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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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08/07/2014
In the 2014 Legislative session, Louisiana lawmakers revamped several laws affecting motorists. Laws affecting everyday drivers include a school zone cell phone ban, Louisiana Litter Law updates and...
08/07/2014
Fifth District Congressman Vance McAllister will make two stops in Lincoln Parish over the next several weeks as part of his ongoing series of town hall meetings. McAllister will be in Ruston at 9 a....
08/07/2014
The Board of Aldermen for the village of Choudrant met Monday night in regular session. After Mayor Bill Sanderson called the meeting to order, the invocation was given and the agenda for the August...
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08/07/2014
Ruston resident Fred Blake today announced his candidacy for the District 1 seat on the city’s board of aldermen. “I want to continue to help what they are already doing within the district and the...
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08/06/2014
After years of ridicule and bullying from other students, a Washington state native is speaking out. Sonja Provost, now of Ruston, said she was bullied as a child and ended up moving twice in high...
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08/06/2014
In a traffic stop east of Ruston, deputies with the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office and agents with the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team confiscated more than four pounds of cocaine. At...
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08/06/2014
On Tuesday afternoon, a woman allegedly “jumped on” a man, taking more than $50 in the process. Ruston Police Department responded to a simple robbery call at the East Side Mini Mart at approximately...
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08/06/2014
The Lincoln Parish School Board began Tuesday night’s regularly scheduled meeting with a congratulations to Ruston Elementary School teacher Tammy Schales for being named Elementary teacher of the...
08/06/2014
The Lincoln Parish Public School system has announced the following schedule for the opening of school. Registration for new students must begin at the Lincoln Parish School Board Office between the...
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08/05/2014
An arrest stemming from a traffic violation has resulted in a Texas man’s apprehension for steroid related charges. Juan Jose Garza, 34, of 903 McVean, Yoakum, Texas, was arrested Monday morning at...