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05/22/2018 - 11:48am
Louisiana Tech University awarded degrees to its first cohort of UTeachTech graduates at the Spring 2018 Commencement. Four students have completed the program, earning a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a minor in Secondary Education. Justin Biggs, of Winnsboro; Allison Free, of Ruston;...
05/22/2018 - 11:50am
Bank of Ruston is merging with First National Bank of Crossett, Arkansas. Century Next Financial Corporation, the holding company of Bank of Ruston, and Ashley Bancstock Company, the holding company for FNBC, announced the merger Wednesday. The merger will result in a community bank with seven...
05/22/2018 - 11:52am
Lincoln Preparatory School will join 30 Louisiana high schools to work on “core components of their high school design” through the state Department of Education’s Louisiana High School Redesign Cohort. The redesign cohort involves alternative, charter and traditional public schools from both urban...
05/22/2018 - 11:53am
Ruston’s Planning and Zoning Commission has endorsed a developer’s plat for a new 10-lot subdivision on South Farmerville Street despite one commissioner’s claim some area residents object to the project. The commission voted unanimously Monday night to recommend that the Board of Aldermen approve...
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05/22/2018 - 11:54am
Choudrant citizens gathered on the Exit 93 bridge Sunday afternoon to welcome participants in the Run for the Wall 2018 event. The event helps bring awareness to veterans of all wars. The run begins in California and ends at the Vietnam Wall in Washington, D.C.

Announcements

Emily Compton, of Ruston, and Braden Thomas Hilton, of Ruston, were united in holy matrimony at 4 p.m. May 5 at First Baptist Church in Ruston. The double ring ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Josh Sanderson. The bride is the daughter of Linnea Allen, of Ruston, and John Compton, of Shreveport....
Emily Compton, of Ruston, and Braden Hilton, of Ruston, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Linnea and Teddy Allen, of Ruston, and John and Karen Compton, of Shreveport. Emily is the granddaughter of William Compton, of Shreveport, and the late...

Sports

During the Football Bulldogs’ home opener against Southern University Sept. 8, Louisiana Tech Athletics will celebrate the first 50 years of...

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IRVING, Texas — After an impressive weekend that saw the Louisiana Tech baseball team complete a series sweep of Old Dominion, and clinch the No....

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The Louisiana Tech men’s basketball team will get a jump-start to the 2018-19 season as the Bulldogs will be participating in a seven-day foreign...

Editorials

We’re having trouble grasping the Louisiana Legislature’s take on the budget it sent to Gov. John Bel Edwards — and that Edwards has now vetoed. Lawmakers in both chambers...
When Louisiana Tech University’s spring quarter graduates prepare to receive their diplomas on Saturday, they’ll be marking two new chapters in the school’s history. Chaper 1...