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The long-awaited Tarbutton Road project should be a step closer to going out for bids today. Ruston’s Board of Aldermen on Monday approved what officials hope is the final supplemental agreement with the state Department of Transportation and Development involving the project. Mayor Ronny Walker signed an agreement Monday evening and sent it overnight to DOTD administrators in Baton Rouge. “This agreement designates what part of the roadway around the junior high school is the state’s, is the city’s and is the parish’s,” Walker said. Tarbutton Road runs in front of Ruston Junior High School...

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08/24/2013
The D’Arbonne Watershed Lake Commission has completed a contract with Southwestern Energy for the oil company to extract water from lake D’Arbonne to be used for fracking. The contract agreement was...
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08/24/2013
Ruston Mayor Dan Hollingsworth (center) buys the first ticket for a Jeep raffle benefiting Buddy Ball of Ruston. Buddy Ball is a softball league for special-needs youngsters. Tickets for this 2014...
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08/24/2013
State Rep. Rob Shadoin served as the main speaker at the Northeast Louisiana Association of Realtors meeting earlier this week at the Historic Ruston Fire Station. The program was presented by Diane...
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08/24/2013
After 36 years of service to Liberty Mutual, Fred Sutton put in his last day Aug. 16. More than 50 friends and colleagues — as well as Fred’s wife Lee, his daughter, sister and his extended family—...
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08/24/2013
Next week, we observe Labor Day. A federal holiday since 1894, Labor Day celebrates the achievements of American workers — people, like yourself, who work hard for their money. But to make progress...
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08/24/2013
Question: Our daughter is nearly 30 and has moved back in with us again. She can’t seem to keep a job. We’re paying for her gas, her cell phone bill and even her car note. I feel trapped. We don’t...
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08/24/2013
“Retirement is an opportunity to open a new, active chapter in life.” Do you agree with that statement? An increasing number of Americans do, and it’s changing their whole approach to later life. “...
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08/23/2013
Construction workers recently began work on rebuilding a 6,000-square-foot building, including a 2,000 square foot flea market and office spaces, located at 1414 W. California Ave. that was partially...
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08/23/2013
Students at Ruston Elementary School are back in class today after a blown electrical transformer forced them to spend most of Thursday afternoon sitting on the playground. Ruston firefighters...
08/23/2013
Locals interested in adopting a pet or getting their own pet spayed or neutered will have an opportunity to do both this weekend in conjunction with Waggin’ Tails Ranch. Waggin’ Tails Ranch will be...