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Despite first-year numbers lower than what he had hoped, Ruston’s venture into curbside recycling has still been “extremely successful,” Mayor Ronny Walker said. Twelve months after the city started the program in January 2017, 742 households and approximately 300 small businesses are participating, according to statistics compiled by city. Of those households, 612 are inside the city limits and 130 outside the city. Ruston offers recycling within a 3-mile radius of the city limits. As of December, just over 230 tons of items that otherwise would have gone to the parish landfill had been...

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08/20/2014
Louisiana Tech University’s summer commencement ceremonies will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, with the university’s own Pauline E. Leonard serving as keynote speaker. Leonard, the department chair of...
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08/20/2014
Dubach council members voted unanimously to keep their millage rate stable for the 2014-15 fiscal year. After a pre-meeting public hearing that elicited no comments from the few residents in...
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08/19/2014
Ruston’s $55.3 million budget for the coming fiscal year is on its way to the Board of Aldermen for approval. The board’s personnel-finance committee, composed of the five aldermen, endorsed the 2105...
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08/19/2014
Taking a piece of wood and carving something meaningful out of it is a tradition many have forgotten. But not Jordan Williams, the 18-year-old son of Jill and Stephen Williams. Williams said when he...
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08/19/2014
Ruston real estate agent Bruce Siegmund today announced his candidacy for the District 5 seat on the city’s board of aldermen. Siegmund, an Independent, is the second person to challenge District 5...
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08/19/2014
A man was arrested late Monday after reportedly assaulting a woman with a firearm. Steve Bernard Mason, 63, of 2027 Beacon Light Road, was arrested on one count of aggravated battery and booked into...
08/19/2014
The beginning of this month proved to be a busy one for Ruston High School. With orientation handing out new schedules to both old and new students and the band beginning its camp during the first...
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08/18/2014
Grambling State University students assembled on the GSU campus at 11 a.m. Friday to show their respect for Missouri teen Michael Brown, who was shot to death in a police incident on Aug. 9. The...
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08/18/2014
A man allegedly responsible for simple kidnapping and aggravated burglary, among other charges, turned himself in to law enforcement on Friday. According to the arrest affidavit, Marlon Antwan Miller...
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08/18/2014
The race for Ruston’s District 2 Board of Alderman seat has drawn another candidate. Sharonda Cage-Hatter will launch her campaign Saturday with a noontime rally at Greenwood Park. Hatter is...