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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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On Saturday, local elementary school students attended a jump rope workshop at A.E. Phillips, which was taught by The Heart Throbbers Team and The High Velocity Team, jump rope teams from Texas....
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Ruston School District voters said “yes” Saturday to a $21 million public school improvements project. Complete but unofficial returns show 68 percent of voters voted for the millage extension that...
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11/17/2013
Lincoln Parish voters mirrored the rest of Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District in electing political newcomer Vance McAllister as their next congressman. Complete but unofficial returns from...
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11/17/2013
Pictured above are members of the Junior Auxiliary at their annual jambalaya and bake sale Saturday. Funds raised during this event go to help cover costs on the following projects: the Christmas...
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11/17/2013
Louisiana Tech University added 304 new alumni Saturday during the fall commencement ceremonies at the Thomas Assembly Center. The graduates also learned valuable life experiences from keynote...
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11/17/2013
First Baptist Church of Ruston will serve its traditional Thanksgiving meal “To Ruston with Love” to area citizens at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Ruston Civic Center, located at 401 N. Trenton Street....
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11/17/2013
Ruston’s “Holidays Arts Tour — Create!” is set to begin Thursday and residents have several things to get excited about. Jessica Slaughter, executive director for the North Central Louisiana Arts...
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11/17/2013
On Saturday, students from local elementary schools participated in a jump rope workshop at A.E. Phillips with The Heart Throbbers Team and The High Velocity Team from Texas. Katie Hall, the...
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11/16/2013
The Howard School in Ruston recently received a grant from Claiborne Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round Up program. The school was awarded $1,645 to purchase five mini iPads for classroom use....
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Members of the Lincoln Parish Fire District made a visit to Mrs. Williams’ second grade class at Hillcrest Elementary School recently. Captain Dustin St. Andre and Driver J. Jenkins shared with the...