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06/22/2017 - 12:02pm
Lincoln Parish residents will have the opportunity to dive and cool off at the Lincoln Parish Park water beginning June 30, said Park Director James Ramsaur. “We tested the water to make sure it is compliant with federal regulations and it’s ready to go,” he said. Ramsaur said officials hoped to...
06/22/2017 - 12:03pm
Tropical Depression Cindy has changed course and now appears to have Lincoln Parish in her sights. “It looks like it’s kind of traveling right toward us now,” Kipp Franklin, Lincoln Parish director of homeland security and emergency preparedness, said this morning. Parish officials plan to file a...
06/22/2017 - 12:05pm
All Louisiana Peach Festival activities scheduled for Friday afternoon have been cancelled in anticipation of heavy rains from Tropical Depression Cindy, and the evening concerts moved to the Scotty Robertson Memorial Gym on the Louisiana Tech campus . Changes have also been made in the Saturday...
06/22/2017 - 12:06pm
A Ruston woman was killed Wednesday after losing control of her vehicle striking a parked dump truck. Christie Wheeler, 53, was pronounced dead at the scene on Interstate 20 west of West Monroe, authorities said. Louisiana State Police responded to the crash shortly after 7:30 p.m. Wheeler was...
06/22/2017 - 12:10pm
The chattering of the crowd came to a halt as Ruston Mayor Ronnie Walker and NCLAC Board President Peter Jones stepped forward to award more than 30 artists during the opening reception of the Louisiana Peach Art Exhibit Tuesday evening at the Ruston Civic Center. Of the more than 250 entries three...

Announcements

Bill and Gloria Guillatt were blessed with 65 years of marriage on June 8. They were married at First Baptist Church in Simbsboro. They have two daughters, Rhonda Gullatt Malone and Pam Gullatt Scott; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Claudine and Jon Barker, of Ruston, celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary May 28, 2017. They were married at Central Baptist Church in Monroe in 1957. Their children are Mark Barker, of Knoxville, Tennessee; and the late Price Barker, of Bossier City.

Sports

NATCHITOCHES — Friday’s Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Golf Classic has been rescheduled for July 10 at OakWing Golf Course in Alexandria, due to...

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OMAHA, Neb. — LSU senior Jared Poche’ put the Tigers in the semifinal round of the 2017 College World Series with a record-setting 39th career...

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OMAHA, Nebraska — LSU attempts to reach the College World Series “Final Four” when the Tigers face Florida State at 6 p.m. today at TD Ameritrade...

Editorials

Tropical Depression Cindy set its course toward Lincoln Parish and residents can expect a lot of rain and windy conditions. The storm, which made landfall today in southwest...
The city of Grambling’s mission for its annual Juneteenth Heritage Festival is to build community relationships while creating an environment that celebrates culture, educate...