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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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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...
07/18/2017
Poverty Point World Heritage Site will host a live prehistoric cooking demonstration, featuring the earth oven method of cooking at 11 a.m. Saturday. Visitors will be able to sample the food prepared...
07/18/2017
More new housing units are coming to Ruston. The city’s planning and zoning commission on Monday approved Jaclin Corporation’s conditional use application to build six two-story townhouses on East...
07/18/2017
Ruston Junior High and Ruston High School students students will see two major projects completed when they return the classroom in August: upgrades to the auditorium at RHS and new restrooms at RJHS...
07/18/2017
If you’re thinking about fishing in the Mayfield Park pond, you might want to reconsider. The city began draining the pond Monday as part of a project aimed at deepening the six-acre pond and...
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07/17/2017
Editor’s note: This is the first story in a two-part series updating the community about upgrades to parish schools. After Ruston city schools completed security upgrades on all campuses last year,...