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BATON ROUGE — Grambling State University’s effort to start a new undergraduate nursing program got a boost Wednesday when the Louisiana Board of Regents endorsed a letter of intent in support of a smaller, focused, more demanding academic curriculum, classroom training and support so students will be successful. The Board of Regents vote in favor of the letter of intent was unanimous. If the process continues as planned, the first cohort of 30 students can start with the new GSU nursing program in fall 2018. “We’re happy that the Board of Regents has supported our efforts today, and this is...

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As residents round the corner of West Louisiana Avenue downtown, they will see a change in scenery at Ruston’s First Baptist Church. Crews are demolishing the church’s old activities building....
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Ruston police have determined no attempted child abduction or battery occurred at the Wal-Mart SuperCenter earlier this month, despite claims by the alleged victim’s mother otherwise. “The...
04/18/2017
The next move toward preliminary approval of a planned unit development that could mean more housing near Louisiana Tech University is up to Ruston’s Board of Aldermen. The city’s Planning and Zoning...
04/17/2017
Louisiana Tech University’s Division of Nursing has been tabbed as the state’s top undergraduate degree program. The award was presented during the 16th Annual Nightingale Awards Gala honoring...
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04/17/2017
After nearly 40 of service to the community, Backus True Value is closing its doors. Owner Jody Backus said that while the company has had the pleasure of serving Lincoln Parish in the hardware,...
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04/17/2017
A Dubach woman is in custody today after she allegedly killed her boyfriend late Sunday night. Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Malaysia Carter, 19, and charged her with manslaughter in the...
04/15/2017
Members of the newly formed Cultural District Board are looking for ways to make Ruston and Lincoln Parish stand out. Their newest project — A Community Thrives — is a new approach to social impact...
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04/15/2017
Lincoln Parish residents celebrated Easter with egg hunts and dyeing Easter eggs. Above, children search for eggs during the annual Easter Egg Hunt and Games on Saturday in Choudrant Park. Below,...
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04/15/2017
Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science held its inaugural Commitment Day signing event recently, with more than 170 top-tier high school students from across the south...
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04/15/2017
Top left: Children rush to gather as many eggs as they can during the annual Easter Egg Hunt and Games in Choudrant Park Saturday. Divided by age, each group had a winner for the highest number of...