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11/22/2017 - 1:53pm
A Ruston man faces attempted second-degree murder charges today stemming from an incident that occurred Saturday night on Eastland Avenue. City police arrested Brandon Oneal Maryland, 36, of 793 Hwy. 3061, at his home on Tuesday in connection with the shooting of Jermichael Reynolds, 30, also of...
11/22/2017 - 1:56pm
A Lincoln Parish grand jury has indicted Jaylin M. Wayne, 19, for first-degree murder in shooting deaths of two men on the Grambling State University campus. Wayne, of St. Louis, is now formally accused of killing Earl Andrews, a 23-year-old GSU student, and Andrews’ friend, Monquiarious Caldwell,...
11/22/2017 - 1:57pm
Sales tax income across Lincoln Parish continued its general upward trend during the third quarter of 2017 and in year-to-date comparisons for the same period last year, figures given to the parish sales and use tax commission on Tuesday show. “Overall, things look pretty good,” sales and use tax...
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11/22/2017 - 2:02pm
In order to make up the approximately $50,000 lost during this year’s Louisiana Peach Festival, the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce has taken over and created several events for the month of December. The Chamber will continue its annual #ShopRuston campaign event 12 Days of Christmas Shopping,...
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11/21/2017 - 12:32pm
Former Ruston High School standout quarterback Brad Laird continues living the football coaching dream. Becoming head coach for an alma mater is a goal for many football coaches, and Laird, who has already served as head coach for the Bearcats at Ruston High, will do it again as the new head coach...

Announcements

Abigail Elaine Hartwell, of Dubach, and Coleman Arthur Case, of Benton, were united in holy matrimony at 3 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Historic Ruston Firehouse. The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Bro. Connie Smith. The bride is the daughter of David and JoAnn Hartwell, of Dubach; and granddaughter...
Chandler Grace Haddox and David Michael Burkhalter, both of Ruston, exchanged wedding vows at 5 p.m. Nov. 4 at The Pond in Douglas. The bride is the daughter of Lee Jay and Sharon Haddox, of Ruston. She is the granddaughter of Doug and Debbie Haddox, of Ruston; Guy and Faye Barnes, of Ruston; and...

Sports

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The Ruston Parks and Recreation Department’s youth football seasons wrapped up recently. In the 7-8 age division, the Miami Hurricanes (pictured...

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Just before kickoff, Monica Gebler would get in the middle of a huddle surrounded by her Lady Techsters soccer teammates.

In that circle...

With only one senior on the Louisiana Tech men’s basketball roster, head coach Eric Konkol and the coaching staff had only one a scholarship...

Editorials

Fifty-four years ago at this hour the United States, indeed, the world, was in shock. An American president lay dead in Dallas, killed at approximately 12:30 p.m. by an...
It’s always good to see a high-profile graduate give back to their university. And it’s for that reason The Ruston Daily Leader commends former NFL and Grambling State...