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06/30/2016 - 11:12am
John Paul Collins grew up listening to his grandmother tell stories about life on the family farm. “She’d tell me it was hard,” he said. “And it was,” Collins’ father, John Collins said. “Burgessville Road wasn’t even a road.” The Collins family knows a considerable amount about farming. They’ve...
06/30/2016 - 11:13am
A vigil for the victims involved in the Orlando massacre will take place from 8:30-9:30 p.m. today at Louisiana Tech University’s Lady of the Mist. Mallory Garza, a counseling psychology doctoral student at Tech, said members within the doctoral program, including faculty, met shortly after the...
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06/30/2016 - 11:14am
The Ruston Daily Leader won 28 awards in the Louisiana Press Association’s Better Newspaper Editorial Competition and Better Newspaper Advertising Competition for 2015. The honors include first-place awards in several news, sports, layout and advertising categories. “The staff of the Ruston Daily...
06/29/2016 - 11:04am
The Lincoln Parish Police Jury has approved the 2015 audit report for both itself and the Humanitarian Enterprises of Lincoln Parish. William R. Hulsey, certified public accountant, reviewed the audits with jurors on Tuesday evening. Hulsey returned an unqualified opinion on both reports with no...
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06/29/2016 - 11:12am
Paige Volentine Family Dentistry’s float, pictured above, won first place for best design during the Louisiana Peach Festival’s “A Peach of My Heart” parade float contest. Second place went to the Bank of Ruston and third place went to Fairfield Inn and Suites.

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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College Baseball Hall of Fame coach Wilbert Ellis said this morning he knew where he’d be at noon today — parked in front of his television...

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Opposing coaches and players, fans and the media.

During a legendary Hall of Fame career at the University of Tennessee, Pat Summitt...

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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...

Editorials

Not many parishes can say they are home to a finalist in a national education competition and will be represented in the in the Miss America pageant. But Lincoln Parish can...
If it takes a village to raise a child, it surely takes a village — or perhaps a city — to put on a festival that brings thousands of people to town. That spirit of community...