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05/03/2016 - 10:40am
The rape of a 17-year-old girl at the Union Parish Detention Center is still being investigated. Union Parish Sheriff Dusty Gates said Monday the investigation into the rape of the female inmate at the parish detention center is continuing and that further arrests are possible. “We’ll be working...
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05/03/2016 - 10:42am
It’s been decades since Sue Metcalf worked on her parent’s farm in Richland Parish. But not much has changed for the Choudrant resident. She still gardens, just in a different capacity these days. “A friend of mine decided she was going to do the master gardener’s class and asked me to do it with...
05/03/2016 - 10:46am
Simsboro Mayor Sybil Smalling-Foster introduced a tax proposition of a 1.25 percent sales tax to aldermen during the city council  meeting Monday evening. A public meeting of the Board of Aldermen of the Village of Simsboro will be held at 6 p.m. June 6 at Village Hall which will include a...
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05/03/2016 - 10:50am
The long-awaited Tarbutton Road project should be a step closer to going out for bids today. Ruston’s Board of Aldermen on Monday approved what officials hope is the final supplemental agreement with the state Department of Transportation and Development involving the project. Mayor Ronny Walker...
05/02/2016 - 10:43am
Of the 52 weekends of the year, the North Louisiana Exhibition Center has already booked 40 of them — with three-day shows accounting for seven. “A lot of people don’t know that this facility exists,” Exhibition Center Director Angela Manning said. “We make a significant impact on the restaurants...

Announcements

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Mark Horn, of Richardson, Texas, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Abigail Lillie Horn to William Reeves Barr. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Ann Horn, of Plainview, Texas; the late Mr. and Mrs. Ignatius G. Ruiz Jr.; and...
More than 100 friends and family attended the 60th wedding anniversary dinner party of Richard B. Lewis and MaryJane Lewis, of Ruston, held April 9 in the Temple Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Ruston. The couple were wed April 6, 1956. The celebration was hosted by their two sons — Rick and Jon...

Sports

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Louisiana Tech head men’s basketball coach Eric Konkol added more depth to his ront court on Monday with the signing of LaBarrius Hill to a...

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Garrett Willingham (batting) and the Choudrant Aggies baseball team return to Class B playoff action at 5 p.m. today as they pay a second-...

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Louisiana Tech had one of its most successful seasons in program history and it showed in the postseason awards as four Lady Techsters were...

Editorials

Spring is here. April showers have brought May flowers along with flourishing athletics programs for our Lincoln Parish teams. The Louisiana Tech University tennis team...
April showers have ended, and May will bring residents several opportunities to get out of the house and enjoy some time with their neighbors. The Ruston Farmer’s Market will...