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The director of a Ruston animal rescue agency is free on bond after being arrested Saturday following an incident involving her former daughter in law. Suellyn Martin, 69, of 908 Pea Ridge Road, was charged with unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling and simple battery. Martin is the director of and one of the founders of 4 Paws Rescue. According to the arrest report, Martin forced her way into her ex-daughter-in-law’s residence, and after exchanging words with her, slapped her once and attempted to do so again. During subsequent questioning by sheriff’s deputies, Martin admitted to the...

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10/05/2017
A Lincoln Parish man who shot a former coworker seven times and stabbed her another 35 times during an armed robbery has been sentenced to a total of 110 years in prison. Steven Hardyway, 25, was...
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10/04/2017
Everyone has a story. For some, their story involves romance and happy times, and for others, their story is one of overcoming adversity. Shane Sumlin is no different. Sumlin is a Ruston native who...
10/04/2017
The Lincoln Parish School Board unanimously approved a health- care proposal that would place more burden of the cost on employees and retirees under the plan. In addition to the health care proposal...
10/03/2017
It took Ruston’s Board of Aldermen less than 25 minutes Monday night to tend to an agenda that included postponing levying a half-cent sales tax in the city’s new tax incremental financing district...
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10/03/2017
Two Ruston High School seniors were recognized as National Merit Commended Students in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Peter Ford, 17, and Noah Ruff, 17, were recognized for their...
10/03/2017
Two Lincoln Parish men have been indicted on first-degree murder charges by a 3rd Judicial District Court grand jury in two separate cases that occurred recently. District Attorney John Belton said...
10/02/2017
 The Lincoln Parish School Board on Tuesday will review the remaining health plan recommendations it tabled in September saying it wanted more time to review its options. The board has to submit its...
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10/02/2017
The Appalachian Trail is the longest hiking-only footpath in the world, ranging from Georgia to Maine. It covers 14 states and is 2,190 miles long. Experienced hikers take years to plan their trip...
10/02/2017
A production equipment breakdown late Saturday night caused our Sunday edition not to be able to go to press until approximately 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The papers were delivered Sunday afternoon. We...
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10/02/2017
Three Ruston High School teachers and four graduates were named the RHS Alumni Association’s 2017 Achievement Award recipients during a luncheon Friday. Recipients included the late administrator...