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04/27/2017 - 11:04am
Cedar Creek School recently inducted its newest members into the National Junior Honor Society, whose students are selected based upon the principles of scholarship, character, leadership, and service. Members serve as role models and exhibit the qualities of honesty, kindness, courtesy, and...
04/27/2017 - 11:28am
The North Central Louisiana Arts Council recently announced its collaboration with Bank of Ruston to present an exhibit for the annual Bank of Ruston Art Show in December. “The old Federal Building has been purchased by the City of Ruston in order to become a future arts education building that...
04/27/2017 - 11:29am
Ruston police have updated their persons of interest list stemming from a Tuesday night shooting that sent one man to the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds. Investigators say Chadarius L. Spencer isn’t a person of interest and that his name was placed by mistake on the original list released...
04/27/2017 - 11:31am
There are individuals in the Lincoln Parish Community who go above and beyond to help their fellow residents in their time of need, and the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce has created an award to honor these individuals — The Excellence Award. The first recipient of the award was selected...
04/27/2017 - 11:33am
BATON ROUGE — Grambling State University’s effort to start a new undergraduate nursing program got a boost Wednesday when the Louisiana Board of Regents endorsed a letter of intent in support of a smaller, focused, more demanding academic curriculum, classroom training and support so students will...

Announcements

Arthur H. May Sr. and Virginia Adams May will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary April 16 at their home in Ruston. The couple were married in Simsboro April 16, 1947. They resided in Sacramento, California, for 43 years and moved back to Ruston, in 1993. They are the parents of three...
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....

Sports

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Anna Larr Roberson and the Cedar Creek Lady Cougars will take on Hanson Memorial at 2:30 p.m. today in quarterfinal action of the Division IV...

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Aaron Clark (above) and the Cedar Creek Cougars open the Division IV baseball playoffs today with a 4:30 p.m. game against St. Martin. Admission...

Louisiana Tech women’s soccer head coach Kevin Sherry announced the 20-game 2017 fall schedule on Wednesday, highlighted by home matches versus...

Editorials

Congratulations to Choudrant High School, Cypress Springs Elementary School, I.A. Lewis Elementary School, Hillcrest Elementary School, Simsboro School, BancorpSouth, Beta...
In 1989, the Ruston Mayor’s Commission began to study the issue of domestic violence in our area. One short year later, the mayor’s office advanced its study by gathering...