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03/19/2019 - 9:04am
A white Toyota Camry struck a pedestrian Monday around 9 a.m. at the intersection of Alabama Avenue and Vienna Street, in front of the T.L. James building. Ruston Fire Department Public Information Officer Eric Brazzel said the woman stepped into the street and didn’t see the car coming. She...
03/19/2019 - 9:05am
Two people were in custody Monday afternoon and more arrests are expected in a weekend shooting that left a Ruston man dead and a Ruston woman injured. Louisiana State Police spokesman Master Trooper Michael Reichardt said the incident at the Rolex Lounge in Bernice is still under investigation...
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03/19/2019 - 9:12am
Louisiana Tech University’s College of Business will host three distinguished alumnae as part of “Inside the C-Suite: Women Mean Business” at 4 p.m., April 2. National political consultant Kaye Goolsby, Class of 1973; former executive vice president and CFO of Alltel Corp. Sharilyn Gasaway, ’89;...
03/19/2019 - 9:13am
GRAMBLING — Grambling State University will host Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton as keynote speaker at the University’s Women’s History Convocation at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 21 at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center. On the night of Feb. 26, 2012, in Sanford, Florida, George Zimmerman...
03/19/2019 - 9:17am
BEND, Ore. (AP) — There are challenges that come with running the last Blockbuster Video on the planet. The computer system must be rebooted using floppy disks that only the general manager — a solid member of Gen X — knows how to use. The dot-matrix printer broke, so employees write out membership...

Announcements

Mr. and Mrs. Bernie Johnson of Ruston are proud to announce the recent engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Tatum Alexandra Johnson to Matthew Christopher Mitchell of Ruston. The bride-elect is the daughter of Bernie and Terri Johnson. She is the granddaughter of the late Carsol...
Chris and Lisa Barr, of Ruston, are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Sara Kate Barr, of Ruston, to Tyler Warren, of Castor. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Helen Reeves, of Ruston; and the late W.C. Reeves; and the late A.M. and late Theo Barr....

Sports

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — For the third time in as many games, Louisiana Tech used a late-inning rally to down Alabama-Birmingham as the Lady Techsters...

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The Louisiana Tech baseball team faced a rough start to their Conference USA season this weekend as Southern Mississippi swept the Bulldogs in a...

GRAMBLING — The Grambling State University baseball team scored all four of its runs on Sunday afternoon on walks as the Tigers earned their first...

Editorials

Fire fatalities in Louisiana have dropped significantly so far through 2019 as compared to this time last year. State Fire Marshal Chief H. “Butch” Browning issued a press...
It’s understandable that any time a new tax exemption for a business is given the green light, a few heads might start scratching. Especially when the tax break is approved...