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Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 9:44pm
Saturday served as commencement for Louisiana Tech University’s 326 winter quarter graduates, and Ronny Walker, mayor of Ruston, served as the event’s keynote speaker. Walker focused on three words to emphasize to the graduates: bold, believe and brave. “I want to encourage you to be bold,” Walker said. “Bold in your work. Bold in your goals and ambitions. Bold with your dreams … Being bold is one reason you are graduating from a nationally recognized university today. It was a bold move by then President Dan Reneau and his staff, one of which is our president today, Dr. Les Guice, who took...

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02/23/2017
When Rick Gallot was named the 10th president of Grambling State University in July, James Bradford, mayor of Jonesboro and GSU alum, was there in the University of Louisiana System Board of...
02/23/2017
Third grade news The third graders had an awesome time experiencing Mardi Gras. Their annual parade will be awesome. It will be at 1 p.m. on Friday. The fourth and fifth grade schoolmates, parents...
02/22/2017
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...
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02/22/2017
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...
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02/21/2017
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...
02/21/2017
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...
02/20/2017
Choudrant High School senior and regional Student of the Year contestant Addison Patton signed a equestrian scholarship with Mississippi College on Friday. Patton, who was born with cerebral palsy,...
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02/20/2017
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....
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02/19/2017
After more than five years, one local Grambling State University criminal justice assistant professor decides it was time to start creating again. Herbert Simmons’ artwork is currently on display...
02/19/2017
At 6 p.m. Tuesday, the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana will host a program in which one member will be named the local Youth of the Year in the elementary, middle school and high...