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The Lincoln Parish school system will maintain student diversity balance despite no longer being under the watchful eye of the United States Department of Justice, school Superintendent Mike Milstead said Friday. But in order to do that, the Ruston school attendance zones will eventually have to be redrawn, he said. Over the past several years, Cypress Springs and Glen View elementary schools in west Ruston have grown to a combined enrollment of more than 1,100 students. That compares to a combined enrollment of approximately 600 students at Hillcrest and Ruston elementary schools in east...

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01/03/2017
Cooperation between two Ruston law enforcement agencies has resulted in the arrest of a local man suspected of burglarizing three vehicles on the Louisiana Tech University campus. Ricardo Rashad...
01/03/2017
Police continue their search today for the suspects in two murders last week that occurred four days apart. Ruston resident Patrick Mitchell, 38, died Dec. 28 after being shot multiple times at his...
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01/03/2017
The Ruston Rotary Club has announced the recipients of the December Student of the Month Awards. Each student honoree spoke to the club members about their achievements at the Dec. 14 luncheon and...
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01/01/2017
GOVERNMENT 2016 was another busy year for Ruston. Here’s a look at some of the top happenings. In January, Mayor Ronny Walker began a series of town hall meetings on his Moving Ruston Forward plan,...
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01/01/2017
Six Ruston Elementary School students have new bicycles, thanks to Ruston’s District 2 Alderwoman Angela Mayfield. Students eligible for the bicycle drawing had to have shown improvement in their...
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01/01/2017
The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Ruston Apothecare on Dec. 8. Ruston Apothecare (pharmacy) offers delivery and drive through services and is open from 8 a.m...
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01/01/2017
GRAMBLING Legends Square Grambling’s Legends Square finally came into fruition in 2016. After five years of development, the 9.2-acre economic development project began breaking ground in the latter...
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01/01/2017
EDUCATION UL System names new president The Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System held a special board meeting to unanimously vote to appoint Jim Henderson as its new system...
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01/01/2017
Business St. Francis Medical Center is expanding once again, this time with a facility in Ruston. On Feb. 2, community members gathered at 1200 Celebrity Drive to witness a groundbreaking and “...
12/30/2016
A Ruston businessman and a co-founder of a local animal rescue agency have been selected to receive the top two civic awards in Lincoln Parish. Trott Hunt has been named the 2016 Ruston-Lincoln...