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Ruston’s Board of Aldermen meets Monday in its role as the city’s personnel-finance committee to discuss the Walker administration’s proposed $65.6 million budget for the spending year that begins Oct. 1. Monday’s meeting is at 6:30 p.m. at the city hall and is open to the public. The proposed budget includes a 2 percent across-the-board raise for city employees as well as capital projects ranging from more money for Christmas decorations to new police cars, street projects, firefighting equipment and continued improvements at two city parks. The committee, composed of all five aldermen, can...

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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...
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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...