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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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07/12/2014
Ten years after District Attorney Bob Levy established the Pine Hills Advocacy Center, there is a strong contrast between what used to be pallid walls and colorless floors and the bright murals...
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07/12/2014
Top: Miss Louisiana Outstanding Teen Meagan Crews (left) and Miss Spirit of Ruston 2014 Anna Blake (right) crowned Emmersyn Nations as the 2014 Miss Princess Peach during Saturday’s pageant at...
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07/11/2014
This year’s Louisiana Peach Festival had a local economic impact of $2.5 million, according to figures released today by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, the organization that coordinates the...
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07/11/2014
After more than 30 years of service the time has come for one of Ruston’s own to spend more time with his family. Ruston Fire Chief James Austin has spent the better part of his life providing an...
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07/11/2014
Recent changes in Grambling State University’s administration were discussed during a press conference held Thursday. GSU interim president Cynthia Warrick was on hand to address GSU supporters...
07/11/2014
The Ruston Community Theatre’s first production in the 2014-15 season will hold auditions Saturday and Monday. “’Til Beth Do Us Part” is written by the comedic trio of Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and...
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07/11/2014
The Princess Peach Pageant will begin today with an ice cream social and interview session. This Ruston tradition will culminate with the pageant at 10 a.m. Saturday at Choudrant High School. It is...
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07/10/2014
A prolonged narcotics investigation by the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team lead to the execution of more than two dozen arrest warrants Wednesday afternoon at 149 Wayside Drive in Grambling...
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07/10/2014
It used to be that economic development site selectors spent hours on the road touring potential business and industrial locations. Times have changed. “Now, 90 percent of it is done beforehand using...
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07/10/2014
Ruston District 5 Alderwoman Marie Riggs today announced her candidacy for re-election this fall. Riggs has represented District 5 for 12 years. “I have learned that projects undertaken by city...