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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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09/12/2013
Whether it is through Louisiana Tech University or Grambling State University, Ruston is fortunate to have such an arts presence within the community. This time it will be Tech playing host to a...
09/12/2013
While the state might be red as a whole, according to the Louisiana Voter Registration database there are more registered Democrats in Lincoln Parish than there are Republicans. Now, there is a...
09/12/2013
From the Principal, Ms. Patrice Hilton We have had a great start to our school year at Hillcrest Elementary! School begins at 7:30 a.m. this year. Please be on time to start the day. Our Cookie...
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09/12/2013
Dubach School is off to a terrific start for the 2013-14 school year! Our parents, grandparents, and community members have been able to tour the school during our Meet and Greet, Open House and...
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09/12/2013
The Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts welcomed 138 new students during the school’s annual matriculation ceremony held at 2 p.m. Aug. 30, in the A.A. Fredericks Auditorium located on...
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09/11/2013
As soon as mid-October, the Lincoln Parish School Board could achieve unitary status in the decades-old desegregation case that forced the redistricting of all four Ruston elementary schools during...
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09/11/2013
Reports out of Grambling State University early this morning say the school has terminated the contract of head football coach Doug Williams. Williams confirmed the firing via phone call. “The...
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09/11/2013
Ruston High School Senior Benjamin Serio, son of John and Donna Serio, was announced as one of the approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 59th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These...
09/10/2013
Ruston’s Board of Aldermen has approved an amended ordinance that restricts the authority of the city building official, but some residents and one alderman say the board moved too fast. “They’ve let...
09/10/2013
The city of Ruston has a new $55.1 million budget for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. Aldermen approved the spending plan Monday night on a 4-1 vote, with only Alderman Elmore Mayfield objecting...