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02/22/2017 - 12:51pm
The crowd gathered in the Lincoln Parish Library Events Center erupted in applause as the 2017 Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana named the three Youth of the Year Tuesday — Joran Parker, Chilaydrien Newton and D’Anthony Lyons. Being named Youth of the Year is the highest honor a Boys...
02/22/2017 - 12:52pm
The Ruston Police Department is warning citizens of a new telephone scam that asks for personal information and money. The calls are a new variation of a tax scam that asks for payments using credit card numbers or to send money electronically that satisfies an arrest warrant, RPD Deputy Chief...
02/21/2017 - 11:44am
Ruston’s Planning & Zoning Commission on Monday turned down a developer’s request to build storage buildings adjacent to residential property on Kavanaugh Road. Commissioners said while they agree with KDV Investments that there’s a need for the RV, boat and climate control units, the location...
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02/21/2017 - 11:56am
Cedar Creek School junior Anna Katherine Tollett, 16, has been named one of Louisiana’s top two youth volunteers of 2017 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism. She is one of only two recognized in the state....
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02/20/2017 - 12:08pm
Some 200 stories in the Concordia Sentinel about the 1964 death of African American Frank Morris in Ferriday earned Stanley Nelson a Pulitzer Prize finalist nomination in 2011 for Local Reporting. Nelson’s 10-year obsession with this story began with a 2007 FBI news release on the agency’s...

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

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Louisiana Tech returns home following a six-game road against P5 programs to host Southeastern Louisiana at 4 p.m. today at the Lady Techster...

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Head Coach James Coopers’ Grambling State baseball team fell to 2-2 on the baseball season as the Tigers were defeated 11-2 Monday afternoon at...

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Louisiana Tech’s Tuesday night contest with Arkansas-Little Rock was rescheduled for 6 p.m. today due to weather conditions in the Ruston that...

Editorials

Once again, Lincoln Parish has a reason to be proud of one of its own students. Cedar Creek School junior Anna Katherine Tollett, 16, was named one of the state’s top two...
It’s considered a success marker for college basketball programs, and that’s good news for Louisiana Tech University’s men’s hoops team. The Dunkin’ Dogs secured their fifth-...