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Louisiana Tech University’s department of music has announced its Alumnus of the Year and Honors Recital soloists, and will feature the honorees at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Howard Auditorium. Tony Boutté was selected as the 2017 Alumnus of the Year. Boutté earned a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance in 1982 and went on to complete graduate studies at the Eastman School of Music and the University of Maryland for his doctorate. He has established himself as a first-rate tenor singer of many styles, including opera, art song, oratorio and chamber music from the Baroque period to today....

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04/04/2017
Ruston’s Board of Aldermen took what should be the final step Monday night toward the sale of up to $34 million in tax increment revenue bonds to pay for transportation projects along the Interstate...
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04/03/2017
Local band Hank Dammit performs during the 18th annual John Simoneaux Memorial Jam Saturday to benefit the Louisiana Tech University Department of Music. The annual Jam is an event that recognizes...
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04/03/2017
More than 180 Ruston elementary students may be affected by a proposed school zone change that would help distribute student population within the four Ruston city elementary schools starting at the...
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04/03/2017
Blane O’Neill, the high school English composition teacher, was a tough cookie. If he thought a student’s paper was fluff, he’d stamp it with a picture of a cloud. If he thought it was worse than...
04/03/2017
Lincoln Parish escaped major damage from the line of severe thunderstorms that crossed through the area Sunday afternoon, Kip Franklin, director of the Lincoln Parish Office of Homeland Security and...
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04/02/2017
For Julia Summersgill, life is best lived helping those who are statistics: sexual crime victims, violent crime victims and severely abused children. “I want to save everybody. I want to help them. I...
04/02/2017
Tickets are on sale now for the Pine Hills Advocacy Center’s annual Dine in the Pines fundraiser. The giant outdoor dinner party is scheduled for 6 p.m. April 29 on Park Avenue in downtown Ruston....
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04/02/2017
A show of support for the Community Development Block Grant Program, introduction of an ordinance that could lead to a local business expansion, authorization to apply for money to finish a sidewalk...
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04/02/2017
Rick Hohlt, who for 26 years has served as publisher of the Ruston Daily Leader, has announced his retirement effective April 28. Hohlt has a total 38 years of service at the newspaper, having worked...
04/02/2017
ASSEMBLY OF GOD First Assembly of God “Living in the Spirit” class is at 9:45 a.m. Sundays. Children’s church is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery through age 3 is provided at 10:45 a.m. Sundays, by request on...