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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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08/02/2014
Top: Coburn’s Supply’s The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Coburn’s Supply’s new division earlier this year. Coburn’s Supply HVAC Division is located at 602 Woodward Ave...
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08/01/2014
The annual Pig Skins and Pearls luncheon was hosted Thursday at Squire Creek Country Club by the Louisiana Tech University athletics department in efforts to not only raise money for the Louisiana...
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08/01/2014
Local resident Maureen Hinton found out this morning that her stained-glass piece “Gone Fishin’” will be part of an exhibit traveling to several cities in Louisiana and Mississippi. “I’m so excited I...
08/01/2014
The Ruston Parks and Recreation Department will be holding the fifth annual K-9 Pool Party on Saturday and Sunday at the Municipal Pool on East Georgia Avenue. Dogs of various shapes, breeds, sizes...
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08/01/2014
A Ruston man was arrested on bank fraud charges Thursday afternoon. At 4:35 p.m. Tyrone Evan Beard, 37, of 812 E. California Ave., was arrested for bank fraud by the Ruston Police Department. Sgt....
08/01/2014
The Ruston Fire Department has received a $24,304 grant from the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighter’s Program. The money, along with a 10 percent match from the city, will be...
08/01/2014
At approximately 1:35 a.m. today the Ruston Fire Department responded to a house fire in the 1200th block of Eastland Avenue. According to RFD District Chief Tommie Woods the residence is expected to...
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07/31/2014
At approximately 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, Lincoln Parish Police Juror Skip Russell was involved in a vehicle accident. The Ruston Fire Department/EMS, along with the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office and...
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07/31/2014
A man convicted for having indecent behavior with a juvenile has been sentenced. Judge Jay McCallum sentenced James Anthony Bell to serve 42 years at hard labor for 10 counts of indecent behavior...
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07/31/2014
Terry Pollard didn’t let losing everything stop him from his dream of being a walking testament to his profession of faith. And walk he has — hundreds of miles so far with, thousands to go. In...