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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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11/26/2013
The Bayou D’Arbonne Watershed Lake Commission elected new officers for 2014, among other things, in their regular meeting last week at the Union Parish Courthouse Annex. Position of secretary and...
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11/25/2013
Residents who have always wanted to try CrossFit, the high-octane fitness craze sweeping the globe, but have felt intimidated by super-fit regulars, or just thought it wasn’t their thing, now have a...
11/25/2013
A Ruston-based entrepreneur was chosen out of 15 presentations as best business idea during the Technology Business Development Center’s “Won in One” idea pitch competition. Held recently at...
11/25/2013
The Dixie Center for the Arts will host the Christmas edition of a slap-stick comedy beginning Dec. 5 “Christmas Belles,” is the a sequel to a previous play Ruston Community presented in March 2011 “...
11/25/2013
The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) is providing nearly 150 radio devices to police departments at 10 universities across the state. The transfer involves...
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11/24/2013
For 16 years the North Central Louisiana Arts Council has brought local artists to the attention of the community through the Holiday Arts Tour. Nicole Duet, an assistant professor of art at...
11/24/2013
The National Weather Service office in Shreveport has issued a winter weather watch for much of the region, including Lincoln Parish, from 6 p.m. tonight through noon Monday. There is a 60 percent...
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11/24/2013
In the blink of an eye, Abby Rike’s whole life changed. In October of 2006, Rike’s husband and two children were killed in a head-on car crash. After that, she became a contestant on the reality...
11/24/2013
On Thursday, during the Lincoln Parish Detention Center’s regular monthly meeting, Sheriff Mike Stone committed to paying one half of the 85 percent of the Lincoln Parish Police Jury’s part in the...
11/24/2013
In its regular monthly meeting, the town of Dubach discussed the appointment of a new board member on the board of commissioners for the Lincoln Parish Fire District No. 1 and an increase in fines on...