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02/24/2017 - 12:00pm
Grambling State University’s nursing program is one step closer to reinstatement. The University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Thursday to approve a Letter of Intent for the undergraduate degree program that was lost in 2015. “We’re elated and grateful that the UL...
02/24/2017 - 12:08pm
Ruston police are asking for the public’s help in locating a man who may be impersonating a police officer. Police received a complaint Wednesday from a citizen reporting they had been stopped early Tuesday afternoon on Celebrity Drive by a black male identifying himself as a police officer. The...
02/23/2017 - 11:17am
Third grade news The third graders had an awesome time experiencing Mardi Gras. Their annual parade will be awesome. It will be at 1 p.m. on Friday. The fourth and fifth grade schoolmates, parents and teachers enjoyed seeing our floats and catching the beads. Fourth grade news The fourth grade...
02/23/2017 - 11:37am
When Rick Gallot was named the 10th president of Grambling State University in July, James Bradford, mayor of Jonesboro and GSU alum, was there in the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors room as scores erupted in glee. Bradford was elated but he decided he had to do something —...
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02/23/2017 - 11:39am
Norman Pumphrey, associate professor of civil engineering and program chair of construction engineering technology at Louisiana Tech University, has received the 2017 Professional Engineer Faculty Professionalism Award from the Louisiana Engineering Foundation. The award, which seeks to recognize...

Announcements

Ricky and Polly Durrett, of Simsboro, are proud to announce the recent engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Nicole Durrett, to Lucas Aaron Fraley, of Ruston. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Richard and Nancy Durrett, of Simsboro; and Marilyn Crowe, of Simsboro....
Kaitlyn Meyers, of Ruston, and Trey Gauthreaux, of Ruston, are happy to announce their recent engagement and forthcoming marriage. Kaity is the daughter of Billy and Shannon Meyers, of Ruston; and the granddaughter of Gracie Hall, of Ruston; Tim and Cathy Mitchell, of Mer Rouge; and William and...

Sports

Louisiana Tech will leave the comforts of the Love Shack for the first time this season, as the Bulldogs hit the road for a three game road series...

For the second time in three weekends, the Louisiana Tech Lady Techster softball team will host a home tournament as head coach Mark Montgomery...

Ruston High School is the No. 8 seed in Class 5A and will begin postseason play at home as the Bearcats play host to No. 25 Dutchtown at 7 p.m....

Editorials

Everyone receives electronic spam. Whether it be through telephone or email, spam is an every day annoyance that can have major affects if one were to agree to their demands...
With each name called during the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana, the anticipation in the crowd grew. When the list was complete — 10 names in total — a hush...