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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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05/07/2014
Last year was a record-setting year for tourism in Louisiana, Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne told a group of Lincoln Parish business and tourism leaders Tuesday. Dardenne was in Ruston as part of a four-day...
05/07/2014
The Simsboro Board of Aldermen met Monday night to discuss the introduction of the 2014-15 budget and pay bills. Simsboro Mayor Willie Hendricks was absent and Mayor Pro Tem Pam Durrett stood in his...
05/07/2014
The Choudrant Volunteer Firemen’s Association group will now have a little help from the Village of Choudrant with clerical duties. During the May meeting on Monday night, the board of aldermen...
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05/07/2014
Local schools have donated money to Blue Jeans for Babies, a March of Dimes fundraiser. The grand total contributed to the March of Dimes Blue Jeans for Babies campaign for 2014 was $3,388.87. The...
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05/06/2014
Five-year-old Hayden Norman, of Quitman, tried his hand at the bug jump game, where children hammered a lever to try and propel a plastic insect through a target board during Calvary Baptist Church’...
05/06/2014
A proposed ordinance creating Ruston’s first neighborhood conservation overlay district took another step forward Monday night when Alderwoman Marie Riggs agreed to formally introduce the proposition...
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05/06/2014
“The Amazing Louisiana Coast” My coast, so broad, so wide, The ocean blows side to side, The coast, my life, my soul, Ocean depths, black as coal, “Stop the erosion, stop the decay!” I shout to the...
05/06/2014
The board of aldermen for the city of Grambling met Thursday night in regular session with the topic of the Mainstay’s Suites Hotel as the main issue at hand. In previous meetings, Jules LeBlanc, an...
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05/05/2014
Fourth graders from Cedar Creek School enjoyed the annual White House Dinner at Squire Creek Country Club on Friday. The goal of the dinner, which is an annual event, is to teach students the proper...
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05/05/2014
A Ruston man faces charges of cruelty to a juvenile and aggravated battery in connection with a weekend incident involving a 10-year-old. Walter Leshun Atkins, 38, was arrested Saturday after he...