Karen Pickett met me at Shari’s, and her soft-spoken voice belies a ton of passion for Ruston and its political scene. Pickett, a former councilwoman, recently launched the Ruston Home blog.
"It wasn’t anything too preplanned. I just wanted something where we could have some online dialogue – like a bulletin board or something," she said. "It just popped in my head in November to start a blog."
It’s not meant to go head-to-head with Ruston Connection.
"Some people said it’s like picking a fight – or continuing a fight – against the Ruston Connection," she said. "I don’t see it that way. I just wanted to get people talking."
She believes there is good reason for the anger in town.