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BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana officials blocked two of the nation's largest banks Thursday from involvement in a $600 million road-financing plan because they have policies restricting gun sales and manufacturing by their commercial customers. In a narrow 7-6 vote, the State Bond Commission refused to allow Citigroup and Bank of America to work as underwriters on the interstate highway financing deal. The effort to ban the banking giants from the borrowing transaction was led by Attorney General Jeff Landry and Treasurer John Schroder, both Republicans, and opposed by Democratic Gov. John Bel...

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11/01/2014
Third grade The third grade teachers and students at RES have hit the ground running this year. With many transitions taking place we have pulled together to create the best learning environment...
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11/01/2014
On Oct. 15 and 16, Stennis Education presented three workshops for 48pre-service, in-service and informal educators, and 39 middle school students from across North Louisiana. “We are so grateful...
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11/01/2014
Jahleel-JaMar Lovell Hamlin was awarded a $10,500 Horatio Alger Scholarship to attend any college in Louisiana through the generosity of William J. Dore. This scholarship is very competitive and he...
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11/01/2014
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11/01/2014
Last month the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at Chartreuse Pear. Brenda Lee opened the business in a location on West Mississippi Street 15 years ago. The store...
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10/31/2014
Louisiana Tech University and Ruston High School will both play their homecoming football games this weekend. Cody Sokol (19, pictured left) and the Tech Bulldogs will put their undefeated Conference...
10/31/2014
Across the country, individuals with newspaper and magazine subscriptions have been tricked into sending their subscription fees to fraudulent third party accounts. In Ruston, residents with...
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10/31/2014
During the annual Domestic Abuse Resistance Team Candlelight Vigil, keynote speaker Selebrity McNeal lit a candle in remembrance of her mother Katherine West, who died at the hand of her estranged...
10/31/2014
Editor’s Note: Louisiana voters will be asked to decide on 14 proposed amendments to the Louisiana Constitution on the Nov. 4 ballot. The Leader will be running a series of articles provided by the...
10/31/2014
The Lincoln Parish Library Board of Control nearly called a no quorum Wednesday, but with members walking in at the last minute the board was able to conduct business. Instead of rescheduling the...