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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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08/26/2013
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department sued Louisiana on Saturday to stop the state from distributing school vouchers in any district that remains under a desegregation court order....
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08/26/2013
Three’s a charm for New Tech @ Ruston. The national New Tech Network has announced that the Ruston High School program has been named an official Demonstration Site and Exemplary School for the third...
08/24/2013
A surge in oil and gas activity, plus projects at two local industries have pushed sales tax collections up 12.45 percent for the third quarter of this year over the same period in 2012. Collections...
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08/24/2013
Champ, Louisiana Tech University cheerleaders and members of the Tech Athletics Department were at Super 1 Foods Saturday recruiting young new fans. Pictured above are the Tech cheerleaders...
08/24/2013
Lincoln Parish residents who want to learn more about voting, or who are not registered to vote and wish to sign up, have a special opportunity to do so this week during Voter Education Week. The...
08/24/2013
The D’Arbonne Watershed Lake Commission has completed a contract with Southwestern Energy for the oil company to extract water from lake D’Arbonne to be used for fracking. The contract agreement was...
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08/24/2013
Ruston Mayor Dan Hollingsworth (center) buys the first ticket for a Jeep raffle benefiting Buddy Ball of Ruston. Buddy Ball is a softball league for special-needs youngsters. Tickets for this 2014...
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08/24/2013
State Rep. Rob Shadoin served as the main speaker at the Northeast Louisiana Association of Realtors meeting earlier this week at the Historic Ruston Fire Station. The program was presented by Diane...
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08/24/2013
After 36 years of service to Liberty Mutual, Fred Sutton put in his last day Aug. 16. More than 50 friends and colleagues — as well as Fred’s wife Lee, his daughter, sister and his extended family—...
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08/24/2013
Next week, we observe Labor Day. A federal holiday since 1894, Labor Day celebrates the achievements of American workers — people, like yourself, who work hard for their money. But to make progress...