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NEWS

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07/17/2019 - 12:00am
Monica Whitman, right, of Tioga, was crowned the new Queen Dixie Gem Peach at the annual pageant held July 13. Anna Katherine Thompson, left, of Ruston, was selected Dixie Gem Peach’s Outstanding Teen. Whitman is a pharmacy student at the University...

SPORTS

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Louisiana Tech head football coach Skip Holtz’ Bulldogs have been selected third in the C-USA Preseason Poll behind North Texas and Southern Mississippi. Holtz is pictured in right foreground.

07/17/2019 - 12:00am
DALLAS — Louisiana Tech has been picked to finish third in Conference USA’s West Division, while North Texas was tabbed as the preseason favorite to win in a preseason vote conducted by a panel of media members that cover C-USA schools. Marshall and...

OPINIONS

07/17/2019 - 12:00am
It used to be that convenience stores at popular summer beaches had signs on the front door that read “No shirt, no shoes, no entry.” It was right next to the sign that read “Bathroom for customers only.” Now the sign on the door says, “No shirt, no...

OBITUARIES

07/17/2019 - 12:00am
The graveside service for Sylvia C. Duck, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 20, 2019, at Beech Springs Cemetery in Quitman, Louisiana with Dr. Chris Craig and the Rev. Ed Colvin officiating. Sylvia went...