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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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Jeff Smith turns passion into strength one T-shirt at a time. The online workout gear business Smith founded four years ago has become an avenue for raising awareness of and research dollars for a...
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04/29/2014
Devon Energy is once again the title sponsor of the Sparta Foundation’s Sporting Clays Competition. The competition will be held June 7 at the West Monroe Sheriff’s Rifle Range. All proceeds from...
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04/28/2014
Kynan Sternitzky, 11, shares a laugh with Champ, Louisiana Tech University’s mascot, during the Buddy Ball of Ruston spring season-ending festivities Saturday. Buddy Ball will resume in the fall....
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04/28/2014
A Ruston man accused of forcible rape of a 15-year-old girl was taken into custody on Friday. Sgt. Clint Williams, public information officer for the Ruston Police Department, said the original...
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04/28/2014
Local students are learning to wield business skills at a young age thanks to the recent implementation of the “Lemonade Day” project at Ruston, Cypress Springs, Glen View and Hillcrest elementary...
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04/28/2014
About 50 residents of Ruston’s University Hills Neighborhood gathered Saturday at Huckleberry Park to celebrate Earth Day and join in a community picnic. Leading the neighborhood parade were, from...
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04/27/2014
The execution of a search warrant by the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement team has led to the arrest of four individuals. On Friday, LPNET agents executed a search warrant at a residence in the...
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04/27/2014
The second annual Hope for Autism 5k race was held at Lincoln Parish Park on Saturday. More than 400 participants came out to show their support for Autism Spectrum Disorder, which affects 1 in 68...
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04/27/2014
The fifth annual Community Trust Bank Crawfish Boil and Silent Auction were yet again a huge success for the March of Dimes. All proceeds raised from the event benefit the March of Dimes in their...
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04/27/2014
Sen. Rick Gallot and the Lincoln Parish Police Jury are getting the ball rolling on a new courthouse for downtown Ruston. However, the ball may be rolling for several years before any ground is...