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08/16/2017 - 10:18am
Anna-Katherine Thompson, seated, a Ruston High School freshman, won the title of Miss Heart of Trenton’s Outstanding Teen which is an official preliminary pageant to  Miss Louisiana’s Outstanding Teen 2018 Pageant to be held in April in Monroe. Thompson is being crowned by Katelyn Yopp, Miss Heart...
08/16/2017 - 10:31am
For the 36th straight year, it’s Happening again for Louisiana Tech University. The annual tradition continues starting at 6 p.m. Thursday as The Happening, a celebration of Louisiana Tech University’s alumni, academics, is held at the Monroe Civic Center. The event will start with a 6 p.m. social...
08/16/2017 - 10:33am
The Lincoln Parish school district scored the fifth highest ACT composite score in the state with 180 students scoring 21 points or higher on the test according to a report recently released by the state Department of Education. Choudrant, Ruston and Simsboro High Schools combined to make a...
08/15/2017 - 11:36am
The Dixie Youth Baseball World Series coming to Ruston in 2019 is expected to bring as many as 8,000 people to town, have an economic impact that could top $6 million and require more than 300 community volunteers. That’s the word from representatives of the city, the Ruston Lincoln Convention and...
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08/15/2017 - 11:39am
A 73-year-old Choudrant man remains in the Lincoln Parish Detention Center today charged with two counts of first-degree murder following an alleged shooting incident Monday evening. John Nichols, of 6235 Louisiana Highway 33 in Choudrant, was arrested Monday after officers responded to a call from...

Announcements

Heather Denise Norsworthy, of Ruston, and Caleb Austin Brown, also of Ruston, were united in marriage on July 29 at 2 p.m. at Temple Baptist Church in Ruston. The Rev. David Harrell performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Jeff Norsworthy, of Ruston, and the granddaughter of...
Carrie Morgan Lantrip and Bryan David Scott were united in holy matrimony during a 6:30 p.m. ceremony on July 1 on the terrace of the Cypress Bend Resort in Many. The Rev. Al Walsh, of Vero Beach, Florida, uncle of the bride, officiated. The bride is the daughter of Sherry and Ken Lantrip of Ruston...

Sports

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Former Ruston Linzie Ledford Hebert (center holding trophy) won the 30-34 age division of the USA Triathlon Championships on Sunday. She is...

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Louisiana Tech head coach Skip Holtz was in a little better mood following his teams Tuesday morning practice as the Bulldogs spent two hours on...

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Despite suffering an injury, John Allen left an international meet this weekend with one of its top medals.

The former Louisiana Tech...

Editorials

A bi-partisan group of state House members, led by Lincoln Parish Rep. Rob Shadoin finally took the proverbial bull by the horns in Baton Rouge on Monday. They gathered in...
The start of college football season always brings a sense of “newness,” but never more so than in 2017 for Louisiana Tech and Grambling State universities. Much of that is...