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03/24/2017 - 12:05pm
Approximately 60 people turned out Thursday night to talk about opening a homeless shelter in Ruston. And by the time the meeting adjourned, five of the attendees had volunteered to visit two area shelters and bring back what state Rep. Rob Shadoin called a “scouting report.” Shadoin and Luke...
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03/24/2017 - 12:11pm
Ruston will soon be covered in color as residents do their part to help bring an end to breast cancer during the Fourth Annual Susan G. Komen North Louisiana Color Me for a Cure 5k walk/run. The event begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at Ruston High School. “Our organization as a whole covers 22 parishes (...
03/23/2017 - 12:08pm
Louisiana motorists could face a higher gasoline tax if the Legislature agrees to a plan being floated by Gov. John Bel Edwards. “It’s not easy to ask people to pay more, but if we don’t you’re not going to get more,” Edwards told more than 200 people gathered for breakfast at Squire Creek Country...
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03/23/2017 - 12:12pm
Economic development in Ruston got a plug from Gov. John Bel Edwards on Wednesday when he helped dedicate the Monster Moto corporate headquarters and manufacturing plant, then participated in a groundbreaking for the North Village Plaza Apartments. The two celebrations were among a full day of...
03/23/2017 - 12:13pm
The Lincoln Parish school district’s potential construction projects in the Lincoln Parish School Board’s capital outlay plan may be pushed back a year as a result of a 16 percent Minimum Foundation Program reduction said school superintendent Mike Milstead today. The school district plans on...

Announcements

Ricky and Polly Durrett, of Simsboro, are proud to announce the recent engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Nicole Durrett, to Lucas Aaron Fraley, of Ruston. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Richard and Nancy Durrett, of Simsboro; and Marilyn Crowe, of Simsboro....
Kaitlyn Meyers, of Ruston, and Trey Gauthreaux, of Ruston, are happy to announce their recent engagement and forthcoming marriage. Kaity is the daughter of Billy and Shannon Meyers, of Ruston; and the granddaughter of Gracie Hall, of Ruston; Tim and Cathy Mitchell, of Mer Rouge; and William and...

Sports

HOUSTON — Louisiana Tech Track and Field is gearing up for another road meet this weekend as the men and women travel to Houston to compete in the...

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NORMAN, Okla. — Louisiana Tech will play a pair of power 5 conference foes this weekend when the Lady Techster softball team travels to face...

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Louisiana Tech wrapped up its annual Pro Day on Tuesday as several current and former Bulldogs were on hand to watch all the action on a warm...

Editorials

It’s a natural rite of spring, along with warmer weather, longer days and yellow sidewalks turning the streets of Ruston into seemingly yellow brick roads. Prom season is...
For six years, the Hockenjos family, of Ruston, has been making a differnce in lives of premature babies and their mothers by hosting the Ruston’s Got Talent fundraiser. The...