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October 16th, 2017

Tarbutton: Unity, patience pay off

“Good things come to those who wait.”
If that adage extolling the virtue of patients is true, then Ruston and Lincoln Parish should be in the best new Interstate 20 overpass, the best on-off ramps and the best connecting services roads in the history of transportation when it comes to the Tarbutton Road interchange project.

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October 14th

Creek beats St. Fred to stay undefeated

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Coming off a big win can make for a tough game the following week.
Renewing an old rivalry while doing so can make things even tougher.
But Cedar Creek overcame those obstacles — and more — Friday night to hold on for a 20-17 over St. Frederick at Cougars Stadium.
The win keeps the Cougars undefeated at 7-0 and 4-0 in District 2-1A while St. Frederick fell to 3-4 and 4-2.
Cedar Creek was coming off a win over Ouachita Christian last week, and Cougars head coach Ben Haddox said he knew the Warriors could present a challenge under the circumstances.

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Tech nets win over Charlotte

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Even though it was Friday the 13th, the Louisiana Tech women’s soccer team was not afraid of a Charlotte squad that had won eight of its last nine and who they had never beaten on the pitch.
Sophomore Jenna Dages was the very first sub of the match for the Lady Techsters, coming in 13 minutes deep into the second half.
The forward would go on to strike for two goals in what ended up being a 2-1 victory over the 49ers at the Lady Techster Soccer Complex.

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Haynesville tops LP

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Johlike Madison (28) and the Lincoln Preparatory School Panthers fell 20-13 Friday in Disrtict 2--5A action at Haynesville.

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Bearcats pounce on late victory

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Ruston holds off Ouachita in back-and-forth District 2-5A battle
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In a hard-fought District 2-5A slugfest, the Ruston Bearcats had problems getting the ball to bounce their way Friday night against Ouachita on James Field at L.J. “Hoss” Garrett Stadium.
But it only took one fortunate bounce in the game’s final minute that allowed the Bearcats to walk off with a 31-28 win over the Lions.
The Lions fumbled the ball four times in the contest while managing to pounce on the first three.
But the Bearcats were able to snatch up the last one with 45 seconds left on their 20-yard lone to earn the victory.

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Tech cross country teams compete in Alabama and Mississippi

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CLINTON, Miss. — The Louisiana Tech men’s and women’s cross country teams have wrapped up a weekend where the two squads split time between Alabama and Mississippi.
Tech’s men competed in the annual Crimson Classic in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on Friday morning, while the women’s squad traveled to Clinton, Mississippi, to compete in the Mississippi College Invitational at Choctaw Trails on Saturday morning.

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Double blessing on deer stand for Howell

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They say the Lord works in mysterious ways. For 30-year-old James Howell, divine intervention came into play twice last week.
“I try to be a Godly guy and I can’t help but believe He blessed me twice last week while deer hunting on my lease near St. Francisville in W. Feliciana Parish,” Howell said.
On the one hand, Howell who makes his home in Breaux Bridge, was able on the morning of Oct. 4, to put the crosshairs of his Ten Point Venom crossbow on a beautiful eight-point velvet buck that measured 135 inches of velvety bone.

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UL System aims for graduation rate goal

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Strategic framework calls for 150,000 graduates by 2025

The University of Louisiana System wants to produce 150,000 graduates by 2025, a 20 percent increases over recent trends, said the leader of the state’s largest higher education system, which includes both Grambling State and Louisiana Tech universities.

UL System president Jim Henderson said the system’s graduation target comes from a strategic framework to compete in 21st century high education organized by the nine four-year university presidents inside the system.

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Locals pick Riser, approve amendments

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Lincoln Parish voters split with voters statewide in Saturday’s primary election for treasurer by giving the majority of the local vote to Republican state Sen. Neil Riser of Columbia.
Complete but unofficial returns show Riser in first place with 1,177 votes, or 46 percent of the vote, and New Orleans Democrat Derrick Edwards in second place with 671 votes, or 26 percent.

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Makers Fair celebrates local crafters

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Amy Jones, of Whispering Winds, left, hands Disha Kashyap, right, her newly purchases handmade wind chime during the third annual fall Ruston Makers Fair Saturday in downtown Ruston. The festival showcased more than 100 local makers selling their handmade products and celebrated the local arts.

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