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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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12/09/2018
Shakyla Hill (above) and the Grambling State Lady Tigers (1-4) will play at Kansas at 2 p.m. today. Hill is averaging 15.4 points per game for the Lady Tigers.
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12/09/2018
The kickoff event for Louisiana Tech’s ENRICH Center in Howard Auditorium Thursday night was highlighted by the New York Times Bestselling author well-known speaker, Temple Grandin. Grandin, a...
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12/08/2018
Teacher Leader of the Month Shavonda Washington was chosen by the faculty and staff as the November Teacher Leader of the Month. These are her leadership qualities as denoted by her peers: always...
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12/08/2018
IAL students visit Dixie Many I.A. Lewis students got a chance to learn a little more about Louisiana culture as special guests at the Dixie Center for the Arts for a school performance by Grammy-...
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12/08/2018
Ruston Junior High ELA News The ELA department recently conducted a spelling bee. Thirty-two students were selected to compete after taking a pre-test to qualify. Eighth grade ELA teacher Sarah...
12/08/2018
WEST MONROE (AP) — From the outside, Armstrong’s Cricket Farm in West Monroe doesn’t look like what most people think of as a farm. It’s a series of 13 buildings tucked right by an elevated portion...
12/08/2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. job growth declined modestly in November, a move that could signal a slower but still steady pace of hiring and growth next year. The potential for a more anemic economy...
12/07/2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller is set to reveal more details about his Russia investigation today as he faces court deadlines in the cases of two men who worked closely with President Donald Trump.
12/07/2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said today he will nominate William Barr, the late President George H.W. Bush’s attorney general, to serve in the same role. Trump made the announcement while...
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12/07/2018
FARMERVILLE — The former director of Farrar Funeral Home in Farmerville has entered a guilty plea in 3rd Judicial District Court to theft of more than $25,000. Jerry Glen Morris, 61, of West Monroe,...