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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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08/08/2013
At 3:36 p.m. Monday, the Lincoln Parish Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Fellowship Extension Road in Simsboro. A command vehicle was the first to arrive on scene for the Lincoln...
08/08/2013
Improvements to a sanitary sewer lift station that serves a large portion of southeast Ruston will begin within the next 30 to 60 days. The city’s Board of Aldermen on Monday accepted San-Tech of...
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08/08/2013
Last week, area math teachers finished up a training camp geared toward giving them some fresh ideas for their classes. This is the third year that Lincoln Parish has been able to offer training to...
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08/08/2013
Sherwin Williams in Ruston is the place to go to find do-it-yourself home project supplies. The brand may be known for its paints, but the store carries a variety of stylish home décor products and...
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08/08/2013
With hunting season almost here, Bernice Feed, Seed & Hardware has what it takes to bring in the big ones. Now is the time to get ready for deer season, and Bernice Feed and Seed has deer corn,...
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08/07/2013
Because of the gridlock in Washington, Republic Rep. Rodney Alexander, who is the longest-serving U.S. house member from Louisiana, has decided not to run for re-election. “Rather than producing...
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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...