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08/22/2017 - 11:25am
Police continue their search today for the suspect in an early morning triple shooting that left one person dead and two others wounded, including an infant. Officers are on the hunt for Frank Jauron Stringfellow, 38, of Ruston, in connection with the incident that killed Shakena N. Hampton, 35, of...
08/22/2017 - 11:31am
Ruston’s proposed $65.6 million budget for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1 is on its way to the Board of Aldermen for approval. The board’s personnel-finance committee, composed of the five aldermen, endorsed the 2018 spending plan Monday night. The board officially votes on the budget ordinance...
08/22/2017 - 11:32am
If all goes according to plan, a former nursing home on East Georgia Avenue will open in November as a behavioral health care facility. Ruston’s Planning and Zoning Commission on Monday granted Lincoln Counseling, LLC’s request to remake the abandoned Alpine Guest Care Center building into an in-...
08/21/2017 - 12:01pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will use a nationally televised address to outline for a war-weary nation the strategy he believes will best position the U.S. to eventually declare victory in Afghanistan after 16 years of combat and lives lost. Tonight’s speech will also give Trump a...
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08/21/2017 - 12:05pm
The desire to improve efficiency of care and offer more individualized attention to patients who don’t have a local doctor has led Ruston’s Northern Louisiana Medical Center to join the growing list of hospitals using hospitalists. Hospitalists are hospital-based physicians who oversee the care of...

Announcements

Bill and J-Nell celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, August 19, 2017 with a family dinner at Mountain Harbor Resort, Mt. Ida, Arkansas. They were married on Saturday, August 19, 1967 at Baptist Temple Church, Alexandria, Louisiana. They have 3 sons, Chris (Christie), Brian (Beth)...
James and Jessie Mae Frazier are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married on Aug. 17, 1957 at Temple Baptist Church. They are both 1959 graduates of Louisiana Tech University. James Frazier worked for T.L. James and Co. for 40 years. Jessie Mae Frazier taught first grade at...

Sports

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After helping the Louisiana Tech women’s soccer team come away with a win and a draw in the opening weekend of the 2017 season, Nomvula Kgoale was...

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ATLANTA, Ga. — The Black College Football Hall of Fame has announced the 2017 Watch List for the Black College Football Player of the Year Award,...

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A slimmed down Justin Ellis is “throwing” his new weight around for the Oakland Raiders.

Enough to where the former Louisiana Tech...

Editorials

The official kickoff for 2017 is getting closer every day. While the regular high school football season doesn’t kick off until next week, area football fans will get a taste...
Four dogs found their forever homes on Saturday as a part of the “Clear the Shelters” initiative in which 4 Paws Rescue participated over the weekend. The program, which is a...