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09/30/2016 - 12:05pm
The Lincoln Parish Museum’s Fall Chautauqua series kicks off Tuesday evening with a lecture about the Civil War in North Louisiana. The series continues each Tuesday evening in October. All of the lectures are free and open the public. The hour-long presentations begin at 6 p.m. Other lectures in...
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09/30/2016 - 12:08pm
A habitual burglar has been sentenced to 13 years at hard labor after pleading guilty to simple burglary this week. Reginald Saulsberry, 48, of Ruston, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Third Judicial District Court in Ruston just as jury selection was beginning, District Attorney John Belton said. Belton...
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09/30/2016 - 12:12pm
Red, pink, blue, purple. The Davison Athletics Complex on the Louisiana Tech University campus was filled with wigs of every color as Wiggin’ Out held its sixth annual gala on Thursday evening. Cathi Cox-Boniol, master of ceremonies, welcomed the crowd of more than 200 to the event. “Wiggin’ Out...
09/30/2016 - 12:14pm
The Ruston Farmers Market will reopen for the fall and winter season beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday. The market is held from 8 a.m. to noon at 220 East Mississippi Ave. in the big blue building with the beautiful mural in downtown Ruston, said Jean McWeeney, president of North Louisiana Farm Fresh. “...
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09/29/2016 - 12:25pm
On Sept. 17, the Choudrant High School baseball and softball teams participated in the Choudrant Community Clean-up Day.  Both teams and their coaches were proud to be able to help keep their community clean.

Announcements

Don and Ancie Parkman, of Ruston, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 30. The couple were married Sept. 30, 1966, at Emmanuel Baptist Church by Robert Magee. They have one daughter, Carmon Parkman, son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Jill Parkman; and three grandchildren, Sophia,...
Ashley Kierra Reneice Crawford, of Simsboro, and Chevese D. Cleveland, of Farmerville, were united in holy matrimony at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Ruston Civic Center. Pastor Frederick D. Powell Sr. officiated the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kerry Crawford Sr. of...

Sports

Louisiana Tech (8-7, 0-1 Conference-USA) will take the court for their first home Conference USA matchup of the 2016 slate, taking on...

The Louisiana Tech tennis team will look to build upon the success of its opening fall tournament when they travel south to compete this...

After a season-long eight days since its last match, the Louisiana Tech soccer team will return to the pitch at 7 p.m. today when it plays...

Editorials

When Mayor Ronny Walker was running for office in the fall of 2014, he pledged to begin a curbside recycling program in Ruston. Next week, the city’s residential utility...
Nine years later and the Adopt-A-School program still proves to be one of the best community outreach programs in the parish. More than 86 local businesses paired up with 20...