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Despite first-year numbers lower than what he had hoped, Ruston’s venture into curbside recycling has still been “extremely successful,” Mayor Ronny Walker said. Twelve months after the city started the program in January 2017, 742 households and approximately 300 small businesses are participating, according to statistics compiled by city. Of those households, 612 are inside the city limits and 130 outside the city. Ruston offers recycling within a 3-mile radius of the city limits. As of December, just over 230 tons of items that otherwise would have gone to the parish landfill had been...

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11/26/2014
Ruston Mayor-elect Ronny Walker has tapped a three-person transition team of Lynne Gnemi, Mickey Mays and Bobby Williams to help plan for the change of administrations at City Hall. “They’re more of...
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11/26/2014
Having served as mayor of Downsville for over 20 years, Reggie Skains is used to smaller municipalities getting the short shift in state funding. As president of the school board that oversees...
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11/25/2014
The person allegedly responsible in Sunday’s suspected homicide has been apprehended. The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested Veronica Denice Jackson, of Jonesboro, in connection with the murder...
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11/25/2014
Within the next few weeks, Ruston native Trent Dion Soto hopes to hear a decision from Sundance — or one of a number of other prestigious film festivals — about whether his documentary “Among the...
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11/25/2014
The Rev. Cathy Brewton guides a group of women toward two large windows overlooking the backyard of LifeHouse Ministries, located at 813 N. Trenton St. “I just want to make sure ya’ll look outside at...
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11/24/2014
New Tech students at Ruston High School listened to advice on being successful from several professionals in the community during a panel discussion Thursday.
11/24/2014
Deputies with the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office are investigating the Sunday morning death of a Grambling man. According to a press release from LPSO, at approximately 7:30 a.m. Sunday deputies...
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11/24/2014
The Lincoln Parish Detention Center Commission will begin looking into new options for housing juvenile offenders. During Friday’s meeting, LPDC Warden Jim Tuten said the main facility that is...
11/24/2014
A man suspected of murdering a family member has been apprehended in West Monroe. At approximately 4:30 p.m. Saturday, the West Monroe Police Department responded to the 1200 block Hinkle Drive in...
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11/22/2014
The Lincoln Parish Police Jury will soon open a seat to appointment now that current juror Ronnie Walker has been elected mayor of Ruston. Due to potential conflicts of interests, Walker will not...