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01/16/2018 - 11:30am
Louisiana Tech University associate professor and registered nurse Tara Haskins, one of only 17 professionals selected nationwide by the National Rural Health Association for its 2018 Rural Health Fellows program, grew up watching her grandmother serve as a nurse in the small family clinic that...
01/16/2018 - 11:39am
Leader News Service newsroom@rustonleader.com The Ruston Lincoln Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau recently announced the 2017 recipient of the Lincoln Parish Hospitality Award is the Louisiana Tech University College of Education. The College of Education made noteworthy contributions to...
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01/16/2018 - 1:59pm
GRAMBLING — Keep the late Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream alive by “stop lying to ourselves, learn to practice what you preach and learn on how to depend on the power of God.” That was the message from Maurice White, pastor of Zion Traveler Baptist Church of Ruston, Monday to a...
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01/16/2018 - 2:15pm
Travel in Lincoln Parish came to a near grinding halt today after the first winter storm of 2018 spread a wintery mix, following by an inch or more of snow across the area. Parish public and private schools, along with Louisiana Tech, Grambling State and the Ruston campus of Delta Community College...
01/15/2018 - 11:15am
Get ready. The first winter storm of 2018 to set its sights on Lincoln Parish is only hours away. National Weather Service models show temperatures dropping rapidly into the 20s this evening with rain beginning around 8 p.m. The precipitation is expected to quickly turn into snowfall that will...

Announcements

Herman and Peggy Grigsby, of Ruston, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 16 at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church with many friends and family. The Grigsbys were married on Dec. 9, 1967. They have two daughters, Kristi Myers, of West Monroe, and Tina Wheelus, of Dubach, and five...
Rodney and Nancy Alexander, of Ruston, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a suprise party hosted by their family. They were wed Oct. 19, 1967. The couple have three children, Ginger Robinson, Rod Alexander and Lisa Lowe; and six grandchildren, Jordon Nalley, Jaina Robinson,...

Sports

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GRAMBLING — Jason Perry-Murray tipped in a missed shot by Nigel Ribeiro with .03 of a second remaining as the Grambling State University men’s...

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Grambling State University senior offensive lineman Trenton Scott and junior linebacker De’Arius Christmas were named on Monday to the SBN Black...

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GRAMBLING — Jazmin Boyd led three players into double figures with 13 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Grambling State University women’s...

Editorials

Yes it was painful for Louisiana football fans. Shocking. Breathtaking. Heartbreaking. But remember it was only a game. A big part of the Who Dat Nation resides in the piney...
Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream was simple. King dreamt that we could live in a nation where citizens were judged not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their...