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08/17/2017 - 11:58am
At 5:45 a.m. this morning, Richard Coley celebrated his 141st grand opening of a Chick-fil-A restaurant. Originally of St. Petersburg, Florida, he now lives in Arcadia and said he was delighted to be able attend the grand opening. “I have been there for 141 different store grand openings in 31...
08/17/2017 - 12:04pm
Rock the Railroad is coming back. Starting Sept. 1 and every Friday of each of Louisiana Tech University’s seven home football game weekends, Railroad Park will be the site of live music, pep rallies and themed events aimed at drawing people to downtown Ruston. Rock the Railroad is part of the...
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08/16/2017 - 10:18am
Anna-Katherine Thompson, seated, a Ruston High School freshman, won the title of Miss Heart of Trenton’s Outstanding Teen which is an official preliminary pageant to  Miss Louisiana’s Outstanding Teen 2018 Pageant to be held in April in Monroe. Thompson is being crowned by Katelyn Yopp, Miss Heart...
08/16/2017 - 10:31am
For the 36th straight year, it’s Happening again for Louisiana Tech University. The annual tradition continues starting at 6 p.m. Thursday as The Happening, a celebration of Louisiana Tech University’s alumni, academics, is held at the Monroe Civic Center. The event will start with a 6 p.m. social...
08/16/2017 - 10:33am
The Lincoln Parish school district scored the fifth highest ACT composite score in the state with 180 students scoring 21 points or higher on the test according to a report recently released by the state Department of Education. Choudrant, Ruston and Simsboro High Schools combined to make a...

Announcements

Meghan Penwell of Shreveport, and Austin Griffin, of Shreveport, proudly announce their recent engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Richard and Nancy Penwell, of Benton; and Trina Penwell, of Doyline. Meghan is a 2008 graduate of Benton High School, and a 2012...
Heather Denise Norsworthy, of Ruston, and Caleb Austin Brown, also of Ruston, were united in marriage on July 29 at 2 p.m. at Temple Baptist Church in Ruston. The Rev. David Harrell performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Jeff Norsworthy, of Ruston, and the granddaughter of...

Sports

After one of the most memorable seasons in HBCU football and FCS for that matter, there is no surprise that the Grambling State Tigers sit atop...

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The Ruston High School Bearcats Football Club held its second annual Bearcats Legends Dinner and Auction Wednesday night at Squire Creek Country...

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First-year Ruston High School head football coach Jerrod Baugh gets his first good look at game-like play from his players as the Bearcats varsity...

Editorials

The Lincoln Parish school district received some exciting news about students’ ACT scores just as the new school year kicked off. The district scored the fifth highest ACT...
A bi-partisan group of state House members, led by Lincoln Parish Rep. Rob Shadoin finally took the proverbial bull by the horns in Baton Rouge on Monday. They gathered in...