SUbscriber Login | NEW SUBSCRIPTION  

Archive

  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.

December 4th

The sound of sirens

in
City to test warning system
120412 siren C.jpg

Local residents who hear loud sirens this week should not assume there is an emergency.
That’s because the city of Ruston is scheduled to test its Outdoor Audible Emergency Warning System. Sirens designed to alert residents of weather-related issues and other emergencies have been installed at 13 different locations throughout the city.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Preventing fires during the holidays

RFD offers safety tips for the season
cheif.jpg

As local residents celebrate with their families and friends this Christmas, the Ruston Fire Department would like to remind everyone to stay as safe as possible.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Landscapes need water in winter

Hotard, Steven.jpg

The rainfall event earlier was a welcomed relief from the dry conditions.  It is important that landscape plants, especially those which are mainstays in the landscape, have adequate soil moisture even in the fall and winter. Trees, shrubs, perennials and lawns can be damaged if they do not receive supplemental water during periods of low humidity, low precipitation and fluctuating temperatures.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

’Dogs, Demons battle tonight

in
Long-running series to be renewed in Natchitoches
120412 KENYON C.jpg

NATCHITOCHES — Streaks will be on the line tonight when Louisiana Tech University and Northwestern State University renew their nostalgic, excitement-filled series in men’s basketball.
For the Bulldogs (7-1), it’s a chance to go for an eighth consecutive win in the 7:30 p.m. tipoff at Prather Coliseum.
And for the Demons (3-3), it’s an opportunity to end a three-game losing streak, all of those L’s suffered on the road, the most recent being to perennial national power Oklahoma 69-65.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Lewis is pro Hall semifinalist

in
Ex-Grambling State star makes cut for Canton shrine
Lewis.jpg

Will Albert Lewis become the fifth player from Grambling State University to receive football’s ultimate honor?
The Mansfield native who was an all-star defensive back for the Tigers is one of 25 semifinalists to be voted on for the induction Class of 2013 for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
If chosen as an inductee, Lewis would join a legendary group of former Grambling State players to make it to the Canton, Ohio-based shrine.
Previous inductees from GSU Nation include the late Junious “Buck” Buchanan, Willie Davis, Willie Brown and Charlie Joiner.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Van De Velde not ‘second guessing’ decision

in
Tech athletics director believes best effort made in bowl situation
van.jpg

A day after Louisiana Tech University failed to receive a bowl invitation, Athletics Director Bruce Van De Velde wasn’t playing the “what if” game.
The Bulldogs will be one of only two (the other being Middle Tennessee State) NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision eligible programs who won’t be appearing in postseason competition in upcoming weeks, despite having won nine games and leading the nation in scoring and total offense.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Cameron, Dixon earn awards in WAC

in
camerondixon.jpg

Louisiana Tech University isn’t going to a bowl game, but plenty of players on the outstanding team are earning postseason recognition.
Fourteen Bulldogs, including nine on the first unit, were announced as members of the 2012 All-Western Athletic Conference squad voted on by the league’s head coaches.
Quarterback Colby Cameron and running back Kenneth Dixon earned two of the four individual awards by being chosen as the Outstanding Offensive Player and Freshman of the Year, respectively.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Bulldogs slated for hoops success

And fans of the men’s basketball team at Louisiana Tech University thought they had seen plenty of success during the 2011-12 season.
This year is looming even better.
Off to one of the best starts in the program’s history, the Bulldogs will take a 7-1 record and seven-game winning streak into tonight’s “Pine Cone” rivalry with Northwestern State University at Prather Coliseum in Natchitoches.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Successful container gardening

in
Rogers, Sara.jpg

One of the garden trends that has taken hold over the past couple of years, other than raised beds and vertical gardening, is the concept of container gardening. The term “container gardening” can be used to represent a small group of containers on a patio or even many containers placed throughout the landscape.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

'The cloud' heralds in media future

in
DeGrie, Elizabeth.jpg

Last Christmas, I found a Kindle under my Christmas tree.
If you’re unfamiliar with what a Kindle is, it is a small, electronic device used for reading books –— an e-reader (short for electronic reader).
For a fanatic reader like myself, it was one of the best Christmas gifts money could buy. And, yet, nearly a year later I’ve purchased very few books for it.
Sure, I’ve downloaded numerous free books, and used the device to connect to OverDrive, a service offered by the Lincoln Parish Library that allows patrons to check out electronic books.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share