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10/21/2018 - 12:06am
Members of the Ruston community have the opportunity to raise funds at the annual Soup for the Soul event sponsored by Christian Community Action while receiving soup and dessert in return. Soup for the Soul will be held from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Ruston Civic Center. Tickets are $10 and...
10/21/2018 - 12:07am
The special election to the fill the vacant District 12 state House seat will be held Feb. 23. Parish Registrar of Voters Dianna Stone said Friday she’s received word from Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin’s office setting the election. Qualifying will be Jan. 9-11 of 2019. The seat opened...
10/21/2018 - 12:08am
Lincoln Parish public high schools received an ACT composite score of 20.5 for the 2017-2018 class, earning them the top spot among north Louisiana schools and seventh highest in the state. “It’s a very positive thing for the district,” school Superintendent Mike Milstead said. ACT, the company...
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10/21/2018 - 12:11am
Monique Clement (R) and Bruce Hampton (R), the two candidates for the 3rd Judicial District District C judgeship race, appeared at Grambling City Hall last week to let people know who they are and what they stand for as voters begin making their decisions on who to chose when election day rolls...
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10/20/2018 - 9:49pm
Duke TIP Program More than 60 Cedar Creek students from fourth, fifth and seventh grades have been invited to participate in Duke University’s annual Talent Search. Students are identified based on qualifying scores that are at or above the 95th percentile earned on a recent grade-level...

Announcements

Matthew and Rachel Nelson, each of Ruston, are pleased to announce the recent engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kalea Nelson, of Ruston, to Braxton Trull, of Quitman. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Danny and Helen Payton, of Ruston; and of Gerald and Karen Nelson, of...
Mr. and Mrs. Julian and Mary Etta Vanhoof Jr. are proud to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. Julian F. Vanhoof Jr., a native of Alexandria, and Mary Etta Andrews, a native of Ruston, were wed on Aug. 24, 1968 at Saint Thomas Catholic Church of Ruston. The two now reside in Stonewall. They...

Sports

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A late stop by Louisiana Tech’s defense was the difference Saturday night as the Bulldogs took a31-24 Homecoming win over Texas-El Paso in front...

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Wonder where they’re gone and what they’re doing.

While I’ve covered sports for 50-Plus years, I’ve often wondered concerning the...

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LORMAN, Miss. — Marc Orozco booted a career-high 52 yard field goal and tied Brian Morgan as the Grambling State University All-Time Points...

Editorials

It’s no secret that Louisiana, much like the rest of the country, has been facing an opioid crisis for years now. In 2016, there were 346 opioid-related overdose deaths in...
Louisiana Tech University is fast approaching 125 years since its founding as the Industrial Institute and College of Louisiana in 1894. With Homecoming weekend upon us once...