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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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10/04/2013
The reconfiguration of the four Ruston elementary schools had many positive benefits, however, it also resulted in some unforeseen challenges. For example, Cypress Springs Elementary School has seen...
10/04/2013
Three local musicians are set to perform Sunday at the Shreveport Convention Center. Ben Backus, Mark Campbell and Steven Lynch will perform with For King and Country, which consists of Joel and Luke...
10/04/2013
Local hunting enthusiasts will have the chance to sight in their hunting rifles beginning today. Tommy Doss will open the Lincoln Parish Gun Range, located in Simsboro. The facilities will be free to...
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10/04/2013
Ella Kate Whitaker is the 3-year-old daughter of Ron and Meredith Whitaker. She was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes on Jan. 22 when she was just 2 years old. She attends Emmanuel Baptist Preschool and...
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10/04/2013
Doors for Ruston’s Annual Gun, Knife and Coin Show will open at 9 a.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday in the Ruston Civic Center. The event will feature selling, trading and displaying of guns, knives,...
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10/03/2013
At approximately 4:45 p.m. Wednesday the Ruston Fire Department responded to a 911 call on U.S. Highway 167 at Charlotte Street for a two-car accident, where one of the vehicles rolled over. One...
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10/03/2013
Wednesday morning, kindergartners at Choudrant Elementary School were encouraged to read every day as First Lady Supriya Jindal stopped by to read to them. At 10:30 a.m. the first lady visited...
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10/03/2013
Louisiana has plenty of money but doesn’t spend it wisely, state Treasurer John Kennedy said Wednesday. Debunking often-heard political claims that the state is short on funds, Kennedy said Louisiana...
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10/03/2013
Delve into the world of good versus evil, with the Ruston Community’s production of “Angel in the Pawnshop.” The Dixie Center for the Arts will host the production, which is set to take the stage at...
10/03/2013
Early voting in this month’s special election to fill former Rep. Rodney Alexander’s 5th Congressional District seat begins Saturday, but local political watchers say the contest hasn’t stirred much...