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State Rep. Rob Shadoin is resigning his House seat to become deputy counsel to Louisiana’s secretary of wildlife and fisheries. Shadoin said Monday night he expects to resign within the next 14 days. His new job starts in early October. Because Shadoin’s House term isn’t up until the end of 2019, a special election will likely be called in the spring to fill the soon-to-be-empty seat. The second-term Republican lawmaker from Ruston said he’s resigning now in order to give anyone who might want to run for the seat “time to think and pray” about it. “My goal, as it has been from the beginning,...

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09/25/2018
State Rep. Rob Shadoin is resigning his House seat to become deputy counsel to Louisiana’s secretary of wildlife and fisheries. Shadoin said Monday night he expects to resign within the next 14 days...
09/25/2018
Ruston voters who signed a petition seeking to expand alcohol sales in the city limits and have had second thoughts now have another petition they can sign. Local radio station owner Bill Brown has...
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The 2018-19 class of S.A.I.L. began its journey on Sept. 11 with Orientation Day. S.A.I.L. stands for “Students Actively Involved in Leadership,” and through the organization each participant is...
09/22/2018
The Claiborne Electric Cooperative board of directors voted unanimously to eliminate the practice of providing health insurance for board members. That happened Wednesday night after the Louisiana...
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BATON ROUGE — “Old Mo” danced with both teams Saturday night, but LSU started and finished riding the momentum to pull away for a 38-21 win over Louisiana Tech before a sellout crowd of 102,321 fans...
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09/22/2018
A lawsuit has been filed in an attempt to stop Ruston’s Board of Aldermen from calling a referendum on expanding alcohol sales in the city. Ruston resident Ben Humphries alleges there may be...