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The Lincoln Parish school system will maintain student diversity balance despite no longer being under the watchful eye of the United States Department of Justice, school Superintendent Mike Milstead said Friday. But in order to do that, the Ruston school attendance zones will eventually have to be redrawn, he said. Over the past several years, Cypress Springs and Glen View elementary schools in west Ruston have grown to a combined enrollment of more than 1,100 students. That compares to a combined enrollment of approximately 600 students at Hillcrest and Ruston elementary schools in east...

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01/19/2017
For the sixth consecutive year, the Lincoln Parish Library has been named No. 1 in Louisiana by the State Library for materials checked out per capita. More than 350,000 items were borrowed in 2016,...
01/19/2017
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...
01/18/2017
From 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Studio 301: Contemporary Art Gallery will announce their newest exhibition, “Unearthing,” featuring paintings by Peter Hay. Hay is a painter and printmaker who is currently...
01/18/2017
State auditors were in Downsville last week, looking into two grants administered by a state agency. They were looking specifically for irregularities in spending on work at Downsville Recreation...
01/18/2017
The North Louisiana Military Museum now belongs to the city of Ruston. Though the final separation of the museum from the secretary of state’s museum system must be approved by the Legislature,...
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01/17/2017
Louisiana Tech University’s New Frontier’s in Biomedical Research lecture series will host a discussion by Vijay T. John, the Leo Weil Endowed Professor in Engineering at Tulane University, on Jan....
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01/17/2017
A 24-year-old Ruston man has been charged with one count of first-degree murder in the Dec. 28 shooting death of Patrick Mitchell, also of Ruston. Taylor Keyonta Burr, of 7003 Hwy. 80, Lot 218, was...
01/17/2017
On Nov. 2, 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill to create a federal holiday — Martin Luther King Jr. Day — in honor of the birth of America’s most celebrated Civil Rights activist, the Rev. Dr...
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01/17/2017
The 18th Annual Krewe of Allegro Mardi Gras Ball and NCLAC Silent Auction is set at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Ruston Civic Center. Tickets are $60, and include dinner, dancing, live music by Windstorm,...
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01/16/2017
City and parish officials cut the ribbon Friday to formally open the recycling transfer station located at the Lincoln Parish Landfill. Once the trucks have made their rounds, they back inside the...