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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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At 4:24 p.m. Tuesday, Troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a single vehicle fatal crash on Interstate 20 about four miles west of West Monroe. The preliminary...
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10/15/2013
Faculty from Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science are celebrating the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences’ awarding of the Nobel Prize in physics to theorists Peter Higgs and...
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10/15/2013
At 12:22 a.m. this morning the Ruston Fire Department responded to a 911 call on Edgewood Street that resulted in a fatality and a total loss of the structure. “During the investigation, we thought...
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10/15/2013
Contenders for the 5th District Congressional seat had plenty of opinions to offer voters during Monday night’s candidate forum sponsored by the North Central Louisiana TEA Party. Two of the...
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10/15/2013
The Louisiana Center for the Blind is finding ways to give back to the community. As part of Meet the Blind Month the center is teaming up with a few organizations in order to bring awareness to the...
10/15/2013
On Thursday and Friday, all of Lincoln Parish’s fifth grade classes came to Lincoln Parish Park for fun in the sun and a lot of Sparta knowledge at the Lincoln Parish WaterFest. Ruston Elementary,...
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10/14/2013
4 Paws Rescue Inc. celebrated their new location with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and Fall Festival on Saturday. The event also served as a fundraiser for the volunteer pet rescue organization. Above...
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10/14/2013
In recognition of Bullying Awareness Month the alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. held a prevention and informational workshop Saturday. Topics covered included cyber bullying,...
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10/14/2013
The Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s office has released findings on the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana that brought up internal control issues. The findings stated that during the...
10/14/2013
Louisiana Tech University’s Alumni Association, in conjunction with the university’s Student Government Association and various student organizations, academic colleges, athletics department and...