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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, said she is excited at the prospect of being able to ride as she continues her studies to obtain a degree in psychology. “I never imagined I would be here, much less going to school on an equestrian scholarship,” she said. “It’s been a long road, but I’m happy to be able to go to college and continue riding.” Patton, who is currently in the middle of writing a five-part book series titled “...

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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...
01/16/2017
Critics say Rondi Charleston sings a lazy jazz ballad like no other — now Ruston gets to decide as she performs at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Lincoln Parish Library Events Center. “Rondi Charleston is no...
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01/16/2017
It’s that time of year again, and Miss Louisiana Tech University Anna Blake has begun her efforts to help collect prom dresses, then match them with local high school junior and senior girls who...
01/14/2017
Drug-related arrests in Lincoln Parish jumped almost 40 percent from 2015 to 2016, and drug charges increased slightly more than 32 percent over the same time period, figures released Friday by...
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01/14/2017
Members of the Ruston High School Choir will soon be able to knock two items off of their bucket list. The choir will compete in the Worldstrides Choral Festival national competition Saturday in...
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01/14/2017
In the 1990s, the Bill Best Humanitarian Award was created to recognize a citizen’s efforts to make lives better for others with an emphasis placed on volunteer service performed over several years....
01/14/2017
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Pierry, an industry-leading marketing software and solutions company, today announced it has opened an office in Ruston, Louisiana, on the campus of Louisiana Tech University....