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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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12/22/2017
Santa Claus came to town to surprise some Ruston children Thursday as he made a quick stop at the “It’s a Wonderful Life” event held at the Sexton Animal Clinic. The event gave area children an...
12/22/2017
A single-vehicle auto crash early this morning claimed the life of a Ruston woman. Alexis Johnson, 23, died when she apparently lost control of her 2005 Honda Accord and struck a utility pole on West...
12/22/2017
FARMERVILLE — Farmerville Mayor Stein Baughman sees parallels between local efforts to use Lake D’Arbonne as a source of drinking water and the need for a fourth bridge across the Ouachita River to...
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12/22/2017
The Simsboro School varsity baseball team recently spent a day spreading Christmas cheer throughout the parish by passing more than 226 presents to various groups. The team gave gifts to students at...
12/22/2017
The Ruston City Hall and the Utility Billing Office will be closed for the Christmas holidays on Monday and Tuesday. There will be no commercial or residential garbage and trash collection on these...
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12/21/2017
FRISCO, Texas –— Louisiana Tech closed out a tough season in winning fashion Wednesday night with a dominating defensive victory in a 51-10 blowout of Southern Methodist in the inaugural DXL Frisco...
12/21/2017
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards set a Jan. 19 deadline on Wednesday to reach a tax deal with House Republican leaders for closing a $1 billion budget gap, or he won’t call a February special...
12/21/2017
Louisiana Tech University has received a grant that is expected to total $3,531,750 over five years to enhance its cybersecurity programs. The grant was awarded by the National Science Foundation and...
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12/20/2017
FRISCO, Texas — The Dallas Cowboys new practice facility and Cowboy Complex is, well, better than average. If you aren’t into luxury, accessibility, spaciousness, and efficiency, The Star is...
12/20/2017
U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) said the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act “will cut taxes for working families, bring relief for flood victims, increase investment in Louisiana’s communities and coastline” in...