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08/17/2018 - 12:20pm
Education never ends. That’s the message a top health care executive and former Louisiana Tech University faculty member brought Thursday to the university’s 292 summer graduates. “You’ll never stop learning; you’ll never stop researching; you’ll never stop searching for new information,” said...
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08/17/2018 - 12:22pm
While there have been a few bumps along the way, Tori Ward, Main Street Director and community coordinator the for city of Ruston, said the bulldog statues are now ready to be presented to the public. The reveal will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 7 in Railroad Park in downtown Ruston. The project will...
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08/17/2018 - 12:30pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said today he had canceled plans for a Veterans Day military parade, citing the “ridiculously high” price tag — a day after U.S. officials said the November event could cost $92 million, more than three times the price first suggested by the White House....
08/16/2018 - 12:28pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics as “Think,” ‘’I Say a Little Prayer” and her signature song, “Respect,” and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age 76 from pancreatic cancer. Publicist Gwendolyn Quinn...
08/16/2018 - 1:07pm
GRAMBLING — Four Grambling State University students and their faculty sponsor participated in the NASA Minority University Research and Educator program this summer at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. Funding support for Grambling State’s participation in the NASA workshop was provided...

Announcements

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, ...
Russell and Jennifer Croxton, of Dubach, proudly announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Heather Nadine Croxton, to Tristan Alex Sullivant, of Ruston. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Larkin and Glendia Rowland; Joe and Vicky Hamilton, of Dubach; and the...

Sports

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The 2018 soccer season is upon us and Louisiana Tech will open it up with a four-match home stand, starting with the season opener against Texas...

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The Ruston High School football team will scrimmage tonight as they travel to Shreveport to practice with District 2-5A rival Byrd. The scrimmage...

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The Cedar Creek football team played a scrimmage Thursday night at Sterlington. Pictured is Cougars quarterback Brooks Auger (10) handing off to...

Editorials

Louisiana has taken some pretty hard — and often deserved — hits over the last year or so as the state edged closer and closer to tumbling over a lethal financial cliff, only...
So much of our future lies in preserving our past. - Peter Westbrook, Olympic athlete and businessman The American former sabre fencing champion is right: History matters....