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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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07/26/2013
In November, the Lincoln Parish School Board plans to ask voters to approve an additional 10-year extension on the Ruston District No. 1 millage tax to pay for more than $20 million of capital outlay...
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07/26/2013
Summer goes out with a splash. In recent years area residents and their beloved dogs have had the chance to take a swim and cool off from the hot summer days. This is the fourth year the K9 Pool...
07/26/2013
For a decade area residents have been able to show their support for Ruston High School’s Bearcat Belles. As usual, the Dinner and Style Show will feature a performance, style show and silent auction...
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07/25/2013
At approximately 9:30 a.m. today, an 18-wheeler collided with a vehicle at the intersection of Eagle Drive and North Service Road East. At least one individual was airlifted away from the scene....
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07/25/2013
A sweet natured dog rescued by 4 Paws, Inc., in need of help is set to undergo emergency surgery today or no later than Friday. Sue Martin, president of 4 Paws Rescue, Inc. in Ruston said that Deuce...
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07/25/2013
Ten students from elementary, junior high and high schools around the region recently completed the week-long Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) Student Experience summer science program at...
07/25/2013
Most retail purchases are exempt from the four percent state sales tax during the 2013 Louisiana Annual Sales Tax Holiday Aug. 2 and Aug. 3. The exemption applies to most consumer purchases of...
07/25/2013
CASA of Northeast Louisiana is now accepting donations of school supplies for local children in foster care. CASA’s 2013 School Supply Drive is hoping to provide backpacks filled with school supplies...
07/25/2013
Ruston’s Locker Room, located at 304 E. Reynolds Drive in Ruston, is open from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, serving the public with school, team and PE uniforms; screenprinting and lettering;...
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07/24/2013
The Ruston Fire Department responded to a fire alarm on the Louisiana Tech University campus at Keeny Hall off College Street in Ruston at 11:20 a.m. Tuesday morning. RFD Public Information Officer...