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06/28/2017 - 11:03am
Ruston’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4742 is warning area residents of a scam it has learned of that has been occurring across Ruston in recent months. VFW Post 4742 Commander J.D. Harper said he was reminded of the scam over the weekend as he was attending a state VFW meeting in Baton Rouge. “My...
06/27/2017 - 11:41am
Louisiana Tech University students will see a $136 increase in student fees per academic quarter while Grambling State University students will not after the University of Louisiana System executive committee special meeting recently approved fee changes for its nine universities. “The fees will...
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06/27/2017 - 11:43am
A former Ruston Junior High School seventh grader recently placed fourth in the 2016 National You Be the Chemist Competition in Washington, D.C. Jonathan Gunasekaran, 13, received scholarship money, a TI-84 Plus calculator and other science-related prizes. You Be the Chemist Competitions are...
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06/26/2017 - 12:26pm
Musical performances were plentiful during the 2017 Louisiana Peach Festival Saturday Photo above: Uncle Kracker capped off the 2017 Louisiana Peach Festival before a large crowd Saturday night at Railroad Park. Photo below: Russ Town Band director Lawrence Gibbs conducts the community musicians...
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06/24/2017 - 8:18pm
Despite some event rainouts and rescheduling, the 2017 Louisiana Peach Festival saw a successful run Saturday, festival officials said. “We’ve been real pleased with what we’ve seen,” festival spokesperson Doug Postel said about midafternoon Saturday. “People seem to be really enjoying themselves,...

Announcements

Morgan Elizabeth Lolley, of Ruston, and Levi Benjamin Songer, of Ruston, were joined in holy matrimony during a 6 p.m. ceremony June 3 at Temple Baptist Church. Dr. Reggie Bridges officiated the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Shannon and Memrie Lolley, of Ruston. She is the granddaughter...
Bill and Gloria Guillatt were blessed with 65 years of marriage on June 8. They were married at First Baptist Church in Simbsboro. They have two daughters, Rhonda Gullatt Malone and Pam Gullatt Scott; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Sports

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GRAMBLING — Grambling State University head women’s basketball coach Freddie Murray has announced the signing of seven student-athletes who will...

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Maybe this wasn’t Florida coach Kevin O’Sullivan’s best team. It is, however, his first national championship team.

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Former Grambling State baseball player Andres Castillo was killed on Friday morning while riding a motorcycle near the University of South Florida...

Editorials

When Grambling State and Louisiana Tech Universities’ students leave for summer break, that’s potentially up to 20,000 potential customers that leave the community. Business...
The month of July is usually a dead period for college football in Lincoln Parish, but not so this summer for Louisiana Tech and Grambling State universities. Work preparing...