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08/20/2017 - 7:57am
It wouldn’t be the start of a new academic and athletic school year for Louisiana Tech University without a big Happening. The 36th Happening took place Thursday night at the Monroe Civic Center as hundreds of Tech fans, friends and supporters got together to celebrate the university and the start...
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08/20/2017 - 8:02am
Lincoln Parish school students hoping to use their cardboard-box pinhole projection viewers, or even specially made glasses, to watch Monday’s solar eclipse are now in the dark, or at least in the shade. Spokespeople for parish public schools, Ruston’s Cedar Creek School and Grambling’s Lincoln...
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08/20/2017 - 8:07am
Ruston’s Board of Aldermen meets Monday in its role as the city’s personnel-finance committee to discuss the Walker administration’s proposed $65.6 million budget for the spending year that begins Oct. 1. Monday’s meeting is at 6:30 p.m. at the city hall and is open to the public. The proposed...
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08/18/2017 - 11:59am
Kevin Patterson and his finance, Andria Fields, work the soil on their plot in the Longleaf Farms Community Garden. The couple, along with fellow community gardener Doris Sims, received their seed packets Wednesday. The garden is located on the old Fairgrounds site on Martin Luther King Drive and...
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08/18/2017 - 12:00pm
Kevin Patterson and his finance, Andria Fields, work the soil on their plot in the Longleaf Farms Community Garden. The couple, along with fellow community gardener Doris Sims, received their seed packets Wednesday. The garden is located on the old Fairgrounds site on Martin Luther King Drive and...

Announcements

Bill and J-Nell celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, August 19, 2017 with a family dinner at Mountain Harbor Resort, Mt. Ida, Arkansas. They were married on Saturday, August 19, 1967 at Baptist Temple Church, Alexandria, Louisiana. They have 3 sons, Chris (Christie), Brian (Beth)...
James and Jessie Mae Frazier are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married on Aug. 17, 1957 at Temple Baptist Church. They are both 1959 graduates of Louisiana Tech University. James Frazier worked for T.L. James and Co. for 40 years. Jessie Mae Frazier taught first grade at...

Sports

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It was a winning scrimmage for Ruston High School Friday night as the Bearcats battled Byrd on T.L. James Field at L.J. “Hoss” Garrett Stadium....

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It was a day worth capturing for the 2017 Louisiana Tech Football team as the Bulldogs began Saturday with team photos on the field at Joe Aillet...

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CHOUDRANT— Ruston High School’s football team held its second annual Bearcat Legends Banquet/Auction Thursday night at Squire Creek Country Club,...

Editorials

Football season is back and the pair of Lincoln Parish universities wants to celebrate with the community. Grambling State and Louisiana Tech Universities will host their own...
The Lincoln Parish school district received some exciting news about students’ ACT scores just as the new school year kicked off. The district scored the fifth highest ACT...