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Graduation speaker Stan Napper gave each of the 276 newest Louisiana Tech University graduates a jigsaw puzzle piece before they entered the floor of the Thomas Assembly Center Thursday morning for the school’s 321st Commencement Exercise. The message the retiring vice president for research and development conveyed by the end of his speech was that life is a puzzle, and it’s finding out the way to make yourself best fit that counts most. As he began his address, Napper asked the new graduates a bunch of questions about the gift. “How does it feel?” he asked. “Smooth on one side, rough on the...

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08/13/2014
A Ruston clergyman is the newest contender in the race for the city’s District 5 alderman. Maurice White, pastor of Zion Traveler Baptist Church, will launch his campaign Saturday with a noontime...
08/13/2014
Louisiana United Methodist Children and Family Services announces the release of a second Advocacy Paper, “Child Well-Being: Louisiana Among Worst in the Nation for 25 Years.”
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08/12/2014
Its been several years since one of Ruston’s own has mustered the courage to step foot inside the boxing ring. On Saturday, the 10th annual Battle of the Badges, a charity boxing match between police...
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08/12/2014
Fifth District Congressman Vance McAllister said Monday he anticipates a return of congressional earmarks, but with tighter regulations and a new name. “These rural communities are starving without...
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08/12/2014
Ruston mayoral candidate Bill Elmore and U.S. Senate candidate Bob Maness took their campaigns to the North Central Louisiana TEA Party on Monday night. The two men talked about jobs, their...
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08/12/2014
Loretta Walton-Jaggers, a seasoned educator at Grambling State University was recently named Louisiana Reading Association’s Educator of the Year. Jaggers is a professor of Education Curriculum and...
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08/11/2014
On Saturday afternoon, local young ladies competed for the coveted crowns of Miss Dixie Gem Peach and Miss Spirit of Ruston. Pictured, from left to right, are Miss Dixie Gem Peach Teen Princess 2015...
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08/11/2014
Two sisters, Wendy Ann Swanson and Bobbie Joe Vandenburg were booked on several drug charges at 303 Lamar St. in Ruston at approximately 10:30 p.m. Friday. The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office...
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08/11/2014
Ameenah Williams, of 159 Nutmeg Drive, was arrested for aggravated criminal damage to property, reckless operation of a vehicle, resisting an officer and two counts of battery of an officer early...
08/11/2014
The Lincoln Parish Police Jury will convene in regular session Tuesday night to discuss, and possibly approve an ordinance authorizing the public sale of a parcel of adjudicated property located on...