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01/17/2017 - 11:39am
The 18th Annual Krewe of Allegro Mardi Gras Ball and NCLAC Silent Auction is set at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Ruston Civic Center. Tickets are $60, and include dinner, dancing, live music by Windstorm, and a cash bar. Guests will have opportunities for photos, raffles, signature cocktails, and a...
01/17/2017 - 11:45am
On Nov. 2, 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill to create a federal holiday — Martin Luther King Jr. Day — in honor of the birth of America’s most celebrated Civil Rights activist, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.. Since it’s creation, the holiday has been celebrated on the third Monday...
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01/17/2017 - 11:55am
A 24-year-old Ruston man has been charged with one count of first-degree murder in the Dec. 28 shooting death of Patrick Mitchell, also of Ruston. Taylor Keyonta Burr, of 7003 Hwy. 80, Lot 218, was arrested Saturday by city police. He is being held in the Lincoln Parish Detention Center without...
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01/17/2017 - 11:59am
Louisiana Tech University’s New Frontier’s in Biomedical Research lecture series will host a discussion by Vijay T. John, the Leo Weil Endowed Professor in Engineering at Tulane University, on Jan. 23 in University Hall on the campus of Louisiana Tech. John’s presentation titled, “Novel Lipid...
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01/16/2017 - 11:52am
It’s that time of year again, and Miss Louisiana Tech University Anna Blake has begun her efforts to help collect prom dresses, then match them with local high school junior and senior girls who could not normally afford one. This program is called the Cinderella Project, and it does more than just...

Announcements

Mike and Valerie Liles, of Haughton, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Leigh Anne Liles to Justin Post, of Ruston. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Doris and Al Bantle; the late Yvonne Bunting; Joe Liles, of Haughton; and Tom Bunting...
Ashley Harper Binns, of Ruston, and David Winfield McCandless, of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, were united in holy matrimony at 2 p.m. Dec. 31 at The Bridge Community Church. The double ring ceremony was officiated by Kevin Johnson. The bride is the daughter of Steve and Janet Wilson, of Ruston...

Sports

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After helping lead Louisiana Tech to a road conference sweep in week 10, point guard DaQuan Bracey was voted as the Louisiana Sports Writers...

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Sue Donohoe.

Vickie Johnson.

A Thomas Assembly Center filled with legends on a Saturday afternoon.

Louisiana Tech...

JONESBORO, Ark. —After a weekend of action at the Mid-Winter Classic, hosted by Arkansas State University, the Lady Techsters took home a...

Editorials

The Ruston Daily Leader extends kudos to the NCAA for presenting Louisiana Tech’s 1981-82 Lady Techsters national championship women’s basketball team with their championship...
Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream was simple. King dreamt that we could live in a nation where citizens were judged not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their...