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05/22/2017 - 4:35pm
Run For The Wall biker Judy Atkins of Tuscon, Arizona, who was ahead of the main group of participants, stopped under the Tarbutton Overpass Sunday to greet supporters and hand out 2017 Run For The Wall pins to local onlookers showing their support. The 10-day ride will end at the Vietnam Memorial...
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05/22/2017 - 4:48pm
Hudson Futrell, 6, of Choudrant, maneuvers through part of an obstacle course at Cook Park during Friday’s evening’s culminating event of Ride Ruston Bike Week. The week, with its emphasis on biking for transportation as well as for fun, included group rides and a look at the first section of the...
05/22/2017 - 4:51pm
Lincoln Parish students have the opportunity to remain mentally and physically active this summer now that the final school bells have rung for the 2016-17 school year. Lincoln Parish ACHIEVE Coordinator Cathi Cox-Boniol and City of Ruston Recreation Supervisor Ashlynn Shell said reading, signing...
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05/22/2017 - 4:53pm
The suspect in an attempted second-degree murder that occurred May 17 is now in the Lincoln Parish Detention Center. Justin Lamar Early, 23, of 2401 Washington St., in Ruston, was located in Ouachita Parish and arrested by authorities there Sunday evening. Early is charged with attempted second-...
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05/22/2017 - 4:55pm
Bikers pass under the Tarbutton Overpass Sunday as part of the Run For The Wall event. The motorcyle trek ends at the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D. C., on Memorial Day. See more photos on page 5A.

Announcements

Kellie Paige Webb, of Lake Charles, and Jacob Ivan Duke, of Ruston, proudly announce their recent engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Greg and Tammy Webb, of Lake Charles; and the granddaughter of Phillip and Patty Webb, of Montgomery, Texas; and the late Hebert...
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Slaughter, of Choudrant, announce the engagement of the forthcoming marriage of their daughter Lauren Elise Slaughter to Seth Allen Scriber, of Ruston. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Ferracci, of Choudrant, and Mr. and Mrs. Milton Slaughter, of Ruston...

Sports

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. —Louisiana Tech took No. 1 ranked Minnesota into extra innings before the Gophers (56-4) scored three runs in the top of the...

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‘TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Marilyn Rizzato and Morgan Turkoly drove in three runs each and Preslee Gallaway recorded eight strikeouts to lead Louisiana...

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The fun began in September and is still going strong in May.

It’s been great being a fan of the Louisiana Tech University athletics’...

Editorials

Almost a year ago, Grambling State University Senate Faculty President Herb Simmons defined the university’s situation then as “their backs against the wall with only one...
In 1989, Vietnam veterans James Gregory and Bill Evans set out across Middle America on motorcycles. As they journeyed, they stopped to visit radio, television and newspaper...