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12/12/2017 - 12:28pm
FARMERVILLE — There’s an old riddle that asks: If it takes two hours to dig a hole two feet deep, how long does it take to dig half a hole? The correct answer is there’s no such thing as half a hole. For the Union Parish Police Jury, the pit they pour money into each year at the Union Parish...
12/12/2017 - 12:35pm
The Louisiana Board of Regents on Monday gave Grambling State University the green light to proceed with plans to establish the first cybersecurity degree program in the state. The Regents unanimously approved GSU’s letter of intent to develop the new academic program. “Now we have to develop...
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12/12/2017 - 12:42pm
The Ruston Cultural District will present “A Tuna Christmas” with B&B Theatre at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Norton Building. “A Tuna Christmas,” produced in association with Samuel French, is a sequel to “Greater Tuna,” by Ed Howard, Jaston Williams and Joe Sears. “(The production tells) tales from...
12/12/2017 - 12:44pm
A mini version of the Hispanic “posadas” Christmas tradition is coming to Ruston. The celebration, which centers around food, fun and family, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in Railroad Park. The free event is open to the public and sponsored by Ruston’s Tabernaculo Cristiana...
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12/11/2017 - 1:22pm
Matt Black, of the Ruston Firefighters Association, places a toy tea set on a fire truck with sons Liam Black, 5, and Kase Black, 3. The tea set was donated during the annual Fill the Firetruck Saturday at Wal-Mart. The Fill the Firetruck/Stuff Santa’s Sack drive provides toys for Lincoln Parish...

Announcements

Rodney and Nancy Alexander, of Ruston, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a suprise party hosted by their family. They were wed Oct. 19, 1967. The couple have three children, Ginger Robinson, Rod Alexander and Lisa Lowe; and six grandchildren, Jordon Nalley, Jaina Robinson,...
Margaret Livingston Hindman, of Ruston, and Clayton Glen Avery, of Jonesboro, were united in holy matrimony at 5 p.m. Nov. 25 at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer. The double ring ceremony was officiated by the Rev. William Easterling. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Ward Hindman...

Sports

Grambling State University junior guard Shakyla Hill was selected the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Women’s Basketball Co-Player of the...

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Louisiana Tech overcame a 14-point first half deficit and used a 21-0 run in the second half to pull away from Louisiana-Monroe in a 71-49 Lady...

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Mid-December has arrived, meaning it’s time for the annual in-state showdown between Louisiana Tech and Louisiana-Lafayette.

The Bulldogs...

Editorials

The Ruston Daily Leader congratulates a pair of Grambling State legends for being honored by the Southwestern Athletic Conference earlier this month. College Hall of Fame...
The city of Grambling’s history is in the books — quite literally. More than a year and a half after its inception, the Grambling Historic Preservation committee submitted...