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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....
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01/20/2018 - 10:29pm
Despite first-year numbers lower than what he had hoped, Ruston’s venture into curbside recycling has still been “extremely successful,” Mayor Ronny Walker said. Twelve months after the city started the program in January 2017, 742 households and approximately 300 small businesses are...
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01/19/2018 - 11:17am
More than 200 people showed up to applaud this year’s nominees during the 98th Annual Chamber Awards Banquet at the Ruston Civic Center Thursday evening. Doug Postel, emcee for the event, welcomed everyone to the event. “We will recognize area businesses and business leaders for being great...
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01/19/2018 - 11:19am
“Being an American means to be free.” That was the message from Miss Grambling State 2017 Jimmitriv “Jimmi” Roberson, 21, during an interview with The Washington Post in early October for an article titled “What Unites Us?” that was published online Thursday. “The common value that we all have is...
01/18/2018 - 11:03am
A Mesquite, Texas, man charged with attempted second-degree murder in connection with a November 2017 shooting in Ruston is now in the Lincoln Parish Detention Center. Brian L. Milsap, 22, of 2423 Trenton Drive in Mesquite, was arrested by Ruston police Tuesday on the attempted murder charge and...

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

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...
The federal government has unabashedly looked polarized for the past several election cycles. There’s no further proof of this division than what the federal government...