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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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11/29/2018
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, made a surprise appearance before a federal judge in New York this morning to plead guilty to lying to Congress about work he...
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11/29/2018
The above graphic shows the potential for severe storms in north Louisiana on Friday night into Saturday morning. Although a few thunderstorms may develop during the morning hours on Friday, it...
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11/29/2018
Computers are a regular part of most people’s lives in modern culture, but to many people a computer is simply a box that performs its functions by unknowable means. This idea of mystery surrounding...
11/29/2018
GRAMBLING — Night classes at Grambling State University were cancelled Wednesday after the school’s police department was notified of a bomb threat called in to the Grambling Hall facility. At 4:50 p...
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11/29/2018
It’s official — Louisiana Tech will for the fifth straight year do some holiday bowling. Only this time it’ll be tropical style. Only a day after the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported that it was “...
11/28/2018
FARMERVILLE — Union Parish Police Juror Jerry Taylor has taken his name off the list of possible candidates for the vacant District 12 state House of Representatives seat. Taylor, a Republican, said...
11/28/2018
Christmas will arrive in downtown Ruston a day earlier than planned. Because of a severe weather threat, the Kickoff to Christmas events originally set for Friday evening have been rescheduled for...
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11/28/2018
Rather than the usual reading, writing, and arithmetic learning experience in a classroom setting, this week elementary and middle school students across Lincoln Parish were exposed to a different...
11/28/2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump tested the limits of his presidential authority and political muscle as he threatened Tuesday to cut off all federal subsidies to General Motors because of...
11/27/2018
TORNILLO, Texas (AP) — The Trump administration announced in June it would open a temporary shelter for up to 360 migrant children in this isolated corner of the Texas desert. Less than six months...