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01/18/2017 - 12:13pm
The North Louisiana Military Museum now belongs to the city of Ruston. Though the final separation of the museum from the secretary of state’s museum system must be approved by the Legislature, unofficially, the relationship has been dissolved and the museum turned over to the city, Lewis Love,...
01/18/2017 - 12:16pm
State auditors were in Downsville last week, looking into two grants administered by a state agency. They were looking specifically for irregularities in spending on work at Downsville Recreation Park and Bryan Park with funds that came from the National Park Service to the Louisiana Office of...
01/18/2017 - 12:19pm
From 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Studio 301: Contemporary Art Gallery will announce their newest exhibition, “Unearthing,” featuring paintings by Peter Hay. Hay is a painter and printmaker who is currently exhibits director at the Durango Arts Center in Duranago, Colorado. “His work is based on...
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01/17/2017 - 11:39am
The 18th Annual Krewe of Allegro Mardi Gras Ball and NCLAC Silent Auction is set at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Ruston Civic Center. Tickets are $60, and include dinner, dancing, live music by Windstorm, and a cash bar. Guests will have opportunities for photos, raffles, signature cocktails, and a...
01/17/2017 - 11:45am
On Nov. 2, 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill to create a federal holiday — Martin Luther King Jr. Day — in honor of the birth of America’s most celebrated Civil Rights activist, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.. Since it’s creation, the holiday has been celebrated on the third Monday...

Announcements

Mike and Valerie Liles, of Haughton, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Leigh Anne Liles to Justin Post, of Ruston. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Doris and Al Bantle; the late Yvonne Bunting; Joe Liles, of Haughton; and Tom Bunting...
Ashley Harper Binns, of Ruston, and David Winfield McCandless, of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, were united in holy matrimony at 2 p.m. Dec. 31 at The Bridge Community Church. The double ring ceremony was officiated by Kevin Johnson. The bride is the daughter of Steve and Janet Wilson, of Ruston...

Sports

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Anna Larr Roberson and the Cedar Creek Lady Cougars picked up a big win Tuesday night as they roared past D’...

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Cepheus Gix’s 3-pointer with three seconds remaining proved to be the difference Tuesday as Ouachita Parish escaped with a 56-53 win over the...

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After helping lead Louisiana Tech to a road conference sweep in week 10, point guard DaQuan Bracey was voted as the Louisiana Sports Writers...

Editorials

Voting for the Ebony magazine’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities Campus Queens Contest has been extended until 11:59 p.m. today and one local college student...
The Ruston Daily Leader extends kudos to the NCAA for presenting Louisiana Tech’s 1981-82 Lady Techsters national championship women’s basketball team with their championship...