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12/02/2016 - 11:46am
With the flip of a switch, Christmas came to downtown Ruston on Thursday. At precisely 6 p.m., Mayor Ronny Walker and four local youngsters pushed a ceremonial 8-foot-tall switch that turned on hundreds of white lights strung throughout the central business district and a 33-foot ball all-light...
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12/02/2016 - 11:48am
The Wiggin’ Out Foundation received a $11,057 check recently from Lincoln ACHIEVE, the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and Lincoln Parish Schools. The money raised came from the first service project by the Adopt-A-School program that helps support breast cancer awareness, said Cathi Cox-Boniol...
12/02/2016 - 11:53am
Natalie Richardson who plays Mary Hatch, left, and Dusty Hampton who plays George Bailey, right, in the Ruston Community Theatre’s production of “It’s a Wonderful Life” act out a scene during a recent dress rehearsal. The production will be held at 7 p.m. tonight and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday...
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12/02/2016 - 12:00pm
Dozens of Lincoln Parish residents drove through Lincoln Parish Park during the opening night of Lincoln Lights Up the Pines. The Christmas-light drive thru tour will be held from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. tonight and Saturday at the park. The cost is $5 per car.
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12/01/2016 - 12:10pm
GRAMBLING — Grambling State University will start the new year with a new era for its athletics department as GSU President Rick Gallot announced Thursday that he has tabbed Paul Bryant as the school’s next athletics director effective Jan. 1. It ends a long wait in GSU naming a permanent AD as...

Announcements

Ralph and Cathy Tomlinson, of Bossier City, are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Connor Caitlin Tomlinson, of Bossier City, to Murphy John Foster Chestnut IV, of Jonesboro. Connor is the granddaughter of the late Earle and Mary Cooke, and the late Ralph...
Anna Claire Meeds and Tobin Brooks Pritchard were united in holy matrimony at Trinity United Methodist Church on Saturday, October 29. The wedding took place at half past five in the evening. Brian Mercer officiated the double-ring ceremony in the sanctuary. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs...

Sports

Grambling State dominated the Southwestern Athletic Conference this season, going 9-0 in SWAC play for a second straight season.

So it...

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GRAMBLING — It’s been an undeniably impressive first three seasons for Grambling State University football coach Broderick Fobbs.

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The first time they met earlier this season — on Oct. 6 — Louisiana Tech ended up on the winning end of a 55-52 showdown.

This time a...

Editorials

The Lincoln Parish chapter of the Young Entrepreneur’s Academy was recently recognized on the national level for their growth in the number of accepted students for the...
While the weather is beginning to get a little cooler, residents can look forward to some fun community activities that will get families out and about this holiday season....