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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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11/21/2013
As part of the Holiday Arts Tour — Create!, a poetry round-robin reading will also take place. North Central Louisiana Arts Council Executive Director Jessica Slaughter said this is the first year...
11/21/2013
The long-faithful dormitory duo of Caruthers Hall and Neilson Hall is being demolished by a wrecking ball this month, something Louisiana Tech University male students couldn’t do over a span of 40...
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11/19/2013
Demolition of Neilson Dormitory on the Louisiana Tech University has started. Pictured is ongoing demolition occurring Monday morning. Neilson and Caruthers Dormitory, in front of it just off of Tech...
11/19/2013
Lincoln Parish’s Police Jury finalized its 2013 Amended and 2014 Proposed Budgets during a special meeting held Monday, giving in to some degree to a request for additional funding for the Lincoln...
11/19/2013
Even though Thanksgiving hasn’t quite made it to Lincoln Parish, downtown Ruston will start to look a lot like Christmas this week. Thursday through Saturday, in conjunction with the North Central...
11/19/2013
The Health Hut has initiated Lighten Up! Lincoln Parish, an effort to encourage the Lincoln Parish community to become healthier. The keynote speaker for this event is Abby Rike, from NBC’s hit...
11/19/2013
Once upon a time, Louisiana Tech University ruled the world of women’s basketball. Wouldn’t it be nice to see that storybook dream come true again? Lady Techsters basketball fans will get that chance...
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11/18/2013
Residents of Lincoln Parish now have unique venues for their weddings almost all year round — barns. Charlotte Naff, manager of Shenandoah Stables Productions in Vienna, said this business began by...
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11/18/2013
Local Boy and Cub Scouts collected an estimated 8,000 pounds of food for Christian Community Action and residents are still able to donate if they missed the scouts. Charlotte Hood, pack advancement...
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11/18/2013
Residents can work off those holiday pounds with one of Bulldawg Nutrition’s many fitness options that are open to the public. Those interested can get a jump-start on their fitness with their six-...