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09/25/2016 - 12:54am
Swami Sivananda once said “The harder the struggle, the more glorious the triumph.” Local brothers Kiyan Rice, 12, and Aly-zaman Rice, 14, took those words to heart when they decided to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania, with their mother, Shelyna Rice, in June. Shelyna Rice said Kiyan was...
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09/25/2016 - 12:56am
Visitors and residents alike had a clucking good time during the 28th Dubach Chicken Festival held Friday and Saturday in downtown Dubach. From chicken cooking contests to a mini farm, attendees had a variety of activities to entertain them during the annual event. Heather Croxton, of Dubach, said...
09/25/2016 - 12:57am
The University of Louisiana System has eclipsed 90,000 students for the first time since 2012. An additional 588 students over last year brings the System’s total enrollment to 90,439 students. Six of the nine UL System institutions experienced some level of growth. Northwestern State University...
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09/24/2016 - 11:15pm
Kindergarten The students are so excited about the new Kindergarteners at Choudrant Elementary School. The students have been very busy learning school rules, meeting new friends, counting, reading and writing. The student get to go to art, music, P.E., library and computer lab. The days are full....
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09/24/2016 - 11:19pm
The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony at the grand opening of the new Holiday Inn Express & Suites of Ruston on Sept. 13. The 84-room hotel features a choice of rooms with a single, king or two king-sized beds, complementary signature Holiday Inn Express Fresh...

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

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn.—Middle Tennessee scored 31 points in the second-half while Louisiana Tech failed to complete a last-minute comeback of...

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GRAMBLING — Success can be the sweetest revenge.

In a rematch of last year’s Southwestern Athletic Conference Championship Game,...

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The Ruston Bearcats took a page out of the New England Patriot’s playbook Friday night en route to a 49-7 win over Jonesboro-Hodge at L.J. “...

Editorials

When five site selectors who represent Fortune 500 companies got off a tour bus in Ruston last week, it didn’t take them long to realize they were in a place where public-...
The 28th annual Louisiana Chicken Festival begins cluckings away today and rolling through Saturday evening. The annual festival honoring the flightless bird will begin with...