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The desire to improve efficiency of care and offer more individualized attention to patients who don’t have a local doctor has led Ruston’s Northern Louisiana Medical Center to join the growing list of hospitals using hospitalists. Hospitalists are hospital-based physicians who oversee the care of another physician’s hospitalized patients, but don’t care for private patients of their own. The hospitalist directs inpatient care, in effect, becoming the attending physician. After discharge, they are referred back to their primary doctor. Proponents say use of hospitalists increases the time...

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08/10/2017
Grambling Mayor Ed Jones said Wednesday his administration is trying hard to eliminate an inherited deficit in the city’s general fund, but that he’s no magician. “It takes a long time because there...
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08/09/2017
Testimony resumed this morning in 3rd Judicial District Court here in the attempted first-degree murder and armed robbery trial of Steven Devon Hardyway. Hardyway, 25, is charged in the Nov. 4, 2015...
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08/09/2017
A Ruston city police officer injured Saturday afternoon in a motorcycle accident in Jackson Parish remains in critical condition in a Shreveport hospital, Ruston Deputy Police Chief Clint Williams...
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08/09/2017
There are now children donning Louisiana Peach Festival shirts halfway across the world, thanks to Bruce Siegmund and his team. “My wife is from Malawi and so I go there fairly often and last year I...
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08/09/2017
Members of the Lincoln Parish Policy Jury voted unanimously to keep general alimony millages the same as last year — 1.68 mills inside Ruston city limits and 3.37 mills outside the city limits —...
08/08/2017
Farmerville native Megan Wiens has been offered the job as Lincoln Parish treasurer. But, as of Monday night, she had not accepted the position. Attempts to contact her today by the Daily Leader...
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08/08/2017
Eddie Franklin doesn’t consider himself a hero — he considers himself a Christian. “It’s something that I always wanted to do — feed the hungry,” he said. “So, I took some money out of my budget and...
08/08/2017
Ruston’s Board of Aldermen took the first steps Monday night toward creating a special taxing district that backers say will further drive business development along the Interstate 20 frontage roads...
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08/07/2017
Ruston’s yet-to-be-built sports complex will be the site of the 2019 Dixie Youth World Series. The city’s selection as the tournament host came this morning during a meeting of the Youth World Series...
08/07/2017
Beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, the Lincoln Parish Police Jury will host a public hearing on the issue of additional or increased millage rates without further voter approval or adopting the adjusted...