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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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06/25/2013
Occupations in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are projected to grow by nearly 10 percent over the next five years. Experts estimate Louisiana alone will have 69,000...
06/25/2013
Business Insider, a news and information website that provides financial, tech, entertainment, media and digital industry analysis and commentary, has ranked Louisiana Tech University No. 11 in the...
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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...