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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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11/08/2017
The Lincoln Parish School Board unanimously agreed to table a portion of its proposed revised policies related to corporal punishment in the school system. The vote came during Tuesday’s regular...
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11/08/2017
Ceder Creek School’s fall fundraiser, Holidays in CedarTown, begins Thursday. The three-day event continues through Saturday at the Ruston Civic Center. Shopping is open from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday...
11/08/2017
Ruston Artisans recently announced their charity exhibition, “The Power of Fe,” in support of the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team. The exhibition will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and...
11/07/2017
The residents of Simsboro will soon have a new addition to their community — a Family Dollar Store. Corey Smith, store developer, said he was excited to announce the first steps toward building a...
11/07/2017
Ruston’s Board of Aldermen on Monday unanimously approved levying a half-cent sales tax in the city’s new tax incremental financing district. The board created the Cooktown Road Economic Development...
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11/07/2017
Representatives of the Louisiana Budget Project were in Ruston on Monday warning if the state plunges over the looming fiscal cliff, it’s going to hurt. “If we go hurdling over this cliff, it’s not...
11/07/2017
For the first time in its history, the Lincoln Parish School system has been designed an “A” system by the Louisiana Department of Education. The 2017 rankings were released this morning in Baton...
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11/06/2017
R.J. Giles, 6, left, and Reginald Giles, right, cast off a line into the Grambling City Park pond during the city of Grambling sponsored Get Out and Fish event in conjunction with the Louisiana...
11/06/2017
The Lincoln Parish School Board is expected to vote Tuesday on whether to call an election for the renewal of two mileages that will generate approximately $260,550 combined over a 10-year period....
11/06/2017
Area residents will gather in downtown Ruston at 10 a.m. Friday to honor local veterans during the city’s annual Veterans Day celebration. All veterans and their families are invited to be part of...