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11/17/2017
There are few certainties in life. The sun rises each morning in the east and sets each evening in the west. The check out line you get in at the store will immediately become the slowest. Someone...
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11/17/2017
In Ruston, city officials are urging citizens to be more thoughtful about how they get rid of unwanted goods. In other words — recycle. Recently, members of the Louisiana Tech University’s chapter of...
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11/17/2017
Coaching a playoff football game is never easy. But coaching against a mentor is even harder. That’s the task facing Cedar Creek’s Ben Haddox tonight as his second-seeded Cedar Creek Cougars hit the...
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11/16/2017
There’s a reason William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” continues to be performed and read after 420 years of existence. The story delves into the complexities of love, conflict and tragedy that,...
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11/15/2017
North Louisiana and South Arkansas have been fighting water for a long time. Not the kind of water you can hold at bay with sandbags and levees, but underground kind found in the Sparta Aquifer....
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11/14/2017
On the heels of the Lincoln Parish School District earning an “A” District Performance Score for the 2016-17 school year, the Louisiana Department of Education is increasing expectations for student...
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11/14/2017
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if every plant we purchase matured into the perfect size and shape for our landscape? Unfortunately, this is often not true. Most trees and shrubs require periodic...
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11/13/2017
I’m falling down on the job. But hopefully, you haven’t noticed. You see, I keep a computer file of skeletal column ideas. At the top of the list, though, is a mere inventory of words I’d like to use...
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11/11/2017
Painfully we witness tragedy and observe horror. We do not know answers to the questions “Why?” or, “What to do?”
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11/11/2017
Ben Franklin probably said it best: “Nothing is for certain than death and taxes.” And currently, there’s no certainty in the impact we’ll soon be facing from the latter. As both federal and state...