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Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 12:04pm
Rock the Railroad is coming back. Starting Sept. 1 and every Friday of each of Louisiana Tech University’s seven home football game weekends, Railroad Park will be the site of live music, pep rallies and themed events aimed at drawing people to downtown Ruston. Rock the Railroad is part of the larger Loyal Blue Weekend partnership created last year among the city, the Ruston Lincoln Convention & Visitors Bureau and Tech. This year’s weekends will also include game day events at Joe Aillet Stadium, the return of the city-sponsored shuttle service between downtown and the stadium, earlier...

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08/07/2017
At 6 p.m. Tuesday, the Finance Committee for the Lincoln Parish Police Jury will meet at the courthouse to discuss and vote upon the adoption of several financial function policies. These will...
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08/07/2017
Lincoln Parish public and charter schools will begin to teach cursive writing during the upcoming academic year after the state legislature passed a bill requiring classrooms to teach and incorporate...
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08/05/2017
For a few moments on Saturday, the shrubbery around the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana turned to cane fields and jungle brush. The sharp rat-a-tat reports of an M60 machine gun...
08/05/2017
Ruston’s Board of Aldermen will be asked Monday to begin a process that could lead to the city’s first tax incremental financing district. The request to create the district comes from a national out...
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08/05/2017
Question: I read somewhere that on average I need 70 percent of my working income in retirement. Does that sound about right? Answer: Be careful when mixing averages and real life. If I put one foot...
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08/05/2017
The popularity and accessibility of retirement plans has resulted in Americans holding a significant portion of their assets in 401(k)s or other employer-sponsored retirement plans and IRAs. For...
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08/05/2017
You have probably heard that diversification is a key to investment success. So, you might think that if diversifying your investments is a good idea, it might also be wise to diversify your...
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08/04/2017
Jwala Parajuli, a graduate student in molecular sciences and nanotechnology at Louisiana Tech University, earned first place honors for presentation of her paper titled “Laser-based 3D printing:...
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08/04/2017
“The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless.” This statement, made in the instructional manual for the national ‘1000 Books Before Kindergarten’ program is locally hosted by the Lincoln Parish...
08/04/2017
Grambling Mayor Ed Jones said he believes a completed sidewalk project and another one on the way are the first steps city officials hope will help revitalize downtown Grambling. Grambling officials...