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The second time was the charm for developers wanting to build 24 townhouses on a roughly 2-acre site on Kavanaugh Road. Ruston’s Planning & Zoning Commission on Monday approved O’Winn of Louisiana’s conditional use application after issues that caused the request to be postponed in July were cleared up. Now, developers Jott Delcambre, of Monroe, and Dicky Nealy, of Ruston, can proceed with bids, engineering and construction plans. “I was really pleased with the approval last night,” Nealy said today. “Our goal will be to have the buildings ready for occupancy realistically in the spring...

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Leader News ServiceRuston has again been selected as a recipient of the Healthy Communities Grant by Keep Louisiana Beautiful, the state’s anti-litter and community improvement organization. This...
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It started as a disaster relief effort in south Louisiana after Tropical Storm Allison in 2001. Seventeen years later, Ruston’s Rolling Hills Ministries disaster relief team is back at it after...
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The Louisiana Tech Alumni Association will honor its 2018 Alumnus of the Year and Distinguished Alumni of the Colleges Oct. 19 at its annual Alumni Awards Luncheon. The luncheon is set for noon in...
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MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Search and rescue teams looked for bodies through a ruined landscape of smashed homes and piles of sand today, while more deaths were reported in Virginia, 600 miles from...
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PORT ST. JOE, Fla. (AP) — The piano was washed into a ditch across the street. The dining room table became lodged against a neighbor’s tree. And the storm surge that gutted Rex and Nancy Buzzett’s...
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ALIAGA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish court today convicted an American pastor of terror charges but released him from house arrest and allowed him to leave Turkey, a move that’s likely to ease the...
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WINDSOR, England (AP) — Britain’s Princess Eugenie married tequila brand ambassador Jack Brooksbank in a star-studded royal wedding today at St. George’s Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle. It...
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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Search-and-rescue teams fanned out across the Florida Panhandle to reach trapped people in Michael’s wake today as daylight yielded scenes of rows upon rows of houses smashed...
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The 4 Paws Rescue shelter avoided potential closure Tuesday evening as the Lincoln Parish Police Jury finance committee voted to honor the organization’s request for additional funds in 2019. The...
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CHOUDRANT — The Village of Choudrant will hold its 13th Annual Community Day and Saturday in the Park event on Saturday despite missing one of its biggest attractions. Assistant Village Clerk...