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FARMERVILLE — A Monroe man was killed Sunday when the single-engine aircraft he was piloting crashed into Lake D’Arbonne. Union Parish Sheriff Dusty Gates said the Federal Aviation Administration will likely order an autopsy to determine how 71-year-old David Lockard died. Lockard’s Facebook profile states he was employed by Ruston Aviation. Someone answering the phone at Ruston Aviation this morning said they could not confirm he was employed by the company. 9-1-1 dispatchers received a call Sunday at 5:04 p.m. from residents living near the crash site area reporting a plane had gone into...

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07/20/2017
It may be a little too early to bring out all of the Christmas decorations, but it is never too early to begin buying gifts — especially if those gifts are for those in need. Elizabeth Turpin, groups...
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07/20/2017
One of Ruston artist Hooshang Khorasani’s landscapes now bedecks a utility box in the creative district of Parker, Colorado. A design based on his painting of the Maroon Bells peaks near Aspen was...
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07/19/2017
Local teens got the chance to create their own stories during the Teen Lego Stop-Motion Animation Workshop Tuesday at the Lincoln Parish Library. Olivia Morrow, above left, concentrates as she...
07/19/2017
Lincoln Parish is under a heat advisory through 7 p.m. Thursday. The National Weather Service advisory covers most of North Louisiana and East Texas. Temperatures are expected to reach upper 90s...
07/18/2017
Trailblazer RC&D in cooperation with Claiborne Parish Library, Claiborne Parish Police Jury, and Natural Resources Conservation Service is holding a pond management workshop. The workshop is...
07/18/2017
Poverty Point World Heritage Site will host a live prehistoric cooking demonstration, featuring the earth oven method of cooking at 11 a.m. Saturday. Visitors will be able to sample the food prepared...
07/18/2017
More new housing units are coming to Ruston. The city’s planning and zoning commission on Monday approved Jaclin Corporation’s conditional use application to build six two-story townhouses on East...
07/18/2017
Ruston Junior High and Ruston High School students students will see two major projects completed when they return the classroom in August: upgrades to the auditorium at RHS and new restrooms at RJHS...
07/18/2017
If you’re thinking about fishing in the Mayfield Park pond, you might want to reconsider. The city began draining the pond Monday as part of a project aimed at deepening the six-acre pond and...
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07/17/2017
Editor’s note: This is the first story in a two-part series updating the community about upgrades to parish schools. After Ruston city schools completed security upgrades on all campuses last year,...