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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 until Thursday at the Dunbar Art Gallery on GSU’s campu. “The Work of Dr. Herbert Simmons Jr. & Selections from the Simmons Collection of African American Art” includes Simmons’ work and collected pieces by prominent artist William Tolliver, Simmons said. Simmons, from Jonesboro, volunteered to share his work after visiting a Black History Month art exhibit. “It was just time to create again,” he...

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01/11/2017
In a close vote, members of the Lincoln Parish Police Jury on Tuesday elected District 4 juror Randy Roberson as the jury’s new president. Roberson defeated the incumbent President Jody Backus on a 6...
01/10/2017
The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department’s TRIAD program has blankets to give to local eligible senior citizens and people with disabilities. For qualification information or to pick up a blanket call...
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01/10/2017
Students Chad Hamlin, 10; Hana Le, 13; high school senior Addison Patton and teachers Karla Smith, Jordan Blachier, Jane Wallace and Corinne Nutt were recognized as students and teachers of the year...
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01/10/2017
Gov. John Bel Edwards has deep ties to law enforcement. Both his father and grandfather served as sheriff of Tangipahoa Parish, a position his brother holds today. Another brother serves as chief of...
01/10/2017
There will be no medical parole for a Grambling man said to be a local drug kingpin and who was sentenced in October to five years at hard labor in a maximum security state corrections facility....
01/10/2017
Ruston’s Board of Aldermen on Monday postponed action on a proposed ordinance that would have authorized the city to issue up to $34 million in sales tax increment revenue bonds tagged for...
01/09/2017
The Lincoln Parish School Board is expected to vote on a proposed memorandum that will share certain student personally identifiable information with Lincoln Preparatory Academy in Grambling. The...
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01/09/2017
Beginning at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Louisiana Tech University’s Theatre Department will raise the curtain on “Love … and Murder,” a mash up of several of Broadway’s most beloved musicals and a famous...
01/09/2017
Members of the Lincoln Parish Police Jury will elect new officers — president and vice-president — when they meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lincoln Parish Courthouse. Once the officers have been...
01/08/2017
Ruston’s Board of Aldermen is expected to vote Monday on a proposed ordinance that’s the next step in the city’s pursuit of state approval to issue up to $34 million in bonds for local transportation...