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FARMERVILLE — A spokesman with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has confirmed the agency will soon begin talks with the Union Parish Police Jury about removing trash dumpsters located along state-maintained highways. Information obtained through a public records request filed by The Gazette shows the Police Jury has 76 dumpsters at 27 locations which are on state highways. Rodney Mallett is communications director for DOTD. He said the agency recently received questions about whether the practice was allowable. A letter written to the agency, Mallett said,...

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07/29/2014
Child support in America was originally established for those who already had governmental assistance, but it soon became clear that the need reached further than lower-income families — it stretched...
07/29/2014
Money magazine has ranked Louisiana Tech University as one of the nation’s best college values according to its 2014 Best Colleges list released Monday. Of the nation’s approximately 1,500 four-year...
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07/28/2014
The willingness of an alert passer-by to make a 9-1-1 telephone call enabled law enforcement officers to quickly apprehend two suspects in a weekend armed robbery, Ruston Police Chief Steve Rogers...
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07/28/2014
The Lincoln Parish Library held a special celebration for Batman’s75th birthday at 4 p.m. Saturday in the LPL’s community room. Youth came to view paraphernalia, books, videos, apparel and other...
07/28/2014
While some people can’t get enough of Shakespeare or Jane Austen, others might have wondered what would happen if the authors mixed a little science fiction or fantasy into those critically acclaimed...
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07/26/2014
Newly appointed District 2 Alderwoman Rosalind Jones has signed the paperwork making her an official member of Ruston’s Board of Aldermen. Jones was named to the seat July 14 to serve the unexpired...
07/26/2014
Sixty-three local, district and statewide positions are up for re-election this fall, but how many of those will actually appear on the Nov. 4 primary ballot depends on outcome of next month’s...
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07/26/2014
North Louisiana has long been known for producing world-class athletes. Lincoln Parish has always produced its fair share and is leading the way this year as five of six new inductees to Ark-La-Tex...
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07/26/2014
Ruston Assistant Fire Chief Schuyler League is the city’s new interim fire chief. League was appointed to the post by Mayor Dan Hollingsworth, and succeeds Chief James Austin who retired July 22. “I...
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07/26/2014
A Grambling man convicted of carnal knowledge of a juvenile has been arrested on three new charges including violating his probation. Cameron Gerard Bowden, 26, of 204 RWE Jones, also faces charges...