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Friday, August 18, 2017 - 12:08pm
Graduation speaker Stan Napper gave each of the 276 newest Louisiana Tech University graduates a jigsaw puzzle piece before they entered the floor of the Thomas Assembly Center Thursday morning for the school’s 321st Commencement Exercise. The message the retiring vice president for research and development conveyed by the end of his speech was that life is a puzzle, and it’s finding out the way to make yourself best fit that counts most. As he began his address, Napper asked the new graduates a bunch of questions about the gift. “How does it feel?” he asked. “Smooth on one side, rough on the...

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08/18/2017
Graduation speaker Stan Napper gave each of the 276 newest Louisiana Tech University graduates a jigsaw puzzle piece before they entered the floor of the Thomas Assembly Center Thursday morning for...
08/18/2017
In 2016, shelters across the nation got together and put on an adoption event — Clear the Shelters — which resulted in more than 50,000 animals adopted to their forever homes. This year, Ashley...
08/18/2017
As of mid-morning today, Ruston police still had no suspect in a Thursday night shooting that sent a 24-year-old man to the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds. The incident happened at...
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08/18/2017
Kevin Patterson and his finance, Andria Fields, work the soil on their plot in the Longleaf Farms Community Garden. The couple, along with fellow community gardener Doris Sims, received their seed...
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08/18/2017
Kevin Patterson and his finance, Andria Fields, work the soil on their plot in the Longleaf Farms Community Garden. The couple, along with fellow community gardener Doris Sims, received their seed...
08/17/2017
Rock the Railroad is coming back. Starting Sept. 1 and every Friday of each of Louisiana Tech University’s seven home football game weekends, Railroad Park will be the site of live music, pep rallies...
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08/17/2017
At 5:45 a.m. this morning, Richard Coley celebrated his 141st grand opening of a Chick-fil-A restaurant. Originally of St. Petersburg, Florida, he now lives in Arcadia and said he was delighted to be...
08/16/2017
The Lincoln Parish school district scored the fifth highest ACT composite score in the state with 180 students scoring 21 points or higher on the test according to a report recently released by the...
08/16/2017
For the 36th straight year, it’s Happening again for Louisiana Tech University. The annual tradition continues starting at 6 p.m. Thursday as The Happening, a celebration of Louisiana Tech University...
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08/16/2017
Anna-Katherine Thompson, seated, a Ruston High School freshman, won the title of Miss Heart of Trenton’s Outstanding Teen which is an official preliminary pageant to  Miss Louisiana’s Outstanding...