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Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 1:25am
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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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12/01/2018
The Lincoln Parish School Board is expected to take the first step Tuesday toward possibly calling a special election in May in which voters would be asked to approve two new parishwide property...
11/30/2018
People who eat in Ruston restaurants and stay in Ruston hotels will pay an additional 1.75 percent sales tax beginning Jan. 1. That comes as the result of a pair of votes the city’s Board of Aldermen...
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11/30/2018
Pictured above is Mayor Ronny Walker and representatives from Ruston’s 8U and 12U Dixie World Series championship teams flipping the switch to turn on the light tree (pictured at left) during Ruston’...
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11/30/2018
Lincoln Lights up the Pines brightened the night at Lincoln Parish Park Thursday, with more than 35 campers and 40 businesses participating in the drive-through lights display. The event will...
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11/30/2018
DUBCH — A new mayor will step into Dubach Town Hall in January, but she is far from a new face to the town. Mary Claire Smith, 55, is a second-generation Dubach native. She worked as a schoolteacher...
11/29/2018
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are lower this morning after huge gains the day before. Technology and internet companies are taking some of the largest losses. The S&P 500 index is coming off its...
11/29/2018
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s private jet, an instantly recognizable Boeing 757 used during his campaign, was caught up in a quintessential New York City traffic mishap at LaGuardia...
11/29/2018
NEW YORK (AP) — Suicides and drug overdoses pushed up U.S. deaths last year, and drove a continuing decline in how long Americans are expected to live. Overall, there were more than 2.8 million U.S....
11/29/2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defying President Donald Trump, senators sent a strong signal that they want to punish Saudi Arabia for its role in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. By a bipartisan 63-37...
11/29/2018
HONG KONG (AP) — China’s government ordered a halt today to work by a medical team that claimed to have helped make the world’s first gene-edited babies, as a group of leading scientists declared...