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Ruston will soon be covered in color as residents do their part to help bring an end to breast cancer during the Fourth Annual Susan G. Komen North Louisiana Color Me for a Cure 5k walk/run. The event begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at Ruston High School. “Our organization as a whole covers 22 parishes (in North Louisiana) and Lincoln Parish is going to be our priority for the next three years because of those parishes, Lincoln has the highest breast cancer mortality rate,” Lindsay Dean, executive director for Susan G. Komen NWLA, said. “I think that is important for people to understand why we are...

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03/10/2017
Schools superintendent Mike Milstead received a $10,000 salary raise at Tuesday night’s Lincoln Parish School Board meeting. The school board unanimously approved a four-year extension that will see...
03/10/2017
After 22 years of waiting, events have fallen into place in recent days that should allow the Tarbutton Road interchange project to finally begin. Here’s what’s happened: • Louisiana’s Department of...
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03/09/2017
A number of universities sought to recruit Ellen Smiley as an undergraduate student. Her parents encouraged her to attend Grambling State University; both her parents and her sister are alumni. Now...
03/09/2017
Louisiana’s Board of Elementary and Secondary Education on Wednesday unanimously approved rewriting the state’s 20-year-old science standards, the third oldest science standards in the country. The...
03/09/2017
A nationally known library design consultant met with Grambling State University president Rick Gallot; faculty, staff and student representatives and Louisiana Board of Regents and University of...
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03/09/2017
Top photo: Mayor Ronny Walker recently spoke to promote I.A. Lewis’ student council’s Agents for Change Recycling for Life program with I.A. Lewis students Jordan Jones, Rosetta Shultz, Taryn...
03/08/2017
The Lincoln Parish school district faces a $5.4 million state Minimum Foundation Program reduction for the 2017-18 fiscal year said George Murphy, business manager, during the Lincoln Parish School...
03/08/2017
Government and community leaders from throughout Lincoln Parish will rally against litter Friday as part of the statewide Keep Louisiana Beautiful Leaders Against Litter campaign. The local event...
03/08/2017
“One year ago today it showed up that night and gave us what we didn’t want. But we dealt with it.” That’s how Kip Franklin, Lincoln Parish director of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness,...
03/07/2017
Ruston’s Board of Aldermen has given unanimous approval to a pair of projects that supporters say will breathe new life into the city’s south side. Aldermen on Monday approved a partnership with the...