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BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana voters chose Saturday to send Republican state Treasurer John Kennedy to the U.S. Senate, filling the nation's last Senate seat and giving the GOP a 52-48 edge in the chamber when the new term begins in January. Kennedy had always been the runoff election's front-runner in a state that overwhelmingly supported Donald Trump. He defeated Democrat Foster Campbell, a state utility regulator whose chances were seen as such a long-shot that national Democratic organizations offered little assistance to Campbell's campaign. As he celebrated the victory, Kennedy said he...

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11/16/2016
All parties who have a stake in the operation of Lake D’Arbonne have agreed to extend the draw down until December 15. Bayou D’Arbonne Watershed Commission president Bruce Hampton said the Louisiana...
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11/16/2016
Slightly more 500 people have signed up for Ruston’s first curbside recycling program. The first open enrollment period for the program that begins in January ended Tuesday night. “The response from...
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11/15/2016
First Baptist Church will serve its traditional Thanksgiving meal, “To Ruston with Love,” to area residents at 6 p.m. today at the Ruston Civic Center. “The First Baptist family would love to have...
11/15/2016
This year’s downtown holiday shopping season officially gets underway Thursday evening with the second annual city-sponsored Shop for Good event. Participating merchants will extend shopping hours...
11/14/2016
Louisiana Tech University and its Office of Multicultural Affairs have created a scholarship to honor the legacy of James Earl Potts and Bertha Bradford-Robinson, who were the first male and female...
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11/13/2016
Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Gordan Ford issued a challenge Friday in the name of America’s veterans. “Let us commit ourselves that future generations understand freedom isn’t free,” Ford told a crowd...
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11/13/2016
Area veterans who are residents of three Ruston long-term care facilities received gifts on Friday in honor of their service to America. The American Legion Post 593 of Grambling delivered gift...
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11/13/2016
Right now in Louisiana, with word of impending slashes to TOPS funding, many high school seniors are not only stressing about what college to choose to attend, but also how they might have to find...
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11/13/2016
Top Left: Ruston Veterans Day parade grand marshal Navy veteran Lundy Cavender, front seat, left, waves to the crowd. With him are retired Air Force Lt. Col. Rick Sutton, back seat, and retired Lt....
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11/13/2016
Principal’s List -- All A’s Barbara Aguire –Ramos and Jeffery Weatherford A-B Honor Roll