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Christmas is coming to downtown Ruston. About 30 merchant members of the city’s Main Street organization fanned throughout the central business district Wednesday morning wrapping 26 trees with decorative white lights. The lights will be turned on in mid-November, along with strands city utility crews will hang over downtown streets. The early lighting came at the request of merchants who wanted the city to begin taking on a festive air prior to the Kickoff to Christmas event on Dec. 1, Haley Perot, Ruston’s Main Street director and community coordinator said. But to get the trees decorated...

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08/08/2014
Ruston High School was recently named No. 1 in 2013-14 Advanced Placement testing scores — beating out all schools in the Northeast Louisiana Region and placing among several magnet schools...
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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...