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Ruston Mayor Ronny Walker and the city’s aldermen will get raises if the Board of Aldermen approves the proposed budget for the coming fiscal year. The $20,000 raise for Walker and the $2,400 increase for each of the five aldermen are contained in the draft budget the board recommended to itself Monday night in its role as the city’s personnel-finance committee. Aldermen will vote on the budget Sept. 10. The city’s spending year begins Oct. 1. If the proposed budget is approved, Walker’s salary will jump to $100,000 annually beginning Jan. 1, the start of his new term. Aldermen’s annual pay...

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08/20/2010
Ruston Community Theatre has been given a rare opportunity, and as RCT president Mary Bell Tuten said, “When you get a rare opportunity you need to seize it.” While rolling out the red carpet on a...
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08/20/2010
The body of Marine Cpl. Joe L. Wrightsman was returned to north Louisiana Thursday for burial. Wrightsman, 23, of Jonesboro, died July 18 in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was based in Kaneohe...
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08/20/2010
As summer temperatures hopefully begin to cool down next month, things at the Lincoln Parish Fire Department will begin to heat up. Chief Dennis Ford said the parish fire district has volunteer...
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08/20/2010
Firefighters from the Lincoln Parish, Ruston and Choudrant forces gathered at the Fire Training Center this week to brush up on high-angle rescue and ropes techniques. While there are few tall...
08/20/2010
The Lincoln Parish Library is expected to take a hefty cut in state aid this fall. During the monthly Library Board of Control meeting Wednesday, library director Vivian McCain reported the facility...
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08/19/2010
After sending students back to school, parents and other community members will have the chance to hear the story of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High School massacre. Rachel’s father,...
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08/19/2010
The Union Parish Police Jury and its legal counsel are taking a closer look at a law that would establish a Region 8 Human Service District, which supposedly would give the 12-parish region more say...
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08/19/2010
Ruston Police Chief Steve Rogers has a message for anyone who has a habit of driving on East Mississippi and Georgia Avenues, especially in the mornings and afternoons — expect delays from now on....
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08/19/2010
Los Angles based rock group Hydrovibe, a band with Ruston ties, has gained worldwide notoriety in recent years, and they will return to their roots today when they perform in Ruston. Heather St....
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08/18/2010
GRAMBLING — Once again, Grambling’s City Council could be headed to court. The City Council, during a special-called meeting Tuesday evening, passed a motion to turn over all documents and...