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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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10/31/2013
A.E. Phillips Laboratory School at Louisiana Tech University achieved a School Performance Score (SPS) of 126.3 out of 150 to earn an “A” grade from the Louisiana Department of Education as part of...
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10/31/2013
Kindergarten October has been a busy month for us in Choudrant. We have been reading books about Christopher Columbus and made a paper ship that represented the one he sailed on.
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10/31/2013
Lucy Douglas has very specific vision for health care. It’s personalized, original and joins traditional family practice with nutrition and spa services. Douglas, a nurse practitioner, is founder...
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10/31/2013
Ruston Florist and Boutique, owned by Dennis and Debbie Allen, has been in their new location for a year now. Ruston Florist and Boutique is ruston’s newest Department store. “It was a time for a...
10/31/2013
The Annual Downtown Howl’oween event, which was originally set to kick off at 4 p.m. today, has been cancelled due to inclement weather. Kristi Lumpkin, economic development administrator, said while...
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10/30/2013
While children are out trick-or-treating around the neighborhoods this Halloween, the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team will be having a moment of silence for those who have lost their lives due to...
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10/30/2013
A 9 p.m. Tuesday the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office along with the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team arrested nine Louisiana Tech University students on charges of possession of marijuana...
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10/30/2013
This fall’s firefighter school for the Lincoln Parish Fire Department produced eight new volunteer firefighters who are now equipped with the training necessary to protect Lincoln Parish. Danny Cross...
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10/30/2013
At 11 a.m. Tuesday a natural gas line ruptured at the Ruston Fire Department Headquarters on Georgia Avenue. Eric Brazzel, public education officer for RFD, said traffic was redirected and Georgia...
10/30/2013
Lincoln Parish could be in for some heavy rainfall tonight and Thursday in advance of a cold front that’s beginning to make its way across the country. Kip Franklin, director of Lincoln Parish...