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06/28/2016 - 10:27am
William Green, professor of agricultural sciences and interim director of the School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry at Louisiana Tech University, will assume permanent leadership of the unit as its new director, effective July 1. Pending approval from the University of Louisiana System Board...
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06/28/2016 - 10:28am
Minden’s Joel Pharr, 19 months, gives a smile and a wave to a roaming dinosaur as his mother Amy Metzger looks on Friday during the 66th annual Louisiana Peach Festival.
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06/28/2016 - 10:30am
Jonathan Gunasekaran placed second runner up out of 39 at the 2016 National You Be The Chemist Challenge in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The I.A. Lewis sixth grader received a $2,500 scholarship and a trophy for placing third in the competition. “I was really happy (to place third),” he said. “I...
06/27/2016 - 11:16am
The Lincoln Parish Police Jury has called a special meeting to begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Policy Jury Meeting Room in the Lincoln Parish Courthouse. The meeting will include a 2015 audit report on the Lincoln Parish Police Jury and Humanitarian Enterprises of Lincoln Parish given by William...
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06/27/2016 - 11:20am
Top photo: Caylan “The Ginger Binger” Dowden, left, and Damon “The Destroyer” Serginet, right, gobble peach cobbler during the Louisiana Peach Festival’s first Cobbler Gobbler contest on Saturday. Participants attempted to eat two pounds of professionally baked cobbler in five minutes. Dowden,...

Announcements

Brittany Lauren Wade and Jonathan Aaron Pye were joined in holy matrimony on May 26, 2016, at Calvary Baptist Church in Ruston. The Rev. Bill Reid officiated. Attendants were Brittany Smith, of Monroe, and Nick Bracey, of Ruston. The bride is the daughter of Rhonda Wade, of Monroe, and David L....
Ron and Beth Riley, of Ruston, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends at the Historic Firehouse in Ruston hosted by their children and grandchildren. The couple was married in Columbus, Mississippi June 11, 1966. The have three children, Memrie Lolley, and...

Sports

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NATCHITOCHES — It was a winning weekend for the Ruston Daily Leader and Louisiana Tech University as the Louisiana Sports Writers Association...

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The sport of women’s basketball lost a legend this morning as Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history,...

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NATCHITOCHES — The record will show 11 new inductees joined the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday night at the Natchitoches Events...

Editorials

Over the years, many an area athlete have made Lincoln Parish sports fans proud. On Saturday night, it was former Louisiana Tech University men’s basketball standout P.J....
Another year down and another fun-filled Louisiana Peach Festival is finished. The 66th annual Louisiana Peach Festival had plenty of memorable moments including great live...