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08/19/2018 - 1:06am
Ruston’s Board of Aldermen gets its first official look Monday at the Walker administration’s proposed $65.6 million budget for the spending year that begins Oct. 1. Monday’s board meeting is at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall and is open to the public. Aldermen are expected to deal with several routine...
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08/19/2018 - 1:06am
The petition seeking to force a referendum on expanded alcohol sales in Ruston was turned in late Friday to parish Registrar of Voters Dianna Stone. Now, Stone has to determine how many of the 2,850 signatures are those of registered city voters. A minimum of 2,500 valid signatures — 25 percent of...
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08/19/2018 - 1:06am
The suspect in an attempted murder in Monroe remained in the Lincoln Parish Detention Center on Saturday after an almost 10-hour manhunt during which a Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department K-9 officer was killed. Boco, a Belgian Malinois who had been with the LPSO for three years, died Friday night...
08/19/2018 - 12:01am
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana's education superintendent says salaries for public school teachers need to be raised. State Superintendent of Education John White made his comments Thursday on a Baton Rouge radio show. The Advocate reports that White noted teacher pay has slipped below the regional...
08/18/2018 - 9:04pm
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana wildlife officials are cautioning hunters that deer urine lures might carry malformed proteins that can spread a fatal brain infection called chronic wasting disease. Seven states — Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Virginia — have banned...

Announcements

Ashton Leigh Ingle, of Spring Branch, Texas, and Austin Warner Lemke, of New Orleans, were united in holy matrimony at 6 p.m. on June 9 at Park 31 in Spring Branch, Texas. The double ring ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Matt Geddie. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wade (Christi) Ingle...
Andrew Robert Thiels and Dr. Seth Eric Anderson were married at 6 p.m. August  4 in a vineyard in Napa Valley. Thiels is the son of Pete and Kay Thiels, of New Orleans, formerly of Ruston. Anderson is the son of Dr. Eric and Loretta Anderson, of Angwin, California. The couple resides in Sonoma, ...

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The Louisiana Tech women’s soccer team fought high winds and wet conditions to defeat Texas State in a thrilling 2-1 overtime victory in the 2018...

GRAMBLING — The Grambling State University women’s soccer team suffered a setback in the season opener with a 5-0 loss to Lamar on Friday night at...

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of stories honoring the 50th anniversary of the opening of Joe Aillet Stadium.

As we celebrate...

Editorials

Another year, another honor for “Stoney.” Former Louisiana Tech University and major league pitcher George Heard Stone, Jr, was recently inducted into the Ark-La-Tex Museum...
It’s actually the case 365 days a year, but four times a year surrounding holiday periods, law enforcement agencies across the nation, including here in Louisiana, hold “...