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02/23/2017 - 11:17am
Third grade news The third graders had an awesome time experiencing Mardi Gras. Their annual parade will be awesome. It will be at 1 p.m. on Friday. The fourth and fifth grade schoolmates, parents and teachers enjoyed seeing our floats and catching the beads. Fourth grade news The fourth grade...
02/23/2017 - 11:37am
When Rick Gallot was named the 10th president of Grambling State University in July, James Bradford, mayor of Jonesboro and GSU alum, was there in the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors room as scores erupted in glee. Bradford was elated but he decided he had to do something —...
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02/23/2017 - 11:39am
Norman Pumphrey, associate professor of civil engineering and program chair of construction engineering technology at Louisiana Tech University, has received the 2017 Professional Engineer Faculty Professionalism Award from the Louisiana Engineering Foundation. The award, which seeks to recognize...
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02/22/2017 - 12:51pm
The crowd gathered in the Lincoln Parish Library Events Center erupted in applause as the 2017 Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana named the three Youth of the Year Tuesday — Joran Parker, Chilaydrien Newton and D’Anthony Lyons. Being named Youth of the Year is the highest honor a Boys...
02/22/2017 - 12:52pm
The Ruston Police Department is warning citizens of a new telephone scam that asks for personal information and money. The calls are a new variation of a tax scam that asks for payments using credit card numbers or to send money electronically that satisfies an arrest warrant, RPD Deputy Chief...

Announcements

Ricky and Polly Durrett, of Simsboro, are proud to announce the recent engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Nicole Durrett, to Lucas Aaron Fraley, of Ruston. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Richard and Nancy Durrett, of Simsboro; and Marilyn Crowe, of Simsboro....
Kaitlyn Meyers, of Ruston, and Trey Gauthreaux, of Ruston, are happy to announce their recent engagement and forthcoming marriage. Kaity is the daughter of Billy and Shannon Meyers, of Ruston; and the granddaughter of Gracie Hall, of Ruston; Tim and Cathy Mitchell, of Mer Rouge; and William and...

Sports

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Girls prep playoff action resumes today with Mary Tayllor Fuqua (23, above) and the Cedar Creek Lady Cougars, the No. 9 seed in Division IV,...

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Thanks to a scoreboard clearing home run in the bottom of the eighth inning, Louisiana Tech pushed their home winning streak to an NCAA-leading 14...

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Louisiana Tech returns home following a six-game road against P5 programs to host Southeastern Louisiana at 4 p.m. today at the Lady Techster...

Editorials

With each name called during the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana, the anticipation in the crowd grew. When the list was complete — 10 names in total — a hush...
Once again, Lincoln Parish has a reason to be proud of one of its own students. Cedar Creek School junior Anna Katherine Tollett, 16, was named one of the state’s top two...