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Retiring 3rd Judicial District Court Judge Cynthia Woodard said she will take the time to figure out what her plans are now that she will be stepping down in early 2018. “I will still have a presence in the community, but it is time to spend some time with my family — my children and grandchildren,” she said. “As a judge, you always have to be prepared to be in the area to sign search warrants or emergency custody proceedings. Your presence is always here. I’m still healthy and active and get to do what I want to do. I want to give myself some time to think about what I want to do.” Woodard...

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Ruston High School seniors Austin Meng and Nicholas Ruff have qualified as National Merit semifinalists. About 1.4 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2015 National Merit...
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Six of the nine men who want to be the next congressman from the 5th Congressional District wooed voters Monday night during a forum sponsored by the North Central Louisiana TEA Party. Ralph Abraham...
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Lincoln Parish Sheriff Mike Stone recently announced the lowering of the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office property tax millage. The tax millage will be lowered by 0.5 mills. This decrease will equal...
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Several committees are scheduled to meet today before the regular monthly meeting of the Lincoln Parish Police Jury. At 4 p.m. the Adjudicated Property Committee will meet to discuss an ordinance...
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10/13/2014
Area residents have the opportunity to help 4 Paws Rescue, the largest local animal rescue organization, by purchasing pumpkins from Elli Dickerson, pictured above, who hosts an annual Pumpkin Patch...