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09/20/2018 - 12:12pm
It was only fitting that one of Ruston’s most outstanding athletes had a magical showing in the “Land of Oz” last week. Linzie Hebert’s showing in the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Gold Coast, Australia, saw the 35-year-old former Ruston High School and Northwestern State runner finish eighth...
09/20/2018 - 12:23pm
GRAMBLING — Grambling State University announced today its fourth consecutive annual increase in student enrollment, with 5,205 students enrolled for Fall 2018 semester. “We are excited about the increasing number of students who are both choosing and continuing at Grambling State University,” said...
09/20/2018 - 12:24pm
BATON ROUGE (AP) — As he heads into a re-election campaign year, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Wednesday that a teacher pay raise will be his "number one priority" in next year's legislative session. The Democratic governor, elected with the support of teacher unions, said he'll seek a $1,000 across-...
09/20/2018 - 12:27pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy activated a high-level emergency alert at a retired coal-fired power plant in North Carolina as floodwaters from the nearby Cape Fear River overtopped an earthen dike at the facility and inundated a large lake. Duke spokeswoman Paige Sheehan said today that the...
09/20/2018 - 12:42pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A beaming South Korean President Moon Jae-in, freshly returned home today from a whirlwind three-day summit with Kim Jong Un, said the North Korean leader wants the U.S. secretary of state to visit Pyongyang soon for nuclear talks, and also hopes for a quick follow-up to...

Announcements

Mr. and Mrs. Julian and Mary Etta Vanhoof Jr. are proud to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. Julian F. Vanhoof Jr., a native of Alexandria, and Mary Etta Andrews, a native of Ruston, were wed on Aug. 24, 1968 at Saint Thomas Catholic Church of Ruston. The two now reside in Stonewall. They...
Haley Leigh Colvin, of Choudrant, and Ragan Lee Bonnette, of Alexandria, are proud to announce their recent engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Bill Colvin, of Choudrant; and Sherri Colvin, of Choudrant. She is the granddaughter of Sue Ann Herter, of Ruston; and...

Sports

METAIRIE (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton said it’s too early to judge New Orleans’ last-ranked running game.

New Orleans managed only 43...

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Grambling State University’s Hassan Chepkwony and Naomi Kiprop have been named the Southwestern Athletic Conference’s runners...

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Junior quarterback/tight end Isaiah Gray (with ball) and the Lincoln Preparatory School Panthers will be looking for their first win of the young...

Editorials

The journey to become a National Merit scholar will challenge the three Ruston High School seniors named semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship program....
You get what you pay for, the saying goes. To that end, the Lincoln Parish School system is doing its best to ensure its teachers have the opportunity to receive a little...