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Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 11:51am
The city of Ruston got some financial good news Wednesday at the close of bond sales for the Moving Ruston Forward infrastructure program. The sale that was anticipated to bring in $41 million yielded close to $45.7 instead. “I’m just tickled to death,” Mayor Ronny Walker said. “I couldn’t believe it.” The additional roughly $4.7 million came as a result of low interest rates, Toby Cortez, public finance director with Stifel, the investment-banking firm handling the sale, said. “This was a very good time to enter into the bond market,” Cortez said. “The bond sale was very successful and rates...

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01/28/2014
Ruston High School senior Josh Owens was in class two weeks ago when he received news from Rep. Vance McAllister that he had been accepted to the United States Military Academy, West Point. “I was...
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01/27/2014
A major distributor of methamphetamine in northeast Louisiana is behind bars today as a result of a joint law enforcement operation. Christropher Takewell, 37, of 873 Walker Road in Choudrant, faces...
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01/27/2014
Though it won’t quite be the Disney story many people are familiar with, Louisiana Tech University’s Stone Theatre will be alight with action, romance, comedy and adventure when “Aladdin and the...
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01/27/2014
Ruston attorney Tommy Rogers has announced his candidacy for the 3rd Judicial District Division B judgeship being vacated at the end of this year by retiring Judge Wayne Smith. The election is in...
01/27/2014
Grambling State University has announced that six recipients will be presented awards at the third annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Leadership Awards Luncheon on Feb. 4. “We’re...
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01/27/2014
A Ruston man remains in the Lincoln Parish Detention Center today charged with aggravated assault with a firearm following a shooting incident at his girlfriend’s apartment on Jan. 23. Morgan Marks,...
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01/26/2014
Faculty and staff from Louisiana Tech University and Dow Chemical Company were excited to announce the donation of $1 million at a press conference in University Hall Saturday. The generous gift...
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01/26/2014
Newly announced gubernatorial candidate U.S. Sen. David Vitter called education “the key to the kingdom” of Louisiana’s future during a stop in Ruston on Friday. The conservative Republican spent...
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01/26/2014
Lincoln Parish School Board Superintendent Danny Bell will give his annual State of the District report at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. In the Lincoln Community Room of the Lincoln Parish Library a light...
01/26/2014
Until Thursday, residents will have the opportunity to see the artistic stylings of Grambling State University faculty and staff members in a special show. The exhibit features paintings, digital...