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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 first job as a dishwasher and cook at a local restaurant. “When I was 9, I started cooking at the Tech Hitching Post,” she said. “I was the dishwasher at night after school.” From there, she moved from restaurant to restaurant cooking for the people of Ruston. Then, when she got married, she started her...

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07/22/2016
Ruston Mayor Ronny Walker, left, and District 2 Alderwoman Angela Mayfield, right, stand by a sign on Martin Luther King Drive marking the start of the first Moving Ruston Forward road project....
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07/22/2016
The city of Grambling recently sponsored a community basketball camp beginning an initiative to get community children active during the summer. Cornelius Dunaway, a local basketball instructor, has...
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07/21/2016
Over the last 15 years, the North Louisiana Exhibition Center has grown into a continuously booked venue. Angela Manning, commissioner of the expo center, said in order for the center to continue to...
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07/21/2016
Construction crews began demolishing Louisiana Tech University’s old natatorium building Wednesday. Demolition of the old natatorium will pave the way for a new student parking lot.
07/21/2016
Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Terrie Queen Autrey, community advocate for the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team, said helping...
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07/21/2016
Even before he took his oath of office as district attorney for the Third Judicial District, John Belton knew he wanted to implement programs that provided opportunities for at risk students. Taking...
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07/20/2016
New Dixie Peach royalty will be crowned during the 66th annual Miss Dixie Gem Peach Pageant beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Dixie Center for the Arts. Joe Price, executive director of the Dixie...
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07/20/2016
Layla Smith, 8, left, and Maggie Hood, 8, center, begin to trace their hands while Matthew Knopps, right, instructs campers as part of the North Central Louisiana Arts Council’s Summer Arts Camp....
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07/20/2016
David and Michelle Long opened Peak Sports Nutrition with one goal in mind: “provide residents with top quality sports nutrition products at wholesale prices.” The store, which opened at the end of...
07/19/2016
The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office is bringing back an old program with a new twist. Neighborhood Watch makes its official comeback from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Lincoln Parish Public Safety Complex...