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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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06/04/2014
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...
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06/03/2014
The Louisiana Peach Festival is looking to give away a $1,000 prize package to the person who visits the most participating businesses during the festival’s newest event, the Peach Stop. “We wanted...
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06/02/2014
Walking down the carriageway that leads to Ruston’s recently relocated Chartreuse Pear might make residents think they’ve stepped into another city altogether. Located behind The Fashion on West Park...
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06/02/2014
A Texas woman was arrested and charged with auto theft, possession of marijuana and possession of schedule II drugs Sunday night in Lincoln Parish, according to the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office....
06/02/2014
Ruston’s Board of Aldermen is expected to be asked tonight to change a proposal that, if adopted, will give the city its first neighborhood conservation overlay district. “We will amend it to exclude...