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BATON ROUGE (AP) — John Schroder, a Republican businessman and former legislator, won a special election Saturday for state treasurer. Schroder had 56 percent of the vote over Democrat Derrick Edwards, according to complete, unofficial returns. Schroder will take over a post vacated by John Kennedy, a popular Republican who left the job early after winning election to the U.S. Senate. Schroder was the front-runner in the competition after Republicans in the six-candidate October primary split 67 percent of the vote. Edwards raised few dollars for the race and did far less advertising than...

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11/04/2017
The 215 preschoolers and 24 teachers who were displaced when fire destroyed the Paul E. Slaton Head Start Center in October are expected to return to classes this month in a temporary location at...
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11/04/2017
Tinsley Billberry examines an animal skin during the Lincoln Parish Library’s Fall Festival Saturday. Bill Barham, a traditional Native American dancer, had an extensive display of skins, Native...
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11/04/2017
Arian Carneygee makes a fall-themed craft at the craft booth. His mom helps him stick the leaves to the base during the Lincoln Parish Library’s Fall Festival held Saturday at the library events...
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11/04/2017
Lincoln Parish lost one of its greatest teachers and fiddlers on Friday when Paul Woodard died at age 74. Services are incomplete at this time but will be under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral...
11/04/2017
Ruston’s Board of Aldermen is expected to vote Monday on levying a half-cent sales tax in the city’s new tax incremental financing district. The decision is one of several aldermen will consider...
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11/04/2017
Hillcrest Cares October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Hillcrest teachers and students donated $286 to “Wiggin Out.” In November, the school will be donating to Diabetes Research. Hillcrest...
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11/04/2017
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11/03/2017
They crouched, imaginary riot batons in hand, and on cue inched forward in formation shouting “back” at the equally imaginary crowd moving toward them. Over and over, they drilled on the grounds of...
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11/03/2017
Shelly Dowdy, children’s specialist at the Lincoln Parish Library, sets up a display for the library’s first Story-Walk during the Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the library events...
11/03/2017
Lincoln Parish residents have the opportunity to Get Out and Fish from 7-11 a.m. Saturday at Grambling City Park. The free event offers residents an opportunity to partner with the Louisiana...