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01/20/2017 - 12:39pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking the helm of a deeply divided nation and putting Republicans in control of the White House for the first time in eight years. The billionaire businessman and former reality television star has...
01/20/2017 - 12:41pm
Louisiana’s Bond Commission has unanimously approved Ruston’s request to issue up to $34 million in sales tax incremental revenue bonds for transportation projects in the tax incremental district. The vote came Thursday during the commission’s monthly meeting in Baton Rouge. “This was just another...
01/20/2017 - 12:43pm
A district judge has denied former parish fire Chief Dennis Ford’s claims that he’s owed comp time and post-retirement health insurance coverage stemming from his 10 years as head of the Lincoln Parish Fire Protection District No. 1. In a ruling filed Jan. 13, 3rd Judicial District Judge Cynthia...
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01/20/2017 - 12:49pm
Ruston businessman Trott Hunt and Sue Martin, co-founder of a local animal rescue agency, were recognized as the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Robert E. Russ Award recipient and Ruston Rotary Club Bill Best Humanitarian Award winners, respectively. The award winners accepted their recognition...
01/19/2017 - 12:04pm
The Lincoln Parish public school system has been deemed fully unitary. The unitary status declaration, handed down Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Robert James, effectively ends a 51-year-old federal desegregation lawsuit filed against the system. Unitary status means federal court supervision...

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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Grambling State guard Monisha Neal (4) has been named the Southwestern Athletic Conference’s Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for her...

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Grambling State’s basketball teams will play host to Jackson State in a Southwestern Athletic Conference doubleheader, with the women’s game...

HOUSTON — Sophomore Kierra Anthony hit back-to-back 3-pointers within a span of 50 seconds in overtime to lift Louisiana Tech to a hard-...

Editorials

History is being made today. At noon, Donald Trump will be sworn in as 45th president of the United States. He will raise his right hand, place his left hand on the Bible —...
“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality,” American scholar, organizational consultant and author Warren Bennis wrote. He must have had the 2016 Robert E...