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A lack of attendance caused by Tropical Depression Cindy and a last-minute decision to reduce admission prices are the reasons the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce losing money on the 2017 Louisiana Peach Festival, Chamber President Judy Copeland said Friday. This year’s festival had a $1.29 million local economic impact, according to figures released by the Chamber, the group that produces the annual summer celebration. That number is $1.08 million less than last year’s figure, $2.37 million. Approximately 19,808 people attended the two-day June festivities, down about 3,416 from 2016’s...

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06/13/2014
When Thelma Williams stepped off the train in October of 1956. It was 89 degrees. She had a mink coat, her luggage and no idea where her life was taking her. “I wanted to take the coat off,” she said...
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06/13/2014
Emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle rollover near the intersection of Tennessee Avenue and Tech Farm Road yesterday. Ruston Fire Department Public Information Officer Eric Brazzel said...
06/13/2014
The notion that people can’t recycle in Ruston isn’t true, city officials said Monday. “You can recycle anything you want, you just need to know where to take and take it there,” City Administrator...
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06/13/2014
MONROE — Louisiana Delta Community College Chancellor Barbara M. Hanson and Grambling State University President Frank G. Pogue formally signed a memorandum of understanding to help area students...
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06/12/2014
Crews from D&J Construction smooth overlay on North Trenton Street on Wednesday as part of a multi-phase project to upgrade U.S. Highway 167 from Jefferson Corner on the northern end to Mill...
06/12/2014
Union Parish Sheriff’s deputies arrested Bryan D. Saulsberry, 31, of 509 Legacy Lane, Ruston, on Monday on warrants charging him with aggravated flight from an officer, criminal damage to property of...
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06/12/2014
Two blues and soul musicians will be entertaining the crowd at the Juneteenth Festival in Grambling this Saturday. The first will be M.P. Soul. Born and raised in Ruston, Soul developed a love for...
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06/12/2014
Lewis Jones has officially announced his candidacy for district judge for all of Lincoln and Union parishes. “I believe my unique combination of areas of practice and extensive courtroom experience...
06/12/2014
The Village of Simsboro held its monthly town hall meeting on Monday. The aldermen approved minutes from the May 5 meeting and opened the floor for public comment. One resident complained that his...
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06/12/2014
Janie Humphries was recently honored at the Governor’s Mansion in Baton Rouge as one of the 2014 Louisiana School Volunteer of the Year Award recipients.