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Christmas is coming to downtown Ruston. About 30 merchant members of the city’s Main Street organization fanned throughout the central business district Wednesday morning wrapping 26 trees with decorative white lights. The lights will be turned on in mid-November, along with strands city utility crews will hang over downtown streets. The early lighting came at the request of merchants who wanted the city to begin taking on a festive air prior to the Kickoff to Christmas event on Dec. 1, Haley Perot, Ruston’s Main Street director and community coordinator said. But to get the trees decorated...

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07/17/2014
Top left: Pea Ridge Rito 6041 won reserve grand champion bred-and-owned bull at the 2014 Louisiana Junior Angus Field Day on May 24-25 in Lecompte. Dalton Jones, of Dubach, owns the August 2013 son...
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07/16/2014
The Louisiana National Guard Youth ChalleNGe program is turning young people’s lives around and Ruston native Preston Ponder is living proof of that. “I had some problems I had to stand up to and not...
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07/16/2014
Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies made an arrest early this morning after a pregnant woman was reportedly beaten. At 1:54 a.m., LPSO deputies traveling down Louisiana Highway 145 witnessed a...
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07/16/2014
Anyone looking for an alternative to traditional smoking is invited to check out Altitude Vapor Lounge located at 975 Tech Drive, Suite 4. The vapor lounge is the first of its kind in Ruston and...
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07/16/2014
Nell Barmore, of Dubach, won the 2014 Peach Festival donation quilt made by the ladies of the Piney Hills Quilt Guild. Each year the guild puts together a quilt to raise money for MedCamps, the...
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07/15/2014
Ruston’s Board of Aldermen has appointed Rosalind Jones to fill the unexpired term of the late District 2 Alderman Elmore Mayfield. Jones’ appointment came despite requests from two of Mayfield’s...
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07/15/2014
Watching her father compete in calf-roping competitions, Kelly O’Neal fell in love. “My dad was a calf-roper and always had horses,” she said. “My older sister and I loved going out to the barn with...
07/15/2014
During a special called meeting on Monday, the village of Simsboro voted unanimously to keep the millage rate the same for the 2014-15 fiscal year. As of this vote, the millage rate remains at 5.08...
07/15/2014
Downtown Ruston may have adequate parking spaces, but there’s still a parking problem. That’s what a group of merchants told a Baton Rouge consultant hired by the city to recommend ways to make the...
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07/15/2014
Residents aired their political grievances to several local legislators at a forum hosted by the Ruston TEA Party Monday night at the Ruston Country Club. The hot button issue of the night was Common...