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02/22/2019 - 8:24am
Voters in House District 12 go to the polls Saturday to elect a new state representative to fill the unexpired term of former Rep. Rob Shadoin. Republicans Jake Halley, of Farmerville, and Chris Turner, of Ruston, are seeking the job that came open in October 2018 when Shadoin, R-Ruston, resigned...
02/22/2019 - 8:25am
DUBACH — After voting in January to put off the appointments of town attorney and town prosecutor, the Dubach Town Council will have to find new legal representation. Mayor Mary Claire Smith told the council at their regular meeting Tuesday that lawyers Kyle Green and Michael Mahaffey have verbally...
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02/22/2019 - 8:26am
Five Lincoln Parish high school teams will hit the courts tonight as Louisiana high school boys basketball playoff action begins. Simsboro, led by junior standout Jakemine Abney (14, above right) is the parish’s highest-seeded team at No. 2 in Class B. Lincoln Preparatory School, led by Chanse...
02/22/2019 - 8:27am
Louisiana’s Bond Commission has approved the city of Ruston’s request to issue up to $20 million in sales tax revenue bonds to fund Phase II projects at the municipal sports complex. Thursday’s request sailed through the commission with no questions asked, Mayor Ronny Walker said Thursday. “This...
02/22/2019 - 8:29am
Louisiana Tech will host the eighth annual Symposium on Communicating Complex Information on Monday and Tuesday. An annual event focusing on how individuals share scientific and technical information with different audiences, the 2019 Symposium will be held at Tech’s Academic Success Center in...

Announcements

Chris and Lisa Barr, of Ruston, are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Sara Kate Barr, of Ruston, to Tyler Warren, of Castor. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Helen Reeves, of Ruston; and the late W.C. Reeves; and the late A.M. and late Theo Barr....
John and Kim Ward are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Anna Christian Ward, of Dallas, Texas, formerly of Ruston, to Lucas Carl Weaver, of Garland, Texas. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Christian A. Fast and late Martha Sue Fast; and...

Sports

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The Louisiana Tech baseball team utilized a two-out single to center field from senior right fielder Mason Robinson, clinching a 3-2 walk-off...

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Louisiana Tech will begin its 10-day spring break Florida road trip today when the Lady Techsters face the Czech Republic national team in an...

Five Lincoln Parish high school basketball teams will be in action tonight as the Louisiana High School Athletic Association boys playoffs begin...

Editorials

Voting is the basic process that enables citizens to choose their own government. It also allows the people to choose their representatives in the government. The purpose of...
In an ever-changing world, the benefits of technical colleges throughout the United States is growing. That’s an important factor considering the future of our state. But...