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Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 2:02pm
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In order to make up the approximately $50,000 lost during this year’s Louisiana Peach Festival, the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce has taken over and created several events for the month of December. The Chamber will continue its annual #ShopRuston campaign event 12 Days of Christmas Shopping, but will also takeover the annual Lincoln Lights Up the Pines event and the annual Ruston Christmas Parade, said Chamber president Judy Copeland. In addition to taking over those events, the Chamber will also add the first Battle for the Paddle Chili Cook Off. Earlier this year, Chamber officials...

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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...
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09/23/2017
Super Doodie, right, driven by Anji Bryan, takes the lead in a heat against Choudrant Fire during Saturday’s National Outhouse Races in Choudrant. Super Doodie also defeated Choudrant Fire in the...
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09/23/2017
A Ruston High School junior earned a 36 ACT composite score — the highest possible. Davis Glen Ellis, 16, is one of, on average, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT to earn...