SUbscriber Login | NEW SUBSCRIPTION  

Archive - Article

  • 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.

May 18th, 2016

GSU receiver Chad Williams arrested

in

Grambling State’s leading receiver heading into the 2016 season —Chad Williams — was arrested on drug and firearm possession charges over the weekend in his hometown of Baton Rouge.
According to reports, Williams, 21, along with Randy Martin, and Demetrius Blanton, was arrested for simple possession of marijuana and possession of a firearm.
LSU police arrested Williams and two others after a strong odor of marijuana came from a parked SUV in an empty lot on LSU’s campus.

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

Scobee released by Saints

in
Scobee.jpg

New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the team has signed cornerback Jimmy Pruitt while cutting veteran kicker Josh Scobee and waiving offensive tackle Bryan Witzmann.
Scobee, a 12-year NFL veteran out and former Louisiana Tech standout, was signed by New Orleans in March.
He was expected to compete with incumbent Saints kicker Kai Forbath.

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

DeMoss joins LSU staff

in

Former Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters associate head women’s basketball coach Mikie DeMoss has joined the LSU Lady Tigers as an assistant coach.
A 39-year veteran of the women’s basketball coaching ranks with six NCAA championships and one WNBA title, DeMoss spent two years at Louisiana Tech. The former Lady Techster spent 20 seasons as an assistant and associate head coach under Pat Summitt at the University of Tennessee, four seasons as the head coach at the University of Kentucky and a two-year stint as an assistant with the WNBA’s Indiana Fever.

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

Sales tax collections up — barely

in
Total only 1 percent more than 2015

Sales tax collections in Lincoln Parish so far this year are up over 2015 numbers, but just barely.

That’s the word the Lincoln Parish Sales and Use Tax Commission got Tuesday. The $11 million collected to date in 2016 reflects only a 1 percent increase over last year’s figure.

Take out the individual blips that are causing some parish municipalities to continue to see revenue increases, and overall collections are flat, Sales and Use Tax Administrator Denise Griggs said.

Bookmark and Share

Citizens voice opinions on bike, walking trails

in
25 residents participate in trail-planning forum
051816 bike trails C.jpg

About 25 Ruston residents took colored pencils and maps in hand Tuesday and marked where they would like to see the city build bike and pedestrian pathways.

The trail-planning forum, held as part of this week’s Bike to Work Week observance, is also one of the first steps in the city’s new active transportation planning initiative.

Active transportation is human-powered transportation such as cycling, jogging, walking as well as using wheelchairs. Adding bike paths and sidewalks throughout the city is part of the taxpayer-funded Moving Ruston Forward infrastructure improvement program.

Bookmark and Share

Reading program wraps up

in
051816 United Way 2.jpg

United Way of Northeast Louisiana recently wrapped up the 2015-16 READ.LEARN.SUCCEED initiative in Lincoln Parish. Students from Hillcrest Elementary, Cypress Springs Elementary and Ruston Elementary schools who participated in the program, along with the volunteer readers from the community, met at the Lincoln Parish Library Events Center to celebrate the student’s success, and to equip and empower them for further reading over the summer. 

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

Ruston closing municipal pool

in

Ruston’s municipal swimming pool is closed for good.

City officials decided not to reopen the 85-year-old pool this season because of safety issues and dwindling usage.

“It was not an easy decision. It was not something we took lightly, but I can’t knowingly put kids at risk,” Mayor Ronny Walker said Tuesday.

The pool, built in the 1930s by the Works Progress Administration, has structural cracks and doesn’t meet current swimming pool regulations, Ruston Parks and Recreation Director Wes Barton said.

“The biggest problem is, it’s unsafe,” he said.

Bookmark and Share

Lincoln Parish seniors begin new chapter

Congratulations, Lincoln Parish high school graduates of 2016. You finally made it.

Bethel Christian School, Cedar Creek School, Choudrant High School, Grambling Lab High School, Ruston High School and Simboro High School students are either one step closer into receiving a high school diploma or have already received one.

It’s quite an achievement indeed.

Thousands of hours spent in classrooms, working on homework and participating in extra curricular activities have finally paid off.

Bookmark and Share

The moment when life begins

in

Have you seen the photos and videos of the flash of light when the human male sperm meets the human female egg?  Check out the video at www.sciencealert.com. It is an exciting sight to actually see the moment when life begins. 
It’s another advance in technology to prove that life begins at conception.
Many people today still have confusion of when life begins. One of my college courses was vertebrate embryology; it was that course where we studied human development. 

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

Ruston moves toward recycling

in
Bergeron, Nancy 2014.jpg

Could it be? Could it really, really be that after years of talking — and even pleading by some residents — Ruston is actually going to have curbside recycling?
Appears so. If all goes according to plan, the city will begin picking up paper, cardboard, plastic and aluminum cans in January.
For a $10 monthly fee — the charge will be added to a customer’s utility bill — you’ll receive twice-a-month recycling pick up. Participation is voluntary. As the start date nears, residents will be able to sign up online or via a paper registration form.

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