What's Happening in Big Z-Country


Bulldogs Without Borders

RUSTON, La. – A team from Louisiana Tech University’s “Bulldogs Without Borders” (BWB) student-led service organization recently traveled to Sous-a-Philippe, Haiti, where they began restoration on a water desalination system that was destroyed by a cattle stampede more than 40 …Read More

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Miss Dixie Gem Peach Pageant Saturday

The 66th annual Miss Dixie Gem Peach Pageant will be held this Saturday, July 23, at the Dixie Center for the Arts in Downtown Ruston. The Pageant is set to begin at 3pm. The winner of the Miss Dixie Gem …Read More


Governor Edwards Call- in Show today

Governor Jon Bell Edwards’ monthly talk show airs this afternoon on ESPN 97.7. The Governor will take calls your calls starting at 2:06 pm this afternoon. Every third Wednesday, Governor Edwards has a talk show and you can hear them …Read More


Governor Jon Bell Edwards updates state

The Peach 99.3 FM will carry  Governor Jon Bell Edwards’ news conference this afternoon with the latest information on the murders Sunday morning of three law officers in Baton Rouge. The news conference is slated to begin at 2 PM .

Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo

Zoo Looking to Increase Admission

Monroe, LA – It may cost just a little bit more to get into the Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo in the near future.  City of Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo announced that he will introduce a resolution to the City …Read More


Ruston Curbside Recycling

The city of Ruston may be closer to getting curbside recycling if the Lincoln Parish Police Jury approves a cooperative agreement with the city concerning a recycling transfer station. The proposed agreement is on the agenda for the jury’s regular …Read More

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AG Landry on Alton Sterling Recusal

l BATON ROUGE, LA – Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry issued the following statement in response to East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore’s recusal in the Alton Sterling case: “The Louisiana Department of Justice has been advised by the …Read More