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The desire to improve efficiency of care and offer more individualized attention to patients who don’t have a local doctor has led Ruston’s Northern Louisiana Medical Center to join the growing list of hospitals using hospitalists. Hospitalists are hospital-based physicians who oversee the care of another physician’s hospitalized patients, but don’t care for private patients of their own. The hospitalist directs inpatient care, in effect, becoming the attending physician. After discharge, they are referred back to their primary doctor. Proponents say use of hospitalists increases the time...

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07/22/2017
A Grambling State University alumna has been named Dallas’ first female police chief. Ulysha Renee Hall, a 1994 GSU graduate, will leave her position as deputy chief of her hometown Detroit to take...
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07/22/2017
Aubrey Marie Summersgill, left in photo at top, was crowned Miss Princess Peach 2018 on Saturday in the annual festival pageant. With her are Dixie Gem Peach Outstanding Teen Gracie Reichman, center...
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07/21/2017
With the summer months almost over, James Ramsaur, director of the Lincoln Parish Park, is looking to make some improvements to the amenities offered at the park. Among those improvements are the...
07/21/2017
A pair of unrelated power outages left much of north Ruston and downtown without electricity part of the day Thursday. The first outage occurred about 10 a.m. near the East Kentucky Avenue bridge...
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07/20/2017
The Ruston Rotary Club contributed $1,000 toward the Lincoln Rotary Club’s summer food drive for Christian Community Action, a nonprofit organization that helps feed local families. Ruston Rotary...
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07/20/2017
It may be a little too early to bring out all of the Christmas decorations, but it is never too early to begin buying gifts — especially if those gifts are for those in need. Elizabeth Turpin, groups...
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07/20/2017
One of Ruston artist Hooshang Khorasani’s landscapes now bedecks a utility box in the creative district of Parker, Colorado. A design based on his painting of the Maroon Bells peaks near Aspen was...
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07/19/2017
Local teens got the chance to create their own stories during the Teen Lego Stop-Motion Animation Workshop Tuesday at the Lincoln Parish Library. Olivia Morrow, above left, concentrates as she...
07/19/2017
Lincoln Parish is under a heat advisory through 7 p.m. Thursday. The National Weather Service advisory covers most of North Louisiana and East Texas. Temperatures are expected to reach upper 90s...
07/18/2017
Trailblazer RC&D in cooperation with Claiborne Parish Library, Claiborne Parish Police Jury, and Natural Resources Conservation Service is holding a pond management workshop. The workshop is...