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The Ruston Daily Leader won 28 awards in the Louisiana Press Association’s Better Newspaper Editorial Competition and Better Newspaper Advertising Competition for 2015. The honors include first-place awards in several news, sports, layout and advertising categories. “The staff of the Ruston Daily Leader strives daily to produce a quality hometown newspaper for the good people of Ruston and Lincoln Parish. These awards are well deserved and a good indication of our continued service to this community,” Daily Leader Publisher Rick Hohlt said. The Daily Leader competed against similar sized...

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06/16/2016
BATON ROUGE — When the Legislature is in session, the separation from family and regular job for almost three months can be tough on lawmakers and their families. The Louisiana Legislative Spouses...
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06/16/2016
E.M. Jones, center, holds his great nephew Legend Jones, 6, left, and great niece Legacy Jones, 4, right, as he prays during the opening ceremony of the city of Grambling’s Juneteenth Festival...
06/16/2016
There’s nothing that brings out a crowd like a parade. And organizers hope that thousands will again line the streets of Ruston June 25 as the annual Louisiana Peach Festival Parades rolls through...
06/15/2016
Lincoln Parish law enforcement agencies joined forces earlier this month with police and sheriff’s departments in Union and Ouachita parishes in a three-day targeted operation that ended in a 160...
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06/15/2016
More than 30 people huddled under a portable outdoor pavilion during a driving rain Tuesday morning to watch local Boy Scouts retire unserviceable American flags. During the ceremony, scouts from...
06/15/2016
Two announcements were made for upcoming public hearings on millage rates during the Lincoln Parish Police Jury’s regular meeting Tuesday evening at the Lincoln Parish Courthouse. Both of the...
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06/15/2016
McKay Crews, Miss Spirit of Ruston Outstanding Teen 2016, back row right, crowns her successor Chanley Patterson during Saturday’s Louisiana Peach Festival Pageant. Looking on are Alexis Horton and...
06/14/2016
Five Grambling residents spoke about Grambling’s history Monday to kick off the city’s annual Juneteenth celebration. Martha Andrus, Sidney Branch, Lawrence Garner, James Cornwell and Willie Giles...
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06/14/2016
More than 100 Lincoln, Claiborne and Ouachita parish educators, Monroe City and Caddo Parish School Board Leaders and Grambling State University faculty attended the inaugural Louisiana Tech...
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06/13/2016
Eli St. Martin stood focused on the large pair of scissors in his right hand. Carefully, he cut along the seam between a red and white stripe of the rumpled American flag that lay half in his lap and...