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09/22/2017 - 11:45am
Grambling State University police are investigating a shooting that occurred Thursday night at Attucks Hall on the university campus. GSU’s communications director Will Sutton said this morning that around 10:30 p.m. Thursday a GSU student let someone into the all-male residential hall where a...
09/22/2017 - 11:47am
A Cedar Creek School senior was the sole Lincoln Parish student to be named one of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship program. Carlie Toliver, 17, will now have an opportunity to continue in the competition for one of 7,500 National Merit Scholarships...
09/22/2017 - 11:49am
Lincoln Parish parents and guardians interested in kindergarten through 12th grade online public schooling can visit with University View Academy representatives from 1-3 p.m. today at the Lincoln Parish Library Event Center. University View Academy is a state-based K-12 tuition-free online charter...
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09/22/2017 - 11:52am
Planet Fitness recently announced that it will be opening its first health club in Ruston. The site will be located at 103 North Service Road East, and will mark the fifth club in northern Louisiana, according to Jade Osowski, communications manager for Planet Fitness. Representatives anticipate...
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09/21/2017 - 11:44am
Louisiana Tech University has reached a record enrollment of 12,873 students. The number represents a 17 percent increase in the student body since the fall quarter of 2013, according to official headcount numbers released by the university on Wednesday. Tech also posted a 10 percent increase in...

Announcements

Colleen Hannon, of Bossier City, and Andrew Cline, of Ruston, proudly announce their recent engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Lawrence and Kathleen Hannon, of Bossier City. She is the granddaughter of James and Mary Kathryn Aldrich, of Bossier City; and James...
Jim and Jane Ball, of Ruston, are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married on Aug. 29, 1957 at Trinity Methodist Church in Ruston. They have two children, Bob Ball and wife Alicia, of Ruston, and Meg Bullock and husband Doug, of Oregon, Washington. Their grandchildren are Molly...

Sports

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GRAMBLING —Grambling State University football team tries to make it three straight as the Tigers take to the road this weekend to Itta Bena,...

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Louisiana Tech showed last week the Bulldogs can win on the road in a crucial game after they defeated Western Kentucky in the Conference USA...

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My friends in the profession tell me I have sat on my “booty” enough.

Easy for them to spew forth words of wisdom, however questionable....

Editorials

Autumn has caught us in our summer wear. –Philip Larkin, British poet Traditionally, today — the first day of autumn — is marked with not just a chill in the air, but change...
Good news, Louisiana, and we certainly deserve it. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has declined for four consecutive months, according to data released by...