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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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06/14/2014
Top left: Rhikale Fields enjoyed getting her face painted during Saturday’s celebration. Top right: Pictured is Ruston High School student Tim Robinson trying his hand at a hammer smash game during...
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06/14/2014
From top left, clockwise: The top overall team was Bayou Swabbing, consisting of (from left to right) Matt Cheatwood, Madison Cheatwood, Brandon Kelly, Cade Kelly and Jason Dauer. Jace Duncon took...
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06/14/2014
Pictured above is William Sproule of Ruston playing “Taps” during Saturday’s flag retirement ceremony at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Pictured below is the headstone for the grave used to burn pieces...
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06/13/2014
When Thelma Williams stepped off the train in October of 1956. It was 89 degrees. She had a mink coat, her luggage and no idea where her life was taking her. “I wanted to take the coat off,” she said...
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06/13/2014
Emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle rollover near the intersection of Tennessee Avenue and Tech Farm Road yesterday. Ruston Fire Department Public Information Officer Eric Brazzel said...
06/13/2014
The notion that people can’t recycle in Ruston isn’t true, city officials said Monday. “You can recycle anything you want, you just need to know where to take and take it there,” City Administrator...
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06/13/2014
MONROE — Louisiana Delta Community College Chancellor Barbara M. Hanson and Grambling State University President Frank G. Pogue formally signed a memorandum of understanding to help area students...
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06/12/2014
Crews from D&J Construction smooth overlay on North Trenton Street on Wednesday as part of a multi-phase project to upgrade U.S. Highway 167 from Jefferson Corner on the northern end to Mill...
06/12/2014
Union Parish Sheriff’s deputies arrested Bryan D. Saulsberry, 31, of 509 Legacy Lane, Ruston, on Monday on warrants charging him with aggravated flight from an officer, criminal damage to property of...
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06/12/2014
Two blues and soul musicians will be entertaining the crowd at the Juneteenth Festival in Grambling this Saturday. The first will be M.P. Soul. Born and raised in Ruston, Soul developed a love for...