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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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08/30/2013
After serving 10 years in the U.S. Coast Guard traveling, Ruston native Courtney Thibault decided it was time to come home to see family and give back to the community. “I practiced yoga the entire...
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08/30/2013
Grambling State University is in a nationwide competition to win $50,000. Allstate’s “Quotes for Education” contest includes historically black colleges and universities from across the nation, and...
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08/30/2013
It’s that time of year again, time to get the outhouses together and race! For the past four years, the Village of Choudrant has been home to the Outhouse Races. These oddly named races were the...
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08/29/2013
Ten community leaders have joined forces to kick off a new initiative for Domestic Abuse Resistance Team. The founding members of "Men Standing Strong" — men who make a public stand against...
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08/29/2013
For high school students in Lincoln Parish, the school day typically involves seven different classes with seven different teachers and seven different sets of expectations. This year, however,...
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08/29/2013
Grambling State University is making history yet again. Wednesday marked the induction and promotion of several officers employed by the GSU Police Department. In May 2013, GSU hired Willy Bell, a...
08/28/2013
HODGE (AP) — One person is dead and two people were injured following an accident Tuesday at the RockTenn paper mill in Jackson Parish. Hodge Police Department, the Jonesboro Fire Department and...
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08/28/2013
The Domestic Abuse Resistance Team has been serving Lincoln Parish, along with six other parishes, since 1994. In that time those involved have managed to bring awareness to issues and to help those...
08/28/2013
Each year there are hundreds of incidents that women could have avoided if they had received the proper information. Healthy Woman, a Northern Louisiana Medical Center resource, will host a self-...
08/28/2013
Louisiana Tech University, through its College of Engineering and Science, and the Industry Consortium for Innovations in Communications, Information, and Cyberspace (IC3) will offer a unique and...