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08/28/2016 - 12:43am
The animal rights organization PETA is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for help in nabbing the person who taped a dog’s mouth shut. The dog was found Tuesday near Grambling after a nearly 12-hour hunt by volunteers, parish sheriff’s deputies and the area rescue group Passionate for Pups. The...
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08/28/2016 - 12:45am
An artist’s life is not always easy. Sarah Albritton is proof of that. When she was young, her mother, feeling she could not raise Albritton and her sisters, left them with various family members. Albritton ended up with her uncle, helping out and going to school. When she was 9, she began her...
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08/27/2016 - 11:16pm
The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of FanBase, owned by Heather Walker and located at 110 Park Ave. in Ruston. Selling Louisiana Tech apparel, FanBase also carries Greek merchandise. Open from 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday - Friday and 10 a.m...
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08/27/2016 - 11:44pm
Jerry Mulhearn, right, of West Monroe, won the Honda 250 Recon given away at McKinney Honda’s 31st annual Fall Open House. Richie McKinney. left, reported a record number of people who came by the store to shop. McKinney offered special thanks to Origin Bank for providing food for the event.
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08/27/2016 - 11:58pm
About 100 people gathered under a bright morning sun Saturday to praise the legacy of the late Ruston Alderman Elmore D. Mayfield and rename the city’s largest park in his honor. “We’re going to make this a shining jewel of the city,” Ruston Parks and Recreation Director Wes Barton said during...

Announcements

Edwin and Pat Davis, of Ruston, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary next month. They were married Sept. 2, 1966 at Grace Methodist Church. The couple will celebrate later in the month with a family dinner. They have four daughters, Kim Branch (Kenny); Kelly Plunk (David); Karen Garrett (...
Wayne “Jug” Martin and Joyce Williamson Martin, of Ruston, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple were wed Aug. 27, 1966. They have three children, Matt Martin (Brandi), Marsha Martin and Mandy Ford (Scott). They also have five grandchildren: Marissa Ford, Chandler Ford,...

Sports

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MONROE — Ruston High School must have felt like it hit the jackpot Saturday as the Bearcats blasted West Ouachita 20-0 in game three of Bayou...

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HOMER — Cedar Creek School was able to give its younger players some much-needed work while playing a pair of games Friday night at the...

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GRAMBLING — The era of Panther football started for Lincoln Preparatory Charter School Saturday afternoon, and it began in winning fashion....

Editorials

Here are the facts: Lincoln Parish covers 472 square miles with a population of almost 47,000 people. There are 15,235 households in the parish, with close to 10 percent of...
Author Edward Everett Hale may have said it best: “I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere...