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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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06/25/2014
The Annual Dixie Gem and Princess Peach Pageants are set for July 12. The pageants will be held at Choudrant High School. The Princess Peach Pageant will be held at 10 a.m., and the Outstanding Teen...
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06/25/2014
Ruston’s Board of Aldermen has 20 days to appoint someone to fill the unexpired term of late District 2 Alderman Elmore Mayfield. Mayfield, 70, died Monday. State law requires that vacancies of less...
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06/25/2014
Cary T. Brown, a career prosecutor, officially announced that he is a candidate for District Attorney for the Third Judicial District comprising Lincoln and Union parishes. Brown says that after...
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06/25/2014
A man is in custody today after actively evading the Ruston Police Department for several months. Sgt. Clint Williams, public information officer for RPD, said at approximately 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, the...
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06/25/2014
Darkened skies and pouring rain gave way to bright smiles and handshakes Tuesday inside the recently expanded Mortgage Contracting Services building on Celebrity Drive in Ruston. MCS is a property...
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06/24/2014
Long-time Ruston Aldermen Elmore Mayfield has died at age 70. Mayfield apparently suffered a massive heart attack at his home Monday evening and later passed away at Northern Louisiana Medical Center...
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06/24/2014
The 2014 annual Peach Festival Diaper Derby, sponsored by Barnes Portraiture, is set for 11 a.m. Saturday in the Trinity Center of the Trinity United Methodist Church. There will be four categories...
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06/24/2014
Ruston native Lee Denny has been volunteering with the Louisiana Peach Festival for a number of years, and he said the 2014 edition is a big year for change. Among the changes for the festival, which...
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06/23/2014
Baker Langford, of Arcadia, was recently out picking blueberries at Pop’s Blueberry Patch, located at 7223 Highway 822 in Dubach. Residents are allowed to pick their own blueberries, or they can buy...
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06/23/2014
The sounds of Americana will once again come to the Dixie Center for the Arts when the Russ Town Band takes the stage for its annual Louisiana Peach Festival concert. The free concert is at 2 p.m....