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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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04/08/2014
Ruston’s Piney Hills Harmony Chorus left its musical mark on Houston this past weekend during its first competition in Sweet Adelines International’s Region 10, bringing home second place in its...
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04/07/2014
ROTC members from Grambling State University volunteered their time at a garage sale to raise money for the Pine Hills Advocacy Center of Ruston on Saturday. The Pine Hills Advocacy Center houses...
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04/07/2014
Only one Lincoln Parish road was still under water this morning as a result of Sunday’s heavy rains. Parish Administrator Courtney Hall said Flowers Road, near Dubach, remained closed. At the peak...
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04/07/2014
Residents in Ruston’s University Hills area want to be the first in the city to implement new self-enforced property standards through a provision in Ruston’s master plan that allows neighborhoods to...
04/07/2014
The Lincoln Parish Police Jury will have two committee meetings Tuesday night beginning at 6 p.m. before entering into regular session at 7 p.m. The first will be conducted by the Public Property...
04/06/2014
Dusty Gates easily rolled to a win in Saturday’s Union Parish Sheriff’s election, picking up 74.41 percent of the votes in the process. Gates had been serving as sheriff since last fall following the...
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04/06/2014
Hundreds packed into Lincoln Parish Park Friday night as the Junior Auxilary of Ruston and Rotary of Lincoln presented the seventh annual Dinner and a Movie event. Pictured at top is Tiffanny White...
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04/06/2014
Ruston Mayor Dan Hollingsworth hopes the third time really is the charm when it comes to improvements for downtown Ruston’s historic Railroad Park. “It used to be a great place,” Hollingsworth said...
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04/06/2014
Young men and women were encouraged to follow their dreams Saturday at the 2014 Fred Dean’s Hall of Fame Pro Day luncheon hosted by the Boys and Girls Club at Trinity Methodist Church in Ruston. The...
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04/06/2014
Developer Dicky Nealy knew he wanted to do something with roughly five acres he owns on Kavanaugh Road, just north of West Kentucky Avenue. Yet because of the property’s dimensions — 200 feet wide...