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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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09/28/2017
Ruston’s Zeta Rho chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha philanthropic group will join with Louisiana Tech nursing students and faculty Oct. 8 to sponsor an informational talk concerning breast cancer. The...
09/28/2017
Louisiana Tech football fans will get a sneak preview of next month’s Ruston Makers Fair during Rock the Railroad home-game weekend gathering Friday evening in Railroad Park. Rock the Railroad beings...
09/27/2017
On Sept. 20, Hurricane Maria made land fall in Puerto Rico, killing 16 people and leaving millions without power or water. Hurricane Maria was the strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in nearly 100...
09/27/2017
Early voting for the Oct. 14 statewide primary election begins Saturday at the parish registrar of voters’ office and continues through Oct. 7. The registrar’s office is located on the ground floor...
09/27/2017
A record number of 101 community partners will participate in this year’s Adopt-A-School partnership — more than doubling the program’s totals since its inception 10 years ago. That was the word from...
09/26/2017
GRAMBLING — Six local citizens and two banks will be honored at the Greater Grambling Chamber of Commerce Annual Community Contributions Banquet on Oct. 12 at the Ruston Civic Center. The evening...
09/26/2017
The School of Design of Louisiana Tech University will host the fifth annual “This Printmaking Thing We Are Doing: An Undergraduate Printmaking Symposium” from Oct. 11 through Oct. 13 at the F. Jay...
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09/25/2017
In 1967, Mayor William “Ikey” Sanderson traveled back from Shreveport with the first Choudrant fire truck. The purchase would make the beginning of the Choudrant Volunteer Fire Department and...
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09/25/2017
Three Ruston High School teachers and four graduates have been named the RHS Alumni Association’s 2017 Achievement Award recipients. This year’s distinguished educator winners are current RHS...
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09/23/2017
Retiring 3rd Judicial District Court Judge Cynthia Woodard said she will take the time to figure out what her plans are now that she will be stepping down in early 2018. “I will still have a presence...