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08/15/2018 - 11:38am
The Autrey House Preservation Committee has announced the first steps in beginning to repair and replace several parts of Lincoln Parish’s oldest surviving structure. Bids to fix the foundation of the Absalom Autrey House have been sent out following a report on the current status of the log...
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08/15/2018 - 11:41am
The suspect who led police on a high-speed chase through two parishes and a manhunt in a third has turned himself in. Adren Thompson, 33, surrendered to Jackson Parish sheriff’s investigators at 11 p.m. Tuesday, a spokesperson for the Jackson Parish Sheriff’s Office said this morning. Thompson had...
08/15/2018 - 11:42am
Several parish millage rates will remain the same after a unanimous decision by the Lincoln Parish Police Jury. However, the millage for the purpose of constructing, improving and acquiring equipment for the parish library will decrease from .75 mills to .55 mills as a result of the jury continuing...
08/15/2018 - 11:44am
BATON ROUGE (AP) — With the contract lucrative and available only once every decade or two, vendors were expected to aggressively fight for Louisiana's contract to replace thousands of voting machines. But the latest search for a company to provide Louisiana's voting equipment attracted more than...
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08/14/2018 - 1:13pm
“The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.” — Pablo Picasso When residents view “The Elements” Exhibition at Ruston Artisans this month, located at 203 W. Alabama Avenue...

Announcements

Andrew Robert Thiels and Dr. Seth Eric Anderson were married at 6 p.m. August  4 in a vineyard in Napa Valley. Thiels is the son of Pete and Kay Thiels, of New Orleans, formerly of Ruston. Anderson is the son of Dr. Eric and Loretta Anderson, of Angwin, California. The couple resides in Sonoma, ...
Russell and Jennifer Croxton, of Dubach, proudly announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Heather Nadine Croxton, to Tristan Alex Sullivant, of Ruston. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Larkin and Glendia Rowland; Joe and Vicky Hamilton, of Dubach; and the...

Sports

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BALTIMORE, Md. — Louisiana Tech quarterback J’Mar Smith has been named to the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Watch List, it was announced by the...

Louisiana Tech will welcome five newcomers to the Bulldog golf program this fall as head coach Matt Terry added three high school and two junior...

GRAMBLING— The Grambling State University volleyball team has officially opened its 2018 fall camp.

The Lady Tigers began their camp nearly...

Editorials

The calendar may say August, but for more than 7,000 Lincoln Parish youngsters, summer is over. School has begun. Students at Grambling’s Lincoln Prep returned Monday; Ruston...
Doubles are a good thing in baseball. A two-base hit. A double play. But even better is a double World Series championship. And that’s why the Ruston Daily Leader...