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07/20/2018 - 11:47am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two inmates have been found dead at Louisiana’s maximum-security prison, prompting a shakedown at the complex and a search for smuggled drugs, authorities said. Spokeswoman Natalie Laborde at the state Department of Corrections said inmate John Hatfield, 31, was found dead at the...
07/20/2018 - 12:32pm
BATON ROUGE (AP) — After sexual harassment allegations caused the resignation of Louisiana’s last secretary of state, a state lawmaker who registered Thursday to run for the open position pledged to “clean the house” of anyone who is disrespectful or discriminatory. State Rep. Julie Stokes, a...
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07/20/2018 - 12:36pm
The Louisiana Department of Transportation is implementing a new traffic signal display to provide a “safer, more efficient left turn for drivers,” according to Natalie J. Sistrunk, the District Five Traffic Operations Engineer. At selected intersections, this new yellow flashing signal will...
07/20/2018 - 12:41pm
Today is the last day for candidates to qualify for the Nov. 6 primary election, and as of this morning only three races were shaping up in Lincoln Parish. Ruston attorneys Monique B. Clement and Bruce Hampton, both Republicans, are seeking the Division C 3rd Judicial District judgeship that...
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07/19/2018 - 11:24am
The city of Ruston has a new marketing tool. It’s a video brochure that allows recipients to both see and hear the city’s pitch. The 8-inch-by-6-inch piece opens to a miniature LCD screen that automatically begins playing a video featuring the city’s business development efforts, its partnership...

Announcements

Kaitlyn Daniel, of Davenport, Iowa, and Sean McGowan, of Ruston, proudly announce their recent engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Chris and Donna Daniel, of Davenport, Iowa; and the granddaughter of Larry and Rosemary Daniel, of Lidderdale, Iowa; Mary Ann Myrda...
Ed and Elsie Spiller, of Ruston, recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with an open house hosted by the couple’s family on July 7 at the Ruston Civic Center Peach Suite. Ed and Elsie have resided in Ruston since 1980 and are members of Temple Baptist Church. They were wed July 3, 1948.

Sports

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As the start of preseason camp draws closer, LSU head coach Ed Orgeron is looking to do something that’s never quite happened since he took over...

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ATLANTA (AP) — There is no escaping Nick Saban’s influence on the Southeastern Conference. His coaching tree was represented on each of the four...

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins spent his first eight seasons in the NBA chasing two things — peace and the playoffs.

After signing...

Editorials

Christian Community Action needs your help. The Rotary of Lincoln’s annual Summer Food Drive benefiting the nonprofit that helps the more than 2,200 impoverished local...
Dangerous heat conditions aren’t the only thing Lincoln Parish residents need to keep in mind doing day-to-day activities as we move into the heart of summer. The hot and wet...