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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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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...
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08/07/2014
Ruston resident Fred Blake today announced his candidacy for the District 1 seat on the city’s board of aldermen. “I want to continue to help what they are already doing within the district and the...
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08/06/2014
After years of ridicule and bullying from other students, a Washington state native is speaking out. Sonja Provost, now of Ruston, said she was bullied as a child and ended up moving twice in high...
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08/06/2014
In a traffic stop east of Ruston, deputies with the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office and agents with the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team confiscated more than four pounds of cocaine. At...
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08/06/2014
On Tuesday afternoon, a woman allegedly “jumped on” a man, taking more than $50 in the process. Ruston Police Department responded to a simple robbery call at the East Side Mini Mart at approximately...
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08/06/2014
The Lincoln Parish School Board began Tuesday night’s regularly scheduled meeting with a congratulations to Ruston Elementary School teacher Tammy Schales for being named Elementary teacher of the...
08/06/2014
The Lincoln Parish Public School system has announced the following schedule for the opening of school. Registration for new students must begin at the Lincoln Parish School Board Office between the...