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05/23/2017 - 11:19am
Lincoln Parish community stakeholders have the opportunity to provide feedback to the Lincoln Parish school district through an online survey or registering to join a focus group that will be held this summer. Lincoln Parish community members can access the online survey at https://www.surveymonkey...
05/23/2017 - 11:27am
The first of a series of three murals designed to draw attention to downtown Ruston and enhance visitor experiences is finished. The 9-foot-tall by 40-foot-long work is painted on the back wall of the Rainwater Building facing Vienna Street and adjacent to the Federal Building parking lot. The...
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05/22/2017 - 4:35pm
Run For The Wall biker Judy Atkins of Tuscon, Arizona, who was ahead of the main group of participants, stopped under the Tarbutton Overpass Sunday to greet supporters and hand out 2017 Run For The Wall pins to local onlookers showing their support. The 10-day ride will end at the Vietnam Memorial...
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05/22/2017 - 4:48pm
Hudson Futrell, 6, of Choudrant, maneuvers through part of an obstacle course at Cook Park during Friday’s evening’s culminating event of Ride Ruston Bike Week. The week, with its emphasis on biking for transportation as well as for fun, included group rides and a look at the first section of the...
05/22/2017 - 4:51pm
Lincoln Parish students have the opportunity to remain mentally and physically active this summer now that the final school bells have rung for the 2016-17 school year. Lincoln Parish ACHIEVE Coordinator Cathi Cox-Boniol and City of Ruston Recreation Supervisor Ashlynn Shell said reading, signing...

Announcements

Kellie Paige Webb, of Lake Charles, and Jacob Ivan Duke, of Ruston, proudly announce their recent engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Greg and Tammy Webb, of Lake Charles; and the granddaughter of Phillip and Patty Webb, of Montgomery, Texas; and the late Hebert...
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Slaughter, of Choudrant, announce the engagement of the forthcoming marriage of their daughter Lauren Elise Slaughter to Seth Allen Scriber, of Ruston. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Ferracci, of Choudrant, and Mr. and Mrs. Milton Slaughter, of Ruston...

Sports

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Louisiana Tech’s Brent Diaz has been named one of 15 semifinalists for the Johnny Bench Award presented by BaseballSavings.com which is annually...

Louisiana Tech pitchers Graham Ahlrich and Kent Hasler have been named to the InTouch Credit Union 2017 Conference USA Baseball All-Academic Team...

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This past Saturday inside a jam-packed Thomas Assembly Center, Jazmin Britos became part of the 100,000 strong as she received her diploma from...

Editorials

All great things eventually come to an end, as did for the Louisiana Tech softball team on Sunday. But the Ruston Daily Leader offers congratulations and also thanks to the...
Almost a year ago, Grambling State University Senate Faculty President Herb Simmons defined the university’s situation then as “their backs against the wall with only one...