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In 1967, Mayor William “Ikey” Sanderson traveled back from Shreveport with the first Choudrant fire truck. The purchase would make the beginning of the Choudrant Volunteer Fire Department and included six men, Wayne Brooks, Regan Aswell, Tommy Taylor, Bill Harper, Eddie Parnell and Sanderson. Twelve years later, the department purchased a 1972 Ford truck to rebuild into a working fire truck and construction on a fire station began. In 1980, the Ruston Fire Department donated the first helmets and coats with regular leather gloves. Two years later, the department received its first new bunker...

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10/19/2014
In the first 15 days of October, 92 inmates were booked into the Lincoln Parish Detention Center. In mid-September, 34 arrests were made in three days. Currently, there are approximately 37 inmates...
10/19/2014
Lincoln Parish voters who want to get a jump-start on the Nov. 4 primary election can do so by participating in the early voting period that begins Tuesday. Early voting continues daily through Oct....
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10/19/2014
An event has been held for the past several years in order to boost donations for Christian Community Action. Stephanie Griffin, CCA director, said Soup for the Soul, previously the Poor Man’s Supper...
10/19/2014
It would be hard to find a church that doesn’t believe wholeheartedly in marriage, which has sometimes led pastors to send victims of domestic violence back into bad situations. This has led to local...
10/19/2014
Mortgage Contracting Services, LLC, (MCS) a nationwide provider of property preservation, inspections and REO property maintenance to the financial services industry, announced recently that it has...
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10/19/2014
Top left: Elizabeth Guinn and Brandon Carroll represented Cedar Creek School recently as ambassadors to the Hugh O›Brian (HOBY) Leadership Conference. HOBY, a national leadership development...
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10/19/2014
Fall is here, and students at Simsboro High School continue to soar. We have been working hard, learning lots of new information and having a lot of fun. Simsboro elementary students have just...
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10/17/2014
Ruston mayoral candidates Bill Elmore and Ronny Walker each pledged Thursday to maintain an open door and seek citizen input into their decision making, if elected to the city’s top job. The two men’...
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10/17/2014
Teaching teachers a whole new way to teach has been the role taken on by three professors at Louisiana Tech University. Libby Manning, Kim Kimbell-Lopez and Carrice Cummins have been working for...
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10/17/2014
A Ruston man was arrested on drug charges this morning after reportedly attempting to avoid law enforcement. According to the arrest report, patrol officers with the Ruston Police Department observed...