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June 17th, 2016

Ordinance Hearing

PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an Ordinance titled:
ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ZONING CODE OF THE CITY OF RUSTON, LOUISIANA
was introduced by Alderman Jedd Lewis on June 6, 2016. A Public Hearing will be held on the Ordinance and the Ordinance will be considered for adoption at the regular meeting of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen to be held at 5:30 p.m., on July 11, 2016, Council Chambers/Courtroom, City Hall, 401 North Trenton Street, Ruston, Louisiana.

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PUBLIC HEARING: Case 1275

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The following application will be considered at a meeting of the Zoning Commission of the City of Ruston, Monday, June 20, 2016, at 5:30 P.M. in the Court Room, City Hall, 401 North Trenton Street.
Case No. 1275: Public Hearing to Consider Change to the Zoning Code

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PubLIC HEARING: Case 1274

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The following application will be considered at a meeting of the Zoning Commission of the City of Ruston, Monday, June 20, 2016, at 5:30 P.M. in the Court Room, City Hall, 401 North Trenton Street.
Case No. 1274: Application for Conditional Use Approval (Payday Loan business)
Applicant: Jay D. Strickler
Location: 104 West Alabama Avenue

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PUBLIC HEARING: Case 1273

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The following application will be considered at a meeting of the Planning Commission of the City of Ruston, Monday, June 20, 2016, at 5:30 P.M. in the Court Room, City Hall, 401 North Trenton Street.
Case No. 1273: Application for Preliminary Plat of Planned Unit Development
Application to rezone from R-25, One Family Residential to PUD, Planned Unit Development
Applicant: JD Red, LLC
Location: Vacant Lot on east side of South Barnett Springs Road, across from 954 South Barnett Springs

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Ruston man arrested for arson

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A Ruston man was arrested Wednesday on a simple arson charge after Ruston Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire at the corner of Lewis and Hill streets on Monday evening.

Firefighters found the vehicle with flames burning at the front and rear of the car but not in the middle, according to a press release from the Ruston Fire Department.

Because the nature of the fire appeared suspicious, the RFD initiated an official investigation.

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Holiday Arts Tour recognized

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Ruston’s Holiday Arts Tour was recently named one of Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events in the Southeast in December.
“We are so excited to have them be selected. To be selected is an honor and makes a statement (to the rest of the region),”Amanda Quimby, marketing director for the Ruston Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau, said.
The awards have highlighted programs around the Southeast since 1985, Quimby said.
“Travel industry experts select 20 events per month to publicize throughout the United States,” she said.

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Ruston High School wins competition

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Six Ruston High School incoming sophomore team members took home first prize at Louisiana Tech University’s Cyber 1.0 Camp.
Those members included Davis Ellis, David Griffin, Eric Kim, Sarah Hoenke, Halie Ray and Alyssa Cahoy.
Kim Goree, RHS special education teacher and team adviser, said Cyber 1.0 camp is a weeklong experience for high school students across the state to compete in various technological exercises including using robots, working on coding and writing essays on technology.

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Prizes announced for Cookery Contest

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Winner to receive two-night stay in New Orleans, $400 in cookware

Grand prize winners in this year’s Louisiana Peach Festival Cookery Contest will take home more than just blue ribbons.

In addition to a two-night stay in New Orleans, compliments of “Louisiana Life” magazine, the adult winner will also receive more than $400 in cookware and a keepsake pie/cake server from Townsend House Gifts.

The youth grand prize winner will also get a keepsake server and a $100 cash prize.

The contest is June 24 at the Presbyterian Church of Ruston, located at 212 North Bonner St., with judging to begin at 10 a.m. Winners will be announced at noon that day.

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Production brings magic to Dixie stage

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The magic of Disney is coming to Ruston in RCT’s next production “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” Sponsored by the Ruston Kiwanis Club and directed by Steele Moegle, the show will run Tuesday through Wednesday at the Dixie Center for the Arts.

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Students named to Dean’s List

A total of 171 Centenary students have been named to the Dean’s List for spring 2016.
The honor list names all students who have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher in 12 or more semester hours taken for a letter grade during the spring semester.
Among those on the Dean’s list were Margeaux Smith and Amanda Willis, both of Ruston.

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