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Friday, July 20, 2018 - 12:41pm
Today is the last day for candidates to qualify for the Nov. 6 primary election, and as of this morning only three races were shaping up in Lincoln Parish. Ruston attorneys Monique B. Clement and Bruce Hampton, both Republicans, are seeking the Division C 3rd Judicial District judgeship that opened when former District Judge Jay McCallum was elected to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. In Choudrant, four men — Republicans John Croswell, Jr., Philip Johnson, Thomas B. Patton, and Frederick “Rick” Maier, who lists no party — are running so far for the village’s three aldermen seats. Johnson,...

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07/20/2018
Today is the last day for candidates to qualify for the Nov. 6 primary election, and as of this morning only three races were shaping up in Lincoln Parish. Ruston attorneys Monique B. Clement and...
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07/20/2018
The Louisiana Department of Transportation is implementing a new traffic signal display to provide a “safer, more efficient left turn for drivers,” according to Natalie J. Sistrunk, the District Five...
07/20/2018
BATON ROUGE (AP) — After sexual harassment allegations caused the resignation of Louisiana’s last secretary of state, a state lawmaker who registered Thursday to run for the open position pledged to...
07/20/2018
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two inmates have been found dead at Louisiana’s maximum-security prison, prompting a shakedown at the complex and a search for smuggled drugs, authorities said. Spokeswoman Natalie...
07/19/2018
Candidate qualifying for the Nov. 6 primary continues in the Lincoln Parish Clerk of Court’s office until 4:30 p.m. Friday. Here’s a list of the local and regional contenders as of this morning: 5th...
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07/19/2018
Lincoln Parish School Board District 2 representative David Ferguson today announced his bid for re-election. Qualifying for the Nov. 6 primary is underway and continues until 4:30 p.m. Friday at the...
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07/19/2018
Dolly Levi, right, played by Tami Alexander, helps match two townspeople in the Ruston Community Theatre’s upcoming production of “Hello, Dolly!” set to open at 7 p.m. tonight at the Dixie Center for...
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07/19/2018
Khloe Deville, 6, of Truxno (left), and Eddie Henry, 8, of Dubach (right), got to meet and share Scooby snacks with Scooby-Doo Wednesday afternoon at the Ruston Post Office. The canine sleuth was in...
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07/19/2018
The city of Ruston has a new marketing tool. It’s a video brochure that allows recipients to both see and hear the city’s pitch. The 8-inch-by-6-inch piece opens to a miniature LCD screen that...
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07/18/2018
Candidates for municipal and district-level offices up for grabs in the fall election began qualifying this morning at the Lincoln Parish Clerk of Court’s office. About 15 would-be contenders were...