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Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser pledged Thursday to intentionally expand Louisiana’s tourism marketing plan to include attractions in Lincoln and other North Louisiana parishes. “North Louisiana does matter,” Nungesser said. The lieutenant governor was in Ruston as part of his statewide expedition celebrating National Tourism Week. The trip is designed to promote Louisiana’s tourism industry and its economic impact on the state. Touting tourism is the major function of the lieutenant governor’s office. “We’re going to start promoting the whole state,” Nungesser told a group of local officials and...

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04/01/2016
Third District Court Judge Tommy Rogers has ordered the board that operated Downsville Charter School until its contract was revoked last year to stop writing checks on accounts held by the school....
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04/01/2016
He cooked his first complete Thanksgiving dinner when he was 12, and now, Reginald Nelson, who grew up in Ruston, has opened his own restaurant, Nelson’s Soul Food Restaurant and Cafe, in Grambling....
03/31/2016
Ruston voters who want to cast their ballots early for the April 9 city sales tax referendum have until 6 p.m. Saturday to do so. Early voting takes place in the registrar of voters office on the...
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03/31/2016
On April 9, the 10th annual Joe Woods’ Wildwood Express Showcase will be hosted by the Dixie Center for the Arts. Beginning at 6 p.m., the show will celebrate the life and legacy of Joe Woods, said...
03/31/2016
In just a few short weeks locals will join together to show their support for Autism Spectrum Disorder. The Hope Center for Autism, which is housed in the Ruston Episcopal Church of The Redeemer,...
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03/31/2016
Top Left Photo: Emmanuel Baptist School participated in a Easter Egg Hunt before Spring break. Pictured is Ms. Deby’s class running to find Easter eggs. Top Right Photo: Khloe Smith has her basket...
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03/31/2016
Cypress Springs Elementary welcomed special guest Mayor Ronny Walker during a recent morning assembly. Mayor Walker stopped by to meet and greet the students. Fourth grade teacher Debbie Barton...
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03/31/2016
Cedar Creek collected $1,000 for flood relief, an endeavor that came with a jeans-and-green-shirt day to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. From left are students Matthew Pike, Maggie Manning, Samantha...
03/30/2016
Lincoln Parish could know as soon as this weekend whether it will be included in a federal disaster declaration as a result of this month’s flooding. Parish Director of Homeland Security and...
03/30/2016
Lincoln Parish can expect up to three more inches of rainfall with isolated higher amounts today through Thursday, according to National Weather Service forecasts. A flash flood watch remains in...