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Parents of high school stedents are constantly concerned about grades, friends, drugs and teenage pregnancy. But few are armed with the knowledge that one in every three girls is being abused (emotionally, verbally or physically) by their boyfriend. In fact, one in every 10 high schoolers (both boys and girls polled) report that they have been hit, slapped or physically hurt by their dating partner. Across the nation, 1.5 million high school students report being physically hurt by their dating partner each year. But there is a new threat of abuse in the teen dating scene: Cyberstalking. A...

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12/12/2017
The Ruston Community Theatre will hold auditions Saturday and Monday for the Spring murder-mystery play “Murder Is Bad, But Monday Can Kill You!” by Pat Cook. Auditions will be held at 10 a.m....
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12/11/2017
To show you what Christmas is looking like at the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team office, I will take a picture and share it with you on Facebook in the next several days. Until then, let me assure...
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12/11/2017
Long Leaf Pine Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution met at 1 p.m. Dec. 5 at Trinity United Methodist Church with 13 members present. Regent Kay Goss-Knotts opened the meeting and conducted...
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12/08/2017
What fun we’re having with the arts activities going on throughout downtown Ruston. Last weekend was North Central Louisiana Art Council’s Holiday Arts Tour and Ruston Community Theatre’s “A...
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12/07/2017
Two area churches are combining their choirs this year for Christmas to present “The Greatest Story Ever Told.” The father-son-in-law duo of Frank Nihart and Jason Ambrose will co-conduct the choirs...
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12/06/2017
As a part of the #ShopLocal Campaign hosted by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, residents have a chance to win prizes and money while tending to shopping duties. There are 29 local businesses...
12/06/2017
Angie Biscomb and Cary Brown, both of Ruston, recently graduated from Leadership Louisiana, a year-long program sponsored by the Council for a Better Louisiana. Biscomb and Brown were chosen to...
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12/06/2017
Last week, the National Alliance on Mental Illness — Ruston, Louisiana hosted a Community Leaders’ Luncheon. In case you missed it, we still would like to thank you. We thank you, Ruston and...
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12/05/2017
Doug Gitter had the urge for one final road trip after graduating college. It was a trip that transformed his life. “I met the most amazing people who were creating art with the things they had at...
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12/04/2017
Everywhere I look, the spirit of Christmas is evident. Our downtown streets are lit and festive, and our storefronts are decorated in jeweled tones and inviting displays. Looking closer, there are...