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Jonathan Gunasekaran placed second runner up out of 39 at the 2016 National You Be The Chemist Challenge in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The I.A. Lewis sixth grader received a $2,500 scholarship and a trophy for placing third in the competition. “I was really happy (to place third),” he said. “I was glad to be one of the top in the nation.” Jonathan is the second consecutive student from Lincoln Parish to represent the area at the competition that is an interactive academic contest that encourages fifth through eighth grade students to explore chemistry concepts and their real-world...

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06/05/2013
Southwestern Energy’s decision to enter a contract with the Town of Farmerville to pump 17 million gallons from the Sparta Aquifer rather than using surface water for their rigs, such as the water...
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06/05/2013
Residents might just think they’ve wandered back through time when the annual Louisiana Peach Festival Parade rolls through downtown Ruston on June 22. This year’s theme is “Feeling Peachy Keen in...
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06/05/2013
Three new members found themselves facing early challenges Tuesday as the Lincoln Parish Fire District No. 1 Board of Commissioners met for the first time this year. Richard Aillet, who was voted in...
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06/04/2013
To some, he’s known as “Flipper.” Others call him “Ugly.” But for many people throughout Lincoln Parish, he’s primarily known as a friend, especially in a time of need. Helping others is something...
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06/04/2013
The suspect in a May 30 fatal shooting in Ruston has been apprehended with the assistance of the U.S. Marshal’s Office and the Tallahassee Police Department in Florida. Capt. Tim Parker, spokesman...
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06/04/2013
For Ruston resident Julie Holmes, peach dishes are more than a hobby. They are her passion. “When I got that ribbon the first time I placed, I was hooked,” Holmes said. She said her strategy is to...
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06/04/2013
Twenty-seven teens from across the state competed for the title of Miss Louisiana’s Outstanding Teen this past weekend at the University of Louisiana at Monroe’s Brown Auditorium. More than $12,000...
06/04/2013
Area women have a chance to become summer singers and participate in Piney Hills Harmony’s annual show Aug. 24. The Sweet Adelines chorus, which is based in Ruston but draws members from across North...
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06/03/2013
Bricks 4 Kidz, a franchise of which recently opened up in Ruston, allows children to learn science, math, engineering and technology all by building models with Lego bricks and motors. Sarah Wages,...
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06/03/2013
For some people, the Louisiana Peach Festival is all about the fruit, the parade or the music. For others, it’s all about the shopping experience that is wholly unique to the annual Ruston festival...