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Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 11:51am
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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09/27/2013
At 10 a.m. Saturday, Union Parish will be honoring its long time sheriff with a benefit put on by his friends and family. The Bob Buckley benefit will be held at 116 Cox Ferry Road. in Farmerville....
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09/26/2013
­­­At 6 p.m. Sept. 19 the Lincoln Parish Fire District No. 1 training facility was full of people eager to learn the skills necessary to serve their community at their Firefighter School, or “Rookie...
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09/26/2013
Two Lincoln Parish lawmakers say the poor rankings they received on this year’s Louisiana Association of Business and Industry legislative session scorecard don’t matter much. Rep. Rob Shadoin, R-...
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09/26/2013
Operation Summer Heat yielded two more arrests on Wednesday. Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office along with the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team arrested two men on opposite ends of the parish...
09/26/2013
Dubach is strutting, cackling and crowing its way to the Louisiana Chicken Festival this Friday and Saturday. There are a variety of events going on this weekend — even talks from the animal experts...
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09/26/2013
Long-Jones Hall has portraits of presidents that laid foundations to keep Grambling State University going. Among the nine, eight are men and there is one woman, Neari Warner. She returned to the...
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09/26/2013
The Ruston Rotary Club proudly announced the recipients of the September Student of the Month Awards. Following comments by program coordinator Rachel Lilly, each student honoree spoke to the club...
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09/26/2013
AP Scholars Eight Cedar Creek School students received College Board AP® Scholar recognition based on their outstanding performance on the 2013 Advanced Placement® Exams. Catherine Hild and Morgan...
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09/25/2013
United Way of Northeast Louisiana kicked off its annual campaign last week at the West Monroe Convention Center. Special guest speaker, Korie Robertson of Duck Dynasty, delivered an inspiring...
09/25/2013
Around Ruston, residents are big on giving back to the community, and now The Arbor and Terrace of Ruston is doing just that. At 6 p.m. Thursday, they will play host to the second annual Savor Every...