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Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 11:51am
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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07/30/2016
Ruston’s Board of Aldermen is set to vote Monday on changes in the city’s alcohol ordinance that, if approved, would allow restaurants and bars to stay open until 2 a.m. Monday’s meeting begins at 5...
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07/30/2016
Editor’s Note: Rick Gallot was appointed by the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors as the 10th president of Grambling State University on July 26. A GSU graduate, he also graduated...
07/29/2016
The Ruston Community Theatre recently wrapped up their 2015-16 season with the musical “Oklahoma!” Jonathan Baines, a member of the RCT board, said the group was thankful for local support. “Ruston...
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07/29/2016
Members of the 100 Percent Princess dance group perform during the Movin’ and Groovin’ Talent Show held by the Boys and Girls Club of North Central Louisiana. The event was held Thursday evening at...
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07/29/2016
Children like Devron Cage, pictured during last year’s camp, will get the opportunity to learn not only about baseball, but more importantly, about the game of life, as the seventh annual Wilbert...
07/29/2016
Builders Supply, Ruston’s independent and local source for building supplies, hardware and paint, will officially celebrate its 25th anniversary this weekend. Free food, vendor demonstrations and...
07/28/2016
Traffic along a stretch of Celebrity Drive between Eagle Drive and Commerce Street in north Ruston is flowing again now that a $750,000 road revamp project is done. City officials, along with...
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07/28/2016
A Shreveport man is dead following an accident Wednesday on Interstate 20 east of Ruston near the Rough Edge Road overpass and that involved an 18-wheeler and a dump truck. Rodney Charles, 40, died...
07/28/2016
It’s always the biggest Happening for Louisiana Tech University before the start of a new academic and athletic school year, and it’s only days away.
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07/28/2016
Members of the Louisiana Tech University Women’s Soccer Team show young attendees which part of the foot they used to properly kick a soccer ball at the Lincoln Parish Library Events Center. Margie...