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Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 12:12pm
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Leader News Service Ruston restaurant patrons may have started noticing local establishments have been a little peachier this week. That’s because more than 12 local restaurants are currently offering specialty peach-related dishes and drinks until Sunday to celebrate the inaugural Peach Restaurant Week during Louisiana Peach Festival. This event celebrates Ruston’s culinary scene the week of the Louisiana Peach Festival, said Amanda Quimby, Ruston Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau. Items range from salads and burgers to coffee, teas, cocktails and desserts. The event came about as the...

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06/17/2017
The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony at Paradigm Gym. Paradigm is a 37,000 square foot state-of-the-art gym/recreation facility. It will accommodate area and state...
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06/16/2017
Many peaches will be consumed, and it will get messy, during the Cobbler Gobbler and Peach Eating Contests at the 67th annual Louisiana Peach Festival. The $1,000 grand prize Cobbler Gobbler Eating...
06/16/2017
A new local environmental activist group said it’s disappointed but not surprised by President Trump’s recent decision to cancel the United States’ commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement. The...
06/15/2017
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The gunman who wounded a top Republican congressman and several others during an early morning baseball practice had apparently been living out a white cargo van for months and...
06/15/2017
The Eta Omicron chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will carry on a tradition of serving peach ice cream at the Louisiana Peach Festival again this year. “We’ve been serving up peach ice cream for over 30...
06/14/2017
The Lincoln Parish Police Jury unanimously voted to table a resolution that would terminate a lease and purchase Lincoln Hall, an entertainment venue located at 149 Fairgrounds Road, until it can get...
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06/14/2017
The 2017 edition of the Louisiana Peach Festival won’t only be about enjoying Lincoln Parish’s favorite sweet treat. There’ll be plenty of athletic action involved, too. Sporting events have always...
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06/14/2017
Singer Kat Taylor toured the Ruston region over the weekend, all because of a vision local optician Jan Houck had. Houck and lifelong friend Sam Thomas, a Ruston native who now lives in Nashville,...
06/14/2017
Local officials and others who know Congressman Steven Scalise say the South Louisiana lawmaker has been a friend to Lincoln Parish and all of Louisiana. “He’s been very helpful to the Union-Lincoln...
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06/14/2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — A top House Republican, Steve Scalise of Louisiana, was shot by a rifle-wielding gunman Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice just outside of Washington. Several other...