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05/25/2018 - 12:26pm
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana House Republicans resisted Gov. John Bel Edwards’ call for $648 million in permanent taxes to balance the budget, opting instead Thursday to advance a short-term sales tax that would raise a little more than half what the Democratic governor wants. House GOP leader...
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05/25/2018 - 12:32pm
Nearly 20 years after establishing itself in Ruston, the United Way of Northeast Louisiana finally has a permanent home. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday to christen the new office, located at 939 North Trenton Street in between the offices of State Farm insurance agent Robert Temple and...
05/25/2018 - 12:33pm
On Saturday, the Lincoln Parish Library will celebrate the beginning of its summer reading program — “Libraries Rock!” First, the children’s department will kick off their program at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Lincoln Parish Library Events Center. “The theme for the 2018 Summer Reading Program is ‘...
05/25/2018 - 12:34pm
At 6 p.m. Tuesday, three local women will host the second annual “Music for Memory” benefit concert in the Burkhalter Chapel of Trinity United Methodist Church, located at 1000 Woodward Ave. in Ruston. “Last year, we raised over $2,000, all of which was donated to the Alzheimer’s Association,”...
05/24/2018 - 11:55am
First grade Principal’s List: Ian Cho, Dakota Embrey, Brayden Ginn, Hagen Hay, Sydney Hearne, London Henderson, Emily Thompson and Dakerion Williams. A Honor Roll: Kaydien Hayes, Kristen Huerta Tobares, Olivia Otwell, Corbin Privitor and Levi Stephenson. A-B Honor Roll: Daniel Arenas, Quentin...

Announcements

Emily Compton, of Ruston, and Braden Thomas Hilton, of Ruston, were united in holy matrimony at 4 p.m. May 5 at First Baptist Church in Ruston. The double ring ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Josh Sanderson. The bride is the daughter of Linnea Allen, of Ruston, and John Compton, of Shreveport....
Emily Compton, of Ruston, and Braden Hilton, of Ruston, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Linnea and Teddy Allen, of Ruston, and John and Karen Compton, of Shreveport. Emily is the granddaughter of William Compton, of Shreveport, and the late...

Sports

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Following in the footsteps of several generations of young Lincoln Parish athletes, Davis DeMoss, pitched his last game on the “old” Ruston Dixie...

GRAMBLING — Grambling State University head women’s basketball coach Freddie Murray has announced the last additions to the upcoming class with...

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BILOXI, Miss. — The Louisiana Tech baseball team took a 7-5 triumph over the Florida International University Panthers on Thursday evening from...

Editorials

Storm season arrived today, albeit officially a week early. Shortly after 9 o’clock this morning, the National Hurricane Center announced the formation that had been called...
After finishing its second complete school year, Lincoln Preparatory School graduated 39 students receiving more than $1.2 million in Merit Based Scholarships, all receiving...