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08/18/2017 - 11:59am
Kevin Patterson and his finance, Andria Fields, work the soil on their plot in the Longleaf Farms Community Garden. The couple, along with fellow community gardener Doris Sims, received their seed packets Wednesday. The garden is located on the old Fairgrounds site on Martin Luther King Drive and...
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08/18/2017 - 12:00pm
Kevin Patterson and his finance, Andria Fields, work the soil on their plot in the Longleaf Farms Community Garden. The couple, along with fellow community gardener Doris Sims, received their seed packets Wednesday. The garden is located on the old Fairgrounds site on Martin Luther King Drive and...
08/18/2017 - 12:01pm
As of mid-morning today, Ruston police still had no suspect in a Thursday night shooting that sent a 24-year-old man to the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds. The incident happened at approximately 8:35 p.m. in the area of 1410 Dark St. Officers arrived to find Ja’Ren Johnson, of Ruston, with...
08/18/2017 - 12:03pm
In 2016, shelters across the nation got together and put on an adoption event — Clear the Shelters — which resulted in more than 50,000 animals adopted to their forever homes. This year, Ashley Hollis Taylor, director of community relations, wants to continue that tradition from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m....
08/18/2017 - 12:08pm
Graduation speaker Stan Napper gave each of the 276 newest Louisiana Tech University graduates a jigsaw puzzle piece before they entered the floor of the Thomas Assembly Center Thursday morning for the school’s 321st Commencement Exercise. The message the retiring vice president for research and...

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

The Louisiana Tech women’s soccer team will kick off its 14th year of the program as the Lady Techsters travel south to take on McNeese State at 7...

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STERLINGTON — The Cedar Creek Cougars aren’t afraid to play up in preseason and early season action to better prepare for the all-important...

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...

Editorials

Football season is back and the pair of Lincoln Parish universities wants to celebrate with the community. Grambling State and Louisiana Tech Universities will host their own...
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...