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07/22/2017 - 11:29pm
Aubrey Marie Summersgill, left in photo at top, was crowned Miss Princess Peach 2018 on Saturday in the annual festival pageant. With her are Dixie Gem Peach Outstanding Teen Gracie Reichman, center, and Princess Peach 2017 Rylie Jean Nations, right. Molly Humphries, right in photo at bottom, was...
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07/22/2017 - 11:33pm
A Grambling State University alumna has been named Dallas’ first female police chief. Ulysha Renee Hall, a 1994 GSU graduate, will leave her position as deputy chief of her hometown Detroit to take overs as Dallas chief on Sept. 5. “I am honored to be chosen to lead the Dallas Police Department at...
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07/22/2017 - 11:42pm
In 1953, Billy Ray Pesnell was selected to serve as the Future Farmers of America state president — 64 years later, it’s Isabel Oakley’s turn. While Pesnell, now a Shreveport attorney, doesn’t remember a lot about his experiences in FFA, he does remember the lessons they taught him. “I became a...
07/22/2017 - 11:59pm
A lack of attendance caused by Tropical Depression Cindy and a last-minute decision to reduce admission prices are the reasons the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce losing money on the 2017 Louisiana Peach Festival, Chamber President Judy Copeland said Friday. This year’s festival had a $1.29...
07/21/2017 - 12:07pm
A pair of unrelated power outages left much of north Ruston and downtown without electricity part of the day Thursday. The first outage occurred about 10 a.m. near the East Kentucky Avenue bridge when a cross arm on an electric utility pole belonging to Entergy broke and fell across some of the...

Announcements

Martha Claire Booth and Loren Spencer Lepore were united in holy matrimony during a 6 o’clock wedding on July 1, 2017 at Brown Chapel of Centenary College. The bride’s uncle, Reverend Jay Hogewood officiated the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Scott Booth and Kathryn James Booth, of Bossier...
Miss Mary Michael McGehee and Mr. Jake Thomas Woods were united in marriage at 11 a.m. on June 3 at the home of Tom and Dell Jones, in Ruston, Louisiana. The ceremony was officiated by Kevin Flattmann of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas. Music for the ceremony was provided by Brittany...

Sports

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Matt Terry has spent the last 15 years building highly successful men’s and women’s golf programs at Troy University after guiding Shelton State...

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The eighth annual Wilbert Ellis Baseball Clinic will be held Saturday at Fraser Field in Ruston. The free clinic for youth ages 4-16 will hold...

The Ruston Bearcat Football Camp for incoming kindergarten through ninth-graders will be held from 9 a.m. – noon Tuesday — Thursday on James...

Editorials

Residents may notice some changes around Lincoln Parish Park soon, as the staff begin putting the $180,000 earned from their sale of lake water to local oil and gas companies...
Grambling State University made a tough decision not to increase student fees after the University of Louisiana System executive committee approved fee changes to its nine...