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07/21/2018 - 9:19pm
John Cook already knew how to build cabinets. But he’d never turned a wooden bowl or made a cutting board out of recycled pallet pieces until he went to jail. Now, Cook and three other Lincoln Parish Detention Center inmates — all convicted felons — spend their days in the prison woodshop creating...
07/21/2018 - 9:21pm
Ruston voters may get the chance to decide whether grocery and convenience stores inside the city limits should be able to sell wine and higher-content alcohol. A Texas consulting firm is launching a petition drive that it says is on behalf of the Walmart corporation and Brookshire Grocery Company...
07/21/2018 - 9:22pm
Only four local races will be on the Nov. 6 election ballot. At the close of qualifying Friday, most of the candidates who signed up drew no opponents. That means those candidates were effectively elected for new terms that began in January. Among them: incumbent Ruston Mayor Ronny Walker, a...
07/21/2018 - 9:35pm
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana's registration period for the fall election ended Friday with an unexpected, last-minute candidate entering the secretary of state's race and a congressional candidate led out in handcuffs. All of Louisiana's incumbent congressmen face challengers seeking to oust them...
07/21/2018 - 10:26pm
BATON ROUGE (AP) — As Louisiana's Supreme Court justices made their pitch to lawmakers for a state judicial budget not only free of cuts, but boosted higher, they didn't mention they were sitting on a multimillion-dollar surplus. The justices described damaging implications if they faced reductions...

Announcements

Charlie Grisby and Carolyn D. Grisby, of Ruston, recently celebrated 33 years of marriage on July 19. The couple have two daughters Cheryl and Tiyisha; and three sons, Tonney, Skilo and Joshua. They have 15 grandchildren. The couple were wed July 19, 1985.
Mary Jane and Rick Rogers celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a special celebration on June 9 at the Waterfront Grill in Monroe, given by their children Michelle Drewett, of Ruston; Andrea Lazenby, of Bossier; and Richard Rogers, of Dallas. On June 29, the couple celebrated in Vail,...

Sports

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You get a variety of sports nuggets in this Sunday morning column, some outside the realm of athletics:

The Mick, “The Say Hey Kid.”

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It’s become as much a part of July in Ruston as searing heat and humidity.
And it’s always a home run come rain or shine.

The ninth...

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A 1992 best-selling book written by American author and relationship contest John Gray was titled “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus.”

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Editorials

The danger signs have been flashing red for nearly two decades. And with 17 more lives lost on Thursday, the Daily Leader urges U.S. legislators and other officials to do...
Christian Community Action needs your help. The Rotary of Lincoln’s annual Summer Food Drive benefiting the nonprofit that helps the more than 2,200 impoverished local...