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The Lincoln Parish School Board soon may see an end to a decades old desegregation case. Information about the case could possibly reach the media within the next few weeks, parish schools Superintendent Mike Milstead said Tuesday. Milstead’s comments came after the school board spent 30 minutes in executive session discussing the information. “We’re excited to be closing this out soon,” Milstead said. The parish school system has been under court orders since the 1960s when schools were order to desegregate. A Department of Justice Report in 2011 stated the Ruston district elementary...

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07/05/2013
Many local residents flocked to the area surrounding Temple Baptist Church for the annual Fourth of July fireworks display on Wednesday night. Pictured right are George Budds, Frank Reger, Margot...
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07/05/2013
Visitors to the Lincoln Parish Library Events Center at 10 a.m. July 13 will be greeted with a giant red crawfish during the first ever Family Day Out event. During the event, Dee Scallan — and lead...
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07/05/2013
Ruston native Mallory Cox competed in the Miss Louisiana pageant over the past weekend, but this local girl is no stranger to the stage. Cox, 22, said this was her third time on the Miss Louisiana...
07/05/2013
As of July 1, the name of Farmerville High School officially changed to Union Parish High School. “The process was a lot easier than I expected,” said principal David Gray. “I asked one person and...
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07/04/2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Fourth of July won’t have a patriotic boom in the sky over some military bases because budget cuts and furloughed workers also mean furloughed fireworks. Independence Day...
07/04/2013
Even adding another test — United States history — to the mix, Lincoln Parish high schoolers have shown a 4 percent increase from 2012 in the number of proficient scores on their End-of-Course exams...
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07/04/2013
Marley Ratcliff was the recipient of the 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award given annually to a Ruston High School graduating senior. The award is given to a senior who has exhibited personality...
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07/04/2013
Lucious Fuller remembers when young people in Ruston spent their times on the field as opposed to running the streets and staying inside and playing video games all day. Now he’s trying to bring that...
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07/03/2013
Longtime Grambling State University athletics employee Aaron James is once again interim athletics director at the school following Tuesday’s resignation of former AD Percy “Chico” Caldwell. James...
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07/03/2013
Being on stage may not be for everyone, but for the 63rd Miss Dixie Gem Peach that is where she belongs. “I missed being on stage,” Angela Cassels said. “I grew up playing piano, dancing and singing...