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At 8 a.m. Saturday, Mayor Ronny Walker will ring the opening bell and begin the ninth season of the Ruston Farmers Market. Things will be a little different this season though, as the market will be located in a covered, open-air building at 220 E. Mississippi Avenue. “The building, a former city of Ruston warehouse, has been freshened and opened up and includes an outdoor sitting area with a stage and ADA-compliant restrooms,” Jean McWeeney, president of North Louisiana Farm Fresh, said. Louisiana Tech University’s Mural Art class designed and painted a mural on the new building, McWeeney...

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05/03/2016
Simsboro Mayor Sybil Smalling-Foster introduced a tax proposition of a 1.25 percent sales tax to aldermen during the city council  meeting Monday evening. A public meeting of the Board of Aldermen of...
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05/03/2016
It’s been decades since Sue Metcalf worked on her parent’s farm in Richland Parish. But not much has changed for the Choudrant resident. She still gardens, just in a different capacity these days. “A...
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05/03/2016
The rape of a 17-year-old girl at the Union Parish Detention Center is still being investigated. Union Parish Sheriff Dusty Gates said Monday the investigation into the rape of the female inmate at...
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05/02/2016
The rainy weather held off long enough on Sunday to allow many community members to venture out to Lincoln Parish Park for the annual Picnic in the Park event. Pictured above are Gamma Chis painting...
05/02/2016
Of the 52 weekends of the year, the North Louisiana Exhibition Center has already booked 40 of them — with three-day shows accounting for seven. “A lot of people don’t know that this facility exists...
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04/30/2016
Former Louisiana Tech Bulldog and NFL Hall of Fame legend Terry Bradshaw has some strong opinions about domestic violence. Listeners can tune in to the Q, 94.1 FM at noon Thursday and hear those...
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04/30/2016
Steven Drewry, a designer at Cotton Top Print Shop, helps Deacon Smith, 9, make his own shirt on Friday during the Spring Art Crawl in downtown Ruston.
04/30/2016
Union Parish law enforcement officials have made an arrest in the rape of 17-year-old girl, that occurred inside the Union Parish Detention Center. Demarcus Shavez Peyton, 28, of Homer, had...
04/30/2016
Ruston’s Board of Aldermen will be asked Monday to take the next three steps toward implementation of the recently approved Moving Ruston Forward infrastructure maintenance and improvements plan. The...
04/30/2016
Connecting Martin Luther King Drive to U.S. Highway 167 South is the top priority project in Phase 1 of Moving Ruston Forward. Authorities have tagged 10 of the approximately two dozen projects for...