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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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05/10/2014
A Girls Volleyball Skills Camp will be held at Ruston High School June 9-12, 2014. Sessions for girls entering grades 3-7 will be held from 9-11 AM, and session for those in grades 8-11 from 1-3 PM...
05/10/2014
Members of the community are encouraged to attend the Celebration of Champions at 5 p.m. May 12 in the Ruston Civic Center. The incoln Parish School District will recognize students and faculty...
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05/10/2014
Ruston’s Rotary Club recently wrapped up its 2013-14 Student of the Year program by presenting its annual scholarship awards. According to Scholarship Program Coordinator Diane Hunter, criteria for...
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05/10/2014
Phillip Ellis, of Bernice ,received an award from Mississippi College School of Law during its annual Law Day ceremony. Ellis was the recipient of the Frisby Griffing Marble Scholarship, given...
05/10/2014
The Louisiana Department of Education today announced the results of a survey of 25,000 students who took the PARCC test in April, showing students overwhelmingly prefer taking the computer-based...
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05/10/2014
Louisiana Tech University’s new eco-marathon car “Diesel Dawg” earned first place honors for vehicle design and third place for best diesel fuel mileage in the Urban Concept category of the 2014...
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05/09/2014
The College of Business at Louisiana Tech University in collaboration with the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce held the first annual Hall of Fame Banquet on May 8 at Squire Creek Country Club....
05/09/2014
Saturday will be a fun-filled event for the community and members of the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana. From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Woodland Park (East End Park), the club will partner...
05/09/2014
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana legislators have kept thousands of taxpayer dollars that should have gone to reimburse expenses paid by their campaigns, according to an analysis of campaign and...
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05/09/2014
The University of Louisiana System began the process of selecting a new president for Grambling State University, in light of president Frank G. Pogue’s recent retirement announcement, in a...