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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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12/11/2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — Under pressure from President Donald Trump and many of his Republican colleagues, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said today that he will bring legislation to the floor to...
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12/11/2018
Santa Claus made a stop Sunday to talk to children at the Grambling Fire Station following the city of Grambling Christmas parade
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12/11/2018
Above right, Jed’s Plumbing took first prize in the ‘Tacky Christmas” float contest. Above left, Ruston Regional Specialty Hospital won second place in the ‘Tacky Christmas’ float contest that was...
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12/11/2018
Farmerville resident Jake Halley said Monday he’s considering running for the vacant District 12 state House seat. In a prepared statement, Halley said results of his exploratory campaign indicate he...
12/09/2018
Printing of today’s Ruston Daily Leader was delayed due to technical problems with experienced late Saturday night. Today’s paper will be printed and distributed as early as possible today.
12/09/2018
Phyllis Miller has won the last of the Grambling City Council seats that were up for grabs in this year’s election cycle. Complete but unofficial returns from Saturday’s runoff election showed that...
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12/09/2018
A Ruston Fire Department boat (above) makes its way to rescue Skyler Ellis, of Ruston, seated on top of his truck, Saturday after Ellis drove off into high water on Buck Branch Road and was swept of...
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12/09/2018
GRAMBLING — Grambling owners of what are deemed to be “dangerous” dogs will be required to have liability insurance if an ordinance to amend the city’s animal control ordinance is passed next month....
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12/09/2018
Area youngsters can try their hands — and feet — at ice hockey Wednesday afternoon when members of the Shreveport Mudbugs make a return appearance to Ruston’s artificial ice rink. The free, come-and-...
12/09/2018
The Lincoln Parish Police Jury will meet Tuesday to adopt its 2019 proposed budget, as well as amendments to the 2018 budget. The 2019 total proposed budget reflects an 18.76 percent increase — $3,...