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07/20/2017 - 11:08am
One of Ruston artist Hooshang Khorasani’s landscapes now bedecks a utility box in the creative district of Parker, Colorado. A design based on his painting of the Maroon Bells peaks near Aspen was one of three images chosen via voting on the town’s Facebook page. The town posted all the nominees on...
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07/20/2017 - 11:14am
It may be a little too early to bring out all of the Christmas decorations, but it is never too early to begin buying gifts — especially if those gifts are for those in need. Elizabeth Turpin, groups and missions coordinator for The Bridge Community Church, said the church’s inaugural “Christmas in...
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07/20/2017 - 11:17am
The Ruston Rotary Club contributed $1,000 toward the Lincoln Rotary Club’s summer food drive for Christian Community Action, a nonprofit organization that helps feed local families. Ruston Rotary donated its money from several fundraisers including its annual catfish fry. Pictured with the check...
07/19/2017 - 11:27am
Lincoln Parish is under a heat advisory through 7 p.m. Thursday. The National Weather Service advisory covers most of North Louisiana and East Texas. Temperatures are expected to reach upper 90s today, with heat indexes climbing as high as 108 degrees, the NWS said. The heat index is the measure of...
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07/19/2017 - 11:29am
Local teens got the chance to create their own stories during the Teen Lego Stop-Motion Animation Workshop Tuesday at the Lincoln Parish Library. Olivia Morrow, above left, concentrates as she creates her stop and go movie. Lilli Crawford, above center, and Megan Dulaney, above right, work together...

Announcements

Lane and Sharon Martin, of Dubach,celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, Saturday. They were married in 1967. Their children are Randy Martin, Angel Martin, Jeremy and Misty Luginbill, Jeff Martin, Dawn Martin and Lannie Martin. Their grandchildren are Mason Hammons, Taylor Hammons, Benson...
Mallory Leigh Cox, of Ruston, and Collin Albert Ross, of Mandeville, were united in holy matrimony during a 6 p.m. ceremony yesterday at Temple Baptist Church. The Rev. Matt Slate officiated the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Cox, of Ruston. She is the granddaughter of...

Sports

The Ruston Bearcat Football Camp for incoming kindergarten through ninth-graders will be held from 9 a.m. – noon Tuesday through July 27 on James...

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Not only has Louisiana Tech defensive end Jaylon Ferguson been named a preseason All-Conference USA selection — he’s also garnering notice on a...

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Last year they split a pair of games that saw the two teams score a combined 209 points.

This season, Louisiana Tech and Western Kentucky...

Editorials

Ask anyone affiliated with the Lincoln Parish school district and they will tell you that safety is a top priority. And safety doesn’t necessarily end at the students, either...
Louisiana Tech University taught 4,319 Taylor Opportunity Program for Students recipients while Grambling State University taught 157 during the 2016-17 school year,...