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BATON ROUGE (AP) — John Schroder, a Republican businessman and former legislator, won a special election Saturday for state treasurer. Schroder had 56 percent of the vote over Democrat Derrick Edwards, according to complete, unofficial returns. Schroder will take over a post vacated by John Kennedy, a popular Republican who left the job early after winning election to the U.S. Senate. Schroder was the front-runner in the competition after Republicans in the six-candidate October primary split 67 percent of the vote. Edwards raised few dollars for the race and did far less advertising than...

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10/14/2017
Amy Jones, of Whispering Winds, left, hands Disha Kashyap, right, her newly purchases handmade wind chime during the third annual fall Ruston Makers Fair Saturday in downtown Ruston. The festival...
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10/14/2017
Chad and Holly Hoffmann, of Bald Pelican Brewing, pour a sample of their beer for an attendee at ARToberfest held Friday evening at the Norton Building in downtown Ruston. ARToberfest is an annual...
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10/13/2017
Recipients of awards Thursday at the 10th annual Greater Grambling Chamber of Commerce Community Contributions Banquet are (from left): Leon Whittaker, R.W.E. Jones Education Award; William Rutledge...
10/13/2017
Grambling State University has announced the retirement of Vice President for Finance and Administration Leon Sanders. Sanders joined the GSU’s team in 2005 serving as a key member of the university’...
10/13/2017
Preliminary U.S. Geological Survey figures for 2015 show the amount of water pumped from the Sparta Aquifer in Louisiana may have slightly exceeded the sustainability range. But the data is still...
10/12/2017
The Special Education, Pupil Appraisal and Youth Rescue Center at the Lincoln Center School team was recently recognized as the top site to have the highest percentage of United Way of Northeast...
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10/12/2017
More than 100 regional makers will be on tap for the third annual fall Ruston Makers Fair from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at Railroad Park and in the Sexton Parking Lot in downtown Ruston. The annual...
10/12/2017
Lincoln Parish voters join their peers across the state Saturday in the primary election for Louisiana’s next treasurer and to decide on three constitutional amendments. Polls are open from 7 a.m....
10/12/2017
After over two decades of waiting, state and local officials broke ground Wednesday for a new Tarbutton Road overpass at Interstate 20, complete with on-off ramps and connecting service roads. “It’s...
10/11/2017
Editor’s Note: This is part two of a two-part series about the 10th anniversary of Lincoln Parish ACHIEVE’s and the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce’s Adopt-A-School program. When the Lincoln...