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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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06/05/2014
Casen Ray Broussard, of Hayes in Calcasieu Parish, is currently undergoing treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Two-year-old Casen was recently diagnosed with...
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06/05/2014
Residents interested in learning to crochet or knit are in luck. At 2 p.m. Sunday in the Lincoln Parish Library’s Lincoln Community Room, those interested in learning a new skill — or who simply love...
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06/04/2014
Plenty of cool weather and rain is going to make for a tasty Louisiana Peach Festival season according to local peach growers. “We have started picking already,” Joe Mitcham, owner of Mitcham Farms,...
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06/04/2014
The Lincoln Parish School Board held a special dedication ceremony during the monthly meeting Tuesday night to honor all of the retirees of the 2013-14 school year. “There is a sense of regret as we...
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06/04/2014
During the LPSD meeting, a special recognition was given to Charles Owens, left, who will be retiring as director of auxiliary services this year. Superintendent Danny Bell said Owens has always...
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06/04/2014
Ruston mayoral candidate Bill Elmore said Tuesday he’s running for office because of “what’s right with Ruston, not what is wrong.” Elmore, one of two declared contenders for the city’s top job,...
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06/04/2014
A Ruston man faces charges of aggravated assault, aggravated battery and second-degree cruelty to a juvenile today following an argument with his girlfriend earlier this week. Police say Michael Leon...
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06/03/2014
The Dixie Gem Peach Outstanding Teen, Meagan Crews, front, was crowned Miss Louisiana’s Outstanding Teen on Saturday night. She was also preliminary talent winner as well as preliminary fitness...
06/03/2014
A special meeting of the Village of Choudrant Council will have to be held later this month as only one council member was present at the regularly scheduled meeting on Monday night. A special...
06/03/2014
Ruston’s Board of Aldermen made history Monday night. It approved the city’s first neighborhood conservation overlay district, leading Mayor Dan Hollingsworth to call the decision “a proud moment in...