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03/28/2017 - 11:51am
Ruston police are asking the public’s help in locating a suspect in a Monday night shooting that left one person injured. At approximately 9:35 p.m., officers responded to the Calvin Street area for a reported shorts fired call, but were unable to locate anyone who was injured or a suspect, Deputy...
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03/28/2017 - 11:56am
Known as the musical ambassadors of the Army, the United States Army Field Band has one mission — to serve and inspire the American people by telling the Army’s story and honoring soldiers and veterans at home and abroad. At 7 p.m. April 6, they will serve that mission at the Richland Arts Center...
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03/27/2017 - 11:47am
The the Fourth Annual Susan G. Komen North Louisiana Color Me for a Cure 5k walk/run was held Saturday in downtown Ruston. Left, Anthonie Tobin leaps through a cloud of pink smoke on his way to the finish line. Right, from left to right, Katie Hopkins, her dog Gypsy, and Meghan Davis celebrate...
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03/27/2017 - 11:51am
Lincoln Parish will soon be getting $673,078 in federal 404 Mitigation funds. The grant came from a meeting with the state office of Homeland Security, said Kip Franklin, director of the Lincoln Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. “Last year, we had a meeting with some...
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03/25/2017 - 7:03pm
The Ruston Rotary Club proudly announces the recipients of the March Student of the Month Awards. Each student honoree spoke to the club members about their accomplishments at the March 8 luncheon and was then presented an award of achievement. Each awardee has maintained a minimum GPA of 3.5 and...

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

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Aaron Hoenke (above left) started on the mound for Ruston High School on Monday as the Bearcats defeated Neviille 15-5. Pictured above right is...

Basketball coaches Theodis Johnson and Theodis Johnson Jr. will conduct a Fellowship of Christian Athletes basketball camp from 9-noon on Saturday...

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Louisiana Tech will return home for a mid-week non-conference match-up against Stephen F. Austin at 5 p.m. today at the Lady Techster Softball...

Editorials

As March Madness winds down, some of our area collegiate football players are preparing for the next phase of the gridiron careers — the possibility of playing pro football....
Not long after John Bel Edwards was elected Louisiana’s governor in 2016, Ruston Mayor Ronny Walker urged the new chief executive not to forget about North Louisiana. There...