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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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06/19/2014
At a time when governments across the state and around the country are struggling with budgets, Farmerville Mayor Stein Baughman Jr. has something of a unique situation. Putting together the town’s...
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06/18/2014
Thanks to the local hospital auxiliary, Northern Louisiana Medical Center has received $30,000 worth of items designed to help making a visit to the hospital a more pleasant experience. Curtis Newton...
06/18/2014
Louisiana Tech University has teamed up with Ruston merchants to host the Dog Days of Summer, a series of “late nights” to help introduce orientation students and their families to downtown Ruston....
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06/18/2014
A Ruston man was arrested early Wednesday morning and charged with seven counts of simple burglary, one count of resisting arrest by flight and one count of criminal trespass according to the Ruston...
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06/18/2014
Since 1995, members of the Piney Hills Quilt Guild have worked hand in hand, and needle by thread, to make a unique quilt to be raffled off at the Louisiana Peach Festival. Charter member Irene...
06/18/2014
“A Musical Potpourri III” performed by Jon Barker will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Library Events Center. Barker will be accompanied by Mickey Cloud on the piano. Guest performances on the...
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06/18/2014
A Ruston man was arrested after allegedly pointing a gun at another motorist on Interstate 20 in Ouachita Parish. On Monday, Troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop F arrested 56-year-old...
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06/17/2014
After much consideration, Sen. Rick Gallot has made the decision to drop out of the race for the 3rd Judicial District judgeship. “Since the end of the 2014 regular session of the Louisiana...
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06/17/2014
Two Lincoln Parish Detention Center inmates kneel straddling a soft hill of dirt. The sharp tines of a pitchfork come down quickly between the two, loosening the damp earth. The men shift through the...
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06/17/2014
Earnie Miles is a name that has become synonymous with North Louisiana culture. For nearly half a century, Miles has been a frontrunner in the fields of journalism, photography and film. But perhaps...