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02/20/2018 - 11:59am
The proposal to create a central parkway along the U.S. 167 corridor through Ruston is on its way to the Board of Aldermen. The Planning and Zoning Commission on Monday voted to recommend to the board the changes in the city’s zoning ordinance that would establish the parkway. The 5-0 vote —...
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02/20/2018 - 12:01pm
Cedar Creek and Lincoln Preparatory moved on to the quarterfinals of their respective girls basketball playoffs with wins on Monday night. Anna Larr Roberson (above left) and the Cedar Creek Lady Cougars defeated Sacred Heart in Div. IV action while Jesse Anderson (12, above right) and the Lincoln...
02/19/2018 - 12:08pm
The Louisiana Tech University Eco Car team has set a goal of placing first in the 2018 Shell Eco-marathon Americas competition. The annual competition hosted by Shell Global will take place April 19-22 in Sonoma, California, at the Sonoma Raceway, a year-round motorsports racing facility home to...
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02/19/2018 - 12:21pm
round motorsports racing facility that is home to several professional races and plays host to more than 150 teams from North and South America. Dustin Whitlock, New Tech Academies director, said the Bearcat Motorsports team is one of “very few” teams to qualify two vehicles in this year’s...
02/19/2018 - 12:23pm
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers open their latest special session today still struggling to agree on an approach to stabilizing state finances a decade into seesawing cycles of budget gaps and short-term fixes. The House and Senate are trudging back to Baton Rouge for their fifth special...

Announcements

James and Brenda Patrick, of Downsville, are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Anna Nicole Patrick, of Downsville, to Matthew Wade Arrant, of West Monroe. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Farris Frost, of West Monroe, and the late Marvin Frost; and...
Mary Glenn Lyons and Thomas Edward Marsden were married in a 6:30 p.m. Jan. 6 ceremony at University United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge. The wedding was officiated by the Reverend Fred Wideman. Mary Glenn is the daughter of Pat and Beth Lyons of Baton Rouge, formerly of Ruston. She is the...

Sports

Coming off a weekend split at Pepperdine, the Louisiana Tech baseball team will head home to the friendly confines of J.C. Love Field for the 2018...

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Five Lincoln Parish prep teams earned berths in the Louisiana High School Athletics Association’s boys basketball brackets released Monday...

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Cedar Creek kept rolling along Monday night as the Lady Cougars marched to a 58-31 win over Sacred Heart.

The Lady Cougars move on the...

Editorials

It worked for the Grambling State football team. Now it appears GSU head men’s basketball coach Donte Jackson has stolen a page out of head football coach Broderick Fobbs’...
Three Boys and Girls Club of North Central Louisiana members were recently named Youths of the Year — the highest honor a member can receive — Keilan Davis, Preston Gray and...