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Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 11:51am
The city of Ruston got some financial good news Wednesday at the close of bond sales for the Moving Ruston Forward infrastructure program. The sale that was anticipated to bring in $41 million yielded close to $45.7 instead. “I’m just tickled to death,” Mayor Ronny Walker said. “I couldn’t believe it.” The additional roughly $4.7 million came as a result of low interest rates, Toby Cortez, public finance director with Stifel, the investment-banking firm handling the sale, said. “This was a very good time to enter into the bond market,” Cortez said. “The bond sale was very successful and rates...

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12/26/2013
They won’t be wearing jingle bells or dashing through the snow, but all kinds of horses will be strutting their stuff from Friday through Tuesday in Lincoln Parish. The Sugar Bowl Classic Quarter/...
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12/26/2013
A Christmas Day card game went awry when a local man reportedly threatened a person with a knife and attempted to strangle the victim. Bernardo Santiago, 55, of 161 Chesboro St., was arrested at...
12/26/2013
Area residents have until Jan. 13 to submit nominations for the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce’s Robert E. Russ Award. The annual award recognizes those who have contributed to the civic,...
12/24/2013
Arkansas resident Verle Shelby is hoping to connect with some old Ruston acquaintances this Christmas. “In 1955, I was in the Air Force and was driving home to Arkansas from San Francisco where I had...
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12/24/2013
Grambling State University graduates — and their graduation speaker — got a big surprise last week when Shreveport Federal Credit Union gave the school a large, $100,000 check and a promise to create...
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12/24/2013
Lincoln Parish is home to quite a few hidden treasures, and the Outdoor Wilderness Learning Center can be added to that list. Samantha Luttrell, farm and equine supervisor for the OWL Center, said...
12/24/2013
Grambling State University athletics recently donated items to help a local homeless shelter. Graduating grad student Michael Harris conducted the food drive along with GSU athletics. Harris is an...
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12/24/2013
The Ruston Rotary Club proudly announced the recipients of the December Student of the Month Awards. Following comments by program coordinator Rachel Lilley, each student honoree spoke to the club...
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12/23/2013
The Louisiana Delta Ballet, presented “The Little Match Girl” Friday at the Monroe Civic Center’s Jack Howard Theatre. Alex McConnell, of Ruston, is pictured above in her portrayal of Lucy, the main...
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12/23/2013
All residents who lost electricity during Saturday’s severe weather should have their power back on by day’s end, officials with local electric utilities said this morning. The National Weather...