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Ruston’s Board of Aldermen meets Monday in its role as the city’s personnel-finance committee to discuss the Walker administration’s proposed $65.6 million budget for the spending year that begins Oct. 1. Monday’s meeting is at 6:30 p.m. at the city hall and is open to the public. The proposed budget includes a 2 percent across-the-board raise for city employees as well as capital projects ranging from more money for Christmas decorations to new police cars, street projects, firefighting equipment and continued improvements at two city parks. The committee, composed of all five aldermen, can...

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06/15/2014
At approximately 12:37 p.m. Friday, Lincoln Parish deputies arrested Paul Gardiner Lathan III, charging him with simple burglary relative to an offense that occurred in Lincoln Parish between the...
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06/15/2014
The Ruston Alumni Chapter of the Grambling University National Alumni Association celebrated in a big way at the third annual scholarship gala Saturday night. The black tie event was held in the...
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06/15/2014
It was a solemn ceremony — a funeral filled with deserved honor and recognition certainly fitting for the occasion as Old Glory was laid to rest on Flag Day. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3615 joined...
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06/14/2014
Top left: Rhikale Fields enjoyed getting her face painted during Saturday’s celebration. Top right: Pictured is Ruston High School student Tim Robinson trying his hand at a hammer smash game during...
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06/14/2014
From top left, clockwise: The top overall team was Bayou Swabbing, consisting of (from left to right) Matt Cheatwood, Madison Cheatwood, Brandon Kelly, Cade Kelly and Jason Dauer. Jace Duncon took...
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06/14/2014
Pictured above is William Sproule of Ruston playing “Taps” during Saturday’s flag retirement ceremony at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Pictured below is the headstone for the grave used to burn pieces...
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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...