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05/25/2017 - 11:47am
Lincoln Parish residents can purchase flashlights, batteries, portable generators and other emergency supplies at a reduced state sales tax during the state Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday Saturday and Sunday. The state holiday provides a 2 percent exemption from the state sales tax on...
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05/25/2017 - 11:50am
It’s not everyday that a 14-year-old owns their own business, but Dakota Carpenter, of Choudrant, does. Dakota will begin 10th grade at Darbonne Woods Charter School in the fall, but for now, she is focused on her business — Agua Plantas. She was able to create her business through the help of the...
05/24/2017 - 11:27am
A 21-year-old Ruston woman died Tuesday evening in a single-vehicle crash that occurred on U.S. Highway 80 east. Police said Jasmine Nicole Wright was travelling westbound when her 2005 Mitsubishi Galant partially left the roadway to the right, overcorrected and crossed the center line, then left...
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05/24/2017 - 11:31am
Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s deputies have arrested two adults and three juveniles in connection with a string of vehicle burglaries. Jamario Montreal Smith, 18, of 500 South Barnett Springs Road, in Ruston, faces 16 counts of simple burglary, while Emerion Holland, 17, of 141 Bennett, in Grambling,...
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05/24/2017 - 11:40am
The longest non-stop motorcycle ride without touching the handlebars with the hands is 137.94 miles and was achieved by Marcello Sarandrea, of Italy, riding a Yamaha Tricker 250 motorcycle, in Rome, Italy, on March 6, 2015. Sarandrea took three hours and 10 minutes to break the record on a 1,234-...

Announcements

Jeff Norsworthy, of Ruston, proudly announces the recent engagement and forthcoming marriage of his daughter, Heather Denise Norsworthy to Caleb Austin Brown, of Ruston. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Hedy Norsworthy; and the late Gervis Norsworthy, of Ruston. Heather is a graduate of...
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...

Sports

Louisiana Tech placed three student-athletes on the 2017 InTouch Credit Union Conference USA Track and Field All-Academic Team, the league office...

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After an outstanding fall 2016 football season, the Grambling State University championship football team started wearing big rings proving that...

BILOXI, Miss. — An early deficit was too much to overcome as Louisiana Tech fell to Charlotte 7-2 on Wednesday night at MGM Park in Biloxi,...

Editorials

It was a day of milestones Saturday as Louisiana Tech University held its 320th Commencement Exercises at the Thomas Assembly Center. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards served...
For those looking to have their voices heard about the Lincoln Parish school district, now is the time. Lincoln Parish community stakeholders are being asked to partake in...