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10/20/2017 - 11:52am
Last month, more than 110 dogs and 30 cats were sent on their way to San Diego as part of the biggest transportation of shelter animals seen in North Louisiana. Two Rescue Express buses left 4 Paws Rescue on the morning of Sept. 19 carrying the animals first to foster families, and then their...
10/20/2017 - 11:58am
HODGE — The WestRock Company will make a number of improvements at its containerboard paper mill in Hodge over the next five years, all of which are designed to maintain the mill’s competitiveness and retain more than 400 existing jobs at the facility.   The plan was announced Wednesday by Gov....
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10/20/2017 - 12:00pm
Judi Null, Ruston Artisans gallery director, looks over the first exhibit to open in the new space — ‘Wildlife and My Life.’ The exhibit is a look at Box Leangsuksun’s work from his experiences through nature photography around the world. The exhibit opened Thursday after a ribbon cutting for the...
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10/19/2017 - 11:33am
Upcoming October Events: • Proceeds from teacher donations and concessions will be donated to “Wiggin’ Out” for Breast Cancer Awareness Month • Red Ribbon Week will be celebrated Oct. 23-27. Each day the students will be given stickers to wear. Monday will be “Smarties Choose to be Drug Free” and...
10/19/2017 - 11:35am
Eight Lincoln Parish high school seniors have been chosen to participate in Bank of Ruston’s “365 to Rich Shadow Day” on Oct. 25 -26. The students are Joseph Bailey, Cedar Creek; Christall Bates, Ruston High; Kenze McGuire, Ruston High; Landon Millsap, Cedar Creek; Maritsa Olguin, Simsboro; Jacob...

Announcements

Steve and Judy Baker, of Choudrant, are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Anne-Marie Baker to Jacob Cain, of Ruston. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Kathleen Baker and the late Davis Baker, of Choudrant; and Hilda Lee and the late Hosey Lee, of...
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Ward Hindman, of Ruston, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Margaret Livingston Hindman to Clayton Glen Avery, of Jonesboro. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late James Archibald Livingston Jr. and Margaret Gresham Livingston, of...

Sports

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GRAMBLING — Senior quarterback/running back Johlik Madison took on the role of Homecoming king Thursday night as the celebrations came early and...

GRAMBLING — Big games between Grambling State and Alcorn State have been a common occurrence in recent years.

And that’ll be the case again...

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Following a crushing loss after seeing a chip-shot field goal blocked on the game’s final play two weeks ago, Louisiana Tech tries to regroup and...

Editorials

When a school building is destroyed, more than just a structure is lost. Such was the case Tuesday morning when fire swept through Ruston’s Head Start Center, obliterating...
The University of Louisiana System set an ambitious, yet bold target for its framework that will keep the system’s nine universities competitive in 21st century higher...