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01/21/2017 - 9:26pm
Honor Roll Second Nine Weeks Principal’s List: First grade: Passion Augustus, Eian Cripps, Hannah Daulton, Brayden Hollins, Avery Magee, Naomi Smith, Jermyia Williams, Joli Williams, Eren Wilson Second grade: Roper Allen, Bailee Harrison, Aubrey Hudson, Tristen Johnsonn, Deontay Mitchell, Cooper...
01/21/2017 - 9:30pm
Chastain Wardlaw, returns to Lincoln Parish and has joined Bank of Ruston as Vice President, Business Development. Wardlaw, a Louisiana Tech University graduate with a Masters Degree in Liberal Arts is a longtime resident of Ruston. Wardlaw and his wife of 40 years, Kiki, have three children,...
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01/21/2017 - 10:29pm
When a community like Lincoln Parish continues to support one local businessman’s ventures, he feels it necessary to give back to the community. Don Robertson, co-owner of Jim Taylor Ford and founder and managing partner of Rocketfast Car Wash, has been an active community member for more than two...
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01/21/2017 - 10:33pm
The Lincoln Parish school system will maintain student diversity balance despite no longer being under the watchful eye of the United States Department of Justice, school Superintendent Mike Milstead said Friday. But in order to do that, the Ruston school attendance zones will eventually have to be...
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01/20/2017 - 12:39pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking the helm of a deeply divided nation and putting Republicans in control of the White House for the first time in eight years. The billionaire businessman and former reality television star has...

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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The Mean Green hung around for the first half, but that was all they could muster as Louisiana Tech used a second half run to put things...

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Two NFL seasons ago, Larry Donnell was in the bright spotlight that defines New York.
There were few fans in the “Big Apple” who weren’...

DENTON, Texas — With Louisiana Tech clinging to a two-point lead in the final minutes of Saturday’s Conference USA game at North Texas, the...

Editorials

To borrow from the oft-quoted opening phrase of Charles Dickens’ novel, A Tale of Two Cities, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times … .” That line, penned in...
History is being made today. At noon, Donald Trump will be sworn in as 45th president of the United States. He will raise his right hand, place his left hand on the Bible —...