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Louisiana’s Bond Commission has approved the city of Ruston’s request to issue $6 million in bonds to pay an improvement project at the North Sewage Treatment rather than taking the money out of the Moving Ruston Forward funds. The commission met Thursday in Baton Rouge. The option to approach the commission became available when the city won approval for a low-interest loan from the state Department of Environmental Quality. Now, the city will use the DEQ money as a way to borrow the $6 million and use MRF money already on hand for other projects. City officials say the 0.95 percent...

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05/25/2018
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana House Republicans resisted Gov. John Bel Edwards’ call for $648 million in permanent taxes to balance the budget, opting instead Thursday to advance a short-term sales...
05/24/2018
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Negotiations over passing taxes to fill gaps in Louisiana’s budget started off tensely Wednesday between Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration and House lawmakers, raising...
05/24/2018
Potentially more than 200 Lincoln Parish workers could be looking for new jobs later this summer after the Ardagh Group glass plant in Simsboro announced Wednesday plans for downtime starting in July...
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05/24/2018
Born out of a desire to make a positive contribution to the epidemic companion pet overpopulation, the mass euthanizations of healthy dogs, puppies, cats and kittens, and the neglect and abuse of...
05/24/2018
The Ruston Lincoln Convention & Visitors Bureau is now accepting applications for their matching grant program called “Make It Happen.” This is a tourism development matching grant program that...
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05/24/2018
Ruston’s Rotary Club recently wrapped up the 2017-18 Student of the Year program by presenting its annual scholarship awards.
05/24/2018
First grade Principal’s List: Ian Cho, Dakota Embrey, Brayden Ginn, Hagen Hay, Sydney Hearne, London Henderson, Emily Thompson and Dakerion Williams. A Honor Roll: Kaydien Hayes, Kristen Huerta...
05/23/2018
GRAMBLING — Lincoln Preparatory School will begin to fully integrate the arts into its elementary curriculum this upcoming school year by working with local artists and arts organizations. Lincoln...
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05/23/2018
Tori Ward is the city of Ruston’s new Main Street director and community coordinator. Ward replaces Haley Perot, who held the job for two years. Perot resigned earlier this month. Ward officially...
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05/23/2018
The Louisiana Tech University Foundation honored university supporters with its annual Benefactors Dinner recently at the Davison Athletic Complex. Alumni and friends joined students, faculty and...