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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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03/20/2014
Winners in the 2014 North Louisiana District Rally qualifying for the State Rally in Baton Rouge have been announced following competition at Louisiana Tech on Feb. 22. Over 1,600 students competed...
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03/19/2014
Four local law enforcement agencies came together Tuesday to further their education on the topic of DNA. Hosted by the Ruston Police Department, employees with the North Louisiana Criminalistics...
03/19/2014
The Grambling High Foundation will be submitting an application to the state’s Board of Secondary Elementary Education for a Type II charter, after missing the deadline to submit an application for a...
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03/19/2014
The Farmerville Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies are seeking a Ruston man believed to be responsible for a burglary at Northside Pharmacy. Farmerville Police Chief Bim...
03/19/2014
The head of the Union-Lincoln Regional Water Supply Initiative says his group is willing to pay the $65,000 appraised price for property for a water treatment plant, if the Legislature OKs the sale...
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03/19/2014
Valentine’s Day was extra special for Kiana Carr Johnson this year. She received an extra special valentine as she was named teacher of the year at Betty and Jean Schmalz Elementary School in Katy,...
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03/18/2014
Harry Farrar sits in a recliner in the living room of his Ruston home. He’s just returned from a VFW meeting, and every now and then during the conversation, shares with his wife a bit of news he...
03/18/2014
The board of aldermen for the town of Dubach met in regular session Monday night. The board voted unanimously to pay the town’s bills, which totaled $49,087. Board members discussed the bills and...
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03/18/2014
Name: Gretchen Jones Number of years lived in Lincoln Parish: Off and on 22 years (Tech Student, moved around, married and settled in Lincoln Parish 2003). Profession: Dance teacher, choreographer,...
03/18/2014
Spring cleaning is here once again, and the Pine Hills Children’s Advocacy Center is available to take those extra items off resident’s hands. Carole Carson, director and programing coordinator for...