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Christmas is coming to downtown Ruston. About 30 merchant members of the city’s Main Street organization fanned throughout the central business district Wednesday morning wrapping 26 trees with decorative white lights. The lights will be turned on in mid-November, along with strands city utility crews will hang over downtown streets. The early lighting came at the request of merchants who wanted the city to begin taking on a festive air prior to the Kickoff to Christmas event on Dec. 1, Haley Perot, Ruston’s Main Street director and community coordinator said. But to get the trees decorated...

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10/16/2014
Kindergarten The kindergarteners at Glen View had a very eventful September. We began the month celebrating our grandparents with activities in the classroom. There was reading with a grandparent,...
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10/16/2014
Downsville Charter School began presenting an Outstanding Citizenship Award to specially selected students two years ago as part of a program to find and reward those students who work hard at being...
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10/15/2014
Ruston mayoral candidates Bill Elmore and Ronny Walker say they’re looking forward to Thursday evening’s mayoral debate set for 7 p.m. at Howard Auditorium on the Louisiana Tech University campus. “...
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10/15/2014
Ruston High School seniors Austin Meng and Nicholas Ruff have qualified as National Merit semifinalists. About 1.4 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2015 National Merit...
10/15/2014
The Lincoln Parish Police Jury approved a final ordinance for the sale of adjudicated property to the public during the regular monthly meeting Tuesday night. Adjudicated property is a parcel of...
10/15/2014
Editor’s Note: Louisiana voters will be asked to decide on 14 proposed amendments to the Louisiana Constitution on the Nov. 4 ballot. The Leader will be running a series of articles provided by the...
10/15/2014
A temporary restraining order has been granted blocking the disposal of incinerated waste from the Dallas Ebola victim’s personal items and belongings at a Louisiana landfill, Attorney General Buddy...
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10/15/2014
At 5:41 p.m. Monday the Ruston Fire Department was notified through 911 of a house fire located at 1701 Goodwin Road at Evan James Apartments across from Lowes. Responding to the scene where the...
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10/14/2014
Six of the nine men who want to be the next congressman from the 5th Congressional District wooed voters Monday night during a forum sponsored by the North Central Louisiana TEA Party. Ralph Abraham...
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10/14/2014
Selebrity McNeal never thought the day she started her new job at a Ruston supermarket would also be the day her mother died. It was shortly before 6 a.m. on June 8, 2012. McNeal’s mother, Katherine...