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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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09/15/2014
In an attempt to preserve a piece of aging Ruston history, the chandelier hanging in the Dixie Center for the Arts recently descended from its perch for cleaning. Libby English, TITLE, said the Dixie...
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09/15/2014
Ruston Police Department investigators have made another arrest in the Super 8 Hotel armed robbery occurring Aug. 31. Public Information Officer Sgt. Clint Williams said detectives with the Criminal...
09/15/2014
Don’t be surprised if the University of Texas at San Antonio Roadrunners hit the road out of historic Aillet Stadium next month completely wigged out. That’s because on S Oct. 18, Northern Louisiana...
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09/15/2014
More queens for the 2014 Chicken Festival were crowned. During Saturday night’s events the Petite Miss, Deb Miss, Junior Teen and Junior Teen were crowned. Crowned Petite Miss Chicken Festival was...
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09/13/2014
At approximately 6 p.m. Saturday, two inmates with trustee status fled from the grounds at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center. The inmates, identified as Paul James Landry and Dennis James Harrell...
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09/13/2014
Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu touted her seniority in Congress as one of the top reasons why the state’s voters should re-elect her. Landrieu, a New Orleans Democrat, spoke to a sell-out crowd Friday...
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09/13/2014
After hearing the story of the decline of Mitcham Farms Peach Orchard, U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy, who is hoping to unseat longtime Sen. Mary Landrieu this fall, said the only solution to an issue like...
09/13/2014
School Food Service Supervisor Doris Marzett believes every child in the Lincoln Parish School District should have the opportunity to eat for free, but unfortunately, if the district did enroll in...
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09/13/2014
Pictured with their mothers and emcee for the event 3rd judicial district attorney hopeful Cary Brown are the queens from the younger divisions of the 2014 Chicken Festival.
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09/13/2014
The 26th annual Louisiana Chicken Festival Pageant saw the many faces of young girls Saturday morning as the young girl’s portion was held. Taking home the title as People’s Choice was Laney Stevens...