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FARMERVILLE — A spokesman with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has confirmed the agency will soon begin talks with the Union Parish Police Jury about removing trash dumpsters located along state-maintained highways. Information obtained through a public records request filed by The Gazette shows the Police Jury has 76 dumpsters at 27 locations which are on state highways. Rodney Mallett is communications director for DOTD. He said the agency recently received questions about whether the practice was allowable. A letter written to the agency, Mallett said,...

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07/22/2017
A lack of attendance caused by Tropical Depression Cindy and a last-minute decision to reduce admission prices are the reasons the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce losing money on the 2017...
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07/22/2017
In 1953, Billy Ray Pesnell was selected to serve as the Future Farmers of America state president — 64 years later, it’s Isabel Oakley’s turn. While Pesnell, now a Shreveport attorney, doesn’t...
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07/22/2017
A Grambling State University alumna has been named Dallas’ first female police chief. Ulysha Renee Hall, a 1994 GSU graduate, will leave her position as deputy chief of her hometown Detroit to take...
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07/22/2017
Aubrey Marie Summersgill, left in photo at top, was crowned Miss Princess Peach 2018 on Saturday in the annual festival pageant. With her are Dixie Gem Peach Outstanding Teen Gracie Reichman, center...
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07/21/2017
With the summer months almost over, James Ramsaur, director of the Lincoln Parish Park, is looking to make some improvements to the amenities offered at the park. Among those improvements are the...
07/21/2017
A pair of unrelated power outages left much of north Ruston and downtown without electricity part of the day Thursday. The first outage occurred about 10 a.m. near the East Kentucky Avenue bridge...
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07/20/2017
The Ruston Rotary Club contributed $1,000 toward the Lincoln Rotary Club’s summer food drive for Christian Community Action, a nonprofit organization that helps feed local families. Ruston Rotary...
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07/20/2017
It may be a little too early to bring out all of the Christmas decorations, but it is never too early to begin buying gifts — especially if those gifts are for those in need. Elizabeth Turpin, groups...
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07/20/2017
One of Ruston artist Hooshang Khorasani’s landscapes now bedecks a utility box in the creative district of Parker, Colorado. A design based on his painting of the Maroon Bells peaks near Aspen was...
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07/19/2017
Local teens got the chance to create their own stories during the Teen Lego Stop-Motion Animation Workshop Tuesday at the Lincoln Parish Library. Olivia Morrow, above left, concentrates as she...