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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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09/25/2017
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...
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09/25/2017
Three Ruston High School teachers and four graduates have been named the RHS Alumni Association’s 2017 Achievement Award recipients. This year’s distinguished educator winners are current RHS...
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09/23/2017
Retiring 3rd Judicial District Court Judge Cynthia Woodard said she will take the time to figure out what her plans are now that she will be stepping down in early 2018. “I will still have a presence...
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09/23/2017
Super Doodie, right, driven by Anji Bryan, takes the lead in a heat against Choudrant Fire during Saturday’s National Outhouse Races in Choudrant. Super Doodie also defeated Choudrant Fire in the...
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09/23/2017
A Ruston High School junior earned a 36 ACT composite score — the highest possible. Davis Glen Ellis, 16, is one of, on average, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT to earn...
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09/23/2017
Eli Beech, 4, of Ruston, reaches to paint on the mural being done on the wall of a Interstate-20 underpass. About 100 local residents turned out Saturday for a community paint day. The mural, one of...
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09/23/2017
The students at Grace United Methodist Church Preschool are learning just how much fun they can have at school. School is a new experience for most of the children, but they are adjusting well to the...
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09/23/2017
Cypress Springs Elementary School recently completely a collection in support of local Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The school publicized the initiative on the CSE Facebook page as well as sent...
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09/23/2017
Kyle McDonald, chairman of Argent Trust Company, a Ruston-based company, has announced Kevin Reed as market president and the company plans to open a New Orleans office. Reed has over 30 years of...
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09/23/2017
Local State Farm Agent, Kim Dupree, center, was in the Top 3 for the Northeast Louisiana Better Business Bureau Good Neighbor Torch Award for 2017. The Good Neighbor Award recognizes businesses who...