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Pullen wins Jury seat

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Those who chose to vote in Lincoln Parish Police Jury District 6 decided it was time for a change in representation.
Voters gave Walter D. Pullen, a Republican businessman, the seat in lieu of incumbent Democrat Roy Glover. Pullen received 61.09 percent of the votes, which accounted for 438 votes. Glover received 38.91 percent, which accounted for 279 votes. A total of 717 parish residents cast their votes to decide who would represent them on the police jury.
Pullen was excited to hear about the results on Saturday night, and offered his appreciation to voters.

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Annual event continues today

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Visitors viewed artwork and ate snacks at Art Innovations in downtown Ruston as part of the 14th Annual Holiday Arts Tour on Saturday. The arts tour is put on every year by the North Central Louisiana Arts Council, and features partnerships from North Louisiana artists and downtown Ruston businesses. This year approximately 50 artists were featured at 23 businesses and studios in Lincoln Parish. Studio tours will continue today at various locations around town.

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Voters choose Shadoin

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It took two elections to finally decide who would take home the District 12 State Representative seat soon to be vacated by current Rep. Hollis Downs, but in the end, former Ruston city attorney Republican Rob Shadoin took home the seat after defeating opponent and fellow Republican Jason Bullock in Saturday’s general election runoff.
Bullock, a businessman who is currently a division manager for Volvo Rents and oversees their operations in Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and South Alabama, got 45.63 percent of the vote, or 3,513 votes, for the seat that covers parts of both Lincoln and Union Parish, but it was Shadoin who would walk away victorious, taking home 54.37 percent of the vote, or approximately 4,186 votes.

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Burglary suspect arrested

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A Jonesboro man wanted in connection with five Ruston area business burglaries, as well as two residential burglaries over the past few weeks, was apprehended by the Ruston Police Department Thursday.
Investigators also say that evidence was uncovered tying the suspect to a burglary at the Louisiana Tech Student Center that occurred last week.
Royshone K. Wayne, 33, was charged with two counts of burglary of an inhabited dwelling, four counts of simple burglary and one count of burglary of a pharmacy. Louisiana Tech Police Department also charged Wayne with one count of simple burglary.

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City reconsiders Sunday drink ban

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Ruston residents may soon find themselves with another drink option available to them on Sundays, as the Ruston City Council prepares for a vote at their upcoming December meeting that would allow restaurant establishments that currently sell alcohol to sell the adult beverage on Sundays.
The amendments to Ruston’s alcohol ordinance were introduced at the November council meeting, and if the aldermen pass the ordinance Dec. 5, the Sunday sale of alcohol with meals would be legal from the hours of noon to midnight.

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RHS teachers given funding for projects by PTA, ACHIEVE

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Now in the fifth year of its ongoing partnership, the RHS PTA and Lincoln ACHIEVE remain committed to supporting Ruston High School as it endeavors to become the best high school in Louisiana at preparing students for their chosen career.
Its Mini Grant Program is specially designed to help accomplish this goal, pumping $11,841.45 into teacher classrooms on the RHS campus over the past four years.

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