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03/22/2017 - 12:18pm
State Fire Marshal’s investigators are continuing to search for the cause of residential fire that claimed the life of a Simsboro man on Saturday. “We’ve narrowed down the scope of our investigation to a relatively small area but there’s still some more work to do,” fire marshal’s Chief Deputy...
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03/22/2017 - 12:22pm
Micaela Jolly, a 15-year-old freshman at Cedar Creek, was the overall winner during Ruston’s Got Talent, a March of Dimes fundraiser, held Tuesday at the Dixie Center for the Arts. Micaela is shown performing the song “Nothing” from A Chorus Line. Ryleigh Geis, an 11-year-old from Cedar Creek, won...
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03/22/2017 - 12:25pm
The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra will perform a benefit concert to support Teach One to Lead One, a community mentor program that teaches universal principles of scripture to at-risk Lincoln and Union Parishes students toward a life of purpose. The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra will take the stage at 7...
03/21/2017 - 11:43am
Ruston’s Planning and Zoning Commission has postponed a decision on a preliminary plat application for a planned unit development on the south side of West Barnett Springs Avenue. The panel on Monday also delayed considering rezoning the vacant lot to accommodate the PUD requested by Total...
03/21/2017 - 11:50am
The fifth North Louisiana Youth Percussion Ensemble Festival will return to Louisiana Tech University’s Howard Auditorium Friday and Saturday. The event was created in part to provide a performance platform for high school percussionists. “Much like school bands and orchestras attend festivals to...

Announcements

Ricky and Polly Durrett, of Simsboro, are proud to announce the recent engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Nicole Durrett, to Lucas Aaron Fraley, of Ruston. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Richard and Nancy Durrett, of Simsboro; and Marilyn Crowe, of Simsboro....
Kaitlyn Meyers, of Ruston, and Trey Gauthreaux, of Ruston, are happy to announce their recent engagement and forthcoming marriage. Kaity is the daughter of Billy and Shannon Meyers, of Ruston; and the granddaughter of Gracie Hall, of Ruston; Tim and Cathy Mitchell, of Mer Rouge; and William and...

Sports

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The National Association of Basketball Coaches announced today that Louisiana Tech forward Erik McCree was selected to the Division I All-District...

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Louisiana Tech will step out of Conference USA action this week as the Lady Techsters play three non-conference games, starting with a home match-...

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Grambling State University’s football program hosted a Pro Day for its senior athletes who were looking to catch the eye of National Football...

Editorials

While the investigation is continuing into the cause of a house fire that claimed the life of a 77-year-old Simsboro man on Saturday, the Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s...
It’s all right there in the numbers. A overall record of 76-46 — that’s a winning percentage of .623. A conference record of 50-22 for a .694 winning percentage. And a home...