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FARMERVILLE — A spokesman with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has confirmed the agency will soon begin talks with the Union Parish Police Jury about removing trash dumpsters located along state-maintained highways. Information obtained through a public records request filed by The Gazette shows the Police Jury has 76 dumpsters at 27 locations which are on state highways. Rodney Mallett is communications director for DOTD. He said the agency recently received questions about whether the practice was allowable. A letter written to the agency, Mallett said,...

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08/12/2014
Fifth District Congressman Vance McAllister said Monday he anticipates a return of congressional earmarks, but with tighter regulations and a new name. “These rural communities are starving without...
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08/12/2014
Ruston mayoral candidate Bill Elmore and U.S. Senate candidate Bob Maness took their campaigns to the North Central Louisiana TEA Party on Monday night. The two men talked about jobs, their...
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08/12/2014
Loretta Walton-Jaggers, a seasoned educator at Grambling State University was recently named Louisiana Reading Association’s Educator of the Year. Jaggers is a professor of Education Curriculum and...
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08/11/2014
On Saturday afternoon, local young ladies competed for the coveted crowns of Miss Dixie Gem Peach and Miss Spirit of Ruston. Pictured, from left to right, are Miss Dixie Gem Peach Teen Princess 2015...
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08/11/2014
Two sisters, Wendy Ann Swanson and Bobbie Joe Vandenburg were booked on several drug charges at 303 Lamar St. in Ruston at approximately 10:30 p.m. Friday. The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office...
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08/11/2014
Ameenah Williams, of 159 Nutmeg Drive, was arrested for aggravated criminal damage to property, reckless operation of a vehicle, resisting an officer and two counts of battery of an officer early...
08/11/2014
The Lincoln Parish Police Jury will convene in regular session Tuesday night to discuss, and possibly approve an ordinance authorizing the public sale of a parcel of adjudicated property located on...
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08/11/2014
Late last month, All Hours Fitness Manager Trey Smith was able to realize a more than three-year dream — a new location for the fitness center. Shortly after Smith took over the gym in 2008, he knew...
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08/09/2014
A five-year dream has officially become a reality for public officials. The newest addition to the parish, the Lincoln Parish Safety Complex held a ribbon cutting on Friday where a grand tour of the...
08/09/2014
Often at the bottom of the list when it comes to positive rankings, Louisiana has apparently ranked very well in a survey measuring states’ friendliness toward small businesses. Thumbtack, in...