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Nine months ago, when the Rev. Ryan Ford was named director of the United Methodist Wesley Foundation campus ministry at Louisiana Tech University, he brought with him the hope that someday the ministry could make small-scale and sustainable farming part of its discipleship. Ford never imagined it would happen so soon. Three weeks ago, the Wesley Foundation entered into partnership with the city of Ruston on a community gardening project that supporters say can help revitalize part of the city, produce healthy food, be educational and bear witness to God’s kingdom. Ruston’s Board of Aldermen...

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03/21/2017
The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for residents’ help in locating this stolen welding trailer. The trailer was taken from the Dubach area during the day Friday. The machine is mounted on...
03/21/2017
The fifth North Louisiana Youth Percussion Ensemble Festival will return to Louisiana Tech University’s Howard Auditorium Friday and Saturday. The event was created in part to provide a performance...
03/21/2017
Ruston’s Planning and Zoning Commission has postponed a decision on a preliminary plat application for a planned unit development on the south side of West Barnett Springs Avenue. The panel on Monday...
03/20/2017
A Simsboro man died Saturday night in a fire that destroyed his Davis Road home. Felton Cockerham, 77, was believed to have been trying to get out of structure but was unable to do so, Chief Kevin...
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03/20/2017
On Saturday, the 11th annual Joe Woods Wildwood Express Showcase will be hosted by the Dixie Center for the arts. Beginning at 6 p.m., the show will celebrate the life and legacy of Joe Woods, Mary...
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03/20/2017
Gov. John Bel Edwards will be in Ruston on Wednesday to participate in a ribbon cutting at the Monster Moto corporate headquarters and youth recreational vehicle assembly plant, and a groundbreaking...
03/18/2017
t’s been 10 years since Kevin Singh, director of the Community Design Activism Center in Louisiana Tech University’s School of Design, came upon the multi-block area of southwest Ruston now known as...
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03/18/2017
For six years, the Hockenjos family has invited residents from all over North Louisiana to participate in a showcase of their gifts — Ruston’s Got Talent. The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday...
03/18/2017
The Pinkie Wilkerson Memorial Interchange was dedicated Friday at Interstate 20 and state highway 149 with more than 150 area residents and state officials attending. It was the largest attendance...
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03/18/2017
On Oct. 15, 1861, 21-year-old Isom Franklin enlisted in the 35th North Carolina Regiment, Infantry Company K. By Jan. 1862, the unit was transferred to the Confederate Service, joining the ranks of...