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The prosecution in the case against alleged rapist Cameron Mays rested during Wednesday’s court proceedings. Prosecutor Mike Ruddick alleged that Mays, on or about June 4, 2012, committed aggravated rape, aggravated kidnapping and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Beginning at 9 a.m. today defense attorney James Buckley will begin his portion of the case. Testimonies during the morning portion of Wednesday’s trial included that of Ruston Police Department investigator Clint Williams, who tied accused rapist Mays to the residence where the victim was allegedly assaulted. Williams...

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06/24/2013
The annual closing night concert helped wrap up the 2013 Louisiana Peach Festival. Pictured above is the Buddy Terzia Band.
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06/24/2013
The Peach Fest came to a close with the crowning of Angela Cassels, of West Monroe, as the 63rd Miss Dixie Gem Peach. Also crowned for the Miss’ Division were — Miss Spirit of Ruston Anna Blake;...
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06/24/2013
A Choudrant teen was booked into the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for aggravated rape following a tip the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office received in reference to 19-year-old Hunter Mickhail...
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06/24/2013
Last week, when the clues for the 2013 Louisiana Peach Festival Treasure Hunt started being aired on the radio and published in the Ruston Daily Leader, many scrabbled trying to find the card that...
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06/24/2013
When thinking of peach dishes, most would naturally gravitate toward peach cobbler, but each year locals test out their culinary skills to see what new peach dish they can conjure up for the annual...
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06/24/2013
Car enthusiasts and general observers had the opportunity to appreciate a host of classic cars and trucks Saturday in downtown Ruston during the weekend’s festivities. Hosted by the Ruston Antique...
06/22/2013
Revelers packed the streets of Ruston hoping to catch some candy and a few souvenirs as the 2013 Louisiana Peach Festival Parade rolled down Alabama Avenue and through downtown Ruston on Saturday...
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06/22/2013
As the 2013 Peach festival came to an end, a new Princess Peach was crowned. The 63rd Princess Peach Georgia Dugdale, 4, is the daughter of Bart and Joanna Dugdale. Dugdale said she wanted to compete...
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06/22/2013
For more than five years area youngsters have came together to compete in the Diaper Derby as part of the Louisiana Peach Festival. Faye Barnes, co-owner of Barnes Portraiture, said this year’s...
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06/22/2013
It’s no secret that water conservation and the future of supply levels are a concern here in Lincoln Parish. But many people don’t realize how widespread the problem is and how many people are...