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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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12/04/2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s capital embraced George H.W. Bush in death with solemn ceremony and high tributes to his service and decency, as the remains of the 41st president took their place in...
12/04/2018
METULA, Israel (AP) — The Israeli military launched an operation today to “expose and thwart” tunnels it says were built by the Hezbollah militant group that stretch from Lebanon into northern Israel...
12/04/2018
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lawyers for President Donald Trump asked a court Monday for nearly $800,000 in lawyers’ fees and penalties from porn actress Stormy Daniels for a failed defamation lawsuit against...
12/04/2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — The CIA honored its old boss, the only spy chief to become president, with visits to George H.W. Bush’s flag-covered casket today, joining members of the public who had lined up...
12/04/2018
PARIS (AP) — The French government’s decision to suspend fuel tax and utility price hikes today did little to appease protesters, who called the move a “first step” and vowed to fight on after large-...
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12/04/2018
Giving and receiving gifts are two major components of many people’s Christmas holidays, but plenty of others do not always have the means to participate. Last weekend, the Ruston community came...
12/02/2018
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The magnitude 7.0 earthquake that rattled Alaska’s largest city cracked roads and collapsed highway ramps, but there were no reports of widespread catastrophic damage or...
12/01/2018
Ruston’s Board of Aldermen faces a scant agenda Monday night for their last regular meeting of the year. The board convenes at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall in a meeting that’s open to the public....
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12/01/2018
Dubach’s Christmas celebration on Saturday featured local craft vendors, a parade an appearance by Santa Claus and more. Pictured above are Hunter (left) and Thomas Singleton showing off their...
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12/01/2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush is returning to Washington as a revered political statesman, hailed by leaders across the political spectrum and around the world as a man not only...