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An artist’s life is not always easy. Sarah Albritton is proof of that. When she was young, her mother, feeling she could not raise Albritton and her sisters, left them with various family members. Albritton ended up with her uncle, helping out and going to school. When she was 9, she began her first job as a dishwasher and cook at a local restaurant. “When I was 9, I started cooking at the Tech Hitching Post,” she said. “I was the dishwasher at night after school.” From there, she moved from restaurant to restaurant cooking for the people of Ruston. Then, when she got married, she started her...

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08/08/2016
A Louisiana Tech University student is dead and two other people are injured as a result of a single-vehicle crash at approximately 3 a.m. Sunday morning on the Tech campus. Omar Rashad Khodr-Agha,...
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08/08/2016
Police are still investigating a pre-dawn incident today in which a vehicle went through the front widow of Thrifty Loans, located at 1003 East Georgia Ave. No further details about the incident were...
08/08/2016
Two public hearings will be held Tuesday as the Lincoln Parish Police Jury meets on the thrift floor of the Lincoln Parish Courthouse. At 6 p.m., the jury will host a public hearing for the purpose...
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08/08/2016
Local artist Sarah Albritton, seated, recently shared her work and stories with residents during her “Fishing for Angels” gallery showing at Gallery 203. Albritton, right, talks with Mary C. Lewis, a...
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08/06/2016
The Sparta Aquifer, our primary water supply, is within sustainable levels in Louisiana. U.S. Geological Survey figures show the amount of water being pumped out of the giant underground formation is...
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08/06/2016
Michael Davis sees considerable potential in two things — downtown Ruston and a coffee shop to compliment it. This is why the Ruston native will open up Railway Coffee shop located on 202 W....
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08/06/2016
The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Peak Sports Nutrition on July 21. Owned by David and Michelle Long, Peak Sports Nutrition carries top quality sports...
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08/05/2016
The Lincoln Parish school system stands to lose approximately $1.5 million as a result of the opening of a charter school in Grambling. In addition, the system could pick up as many as 120 students...
08/05/2016
The Grambling City Council agreed Thursday to apply for a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant /loan in order to buy a new dumpster truck. Mayor Ed Jones said the truck will cost approximately $210,...
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08/05/2016
More than 1,000 Louisiana Tech University alumni and supporters packed the Monroe Civic Thursday for The Happening 2016 — Blue Bayou. The event featured a relaxed and casual tailgate-style...