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BATON ROUGE (AP) — John Schroder, a Republican businessman and former legislator, won a special election Saturday for state treasurer. Schroder had 56 percent of the vote over Democrat Derrick Edwards, according to complete, unofficial returns. Schroder will take over a post vacated by John Kennedy, a popular Republican who left the job early after winning election to the U.S. Senate. Schroder was the front-runner in the competition after Republicans in the six-candidate October primary split 67 percent of the vote. Edwards raised few dollars for the race and did far less advertising than...

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Top left: Elizabeth Guinn and Brandon Carroll represented Cedar Creek School recently as ambassadors to the Hugh O›Brian (HOBY) Leadership Conference. HOBY, a national leadership development...
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Fall is here, and students at Simsboro High School continue to soar. We have been working hard, learning lots of new information and having a lot of fun. Simsboro elementary students have just...
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Ruston mayoral candidates Bill Elmore and Ronny Walker each pledged Thursday to maintain an open door and seek citizen input into their decision making, if elected to the city’s top job. The two men’...
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Teaching teachers a whole new way to teach has been the role taken on by three professors at Louisiana Tech University. Libby Manning, Kim Kimbell-Lopez and Carrice Cummins have been working for...
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10/17/2014
A Ruston man was arrested on drug charges this morning after reportedly attempting to avoid law enforcement. According to the arrest report, patrol officers with the Ruston Police Department observed...
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10/17/2014
For more than 60 years, Ruston residents have enjoyed a pancake breakfast — or dinner — for a good cause with the annual Kiwanis Club Pancake Day. This year’s event — the club’s 63rd annual event —...
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For the fifth year in a row local beer connoisseurs will have the chance to support the arts and taste a variety of locally brewed beverages in a new location. Jessica Slaughter, NCLAC executive...
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Until recently, Louisiana was one of the few states without a statewide audiology association, which is something local audiologists felt needed to change. Steven Madix, assistant professor in the...