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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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11/06/2013
It turns out that Lincoln Parish will not be getting a charter school, despite receiving the first ever application for one earlier this year. After a public hearing, during which no one offered any...
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11/06/2013
At 2:42 p.m. Tuesday the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office, along with the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team arrested one man for distribution of crack cocaine. Gregory Dewayne Scott, 42, of...
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11/06/2013
For the second time in a seven day period, the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office along with the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team has arrested the same Louisiana Tech University student — this...
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11/06/2013
Ruston resident Dr. Allen Herbert did a double take several months ago when he a heard television commentator talking about a soon-to-be-released movie based on Solomon Northup’s memoir “Twelve Years...
11/06/2013
The Louisiana Chapter of North American Hunters for Heroes will host a deer hunt for veterans Saturday. Donnie Vocker, founder of the Louisiana chapter, said the event came about after helping...
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11/06/2013
The Choudrant Fire Department still has approximately 30 tickets left for their 52-week gun raffle, which began in September. Overall, only 1,000 tickets were made available, but residents still have...
11/05/2013
The city of Ruston is lending a helping hand to two local agencies. The Board of Aldermen voted Monday night to give the Head Start program an additional $10,000 and the Louisiana Military Museum a...
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11/05/2013
A year and a half ago Vicki Staples put her scrubs away and picked up her price gun — after 30 years as a nurse, she became the owner of The Avenue Christian Bookstore in Ruston. Throughout her time...
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11/05/2013
The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office along with the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team arrested one man on charges of distribution of marijuana and resisting arrest after an attempted traffic...
11/05/2013
Local residents will have a chance to voice their thoughts on a proposed charter school application today when a special public hearing is held at 5:30 p.m. prior to the 6 p.m. regularly scheduled...