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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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08/17/2013
A Grambling State University graduate with deep higher education academic experience and certifications has been chosen as the new principal of Grambling Middle School and Grambling High School.
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08/17/2013
Local soldiers of the 844th Engineer Company, 527th Engineer Battalion left Ruston Friday on the first leg of their journey to Kuwait for a 365-day deployment. The official send-off will be held at...
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08/17/2013
Louisiana Tech’s summer quarter commencement exercises were held Thursday, with diplomas awarded to 281 graduates. Commencement marked the close of summer quarter activities at the university, with...
08/17/2013
Louisiana Tech has announced the names of students on its summer quarter President’s and Dean’s honor lists. Students whose names are followed by an asterisk earned recognition as members of the...
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08/17/2013
First National Bank donated two new iPads to Hillcrest Elementary as a part of the Adopt-a-School program. Pictured left to right are Taylor Burt (FNB), Patrice Hilton (Principal), Samantha Lantrip...
08/17/2013
BAPTIST Calvary Bible study classes begin at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Worship is also held at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Choir rehearsal begins at 4 p.m. today. Men’s Prayer Breakfast begins at 6:30 a.m....
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08/16/2013
Soldiers of the Louisiana National Guard’s 844th Engineer Company, 527th Engineer Battalion left on the first leg of their journey to Kuwait with a procession leaving Ruston at 10 a.m. today. The...
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08/16/2013
At approximately 10 p.m. Thursday a Ruston resident was arrested on several charges after being stopped by local law enforcement for loud music. Kevin Harris, 36, of 729 Second Ave., was reportedly...
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08/16/2013
They can change the world. Zazell Dudley, president and CEO of Dudley Worldwide, told the 281 Louisiana Tech University graduates Thursday at summer quarter commencement that they must commit to...