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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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07/12/2014
Top: Miss Louisiana Outstanding Teen Meagan Crews (left) and Miss Spirit of Ruston 2014 Anna Blake (right) crowned Emmersyn Nations as the 2014 Miss Princess Peach during Saturday’s pageant at...
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After more than 30 years of service the time has come for one of Ruston’s own to spend more time with his family. Ruston Fire Chief James Austin has spent the better part of his life providing an...
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07/11/2014
Recent changes in Grambling State University’s administration were discussed during a press conference held Thursday. GSU interim president Cynthia Warrick was on hand to address GSU supporters...
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The Ruston Community Theatre’s first production in the 2014-15 season will hold auditions Saturday and Monday. “’Til Beth Do Us Part” is written by the comedic trio of Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and...