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The addition of a 50-bed dormitory would give the Lincoln Parish Detention Center needed bed space and save money over the long run, detention center Warden Jim Tuten said Thursday. The proposed dorm is on the detention center’s capital projects wish list for the coming year. But how soon the work might start and exactly what it would cost are unknown, Tuten told the detention center commission. “We’re at the very preliminary stages of it,” he said. The 241-bed jail is full and another 28 inmates are housed at nearby facilities, Tuten said. As many as 45 inmates have been housed elsewhere to...

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09/16/2013
Have a knack for crafting? If so, bring those arts and crafts to the Louisiana Chicken Festival. The Dubach Restoration and Beautification Organization has arts and crafts/food booths spaces...
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09/16/2013
At approximately 9:17 a.m. Sunday, Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Deontrell Marquis Hunter for two charges. Hunter, 19, of 108 Abbott, was arrested at 2410 Beacon Light Road for...
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09/16/2013
Ruston Police Department officers arrested Chicoty Damero Shomo at approximately 2:19 p.m. Sunday. Shomo, 31, of 200 Riser Road, was arrested for simple battery after police received a call from the...
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09/16/2013
The height of sinks and the size of toilets isn’t something most people have to think much about, at least not until they’re faced with a school full of small children. New size-appropriate toilets,...
09/16/2013
Children are the future. “As parents and caregivers it is our responsibility to keep America’s children safe,” Sheriff Mike Stone said. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety...
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09/14/2013
Much to the delight of downtown businesses, both lanes of traffic on Trenton Street were reopened at 4:30 p.m. Friday. City of Ruston Economic Development Administrator Kristi M. Lumpkin said from...
09/14/2013
Visitors to Dubach School will notice a distinct difference in the population of its students this year. On average, they’re significantly smaller than they were during the 2012-13 school year, when...
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09/14/2013
The village of Simsboro contemplated the permitting of hard liquor sales at Thursday night’s monthly meeting. The owner of Tony’s Mart Sid went before the council and requested to sell hard liquor....
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09/14/2013
A first for Ruston and other area residents to enjoy was the Peace Love Art Yoga Festival held on Saturday. The event featured 25 vendors, as well as a variety of classes ranging from massages and...
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09/14/2013
Local residents came out Thursday to the Ruston Civic Center donned in their western wear to celebrate the sixth anniversary of North Louisiana Medical Center’s Senior Circle. Attendees enjoyed guest...