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11/11/2018 - 12:37am
Army veteran Franklin Mason, of Ruston, was in Vietnam from 1969 to 1971. So was his Lincoln High School classmate, Billy Ray Marshall, at least for a while. Mason sat on the front row at Friday’s Ruston Veterans Days celebration held on the green space at the corner of Tech Drive and West Railroad...
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11/11/2018 - 12:39am
The Ruston High School Bearcat Motorsports Program has received a $12,000 award through the Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund Grant to help fund the program’s efforts in building fuel-efficient vehicles for the Shell Eco-Marathon competition. The Eco-car program is part of the STEM Engineering Academy at...
11/11/2018 - 12:41am
GRAMBLING — Six local citizens and one community organization will be honored at the Greater Grambling Chamber of Commerce Annual Community Contributions Banquet Friday in the Black and Gold Room at Grambling State University. The evening begins at 6 p.m. Friday with a wine and cheese reception and...
11/11/2018 - 12:42am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida secretary of state ordered recounts in the U.S. Senate and governor races on Saturday, an unprecedented review of two major races in the state that took five weeks to decide the 2000 presidential election. Secretary Ken Detzner issued the order after the...
11/11/2018 - 1:35am
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff’s investigators have begun the agonizing task of scouring through the wreckage of California’s most destructive fire on record in search of the dead. By Saturday, the death toll had reached 23, but it seemed likely to climb. With the entire town of Paradise wiped out...

Announcements

Victoria Ward, of Shreveport, and Jacob Davis, of Ruston, were united in holy matrimony at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Historic Fire Station in downtown Ruston. The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Reverend Ben Ward, uncle to the bride. The bride is the daughter of Jason Ward, of...
Marc and Crystal Richard, both of Ruston, are pleased to announce the recent engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Melanie Claire Richard, of Lynn Haven, Florida, to Clyde Douglas Brown III, of Panama City Beach, Florida. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of James “Buck” Stein...

Sports

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Maybe they should be called Bullfrogs — after all, it hasn’t exactly been a pretty season for the Louisiana Tech football team.

But that...

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Amidst the alcohol stained streets in the French Quarters, there is a huge anticipation party in the works.

Not that we should be playing...

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Joseph McWilliams and Devanir Martin returned interceptions for touchdowns as the Grambling State University football team won...

Editorials

Veterans Day is a time-honored tradition in our country dating as far back as 1918. That year, according to www.va.gov, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities,...
The long awaited, much talked about mid-term elections are finally over. Winners have been declared and losers are being consoled. Now the real work begins. The time is now...