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August 22nd, 2017

Former nursing home to become behavioral care facility

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If all goes according to plan, a former nursing home on East Georgia Avenue will open in November as a behavioral health care facility.
Ruston’s Planning and Zoning Commission on Monday granted Lincoln Counseling, LLC’s request to remake the abandoned Alpine Guest Care Center building into an in- and out-patient drug rehabilitation facility.
All that remains now that the commission has approved the conditional use permit, is the final OK from the state Department of Health and Hospitals, Chris Salter, of Ruston, the project’s developer, said.

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Aldermen recommend budget approval

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Ruston’s proposed $65.6 million budget for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1 is on its way to the Board of Aldermen for approval.
The board’s personnel-finance committee, composed of the five aldermen, endorsed the 2018 spending plan Monday night. The board officially votes on the budget ordinance Sept. 11.
The city’s fiscal year runs from Oct. 1 to the next Sept. 30.
Procedurally, aldermen convened as the Board of Aldermen, then recessed and reconvened in their role as the city’s personnel-finance committee to consider the budget.

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One dead, two wounded in shooting

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Police continue their search today for the suspect in an early morning triple shooting that left one person dead and two others wounded, including an infant.
Officers are on the hunt for Frank Jauron Stringfellow, 38, of Ruston, in connection with the incident that killed Shakena N. Hampton, 35, of Ruston, and injured her mother, Doris Hampton, 54, also of Ruston and a 1-year-old child.
“Stringfellow has a lengthy criminal history and should be considered armed and dangerous,” Ruston Deputy Police Chief Clint Williams said this morning.

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Perfect etiquette for forgetting someone’s name

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The mind is a wonderful thing. It begins when we are born and continues until we have to remember someone’s name. It may take years for that to happen, but it’s embarrassing when it does. Don’t be too alarmed. It happens to most everyone. The trouble is, we all have names, and we all know many people. My boss tells me that it’s not related to age.
The problem is that, when you get older, you know so many more people than when you were young. You therefore have so many more names to try to remember. I don’t know about you, but I’m going with that theory.

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Tech’s Kgoale C-USA Defender of Week

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After helping the Louisiana Tech women’s soccer team come away with a win and a draw in the opening weekend of the 2017 season, Nomvula Kgoale was chosen as the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week in an announcement by the league office on Monday.
The C-USA Preseason Defensive Player of the Year selection quickly showed why the conference coaches chose her as such.
In the season opener at McNeese State, Kgoale played all but one minute in helping shutout the Cowgirls, 1-0. It marked the first win in program history over McNeese State in Lake Charles (previously 0-3).

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Four G-Men garner notice on gridiron

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QB Kincade, RB Carter, OL Scott, DL Varner on BCFHOF Watch List
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ATLANTA, Ga. — The Black College Football Hall of Fame has announced the 2017 Watch List for the Black College Football Player of the Year Award, and the list includes four members of the Grambling State University football team.
Senior running back Martez Carter, senior quarterback DeVante Kincade, senior offensive lineman Trenton Scott and junior defensive lineman Brandon Varner all made this year’s watch list.

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Start planning your fall garden preparations

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Football season and fall go hand in hand. This season also reminds me it is time to get back into the garden. Do you recall that cool spell we experienced recently? It’s a promise of cooler days to come — and sooner rather than later we hope.

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Prep football drawing near

The official kickoff for 2017 is getting closer every day.
While the regular high school football season doesn’t kick off until next week, area football fans will get a taste of real-game action this weekend as area high school teams begin jamboree action.
It all kicks off Friday night as the Cedar Creek Cougars play in a 7 p.m. jamboree at Haynesville.
Then one of the biggest days for area football happens as the Eddie Robinson High School Football Classic and the Bayou Jamb 2017 are held on Saturday featuring 16 teams from across north Louisiana.

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August 21st

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS SEALED BID # 2017-36

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SEALED BID # 2017-36
SEALED BIDS will be received until the hour of 10:00 a.m. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2017 in the Purchasing Office of the city of Ruston located at the Public Works Complex, 701 East Tennessee Avenue, Ruston, LA 71270, at which time all bids received will be publicly opened and read aloud, for furnishing the city of Ruston with the
PURCHASE OF CONCRETE METER BOXES, VARIOUS SIZES
As per specifications on file:
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Purchasing Office
701 East Tennessee Avenue
Ruston, Louisiana 71270
(318) 251-8631

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SEALED BID # 2017-35
SEALED BIDS will be received until the hour of 10:00 a.m. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2017 in the Purchasing Office of the city of Ruston located at the Public Works Complex, Administration Building, 701 East Tennessee Avenue, Ruston, LA 71270, at which time all bids received will be publicly opened and read aloud, for furnishing the city of Ruston with the
PURCHASE OF VARIOUS NEW TRANSFORMERS
As per specifications on file:
The city of Ruston
Purchasing Office
701 East Tennessee Avenue
Ruston, Louisiana 71270
(318) 251-8631

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