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Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 1:25am
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Mayor Ronny Walker doesn’t want the future to catch Ruston off guard. That’s why he’s restructuring administrative functions within city government. “I feel like the biggest responsibility of a mayor is not today, but trying to set the city up for 30 years or so down the road,” Walker said. “We’ve done that from a financial standpoint, and now we’re trying to do that from a personnel and procedure standpoint.” With as many as two-dozen key municipal employees approaching retirement within the next decade, Walker wanted a way to keep the city from losing years of knowledge with scant backup...

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12/06/2018
BEIJING (AP) — China on today demanded that Canada release an executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei who was arrested in a case that compounds tensions with the U.S. and threatens to complicate trade...
12/06/2018
TOKYO (AP) — One of two crew members recovered after two U.S. warplanes collided and crashed off Japan’s coast early today is dead and five others remain missing, the U.S. military said. The Marine...
12/05/2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s capital began bidding its final farewell to former President George H.W. Bush this morning in a service of prayer and praise that has drawn together world envoys,...
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12/05/2018
In times of sickness, even on Sundays, Lincoln Parish residents have a new place to turn to. Coastal Urgent Care, located at 1009 S. Service Rd. just to the east of Zaxby’s right off Tech Drive and...
12/05/2018
Lincoln Parish has received help in looking good. The Keep Lincoln Parish Beautiful Commission has been awarded a Healthy Communities Grant by Keep Louisiana Beautiful, the state’s main anti-litter...
12/05/2018
The Lincoln Parish School Board has taken the first step toward deciding whether to ask parish voters to go to the polls in May and approve a pair of property tax increases aimed at upgrading school...
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12/05/2018
GRAMBLING — It’s a big score for the Grambling State University, the city of Grambling and Lincoln Parish as a whole. The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced that...
12/04/2018
It took Ruston’s Board of Aldermen only 15 minutes to work their way through a brief agenda for their last regular meeting of the year. The board unanimously approved authorizing the city to enter...
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12/04/2018
Above, Doug Postel volunteered to keep kids and adults alike entertained as the Grinch during Community Christmas Friday, in which clients of local nonprofits spent “Christmas Cash” they earned...
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12/04/2018
Louisiana Tech University kicked off its Christmas celebrations Monday with a tree-lighting ceremony in Centennial Plaza. Pictured above is Miss Tech Courtney Hammons taking a moment to let Santa...