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Christmas is coming to downtown Ruston. About 30 merchant members of the city’s Main Street organization fanned throughout the central business district Wednesday morning wrapping 26 trees with decorative white lights. The lights will be turned on in mid-November, along with strands city utility crews will hang over downtown streets. The early lighting came at the request of merchants who wanted the city to begin taking on a festive air prior to the Kickoff to Christmas event on Dec. 1, Haley Perot, Ruston’s Main Street director and community coordinator said. But to get the trees decorated...

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Groundbreaking ceremonies were held Friday for the second phase of the Rock Island Greenway shared-use bicycle and pedestrian path. City officials used the ceremony to announce receipt of a $1...
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09/08/2017
The city of Grambling accepted a $186,291 bid by JD Rebar and Construction, of Alexandria, for their Recreational Trails project that will bring a new sidewalk along the east side of Main Street from...
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09/07/2017
Dee Clark Nabors has seen the before and after of where she grew up in east Houston. Before Hurricane Harvey, there were homes, apartment buildings, families with vehicles. Now it’s muck and...
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09/07/2017
Emerald Autrey’s next move is up to Hurricane Irma. Autrey, of Ruston, is a volunteer services specialist with the American Red Cross in Birmingham, Alabama. “They were already thinking about...
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The city of Ruston launched a new program this week aimed at getting more people to recycle. The city is using a $9,000 grant from Keep Louisiana Beautiful to step up its marketing in effort to raise...
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09/06/2017
ST. JOHN'S, Antigua (AP) — Hurricane Irma roared into the Caribbean with record force early Wednesday, its 185-mph winds shaking homes and flooding buildings on a chain of small islands along a path...
09/06/2017
The Lincoln Parish School Board approved its $77 million budget for the budget year that began July 1. The board’s finance committee, composed of five of its six members with District 7 member Trott...
09/05/2017
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Irma strengthened into a dangerous Category 5 storm Tuesday as it roared toward the northeast Caribbean on a path that could take it to the United States. The U...