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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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08/28/2014
The time for area residents to join in a struttin’ good time has come again. The 26th annual Louisiana Chicken Festival is set to take place Sept. 26 and 27, with some events happening earlier in...
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08/28/2014
Residents of Hico are seeking help in making what remains of Hico Elementary School into a community center. “There’s no sense of community anymore,” said Vicki Colvin, coordinator of the Hico...
08/28/2014
MONROE — A Minnesota professor pleaded guilty to contacting a minor in Union Parish in order to start a sexual relationship, U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today.
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08/28/2014
Carolyn Elmore Cage today announced her candidacy for the District 1 seat on Ruston’s Board of Aldermen. District 1 is the south-central part of the city. Elmore Cage said her campaign would be...
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08/28/2014
Alexandria, VA — Grambling Chief of Police Tommy Clark was chosen as one of the several law enforcement executives from across the state to participate in the National Law Enforcement Leadership...
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08/27/2014
The Summer Reading Program at the Lincoln Parish Library had another successful year. Library Director Vivian McCain was to release statistics on the number of participants involved during the recent...
08/27/2014
Lincoln Parish residents will have until 4 p.m. Friday to view property assessments at the Lincoln Parish Tax Assessors Office. “It’s something the state requires,” Parish Administrator Courtney Hall...
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08/27/2014
The daughter of the late District 2 Ruston Alderman Elmore Mayfield is running for her father’s former job. Angela Mayfield-Spiller announced her candidacy today saying she wants to continue her...
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08/27/2014
The Ruston Fire Department and Choudrant fire responded to an RV wreck at 10:30 a.m. on Monday near the Choudrant exit on Interstate 20. RFD Public Education Officer Eric Brazzel said a 40-foot...
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08/27/2014
In Monday’s edition of the Daily Leader, there was a misidentification of who would be performing in the upcoming Dixie Season. Jason Petty and the Swingin’ Cowboys, top, will take the state of the...