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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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11/24/2013
Louisiana Tech’s fall quarter commencement exercises were held Nov. 16, with diplomas awarded to 304 graduates. Commencement marked the close of fall quarter activities at the university, with winter...
11/24/2013
Louisiana Tech has announced the names of students on its fall quarter President’s and Dean’s honor lists. Students whose names are followed by an asterisk earned recognition as members of the...
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11/22/2013
State epidemiologist Dr. Raoult Ratard has some advice for Louisianans: Change your lifestyle. “Start having a healthy diet, lose weight, stop smoking, watch your blood pressure and watch the...
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11/22/2013
With the opening of Main Street Exchange this week, Ruston has joined the ranks of several big cities around the country with the latest shopping trend — occasional shops. Only open a few days each...
11/22/2013
A well-known rapper officially donated $5,000 to Grambling State University on Tuesday. Wale, a musician from Washington, D.C., pledged to help the university’s football team with new uniforms and...
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11/21/2013
The telephone rings. Natalie Taylor touches her computer screen and answers, “Ruston police and fire.” There’s a hit-and-run traffic accident on East Georgia Avenue. Taylor dispatches a police...
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11/21/2013
At 2 p.m. Tuesday the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and McCarter Financial Group hosted a free, informational meeting featuring Michael Bertaut, an expert from Blue Cross Blue Shield on the...
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11/21/2013
The Phillips family has learned a great deal about the cultural traditions of India and Nepal right from the comfort of their own homes. For approximately the past five years, Andrea and Gregg...
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11/21/2013
The Louisiana Science Teachers Association is proud to announce that I.A. Lewis School science teacher Holly Payton was named Outstanding Middle Grades Science Teacher of the Year during ceremonies...
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11/21/2013
Lincoln ACHIEVE Coordinator Cathi Cox-Boniol has been named the recipient of the Claudia Fowler Distinguished Service to Science Education Award. Presented by the Louisiana Science Teachers...