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A lack of attendance caused by Tropical Depression Cindy and a last-minute decision to reduce admission prices are the reasons the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce losing money on the 2017 Louisiana Peach Festival, Chamber President Judy Copeland said Friday. This year’s festival had a $1.29 million local economic impact, according to figures released by the Chamber, the group that produces the annual summer celebration. That number is $1.08 million less than last year’s figure, $2.37 million. Approximately 19,808 people attended the two-day June festivities, down about 3,416 from 2016’s...

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08/09/2014
Lincoln Parish’s own, Tammy Schales, a Ruston Elementary School teacher, has been named Elementary Teacher of the Year for the state of Louisiana. The process of being selected for the prestigious...
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08/09/2014
Local members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People invited Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo to speak at the First Annual Community Scholarship Prayer Breakfast in Grambling...
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08/08/2014
More than 100 girls from age 4 to sixth grade participated in the annual Ruston High cheerleaders annual cheer mini clinic held in the RHS boy’s gym this week August 4-7. The participants gave a...
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08/08/2014
The suspect in an alleged simple battery — domestic violence case, admittedly told police he knew it was wrong, after being apprehended on Thursday night. Johnathun Moore Jr., 24, of 1024 S. Clay St...
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08/08/2014
After several days of investigating, the Ruston Police Department have taken a burglary suspect into custody. RPD Public Information Officer Sgt. Clint Williams said officers with the Uniform Patrol...
08/08/2014
Ruston High School was recently named No. 1 in 2013-14 Advanced Placement testing scores — beating out all schools in the Northeast Louisiana Region and placing among several magnet schools...
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08/07/2014
The Ruston Farmers Market will close for a short break after the 8 a.m. to noon Saturday market day until early October 2014. The market is located in the public parking lot on the corner of...
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08/07/2014
In the 2014 Legislative session, Louisiana lawmakers revamped several laws affecting motorists. Laws affecting everyday drivers include a school zone cell phone ban, Louisiana Litter Law updates and...
08/07/2014
Fifth District Congressman Vance McAllister will make two stops in Lincoln Parish over the next several weeks as part of his ongoing series of town hall meetings. McAllister will be in Ruston at 9 a....
08/07/2014
The Board of Aldermen for the village of Choudrant met Monday night in regular session. After Mayor Bill Sanderson called the meeting to order, the invocation was given and the agenda for the August...