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July 14th, 2017

Former juror remembered for ‘heart of gold’

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Former Lincoln Parish Police Juror Annie Brown is being remembered today for her “heart of gold” and dedication to the community causes in which she was involved.
Brown, 88, died July 5. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at New Rocky Valley Baptist Church in Grambling.
“Mrs. Brown will be deeply missed. She has helped a lot of people — not just in District 10, but in all of the districts,” Nancy Wilson, Brown’s successor in the District 10 seat, said.
“She is very well known and she had a heart of gold, and she does have a legacy that remains to be filled.”

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Woman robbed in parking lot

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Ruston Police seek public’s help in locating suspect

Ruston police are asking the public’s help in locating the suspect in an armed robbery that occurred Thursday night in the parking lot of a local motel.
The incident happened at approximately 10:25 p.m. at the Motel 6, located on 1105 North Trenton St.
According to police, the victim had pulled into the parking lot to go to her room and was still seated in her vehicle when a man armed with a handgun confronted her. The man demanded the victim’s purse.
The two struggled and the suspect fled, running west towards Coushatta Street, police said.

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Tech’s Barnes on Groza Watch List

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Louisiana Tech kicker Jonathan Barnes has been named to the 2017 Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award Watch List, it was announced by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission on Wednesday.
Barnes is one of only three kickers named to the watch list who have previously been named semifinalists twice, while a total of 30 players around the country are featured on the preseason watch list for the honor that will be awarded to the nation’s top kicker.

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NCLAC announces fall activities

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Happy Fall from the North Central Louisiana Arts Council office. Yes, we know it’s really summer — we’re definitely feeling the heat when we step outside — but inside the office we have all things autumn in mind. We’re currently planning our exciting fall and winter events, so grab your calendar and mark these dates because you don’t want to miss out on these great cultural activities in Ruston.

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Seeing God's love through friends

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Someone told me once that I’d make a good candidate for elective office.
“You don’t have any skeletons in your closet,” they said. “You’ve dragged them all out yourself.”
Here I go again. And trust me: I’m not running for any office.
The “On This Day” feature of Facebook is almost like a journal. It allows the opportunity to see where you were emotionally at a point in time. Sunday’s reminded me of an opportunity I took to brag on God’s provision at what we felt was a dark time in our lives. He’s still showing off, and I want to brag on what He’s done.

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'South Pacific' steals the stage

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“When you find something good, don’t let it go.”
That was the theme of the night as the cast of the Ruston Community Theatre’s production of “South Pacific” came out to play at the Dixie Center for the Arts.
Opening to a packed house, the cast and crew made themselves proud Thursday evening.
Set in an island paradise during World War II, two parallel love stories are threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war. Nellie is a spunky nurse from Little Rock, Arkansas, falls in love with a French planter, Emile, who is running from his past.

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Properly remove hazardous waste on Saturday

It isn’t always easy to dispose of household hazardous waste properly.
That’s why Lincoln Parish folks need to take advantage of Lincoln Parish’s and the city of Ruston’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day between 8 a.m.-noon Saturday at the North Louisiana Exhibition Center.

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July 13th

NATHANIEL KEMP JR.

Funeral Services for Nathaniel Kemp Jr. (70) will be held Saturday July 15, 2017 at 2PM at the Triumph the Church of God In Christ, Reverend Sharion Brown Pastor/Officiating. Interment will Immediately follow at the Community Memorial Garden (City) Cemetery in Farmerville. Visitation will be held Friday July 14, 2015 from 2:30 till 6PM at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Farmerville. Services Entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home, Farmerville Louisiana.

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ANDY AARON

Andy Aaron, age 85 of Dubach, LA died Wednesday, July 12,2017. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Services will be under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston, LA.

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MARY L. WEATHERS HAMILTON

Mary L. Weathers Hamilton, 61 died July 10, 2017. Wake will be Friday, July 14, at 6:00 pm at St. Luke Baptist Church #2, Ringgold, LA. Services are Saturday, July 15th at 2:00 pm at St. Luke Baptist Church #2, Ringgold, LA. Burial will follow at Shehee Cemetery, Ringgold, LA. Arrangements are under the direction of King's FH, Ruston, LA.

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