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01/22/2018 - 11:46am
The Lincoln Parish Library will host “Closer to You: A Tribute to the Carpenters” concert in the Library Events Center at 6 p.m. Tuesday. “The beauty of Karen Carpenter and her music has fascinated audiences for years and made her one of the most loved music icons over the years,” said Sarah...
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01/22/2018 - 11:55am
All I.A. Lewis Elementary School Students went home with three free new books Friday donated by the Goodwill Lunching. The donation is part of Goodwill Lunching’s annual book drive for area elementary schools, said Goodwill Lunching member Monique Clement. Each year the organization hosts Bookfests...
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01/22/2018 - 11:56am
Liv Howard, 3, and Reese Hunt, 6, (above) peer through the “cage” of a Ruston police car during Saturday’s Cultural Construction event, while Hagen Hay, 7, and Hunter Reeder, 5, check out a backhoe. Youngsters got to explore a number of pieces of heavy equipment, as well as a fire truck, ambulance...
01/22/2018 - 11:58am
BATON ROUGE (AP) — After warning for months the proposal would be devastating to Louisiana residents, Gov. John Bel Edwards unveils his worst-case scenario budget Monday, which assumes lawmakers will refuse to replace $1 billion in expiring sales taxes and force widespread slashing across state...
01/20/2018 - 10:22pm
As the Louisiana Board of Regents continues to grapple with the state Legislature on decades-long budget cuts, local higher education leaders have adapted by finding new ways of staying competitive in the 21st century education market, further evolve as institutions and create new partnerships....

Announcements

Janet Elias Rantisi, of Vicksburg, and James Cole Gleason, of Ruston, were married at 6 p.m. May 20, 2017, at St. George Orthodox Church in Vicksburg.   The bride is the daughter of Mary Ranti*si and the late Elias Rantisi of Vicksburg. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Youssef...
Herman and Peggy Grigsby, of Ruston, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 16 at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church with many friends and family. The Grigsbys were married on Dec. 9, 1967. They have two daughters, Kristi Myers, of West Monroe, and Tina Wheelus, of Dubach, and five...

Sports

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are going back to the Super Bowl in search of a sixth title.

They’ll face a Philadelphia Eagles team...

TULSA, Okla. — The Louisiana Tech women’s tennis team got to play a lot of matches and got mixed results at the three-day Hurricane Invite this...

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Grambling State University men’s and women’s track and field teams were in action on Friday and Saturday at the Samford...

Editorials

The ongoing debate on how to fix the state budget continues in Baton Rouge. Meanwhile, throughout the past decade, two areas continue to experience financial anxiety as a...
Miss Grambling State University 2017-18 Jimmitriv “Jimmi” Roberson said it best, “Being an American means to be free.” This simple, six-word sentence speaks volumes of what...