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December 14th

RHS state champion swimmers honored

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Ruston High School’s boys got some much-deserved recognition recently for winning a Louisiana High School Athletic Association Division II state championship in swimming.
The Bearcats’ team was honored during a recent assembly held at the school, where students and faculty recognized the achievements of both the boys’ and girls’ squads who competed at the Sulphur-based LHSAA competition.
Ruston’s boys competed for the fourth straight year and, in addition to capturing the state title, also had championship performances at the Alexandria Invitational and conference meet.

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Official: 27 dead in Conn. school shooting 


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NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A gunman opened fire inside a Connecticut elementary school today in a shooting that left 27 people dead, including 18 children, an official said.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was still under way.
The shooting appeared to be the nation's second-deadliest school shooting, exceeded only by the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007.

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Dorothy Cejka Allison

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Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Cejka Allison, age 81 of Ruston, will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, December 15, 2012 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston. Rev. Frank Folino, O.F.M. will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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JPMORGAN CHASE BANK NA VS. NO: 56,109

JPMORGAN CHASE BANK NA
VS. NO: 56,109
LARRY K. WILLETT
IN THIRD DISTRICT COURT,
PARISH OF LINCOLN
STATE OF LOUISIANA

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GIBSLAND BANK & TRUST COMPANY VS. NO: 56,094

GIBSLAND BANK & TRUST COMPANY
VS. NO: 56,094
ANTONIO J. GREEN INDIVIDUALLY AND DBA A.J. GREEN CONSTRUCTION AND ARTHUR J. GREEN
IN THIRD DISTRICT COURT,
PARISH OF LINCOLN
STATE OF LOUISIANA

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2012
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The following application will be considered at a meeting of the Zoning Commission of the City of Ruston, Monday, December 17, 2012, at 5:30 P.M. in the Court Room, City Hall, 401 North Trenton Street.
Case No. 1142: Application for Conditional Use Permit
Applicant: Louisiana Insurance Services, Inc./Adam Ewing
Location: Northeast Corner of East Woodhaven and North Trenton

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December 13th

Home destroyed, no injuries reported

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A heat lamp used to battle the cold temperatures is suspected in the fire that destroyed a home on Rough Edge Road on Wednesday afternoon.

Eric Brazzel, public education officer for the Ruston Fire Department, said that at approximately 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, firefighters responded to a structure fire at 300 Rough Edge Road to find flames raging from the roof of a two-story home.

Brazzel said Choudrant, Ruston and Lincoln Parish Fire Departments all responded and coordinated their efforts to extinguish the fire.

No injuries were reported as a result of the fire.

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Winter Fest in Ruston

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Parade, singing school groups among events
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Although Ruston Main Street’s Winter Fest 2012 is already under way, there are still a few activities left during this holiday season.
“There are a number of activities happening in Downtown Ruston during the month of December,” said Kristi Lumpkin, City of Ruston economic development administrator. “This is a great time to bring the kids to meet Santa, see a Christmas play or movie, hear local school choirs perform Christmas songs or catch throws from the parade.”

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RFD seeks car arson suspect

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BThe Ruston Fire Department is asking for information about a car arson that happened near the 2300 block of Rusty Lane at approximately 3:15 a.m. today. According to reports, a maroon-colored 2005 Chevrolet Impala was set on a fire after a brick was thrown into the back glass. There was substantial damage done to the interior of the vehicle.

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Drawdown nearing end

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New creel limit set for crappie on D’Arbonne
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The Bayou D’Arbonne Watershed District Lake Commission has reached an agreement on when the spillway gate will be close — officially ending the drawdown for this year.
Lake commission president Noel James said the committee has agreed upon closing the gate Dec. 28 and encourages residents who still need work done on private piers, docks and boat ramps to complete these projects as soon as possible.

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