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02/21/2017 - 11:44am
Ruston’s Planning & Zoning Commission on Monday turned down a developer’s request to build storage buildings adjacent to residential property on Kavanaugh Road. Commissioners said while they agree with KDV Investments that there’s a need for the RV, boat and climate control units, the location...
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02/21/2017 - 11:56am
Cedar Creek School junior Anna Katherine Tollett, 16, has been named one of Louisiana’s top two youth volunteers of 2017 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism. She is one of only two recognized in the state....
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02/20/2017 - 12:08pm
Some 200 stories in the Concordia Sentinel about the 1964 death of African American Frank Morris in Ferriday earned Stanley Nelson a Pulitzer Prize finalist nomination in 2011 for Local Reporting. Nelson’s 10-year obsession with this story began with a 2007 FBI news release on the agency’s...
02/20/2017 - 12:17pm
Choudrant High School senior and regional Student of the Year contestant Addison Patton signed a equestrian scholarship with Mississippi College on Friday. Patton, who was born with cerebral palsy, said she is excited at the prospect of being able to ride as she continues her studies to obtain a...
02/19/2017 - 12:07am
At 6 p.m. Tuesday, the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana will host a program in which one member will be named the local Youth of the Year in the elementary, middle school and high school categories at the Lincoln Parish Library Events Center. According to Janet Binns Wilson, director...

Announcements

Ricky and Polly Durrett, of Simsboro, are proud to announce the recent engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Nicole Durrett, to Lucas Aaron Fraley, of Ruston. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Richard and Nancy Durrett, of Simsboro; and Marilyn Crowe, of Simsboro....
Kaitlyn Meyers, of Ruston, and Trey Gauthreaux, of Ruston, are happy to announce their recent engagement and forthcoming marriage. Kaity is the daughter of Billy and Shannon Meyers, of Ruston; and the granddaughter of Gracie Hall, of Ruston; Tim and Cathy Mitchell, of Mer Rouge; and William and...

Sports

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Grambling State’s baseball team (2-1) takes to the road to face Oklahoma at 3 p.m. in the first of a two-game series ending Wednesday..

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Emma Shively (batting) blasted a home run Monday as the Ruston High softball team defeated Haughton 15-0. Photo by KENNY ROBERTSON

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Anna Larr Roberson led the way with 28 points Monday night as Cedar Creek took a second-round Div. IV girls basketball playoff win, defeating...

Editorials

It’s considered a success marker for college basketball programs, and that’s good news for Louisiana Tech University’s men’s hoops team. The Dunkin’ Dogs secured their fifth-...
“The welfare of our country is the great object to which our cares and efforts ought to be directed, and I shall derive great satisfaction from a cooperation with you in the...