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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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08/07/2013
A bronze plaque and brick bench sitting in front of the local school system’s central office building now memorializes the 39 years of service that George Mack Sr. devoted to the parish as part of...
08/07/2013
The Village of Choudrant town council met in regular session Monday night to discuss new business. Minutes from the last meeting were approved by Reagan Aswell and seconded by Ricky Maier. Mayor...
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08/07/2013
The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office and Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team teamed up to make two additional arrests for Operation Summer Heat. At approximately 10:57 a.m. Tuesday, Tammy Rena...
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08/06/2013
U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-New Orleans) joined a roundtable discussion concerning the Sparta Aquifer Monday at the Lincoln Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau/Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce...
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08/06/2013
In the early morning all week residents will be able to see the Ruston High School band practicing their marching drills on the practice field as they prepare for another successful band season this...
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08/06/2013
Although it is a few months away, the North Central Louisiana Arts Council is gearing up for the 16th annual Holiday Arts Tour. NCLAC Executive Director Jessica Slaughter said the event features...
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08/05/2013
Area schoolchildren flocked to the Greenwood Recreational Center for the 10th, and final, school supply giveaway known as the Joy Tellis Cooper Foundation’s Family Day in the Park. But that doesn’t...
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08/05/2013
Shown are the correct classroom times for Lincoln Parish Schools during the upcoming 2013-14 academic year. The Ruston Daily Leader apologizes for incorrect times that ran in Sunday’s paper and for...
08/05/2013
Prep Week for Ruston High School started this morning with seniors reporting. Students should report to the school auditorium on their designated day between 8:30 and 11 a.m. to pay debts from last...
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08/05/2013
GRAMBLING — About 400 elementary, middle and high school students from nearly every part of Louisiana are attending the first summer camp offered by the Greater Louisiana Baptist Convention.