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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 in Natchitoches boasted the highest percentage and student increase at 7 percent and 640 students, respectively. Grambling State University followed with a 6.8 percent increase from an additional 310 students. “Even during extremely difficult budget times, our universities have worked diligently to...

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09/25/2016
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...
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09/25/2016
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...
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09/25/2016
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....
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09/24/2016
Top Left: Grant Jennings, of Grant’s Wood Crafts, shows off one of his tiny carvings to a group of young men. Below, Jayda Armstrong, 7, holds a rabbit as Hunter Weems, of Heaven’s Mini Blessings,...
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09/24/2016
The Louisiana Nursing Home Association Board of Directors announced the selection of Mark Berger to succeed its long-serving executive director Joe Donchess. Donchess will continue as executive...
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09/24/2016
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...
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09/24/2016
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...
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09/23/2016
A crowd of more than 100 people gathered for A Sinatra Tribute by The Rod Allen Payne Trio Thursday evening at the Dixie Center for the Arts. The North Central Louisiana Arts Council and the Dixie...
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09/23/2016
Ruston’s Jan Houck is not only an optician — she’s also fine-tuning her songwriting skills. Houck and lifelong friend Sam Thomas, a Ruston native who now lives in Nashville, have penned a song called...
09/23/2016
Graduates with a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana Tech University earn higher average mid-career salaries than graduates from any other public or private university in the state, according to...