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“Being an American means to be free.” That was the message from Miss Grambling State 2017 Jimmitriv “Jimmi” Roberson, 21, during an interview with The Washington Post in early October for an article titled “What Unites Us?” that was published online Thursday. “The common value that we all have is freedom, ultimately,” said Roberson to The Washington Post. “Because with religious values, they’re not all the same. Love and hate, division. We don’t all believe in the same thing. We have our right to do whatever we want to do in the NFL, with kneeling and everything.” The photo journalism project...

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11/05/2014
Voters in the Lincoln-Union Parish 3rd Judicial District have elected John Belton as their new district attorney, but just barely. Complete but unofficial results from Tuesday’s election show Belton...
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11/05/2014
GRAMBLING — Current mayor of Grambling Edward Jones will continue his legacy for the next four years. Running against Jones was Grambling’s former mayor Martha Andrus, who left office in 2008. Jones...
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11/05/2014
SIMSBORO — The Village of Simsboro will welcome a new mayor in January. Sybil Smalling-Foster was elected by a margin of 15 percent, or 43 votes, over incumbent Mayor Willie Hendricks. Hendricks was...
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11/05/2014
Two incumbent Ruston aldermen are out, another re-elected and a fourth in a runoff as a result of Tuesday’s primary election balloting. District 1 incumbent Glenda Howard and District 2 incumbent...
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11/05/2014
Out of three opposed incumbents of the school board only one remained in office after last night’s elections. In District 3 Curtis Dowling beat out opponent Mary Boden Harris with a 68.02 percent...
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11/04/2014
Link to view and download sample ballots is below: http://issuu.com/rustonleader/docs/7-10b-101914_ballots/0 ********** Key: Each voting area is labeled by its ward , district and precinct denoting...
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11/04/2014
Margaret Hall exercised her right to vote today at Glen View Elementary School. She was assisted by Billy Belding. Voting continues through 8 p.m. today. Voters will be asked to vote on a long list...
11/04/2014
Ruston’s Board of Aldermen has taken the first step toward installation of pedestrian crosswalks at three downtown railroad crossings.
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11/04/2014
Walking up to Willie Sumlin’s shed is like walking into a political porthole. Signs of Louisiana candidacies from long ago line the walls — Democratic, Republican, black, white — they can all be seen...
11/04/2014
The Choudrant Town Council held its regularly scheduled meeting Monday night to discuss financial, police and fire reports, among other items. The Choudrant Fire Department recently implemented...