Ruston resident Brittany Hassen takes advantage of Black Friday deals today, which included a 50 inch television on sale, at the local Walmart. Black Friday marks the beginning of Christmas shopping with special deals at local retail stores. A handful of downtown Ruston retail stores began their Black Friday deals at 10 a.m. today.
Two candidates running for a pair of area state Senate seats touted their platforms Monday at a meeting of the North Central Louisiana TEA Party.
Stewart Cathey Jr., a contender for the District 35 seat, and former Congressman Vance McAllister, who’s seeking the District 33 seat, both pushed budget reform and more state control over elementary and secondary education. The election is Oct. 24.