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June 11 will mark the 66th annual coronation of Queen Dixie Gem Peach and Princess Peach. On June 10 – 11, the historic Dixie Center for the Arts in downtown Ruston will host the festivities beginning with an ice cream social for the Princess Peach contestants from 1 – 3:30 p.m. June 10. The Princess Peach portion of the pageant will continue at 10 a.m. June 11 where they will participate in an opening number, on-stage competition and a production number with reigning Queen Dixie Gem Peach Anna Blake. Queen Dixie Gem Peach/Miss Spirit of Ruston and Miss Dixie Gem Peach/Miss Spirit of Ruston...

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06/28/2014
Top left: Cousins Alex Roebuck, front, and Braxton Adkins, both of Ruston, were out enjoying the cooler weather during the Kid’s Fishing Tournament on Friday morning. Top right: Submitted photo-...
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06/28/2014
David Michael Burkhalter, a graduate of Ruston High School, was named the recipient of First National Bank’s 2014 Jackie Woodard Whitlock Scholarship. Each year, graduating seniors from Lincoln...
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06/27/2014
You may be familiar with Louisiana Tech University’s annual summer orientation program, where loads of incoming freshmen and their parents descend upon our community. This year the university, the...
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06/27/2014
GRAMBLING — Grambling State University students will once again have a campus facility where they can work out, attend exercise sessions and swim in a building of their own. GSU President Frank G....
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06/25/2014
UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee voted to inscribe Poverty Point State Historic Site as a World Heritage Site on Tuesday at its annual meeting in Doha, Qatar. Poverty Point, located in Pioneer, is...
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06/25/2014
Student researchers from institutions such as Vanderbilt University, University of Pittsburgh and Missouri University of Science and Technology recently traveled to Louisiana Tech University to...
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06/23/2014
A few weeks ago, I wrote about the good news and the bad news for domestic violence victims and service providers in Louisiana. In that column, I wrote about the good news of two new bills which had...
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06/20/2014
Last year while returning from a fishing trip to Arkansas, I was pulled over by a police officer. Before you think ill of me, please let me explain. The officer informed me that one of my headlights...
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06/20/2014
My life just keeps taking so many spins and curves that I wonder how I can have such a busy life at my age, but it is fun to anticipate what will happen next. This past week has been a doozy. I‘m...
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06/20/2014
On June 13, 16 area young ladies vied for the three Miss Juneteenth crowns in the Grambling State University T.H. Harris Auditorium. Contestants danced, sang, recited and acted out skits as the...