SUbscriber Login | NEW SUBSCRIPTION  

Archive

  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.

December 6th

Man charged with rape

in
Brantley, Antonio.jpg

A man is in jail today on charges of forcible rape and second-degree battery stemming from an incident that happened in April.
Capt. Tim Parker, spokesman for the Ruston Police Department, said that Antonio Dewayne Brantley, 32, of 1305 Wyoming St., was arrested Thursday at the Jackson Parish Detention Center, where he was being held on unrelated charges.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

McAllister assigned to commitees

in
McAllister.jpg

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister (R-Swartz) announced the congressional committee positions he has been assigned by the House of Representatives. McAllister is joining the agriculture committee and natural resources committee. 
“Louisiana has vast interests in both agriculture and natural resources, so I am very excited to serve as Louisiana’s voice on these committees,”McAllister said.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Former La. Hayride performer dies

in
120613 Bailes C.jpg

Brightly-colored suits, a 10-gallon hat and a guitar are what people think about when they think of the late Rev. Homer Bailes. From the Grand Ole Opry to the pulpit, Bailes influenced and changed people’s lives.
Bailes, who passed away earlier this week at 91, was originally from West Virginia, but he and his brothers, known as the Bailes Brothers, became well known in Nashville, Tenn., with hit songs “Dust on the Bible” and “Remember me.”

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Holiday events to continue in Christmas spirit

Slaughter, Jessica NEW 13.jpg

I’m sharing holiday happenings in today’s Art Talk, with a flurry of activities going on here at the Dixie Center for the Arts.
First up is Ruston Community Theatre’s play, Christmas Belles. The show opened last night, but there are still three performances to come. Tonight and Saturday the play begins at 7 p.m., and on Sunday there is a matinee at 2 p.m.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Cougars primed for semifinals

in
Cedar Creek plays at Vermilion Catholic tonight with championship berth at stake
092213 Creek Van run C.jpg

Cedar Creek is hoping Mother Nature might be on the Cougars’ side tonight as they play a Louisiana High School Athletic Association Division IV semifinals playoff game at 7 p.m. tonight at Vermilion Catholic in Abbeville.
At stake is a berth in next week’s Division IV championship game at the Mercedes Benz Superdome in New Orleans. The winner between Cedar Creek and Vermilion Catholic will meet the winner of tonight’s game between St. Frederick and Southern Lab in that championship contest.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Lady Techsters to renew hardwood rivalry with ULL

in
112613 Techsters Walter layup C.jpg

During a 14-year stretch during the late 1980s and the entire decade of the ’90s, Louisiana Tech and Louisiana-Lafayette were conference foes as members of the American South (1987-91) and Sun Belt (1991-2001) as the Lady Techsters and Ragin’ Cajuns played on a yearly basis.
However, the two universities went their separate ways in 2001 when Louisiana Tech made the all-sports move to the Western Athletic Conference and following one non-conference meeting the following season, the women’s basketball series ended.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

’Dogs to host Southern

in
120513 Tech Anderson C.jpg

Louisiana Tech, 6-2 on the season, returns to action Saturday night as Chris Anderson (5) and the Bulldogs play host to Southern Univerity (2-6) in the Thomas Assembly Center in the second game of a doubleheader. Gametime is set between 7-7:30 p.m. or 30 minutes after the completion of the first game between the Lady Techsters and the University of Louisiana-Lafayette.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Never forget Pearl Harbor

The United States waited two years before entering World War II, and the cause for them doing so happened just before 8 a.m. Dec. 7, 1941.
According to history.com, hundreds of Japanese fighter planes attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii.
The barrage lasted just two hours, but it was devastating: The Japanese managed to destroy nearly 20 American naval vessels, including eight enormous battleships and almost 200 airplanes. More than 2,000 Americans soldiers and sailors died in the attack, and another 1,000 were wounded.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Remember that infamous day

in

“Yesterday, December 7, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.”
— President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Although I am a day early, tomorrow is a day of remembrance for the men and women who served our country at the drop of a hat when the Japanese decided to attack the United States of America during World War II.
“A date which will live in infamy,” is the primary quote remembered by most about the attack that took place some 70-plus years ago.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

An angel for Thanksgiving

in
Rogers, Randy.jpg

Every now and then I think the good Lord sends me an angel — something or someone to remind me how quickly life’s fortunes can change. This time it was young Dylan Black.
I struck up a conversation with Dylan the other day at a local Minden restaurant. I learned that he was originally from Oklahoma and moved to Shreveport as a youngster where he attended Southwood High School.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share