SUbscriber Login | NEW SUBSCRIPTION  

Archive

  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.

December 8th

Flooding runs rampant in parish

in
PI 3.jpg

A Ruston Fire Department boat (above) makes its way to rescue Skyler Ellis, of Ruston, seated on top of his truck, Saturday after Ellis drove off into high water on Buck Branch Road and was swept of the roadway. City and parish fire personnel, as well as Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies, assisted with the rescue. Approximately 30 state and parish roads, including Beacon Light Road, left, were underwater Saturday after a storm system tracking along the Gulf Coast dumped as much as 6 inches of rain on the area.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Grambling aims at amending dog ordinance

in
City Council wants to require owners of ‘dangerous’ dogs to have liability insurance
PI 2.jpg

GRAMBLING — Grambling owners of what are deemed to be “dangerous” dogs will be required to have liability insurance if an ordinance to amend the city’s animal control ordinance is passed next month.
During Thursday’s monthly meeting Grambling’s City Council passed a motion to introduce an ordinance to amend the city’s current dog ordinance to add the liability insurance provision.
That vote will take place at next month’s council meeting, which will be held on Jan. 10 after the council moved to push the meeting back a week due to New Year’s holiday week.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Mudbugs hockey team to return to Ruston ‘ice’ skating rink

in
PI 1.jpg

Area youngsters can try their hands — and feet — at ice hockey Wednesday afternoon when members of the Shreveport Mudbugs make a return appearance to Ruston’s artificial ice rink.
The free, come-and-go event is from 4 to 6 p.m. at the skating rink located in the parking lot of the Historic Fire Station on East Mississippi Avenue.
The Mudbugs’ appearance is sponsored by the city of Ruston and the team.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

LPPJ to consider 2019 budget

in

The Lincoln Parish Police Jury will meet Tuesday to adopt its 2019 proposed budget, as well as amendments to the 2018 budget.
The 2019 total proposed budget reflects an 18.76 percent increase — $3,384,309 —compared to the 2018 amended budget.
A public hearing will be held at the 7 p.m. meeting in the Lincoln Parish Courthouse to field attendees’ comments on the proposed police jury budget as well as the 2019 proposed Humanitarian Enterprises of Lincoln Parish budget.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

OU’s Murray gets Heisman

in

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyler Murray waited three years to fulfill the five-star potential he brought to college football. With one shot to deliver, Murray replaced a Heisman Trophy winner by becoming a Heisman Trophy winner.
The Oklahoma quarterback won college football’s most prestigious individual award Saturday night, beating out Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa and setting up a College Football Playoff matchup of Heisman winner versus runner-up.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Lady Tigers to play Kansas today

in
sports 4.jpg

Shakyla Hill (above) and the Grambling State Lady Tigers (1-4) will play at Kansas at 2 p.m. today. Hill is averaging 15.4 points per game for the Lady Tigers.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Lincoln Prep wins Arcadia tourney

in
sports 3.jpg

ARCADIA — Lincoln Preparatory School remained undefeated on the season as the Panthers captured the Arcadia High School Tournament championship Saturday night with a 74-37 win over the host team.
The Panthers (8-0) led 23-22 at halftime but roared out of the locker room in the second half, outscoring Arcadia 51-15 the rest of the way.
Chanse Robinson led the Panthers with 23 points while adding 10 rebounds, six assists and one steal.
Isaiah Gray added 16 points, seven rebounds and one steal for the Panthers while Treun Ford added 11 points and four steals.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Saints aim to get back on track against Bucs

in

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Buccaneers pulled off the biggest upset of the opening week of the NFL season, beating the Saints in a high-scoring shootout. Three months later, neither team is looking back.
New Orleans (10-2) is on the verge of clinching another NFC South title. Tampa Bay (5-7) is trying to escape a deep hole and climb back into playoff contention.
“It does feel like it’s been quite a while,” Saints coach Sean Payton said, reflecting on his team’s 48-40 loss to the Bucs in Week 1.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Beat the bug by getting flu shot

Wintertime.
Leaves are fluttering though the air, as is the spirit of Christmas.
But unfortunately, the flu bug is, too.
According to Centers for Disease Prevention and Control data, Louisiana is among the states with the highest levels of flu activity so far this season and the Louisiana Department of Health is encouraging people to not delay in getting a flu shot.
The flu vaccine is readily available for both children and adults throughout the state at health care providers and community pharmacies.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Views from the Boathouse

in
Remember: United we stand, divided we fall
Boatright, T. Scott 14.jpg

Only weeks after an important national election, a Republican president known for reaching across the aisle died. Leaders from both parties paid tribute to his civility and bipartisanship, saying the country could use more of that.
That was December 2006 and the president was Gerald R. Ford.
It happened again last week, when the recently deceased president was George H.W. Bush.
Both times a warring political system as a whole called a cease-fire to honor a president of another era for being everything it no longer is.
History repeated itself.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share