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The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce was able to “close the gap” of the approximately $50,000 lost during 2017’s Louisiana Peach Festival through various holiday events presented by the Chamber, said Judy Copeland, Chamber president. “This means we close the 2017 (year) with a loss, but we still have money in the bank,” Copeland said. “We will scale back some expenses on Peach Festival, but that will put us back in line with previous years.” Chamber officials announced they had taken over and created several events in December to replenish the money lost from Peach Fest. The Chamber...

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12/27/2017
Get ready. Old Man Winter is coming to Lincoln Parish for the holiday weekend and he’s bringing with him a slight chance of freezing rain. The National Weather Service in Shreveport is forecasting...
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12/27/2017
Local residents wanting to learn about and celebrate Kwanzaa, a week long celebration honoring African heritage, have to look no further than Ruston. Local resident Liz White will celebrate her 23rd...
12/26/2017
City of Ruston utility customers must have their residential garbage cans on the street by 10 p.m. today for pickup this week. The garbage trucks will begin rolling shortly after that and service the...
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12/26/2017
Ruston banker Lee Denny has been named the 2018 chairman of the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Denny, vice president of lending at Bank of Ruston, will also oversee the board...
12/26/2017
Local officials are warning residents to remain cautious when using fireworks for the New Year’s holiday. Some areas, including Ruston and Simsboro, do not allow fireworks. Other local municipalities...
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12/23/2017
Salvation Army volunteer Jerry Blackmon, left, of Monroe, wishes Joan Moncrief, of Ruston, a Merry Christmas after Moncreif makes a donation in front of Super 1 Ruston. Blackmon said he has been a...
12/23/2017
The first multi-day period of freezing and sub-freezing temperatures appears to be on the way and with it comes a reminder to be prepared. “Check vehicles, antifreeze, batteries; wrap exposed water...
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12/23/2017
The city of Ruston has a message for its 10,000 residential utility customers: If you want your household garbage picked up this week, you must put your container out by 10 p.m. Tuesday. The garbage...
12/23/2017
The miracle of Christmas has once again left residents of Ruston with a smile on their faces. Recently, the Pine Hills Advocacy Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to lessening the trauma...
12/23/2017
Longtime Ruton resident and businessman J. N. Walpole is the winner of this year’s Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Robert E. Russ Award. The award is one of the most prestigious civic honors that...