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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 11:27am
The first of a series of three murals designed to draw attention to downtown Ruston and enhance visitor experiences is finished. The 9-foot-tall by 40-foot-long work is painted on the back wall of the Rainwater Building facing Vienna Street and adjacent to the Federal Building parking lot. The mural is visible to northbound traffic. The mural is a collage of multi-colored geometric shapes, some bearing almost hidden logos and images that represent Ruston. The images were intentionally veiled so that people have to walk up to the mural to spot them. “You’ll see everything from a peach to a...

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04/20/2017
Ruston peach grower Joe Mitcham is banking on a peach-plum hybrid dubbed MP-29 to jumpstart the dwindling local peach crop. But it could take as long as eight years to know how well the experimental...
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04/20/2017
A Ruston woman has been arrested on charges of Medicaid fraud. Amanda Hollins, 31, was arrested Tuesday by the Louisiana Attorney General’s office on four counts of submitting timesheets and service...
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04/20/2017
Nationally recognized psychiatrist and pediatrician, Dr. Joe Bates, a Louisiana Tech University graudate, will be coming North Louisiana to share how to make brains feel better, smarter and more...
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04/20/2017
The Ruston Rotary Club has announced the recipients of the April Student of the Month Awards. Each student honoree spoke to the club members about their accomplishments at the April 12 luncheon and...
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04/20/2017
Lincoln Preparatory School recently received $500 for participating in the Adolescent Pre-Diabetes Prevention Program. The program is a grant to Richland Parish Hospital from the Health Resources...
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04/19/2017
The Louisiana Tech University American Society of Civil Engineers Steel Bridge and Concrete Canoe teams won first and second place, respectively, at the 2017 ASCE Deep South Conference held recently...
04/19/2017
At 6:30 p.m. Friday, the Ruston Farmers Market will hold a Farm-to-Fiesta fundraising party at the market building, located at 220 East Mississippi Ave. “The Farm-to-Fiesta event will celebrate the...
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04/18/2017
The suspect in a Sunday night homicide used what investigators now believe was an assumed named, Major Stephen Williams, commander of the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office Criminal Division, said...
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04/18/2017
As residents round the corner of West Louisiana Avenue downtown, they will see a change in scenery at Ruston’s First Baptist Church. Crews are demolishing the church’s old activities building....
04/18/2017
Ruston police have determined no attempted child abduction or battery occurred at the Wal-Mart SuperCenter earlier this month, despite claims by the alleged victim’s mother otherwise. “The...