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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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08/27/2014
Richie McKinney of McKinney Honda (left) gave a brand new Honda 4-wheeler to Chase Shell, of Winnfield. Shell won the 4-wheeler in a drawing during McKinney Honda’s 29th annual Fall Open House.
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08/26/2014
The man allegedly responsible for firing shots into a vehicle and injuring a woman has been apprehended. Ruston Police Department detectives arrested Kerry Roshad Woodard, 21, of 111 Young St., No....
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08/26/2014
The 2014 Fall Season of Buddy Ball will be kicking off on Oct. 4. Those interested in participating can contact Mechelle Brown at 243-3842. Games for this season will be held Oct. 11, 18, 25 and Nov...
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08/26/2014
When Ruston resident Kenan Irving’s wife, Ashley, was 29 years old she died of stage 4 stomach cancer. Before she died she wrote down a list of goals she wanted to accomplish once she got better —...
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08/26/2014
Former Grambling State University instructor Mary Boden Harris today announced her candidacy for the Lincoln Parish School Board District 3 seat. District 3 is the Simsboro area. Candidate qualifying...
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08/25/2014
Each year, the historic Dixie Center for the Arts puts together a season with all residents in mind. On top for this year’s season is Chinese Acrobats on Sept. 27; Jason Coleman and Meagan Taylor —...
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08/25/2014
Stay together, stay strong and keep meeting challenges head on. That seemed to be the message presented by Louisiana Tech President Les Guice as the university held its “Happening XXXIII” Friday...
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08/25/2014
Two Lincoln Parish men remain behind bars today and a third man is out on bond following separate weekend incidents that all involved fighting. Dustin Allen Hyatt, 35, of 151 Talmadge Road in Dubach...
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08/25/2014
Ruston resident Judi Null has announced her candidacy for the city’s District 4 board of alderman seat. District 4 is northwest Ruston. Null, a Republican, is challenging incumbent Alderman Jim...
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08/23/2014
A line of about 30 protesters marched down Trenton Street in downtown Ruston Friday afternoon with signs that read “Justice for Joe.” Terion Glenn (pictured above) is the older sister of Joseph...