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Despite first-year numbers lower than what he had hoped, Ruston’s venture into curbside recycling has still been “extremely successful,” Mayor Ronny Walker said. Twelve months after the city started the program in January 2017, 742 households and approximately 300 small businesses are participating, according to statistics compiled by city. Of those households, 612 are inside the city limits and 130 outside the city. Ruston offers recycling within a 3-mile radius of the city limits. As of December, just over 230 tons of items that otherwise would have gone to the parish landfill had been...

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06/03/2014
The Dixie Gem Peach Outstanding Teen, Meagan Crews, front, was crowned Miss Louisiana’s Outstanding Teen on Saturday night. She was also preliminary talent winner as well as preliminary fitness...
06/03/2014
A special meeting of the Village of Choudrant Council will have to be held later this month as only one council member was present at the regularly scheduled meeting on Monday night. A special...
06/03/2014
Ruston’s Board of Aldermen made history Monday night. It approved the city’s first neighborhood conservation overlay district, leading Mayor Dan Hollingsworth to call the decision “a proud moment in...
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06/03/2014
The Louisiana Peach Festival is looking to give away a $1,000 prize package to the person who visits the most participating businesses during the festival’s newest event, the Peach Stop. “We wanted...
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06/02/2014
Walking down the carriageway that leads to Ruston’s recently relocated Chartreuse Pear might make residents think they’ve stepped into another city altogether. Located behind The Fashion on West Park...
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06/02/2014
A Texas woman was arrested and charged with auto theft, possession of marijuana and possession of schedule II drugs Sunday night in Lincoln Parish, according to the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office....
06/02/2014
Ruston’s Board of Aldermen is expected to be asked tonight to change a proposal that, if adopted, will give the city its first neighborhood conservation overlay district. “We will amend it to exclude...
06/02/2014
The Lincoln Parish School Board will meet Tuesday night to review end-of–year testing results presented by Testing Coordinator Donna Doss. With the implementation of Common Core standards and the...
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05/31/2014
A Ruston man has been given the maximum sentence of 50 years at hard labor for the attempted second-degree murder of his former girlfriend. Third Judicial District Judge Jay McCallum sentenced...
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05/31/2014
Just before dawn on Tuesday, April 22, the subject appearing in the photo above burglarized two restaurants near Interstate 20 in Ruston. The unidentified subject gained entry to both businesses by...