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Mayor Ronny Walker doesn’t want the future to catch Ruston off guard. That’s why he’s restructuring administrative functions within city government. “I feel like the biggest responsibility of a mayor is not today, but trying to set the city up for 30 years or so down the road,” Walker said. “We’ve done that from a financial standpoint, and now we’re trying to do that from a personnel and procedure standpoint.” With as many as two-dozen key municipal employees approaching retirement within the next decade, Walker wanted a way to keep the city from losing years of knowledge with scant backup...

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12/13/2018
CHOUDRANT — The man who could be President Donald Trump’s next chief of staff predicted Wednesday the U.S. House of Representatives will initiate impeachment proceedings against the President when...
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12/13/2018
Members of the Shreveport Mudbugs hockey team were in Ruston Wednesday to teach area youngsters about the sport at the Ruston Christmas Skating Rink at Sexton Parking Lot. Pictured above is Scarlet...
12/13/2018
BEIJING (AP) — China confirmed today that it has detained two Canadian men, raising the stakes in a three-way dispute over a Chinese technology executive facing possible extradition from Canada to...
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12/13/2018
Ruston’s Louisiana State Police Air Support Unit has a new tool to help make for safer lives for those in north Louisiana. The Ruston Unit, which opened in 2009 and is based at Ruston Regional...
12/12/2018
The Lincoln Parish Police Jury 2019 proposed budget, which reflects a $3.3 million increase from this year, passed without opposition Tuesday at the jury’s monthly meeting. Parish Administrator...
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12/12/2018
Students enrolled in John Frazier’s Engineering Graphics class in Grambling State University’s Department of Engineering Technology wanted to push things to a new level by pursuing a specific class...
12/12/2018
BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Department of Health will be holding a special one-day flu vaccination promotion from 2 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Thursday at various parish health units around the state....
12/12/2018
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, a lawyer who made his career protecting President Donald Trump, was set to learn today whether his decision to cooperate with federal investigators will lessen his...
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12/12/2018
Ruston’s Piney Hills Harmony Chorus of Sweet Adelines will present “Home for Christmas” in Monroe’s Strauss Theatre at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday. A mix of religious and secular seasonal songs are on...
12/11/2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump sought today to pressure Democratic congressional leaders into supporting his demand for billions of dollars to build his promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico...