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The addition of a 50-bed dormitory would give the Lincoln Parish Detention Center needed bed space and save money over the long run, detention center Warden Jim Tuten said Thursday. The proposed dorm is on the detention center’s capital projects wish list for the coming year. But how soon the work might start and exactly what it would cost are unknown, Tuten told the detention center commission. “We’re at the very preliminary stages of it,” he said. The 241-bed jail is full and another 28 inmates are housed at nearby facilities, Tuten said. As many as 45 inmates have been housed elsewhere to...

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06/18/2016
An unusually short and warm winter followed by record-breaking spring rains have most plants and trees in Lincoln Parish looking beautiful. But Mother Nature has taken a bite out of this year’s peach...
06/18/2016
For years, local treasure hunters have participated in a week-long adventure where they await daily clues that would eventually (with a little luck) lead them to a prize — the Peach Hunt. The Peach...
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06/18/2016
From left, Little Miss Juneteenth 2017 Amaya Major, Miss Junior Juneteenth 2017 Ki Deloney and Miss Juneteenth 2017 Mariah Hendricks wait for entertainment to begin Saturday at the Juneteenth...
06/18/2016
At 8 a.m. Monday morning, residents of Ruston will line the streets of downtown in support of a commercial being created for Monster Moto. “UPS has partnered with Monster Moto to help with the...
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06/18/2016
Elizabeth Vidos doesn’t remember life without rhythm. At age 2, her parents gave her a set of bongo drums. And though Vidos began her formal musical studies on the trumpet, when a roving percussion...
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06/18/2016
Members of Ruston Star Lodge No. 73 presented Lincoln Parish TRIAD with 10 fans to add to the TRIAD’s annual summer drive for fans for elderly and disabled residents.
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06/18/2016
Top left photo: Kaniya Samson, 6, left, receives a temporary tattoo from Dejah Collins, right, at the annual Juneteenth Festival. Dajha Ford, 4, center, painted as a Ninja Turtle, watches as she eats...
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06/18/2016
Polaris of Ruston and MedCamps of Louisiana joined forces to hold a raffle for a 2015 Polaris Outlaw 50 Youth ATV with all proceeds benefiting MedCamps of Louisiana. More than $3,000 was raised and...
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06/17/2016
A Ruston man was arrested Wednesday on a simple arson charge after Ruston Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire at the corner of Lewis and Hill streets on Monday evening. Firefighters found the...
06/17/2016
Ruston’s Holiday Arts Tour was recently named one of Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events in the Southeast in December. “We are so excited to have them be selected. To be selected is an honor...