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03/26/2019 - 8:59am
The Cypress Springs Elementary School girls team (top) and Ruston Elementary School boys team (above) both took home championships at the 2019 “Rising Stars” Elementary Basketball Championship Tournament held Saturday at Ruston High School. The CSE girls defeated Ruston Elementary 12-8 to capture...
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03/26/2019 - 9:01am
Ruston High School is searching for a new boys head basketball coach less than two years after appointing Adrian Hester to that position. Lincoln Parish Schools are out on spring break this week and calls to RHS athletics director Jarod Baugh on Monday were not returned. Hester announced the news...
03/26/2019 - 9:02am
On average, five to six people are arrested in Lincoln Parish every day. Whether or not they have a mental illness, the judicial system offers the same limited options. In 2017, The Louisiana Justice Reinvestment Task Force found that Louisiana’s corrections system was producing low public safety...
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03/26/2019 - 9:05am
I would like to take this opportunity to inform the citizens of Lincoln Parish and all surrounding parishes of the current spring break, which for most area schools that is taking place this week. With all the excitement of being on spring break, I would like to offer a few safety tips to make sure...
03/26/2019 - 9:16am
CUPERTINO, California (AP) — Apple announced a new streaming service, Apple TV Plus, which will house its original shows and movies and could compete with Netflix, Amazon and cable TV itself. Apple is making the announcements at its Cupertino, California, headquarters, in a Monday event studded...

Announcements

Mr. and Mrs. Bernie Johnson of Ruston are proud to announce the recent engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Tatum Alexandra Johnson to Matthew Christopher Mitchell of Ruston. The bride-elect is the daughter of Bernie and Terri Johnson. She is the granddaughter of the late Carsol...
Chris and Lisa Barr, of Ruston, are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Sara Kate Barr, of Ruston, to Tyler Warren, of Castor. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Helen Reeves, of Ruston; and the late W.C. Reeves; and the late A.M. and late Theo Barr....

Sports

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The Simsboro High School boys basketball team won its second straight state title earlier this month, so it’s fitting that two Tigers earned Class...

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — The Louisiana Tech baseball team utilized a pair of big home runs from newcomers Philip Matulia and Blake Johnson, to stake...

BATON ROUGE — Grambling broke out the bats to score 29 runs in a three-game Southwestern Athletic Conference baseball series against Southern over...

Editorials

March Madness. It permeates the air this time of year as thickly as pollen gathers on Ruston sidewalks. And this year Louisiana still has a team left as we move deeper into...
Better late than never. Geoffrey Chaucer appears to have been the first person to put that proverb into print around 1386. But now, 633 years later, the adage is the perfect...