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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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06/06/2014
Lamore Carter remembers the summer of 1943 as if it were yesterday. It was June. He had just graduated as valedictorian of Central High School in Galveston, Texas. He already knew what was coming...
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06/06/2014
OUACHITA PARISH — On June 5, investigators with the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations and Homeland Security Investigations charged 52-year-old Michael Golden of Downsville with two...
06/06/2014
Louisiana Tech University introduced Greg Goff as its new baseball coach during a Friday morning press conference at the Charles Wyly Athletic Complex. Goff just wrapped up his seventh season as head...
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06/05/2014
The Boys and Girls Club of North Central Louisiana has begun its annual Summer Food Service Program. “This is a federally funded program that provides meals for kids ages 18 and under during the...
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06/05/2014
Casen Ray Broussard, of Hayes in Calcasieu Parish, is currently undergoing treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Two-year-old Casen was recently diagnosed with...
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06/05/2014
Residents interested in learning to crochet or knit are in luck. At 2 p.m. Sunday in the Lincoln Parish Library’s Lincoln Community Room, those interested in learning a new skill — or who simply love...
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06/04/2014
Plenty of cool weather and rain is going to make for a tasty Louisiana Peach Festival season according to local peach growers. “We have started picking already,” Joe Mitcham, owner of Mitcham Farms,...
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06/04/2014
The Lincoln Parish School Board held a special dedication ceremony during the monthly meeting Tuesday night to honor all of the retirees of the 2013-14 school year. “There is a sense of regret as we...
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06/04/2014
During the LPSD meeting, a special recognition was given to Charles Owens, left, who will be retiring as director of auxiliary services this year. Superintendent Danny Bell said Owens has always...
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06/04/2014
Ruston mayoral candidate Bill Elmore said Tuesday he’s running for office because of “what’s right with Ruston, not what is wrong.” Elmore, one of two declared contenders for the city’s top job,...