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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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08/18/2016
The Ruston chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will host a “Healthy Mind and Body” mini-conference beginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Lincoln Parish Library Lincoln Community Room...
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08/18/2016
In hopes of being the next Miss America, Miss Louisiana 2016 Justine Ker will begin her quest to Atlantic City on Sunday. A 22-year-old classical pianist from Choudrant, Ker was named Miss Louisiana...
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08/17/2016
With historic flooding in South Louisiana, many residents and community leaders have taken it upon themselves to aid those who are in need of supplies and shelter. At least 40,000 homes were damaged...
08/17/2016
Three more Ruston firefighters are in South Louisiana today helping rescue flood victims. One of men was deployed with the Region 8 Urban Search and Rescue team, while the other two relieved...
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08/17/2016
Parish sheriff’s deputies continue their search today for a man involved in a Monday night shooting in Dubach. Authorities plan to charge Laterrious Deon Dyes, of Dubach, with attempted first-degree...
08/16/2016
Ruston property owners won’t see an increase in their city property tax rate this year. That’s because the Board of Aldermen on Monday voted to roll back the millage rate so that it generates the...
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08/16/2016
Grambling State University First Lady Christy Gallot and GSU President Rick Gallot, center, talk with Janiecia Banks, 19, of Doraville, Georgia, center right, a freshman business marketing and...
08/16/2016
Ruston’s budget for the fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1, is on its way to the Board of Aldermen for approval. The board’s personnel-finance committee, composed of the five aldermen, endorsed the...
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08/16/2016
The driver of a car in which a Louisiana Tech University student died earlier this month has been charged with vehicular homicide in connection with the incident. Turki Mohammed Y Qaramish, 23, a...
08/16/2016
The Dubach City Council voted to give a $1 per hour raise to their three-man outside maintenance team, bringing their pay to $13.50 per hour, during their meeting Monday evening. Citing concerns...