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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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08/11/2013
Next time residents hear the sirens that alert them about bad weather, they can rest assured that they are listening to an award-winning system. The Louisiana Municipal Association recently awarded...
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08/11/2013
There’s nothing like holding a pool party with some of your best friends. Especially when they’re man’s best friends. That’s the opportunity many area dog lovers got last weekend as the Ruston Parks...
08/11/2013
Experts say water will be the biggest commodity of the future, and area residents concerned about the Sparta Aquifer will receive the opportunity to find out what that might mean at the August...
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08/10/2013
Ribbon-cutting ceremonies were held July 18 for the Louisiana office ofACT, located at 302 West Mississippi Ave. in downtown Ruston. The ceremony was sponsored by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of...
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08/10/2013
The Ruston Daily Leader promoted Elizabeth DeGrie from news editor to managing editor this week. DeGrie, a native of Pineville, graduated from Louisiana Tech University in 2008 with a Bachelor of...
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08/09/2013
It’s a new era for Louisiana Tech University with a new president, new athletics director, new head football coach and new athletics conference (Conference-USA). And now the university hopes to have...
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08/09/2013
A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday for the new Bienville Parish Courthouse. Located off Gap Farms Road in Arcadia, the event is hosted by the Bienville Parish Police Jury — ...
08/09/2013
Times are changing for Louisiana Tech University, and they’re changing for Tech’s Happening, too. The Happening XXXII will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Monroe Civic Center with a more relaxed...
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08/09/2013
Tuesday evening, the Lincoln Parish Library hosted part two of the Keeping Kids Safe Forum in the Lincoln Community Room. Discussed during the event was information regarding the troubles of...
08/09/2013
Area residents will have a chance Saturday to rid their home of some hazardous materials and recyclables. The City of Ruston and Lincoln Parish’s monthly Materials Collection Day is set from 8:30-11:...