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09/18/2017 - 11:44am
At 105, Agnes “Chi Chi” Grafton likes to stay busy. She exercises three to five times a week and plays Bingo almost every afternoon. “I like to do most anything that comes along,” Grafton, a Ruston native, said. Today is Grafton’s birthday. “I was born and raised in Ruston,” she said. “I have had a...
09/18/2017 - 11:46am
Madison Harris of Houston was one of more than 2,300 students visiting Grambling State University’s High School Day Saturday, experiencing what it means to be a Grambling Tiger. “This is my first time here, and everything was really nice,” said Harris, a senior at Lamar High School. “I’m looking...
09/18/2017 - 11:48am
BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has now declined for four consecutive months according to data released by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. Continuing its improvement from July, the unemployment rate decreased by 0.1 percentage point to 5.2 percent. The last time...
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09/18/2017 - 11:50am
Seven area animal control and rescue agencies are joining together in what agency officials say is the biggest rescue effort ever in Northeast Louisiana. Some 141 dogs and cats, including Jacks, shown here getting a bath, will be loaded onto transport vehicles in Ruston on Tuesday bound for new...
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09/16/2017 - 8:16pm
Women are an integral part of the workforce, but they have had to overcome many obstacles along the way. Of course, challenges still remain, but women’s success in the working world is worth commemorating — which will happen on American Business Women’s Day on Friday. Are you a woman considering...

Announcements

Jim and Jane Ball, of Ruston, are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married on Aug. 29, 1957 at Trinity Methodist Church in Ruston. They have two children, Bob Ball and wife Alicia, of Ruston, and Meg Bullock and husband Doug, of Oregon, Washington. Their grandchildren are Molly...
Preslie Rose Neely, of Merryville, Louisiana, and Aaron Christopher Taylor, of Choudrant, were united in holy matrimony during a 6 p.m. ceremony on Sept. 2 at Sainte Terre in Benton. Steven Blaney officiated the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Vince and Kristi Neely, of...

Sports

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The Louisiana Tech women’s soccer team found itself down 1-0 in the first half, but the Lady Techsters ended up scoring four unanswered goals to...

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The Louisiana Tech men’s cross country team won all three of its triple duals while the women’s cross country team registered the top two...

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GRAMBLING —The Grambling State University football team scored a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns to pull away from Jackson State in a 36-21...

Editorials

The Lincoln Parish Police Jury made the right choice when it unanimously agreed to levy at 4.41 mills two parishwide millage renewals that bring in more than $4 million...
Louisiana Delta Community College is open to becoming more of a presence in Lincoln Parish, and that’s good news for the community. From enhancing its partnerships with...