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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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09/19/2013
GHS Cheerleaders During the week of July 21-24, the Grambling High School cheerleaders attended the Northwestern State University Cheerleader Camp in Natchitoches. During the camp the team won the...
09/19/2013
Mrs. Moore’s class Greetings from Ms. Moore’s Class at Cypress Springs Elementary! We have already been very busy in our class this year. We have enjoyed welcoming our new classmates from Glen View....
09/19/2013
Genesis 1:1: “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”  School is in full swing here at Emmanuel. Our teachers have been busy all summer planning exciting learning experiences for...
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09/19/2013
Fifty students at Mississippi College were recently inducted into the Mortar Board Cap and Gown Society for 2013-14, America’s premier national honor society that spotlights college seniors for their...
09/19/2013
The fourth annual Sportsman’s Expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Willie Davis Jr. Recreation Center, located at 116 Cox Ferry Road in Farmerville. Admission for ages 12 and up is...
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09/18/2013
At around 8 a.m. this morning, M.L. Smith Tanks and Refractories, located on Louisiana Highway 33 began the transportation of a 30 ton vessel to Arkansas. Tommy Gregg, engineering manager, said the...
09/18/2013
At approximately 3 a.m. Wednesday, Ruston Police Department responded to an armed robbery at Circle K on 1705 North Service Rd E. “The clerk (on duty) said that three black males came in and ordered...
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09/18/2013
Long-time Union Parish Sheriff Bob Buckley passed away Tuesday morning after a battle with cancer. Buckley was diagnosed in May of this year and was undergoing chemotherapy treatments. “Bob was a...
09/18/2013
For the third consecutive year, Louisiana Tech University has achieved a Tier One ranking among “National Universities,” according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 Best Colleges list released...
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09/18/2013
There were plenty of dreamers at the Ruston High field adjacent to the Ruston Parks and Recreation Department on James Street Saturday. And some may see their dreams of showing off their football...