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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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05/12/2015
The Ruston Housing Authority has apparently settled a federal race discrimination lawsuit filed against it in 2013. The authority has agreed to pay $175,000 in damages to 19 individuals and implement...
05/12/2015
Ruston High School athletics director and former head football coach Billy Laird remains hospitalized at Northern Lincoln Medical Center this morning after reportedly suffering a stroke over the...
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05/12/2015
Richard Alexander, of Ruston, and his brothers Eddie Alexander and Leslie Alexander wanted a way to honor their late father. Their father Everett Alexander passed away several years ago. He was...
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05/12/2015
Roly Poly, Ruston’s newest eatery, will open on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at 732 Celebrity Drive. “This is going to be what we consider our soft opening,” Dajuana Johnson, co-owner of Roly Poly, said....
05/11/2015
It’s time to get rid of all those old batteries, worn out tires, broken computers and out-of-date medicines. The city of Ruston and the Lincoln Parish Police Jury are teaming up once again for the...
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05/11/2015
“The Diary of Anne Frank” was performed Saturday by Choudrant High School students. Pictured above are Mallory Austin playing Anne Frank, Johnanna Jiles playing Mrs. van Daan and Riley Hartis playing...
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05/11/2015
Louisiana Tech University’s spring commencement will take place at 10 a.m. May 23 at the Thomas Assembly Center with Kamal T. Jabbour, senior scientist for information assurance, information...
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05/11/2015
The local March of Dimes chapter and Louisiana Tech Athletics have partnered for seven years to host the annual Diaper Derby at a basketball game. The event was held at half-time of the Bulldogs’...
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05/09/2015
Louisiana Tech University’s annual Mayfest Music Festival was moved to The Depot from 1:30 -10 p.m. on Friday due to inclement weather. Students, bands and other citizens enjoyed free lemonade,...
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05/09/2015
The Queen Dixie Gem and Princess Peach Pageant has been a special part of the Louisiana Peach Festival since its beginning in 1951. The original festival actually began with three contests: a queen...