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Saturday served as commencement for Louisiana Tech University’s 326 winter quarter graduates, and Ronny Walker, mayor of Ruston, served as the event’s keynote speaker. Walker focused on three words to emphasize to the graduates: bold, believe and brave. “I want to encourage you to be bold,” Walker said. “Bold in your work. Bold in your goals and ambitions. Bold with your dreams … Being bold is one reason you are graduating from a nationally recognized university today. It was a bold move by then President Dan Reneau and his staff, one of which is our president today, Dr. Les Guice, who took...

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01/22/2014
An altercation at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center resulted in an already incarcerated man having another charge added to his rap sheet. At approximately 5:23 p.m. Jan. 13 Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s...
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01/21/2014
If the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of equality is to be realized, people are going have to learn how to get along with each other, and disagree without being disagreeable, Steve Birdine...
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01/21/2014
A light pole at the corner of Trenton Street and Alabama Avenue is broken after reportedly being struck by an 18-wheeler. Sgt. Clint Williams, public information officer for the Ruston Police...
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01/21/2014
Alana Belton brought a message of hope to the students of Grambling State University as she spoke at a Martin Luther King Jr. celebration on Monday. “It’s not enough for us to keep dreaming, we have...
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01/20/2014
The 2014 Annual Freedom Fund Banquet for the Lincoln Parish Branch of the NAACP was held Saturday night at Mt. Harmony Baptist Church. Guest speaker for the event was Lincoln Parish Assistant...
01/20/2014
GRAMBLING — Grambling State University campus ministries and the Favrot Student Union Board will host a Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at 5 p.m. today. Main speaker Alana Belton is a prominent...
01/20/2014
After responding to six woods and grass fires, two of which burned more than 30 acres, the Lincoln Parish Fire District No. 1 has issued a burn ban. Capt. Dustin St. Andre said after responding to...
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01/20/2014
A Ruston woman faces aggravated second-degree battery charges today after she allegedly hit her niece in the head with a coffee mug and then attacked her with a kitchen knife. Darlene Gray, of 617...
01/20/2014
Dr. Louis J. Guillette, professor of obstetrics and gynecology and director of the Marine Biomedicine and Environmental Sciences Center at the Medical University of South Carolina, will present two...
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01/19/2014
The 12th annual Martin Luther King Day Noon Ecumenical Observance will be held Monday in the Ruston Civic Center. Nationally renowned success coach and motivational speaker Steve Birdine will be the...