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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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11/01/2013
GRAMBLING — Grambling State University is holding its second annual radiothon at KRGM-FM today, offering alumni, fans and supporters opportunities to receive special premium gifts as they contribute...
11/01/2013
Saturday, Boy Scouts will be “Scouting for Food” around the local neighborhoods for the Christian Community Action pantry. The Scouts will be leaving the bags on doorsteps Saturday and will pick up...
10/31/2013
The upcoming Arts Academy: Visual Rhythm will be held Nov. 9 and hosted by the North Central Louisiana Arts Council. NCLAC Executive Director Jessica Slaughter said the series of Arts Academy classes...
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10/31/2013
Local youth attended the Zombie Prom held by Lincoln Parish Library Saturday night. Pictured above are local youth dancing the night away. The library hosts a variety of events for local teens...
10/31/2013
The Annual Downtown Howl’oween event, which was originally set to kick off at 4 p.m. today, has been cancelled due to inclement weather. Kristi Lumpkin, economic development administrator, said while...
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10/31/2013
Tickets are still available for the Buddy Ball of Ruston Jeep raffle. Buddy Ball board President Dr. Edwin Davis (right) and board Vice President Mike Craft use a giant thermometer to show the group’...
10/31/2013
Lincoln Parish teachers did so well on the 2012-13 Compass evaluations that school board members are going to have to re-evaluate the reward payment system that was approved in December 2012 because...
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10/31/2013
Among the participants in the Princeton Place Halloweenie Pet Costume Contest were from left, Rita Crawford and Dana Wright, with Charlie and Edgarr, all dressed as dingbats; resident Georgia Knox;...
10/31/2013
High school students interested in learning about health careers can gain hands-on experience through national award winning AHEC of a Summer program. The program is offered in 21 parishes in North...
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10/31/2013
Hillcrest students participated in a cookie dough fundraiser and sold $24,764. Pictured are the second-grade students who sold 16 items or more to earn a limo ride and a pizza party. Pictured are...