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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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08/03/2010
Ruston Area Music Teacher’s Association was honored recently to have two local students win honors at the annual state competition. The competition is one of the largest Louisiana piano competitions...
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08/03/2010
Ruston City Councilmen on Monday approved the demolishment of property belonging to one of their own. Aldermen voted 4-0 to permit city officials to tear down the childhood home of Ward 1 alderman...
08/03/2010
Area business and organization leaders can learn how to use the social media to boost awareness and attract target clients during a social media workshop Aug. 17 sponsored by the Ruston-Lincoln...
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08/02/2010
More than 250 youth and 75 adults from around the state gathered in Ruston last week to take part in the annual Weekend of the CROSS sponsored by Trinity United Methodist Church. Weekend of the...
08/02/2010
Local students have a chance to have fun and go home with some loot this weekend during the seventh annual Family Day in the park Back-to-School Jamboree sponsored by the Tellis Cooper Foundation....
08/02/2010
Ruston High School will hold its 2010-11 Prep Days from 8:30-11 a.m. Aug. 9-12, in the girls’ gym. Each grade will have a designated Prep Day during this week. On Aug. 9, all seniors should report...
08/02/2010
A 17-year-old passenger was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Union Parish. The crash occurred at about 2:55 a.m. Saturday. Louisiana State Police Troop F Troopers investigated the crash and...
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07/31/2010
Lincoln Parish Narcotic Enforcement Team officers arrested more than 30 people during the month of July on drug-related charges as part of a sting operation they call “Operation Summer Heat.” The...
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07/31/2010
The youth of Ruston hit their “Field of Dreams” Saturday as they participated in the second annual Wilbert Ellis Baseball Camp at Fraser Field. But this camp was about much more than the horsehide....
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07/31/2010
It looks like the end of an era in Ruston. But there may be a silver lining waiting for this dark cloud. Founded in 1970 by Fannie Rushing, the Blue Life Café on Arlington Street closed its doors...