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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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08/15/2017
A 73-year-old Choudrant man remains in the Lincoln Parish Detention Center today charged with two counts of first-degree murder following an alleged shooting incident Monday evening. John Nichols, of...
08/15/2017
The Dixie Youth Baseball World Series coming to Ruston in 2019 is expected to bring as many as 8,000 people to town, have an economic impact that could top $6 million and require more than 300...
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08/14/2017
From now until Sept. 5, Lowe’s Home Improvement customers in Ruston can donate $1, $5 or $10 at the register to help support the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana through the “Building...
08/14/2017
By his own admission, not much excites Dr. Jeffrey Weeks. But he’s ecstatic about the new 3D mammography machine that goes live at Ruston’s Green Clinic on Thursday. “This machine will save lives,”...
08/14/2017
A bi-partisan group of state House members will hold their initial meeting today in Baton Rouge in attempt to come up with a plan that will draw enough legislative support to move Louisiana off dead-...
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08/12/2017
A district court jury has found Steve Devon Hardyway guilty of attempted first-degree murder and armed robbery of the Subway restaurant on West California Avenue. The verdict was rendered Friday...
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08/12/2017
In 1987, a small group of artists and arts-enthusiasts came together with the goal of developing a regional arts center and a gallery where local artists could display and sell their work. This year...
08/12/2017
BATON ROUGE — A Ruston dentist whose brother-in-law worked at the Shaw Group in 2012 was acquitted Thursday on federal insider trading charges relating to the announcement that year that Shaw was...
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08/12/2017
P.E. teacher Loy Seal, top photo, directed students to their classes as Cypress Springs Elementary School opened for the first half day of classes Friday. Bottom photo, teachers and faculty greeted...
08/11/2017
The Lincoln Parish Police Jury Public Property and Buildings Committee took no action on a vote to authorize solicitation for letters of interest and statements of qualifications related to...