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Friday, August 18, 2017 - 12:08pm
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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08/05/2014
If things go as planned, Simsboro students could have a safer route to school in the coming years. During the monthly meeting of the Village of Simsboro, Markay Brown, of Meyer, Meyer, LaCroix and...
08/05/2014
Ruston’s Board of Aldermen on Monday approved a pair of master service agreements with two local engineering firms. The agreements with Riley Company of Louisiana and Hunt, Guillot & Associates...
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08/05/2014
When primary election day dawns Nov. 4, Theresia Campbell will be in high gear. Campbell, of Hilly, is commissioner-in-charge of the voting precinct at Colvin Memorial in Unionville. It’s her job to...
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08/05/2014
After many rewarding experiences, Ruston native Anna Blake will be handing down her crown as Miss Spirit of Ruston. The 2013 Miss Spirit of Ruston was the youngest contestant in the Miss Louisiana...
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08/04/2014
In a project that has been two years in the making, Anytime Fitness will be almost double in size in the next few weeks. During a groundbreaking ceremony held on Wednesday, staff members and owners...
08/04/2014
The Lincoln Parish School Board will meet in final preparations for the 2014-15 school year at the regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday night. Several items will be discussed for approval including...
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08/04/2014
For friends, fans and alums of Louisiana Tech University, summer is a perfect time to celebrate the start of a new year and a new football season. The Happening XXXIII, presented by Argent Financial...
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08/02/2014
Angela Alonzo and her dog Apache were among the few who braved Saturday’s steady light rain and unseasonably cooler temperatures to participate in the Ruston Parks and Recreation Department’s sixth...
08/02/2014
A congressional decision in 2011 to ban earmarks has backers of both the Lincoln Parish I-20 transportation corridor program and a plan to draw drinking water from Lake D’Arbonne rethinking ways to...
08/02/2014
Parish schools are gearing up for a fresh start this week with “prep” programs. Ruston High School will host an entire “Prep Week,” beginning tomorrow. “This is one of our favorite times of the year...