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07/22/2016 - 11:22am
The city of Grambling recently sponsored a community basketball camp beginning an initiative to get community children active during the summer. Cornelius Dunaway, a local basketball instructor, has held his camp for more than 10 years. Grambling and surrounding community fourth through 12th grade...
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07/22/2016 - 11:24am
Ruston Mayor Ronny Walker, left, and District 2 Alderwoman Angela Mayfield, right, stand by a sign on Martin Luther King Drive marking the start of the first Moving Ruston Forward road project. Martin Luther King Drive will be extended from Farmerville Street to U.S. 167 South. The $2 million...
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07/22/2016 - 11:26am
Long-time Ruston businessman William Sanders “Bill” Baskin is being remembered today as a one-of-a-kind individual who was compassionate, engaged in his community and enjoyed visiting with friends. “He was one of those people you meet that’s not like everybody else,” former Ruston Mayor Dan...
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07/22/2016 - 11:29am
A six-month investigation by an area law enforcement agency aided by the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office has led to the arrest of a Lincoln Parish couple on multiple drug charges. Scott Kalanquin, 32, and his wife, Kristin Kalanquin, 26, of 583 Main Street in Grambling, are each charged with...
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07/21/2016 - 10:46am
Even before he took his oath of office as district attorney for the Third Judicial District, John Belton knew he wanted to implement programs that provided opportunities for at risk students. Taking office in January 2015, Belton implemented a program targeting students with discipline and...

Announcements

Mr. and Mrs. Cameron to reside in Japan after honeymoon to Belize. Kelsey Pickett, of Simsboro, and Colby Cameron, of Newbury Park, California, were united in holy matrimony at 6 p.m. July 2 in Las Caletas-Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The bride is the daughter of Chip and Paige Pickett, of Simsboro....
Stacy Delayne Conville, of Ruston, and Andrew Daniel Morse, of Ruston, were united in holy matrimony at 2 p.m. July 2 at The Bridge Community Church. The double ring ceremony was officiated by Pastor James Skinner. The bride is the daughter of Jenice Conville, of West Monroe, and John Conville Jr...

Sports

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It’s going to be October in July for two teams in the Ruston Dixie Baseball Association starting this weekend.

World Series challenges...

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IRVING, Texas — Louisiana Tech has been projected to finish second in Conference USA’s West division in a preseason vote conducted by a panel...

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IRVING, Texas — Louisiana Tech placed a league-best seven football student-athletes on the 2016 Preseason Conference USA team, which was...

Editorials

The North Louisiana Exhibition Center is one of the most booked venues in our area. With an event held almost every weekend, it is no wonder the staff at the facility...
The inevitable is almost here. In just three weeks, summer vacation will conclude for thousands of local students who will begin packing their backpacks and getting ready to...