes, of Ruston; and...

Sports

GRAMBLING — The Grambling State University football team dropped one spot in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) polls, which were...

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By T. Scott Boatright
scott@rustonleader.com

A karate kick delivered by Hahnville High...

CANCUN, Mexico — After taking care of business at home in the first three games of the season, Louisiana Tech hits the road for the first time as...

Editorials

It’s always good to see a high-profile graduate give back to their university. And it’s for that reason The Ruston Daily Leader commends former NFL and Grambling State...
For 50 years, the North Central Louisiana Fellowship of Christian Athletes has provided something no other organization has ever provided before — a place for student...