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02/16/2018 - 12:58pm
Law enforcement agencies are continuing their search today for a Louisiana Tech University student charged with second-degree murder in a Mardi Gras Day shooting in New Orleans. Eddie Lee Dingle, Jr., 21, of 1001 Fairfax, in Terrytown, is being sought in connection with the death of 29-year-old...
02/16/2018 - 1:02pm
A Ruston man who was reportedly sitting in the middle of the city street died this morning after being struck by a Lincoln Parish School bus. The incident happened at the intersection of Gill Street and Second Avenue at about 6:15 a.m., Deputy Ruston Police Chief Clint Williams said. “The...
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02/16/2018 - 1:05pm
On Thursday evening, the Boys and Girls Club of North Central Louisiana named their three Youths of the Year — the highest honor a member can receive. Of the 10 finalists, Keilan Davis, Preston Gray and Jada Booker were selected as Youth of the Year. Opening remarks were made by Josh Perot,...
02/16/2018 - 1:07pm
About 50 people took the opportunity Thursday night to learn firsthand about the Walker administration’s Central Parkway proposal for the U.S. 167 corridor through Ruston. The proposal, which will be discussed by the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission on Monday night, seeks to encourage...
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02/15/2018 - 11:37am
A Cedar Creek School senior is one step closer to being named one of the 7,500 National Merit Scholarship finalists that will see her split more than $32 million worth of scholarship opportunities. Carlie Toliver, 17, was announced as one of 15,000 students selected by the National Merit...

Announcements

James and Brenda Patrick, of Downsville, are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Anna Nicole Patrick, of Downsville, to Matthew Wade Arrant, of West Monroe. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Farris Frost, of West Monroe, and the late Marvin Frost; and...
Mary Glenn Lyons and Thomas Edward Marsden were married in a 6:30 p.m. Jan. 6 ceremony at University United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge. The wedding was officiated by the Reverend Fred Wideman. Mary Glenn is the daughter of Pat and Beth Lyons of Baton Rouge, formerly of Ruston. She is the...

Sports

With the score tied midway through the second half, Louisiana Tech was able to close the deal on Thursday night on national television as the...

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CHOUDRANT — Olivia Hennen led the way with a double-double Thursday night as 15th-seeded Choudrant rallied past No. 18 Weston 49-32 in first-round...

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GRAMBLING — Lincoln Preparatory School girls head coach Antonio Hudson had been feeling his team had gotten lost late in regular season play....

Editorials

At 6 p.m. Feb. 6 when volunteers packed up their equipment at the official end of the 37th annual St. Jude Radiothon, they did so with smiles on their faces. With the help of...
There may be 99 other candidates who deserve a spot in The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards’ top 10 youth volunteers for 2018, but we’ll be biased and say Cedar Creek...