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Jonathan Gunasekaran placed second runner up out of 39 at the 2016 National You Be The Chemist Challenge in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The I.A. Lewis sixth grader received a $2,500 scholarship and a trophy for placing third in the competition. “I was really happy (to place third),” he said. “I was glad to be one of the top in the nation.” Jonathan is the second consecutive student from Lincoln Parish to represent the area at the competition that is an interactive academic contest that encourages fifth through eighth grade students to explore chemistry concepts and their real-world...

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06/25/2016
Top Left: Leader photo by T. SCOTT BOATRIGHT John Belton, Third District Attorney, throws candy during the annual Louisiana Peach Festival Saturday. Top Right: Leader photo by HEATHER SMALL HAWLEY...
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06/25/2016
Top: Leader photo by HEATHER SMALL HAWLEY The Ruston High School cheerleading team rides with the Ruston Fire Department Saturday during the annual Peach Festival Parade. Bottom Left: Gracie Reichman...
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06/25/2016
Courtesy Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac of Ruston recently held a ribbon-cutting at its new location at 1508 Louisiana HIghway 33.
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06/24/2016
Willie Larkin, Grambling State University president, resigned Thursday at the University of Louisiana Board of Supervisors meeting at Louisiana Tech University. Larkin’s letter of resignation was...
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06/24/2016
John Parker Barron, 3, son of John B. and Jenna Barron (left); and C.J. Colvin, 2, son of Michael and Danielle Colvin (right), were among those out early this morning at Lincoln Parish Park to...
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06/24/2016
Linda Sivils was at the Lincoln Parish Library Thursday evening signing copies of her book, “History of the Louisiana Peach Festival & Pageant.”
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06/24/2016
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers completed their special session on taxes Thursday after raising $263 million more for the state's operating budget, lessening — but not completely closing —...
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06/23/2016
Former Northwestern State coach Lane Burroughs officially took over Louisiana Tech’s baseball program Wednesday at a press conference Wednesday at the Davision Athletics Complex, saying he won’t make...
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06/23/2016
The 27th annual Louisiana Peach Festival Rodeo sponsored by Brennan Dodge will be held starting at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Ruston Expo Center on Louisiana Highway 33 North. Gates will...
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06/23/2016
Five Louisiana Tech University students will be among the 32 women who will compete this week for the title of Miss Louisiana 2016. The competition will take place at 7:30 p.m. nightly, Thursday...