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03/25/2017 - 7:03pm
The Ruston Rotary Club proudly announces the recipients of the March Student of the Month Awards. Each student honoree spoke to the club members about their accomplishments at the March 8 luncheon and was then presented an award of achievement. Each awardee has maintained a minimum GPA of 3.5 and...
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03/25/2017 - 7:08pm
GRAMBLING — Jessica Clinton and Keely Heggar were ecstatic on stage as they accepted scholarship awards. Clinton and Heggar, Grambling State University students, each received $500 from the NAACP Lincoln Parish Chapter. They were among six area college students receiving scholarships during a mid-...
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03/25/2017 - 7:20pm
The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office hosted the 11th annual Senior Life Expo at 7:30 a.m. Friday morning at the Ruston Civic Center. Attendees were given door prizes and entertained by several local artists and speakers. Top, Miss Louisiana Justine Kerr, left, laughs as Lincoln Parish Sheriff Mike...
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03/25/2017 - 8:07pm
The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony at Pecan Villa Apartments, located 611 South Bonner St., on March 8. The property’s remodel includes the new addition of a community room, computer lab and nurses station. The residence is for seniors 62 and older. Property...
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03/25/2017 - 8:09pm
Mark Cramer and family are celebrating their 30th year of business in Downtown Ruston in a new location at 103 West Mississippi. Trophies and plaques for all occasions. The shop also has a collection of sports memorabilia. More photos can be seen on Facebook.com/RustonChamber.

Announcements

Ricky and Polly Durrett, of Simsboro, are proud to announce the recent engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Nicole Durrett, to Lucas Aaron Fraley, of Ruston. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Richard and Nancy Durrett, of Simsboro; and Marilyn Crowe, of Simsboro....
Kaitlyn Meyers, of Ruston, and Trey Gauthreaux, of Ruston, are happy to announce their recent engagement and forthcoming marriage. Kaity is the daughter of Billy and Shannon Meyers, of Ruston; and the granddaughter of Gracie Hall, of Ruston; Tim and Cathy Mitchell, of Mer Rouge; and William and...

Sports

GRAMBLING — The Grambling State University Athletics Dpeartment will have a jam packed Saturday as GSU will host three sporting events.

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The Grambling State University softball team will host Jackson State University in a three-game home series over the weekend starting with a 1 p.m...

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HOUSTON — Grambling State’s baseball team evened its Southwestern Athletic Conference record at 4-4 as the Tigers split a pair of games at Texas...

Editorials

It doesn’t take long to realize Ruston values community service. Whether it’s responding to an emergency call in the line of professional duty or volunteers providing hungry...
It’s a natural rite of spring, along with warmer weather, longer days and yellow sidewalks turning the streets of Ruston into seemingly yellow brick roads. Prom season is...