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Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 1:06am
Ruston’s Board of Aldermen gets its first official look Monday at the Walker administration’s proposed $65.6 million budget for the spending year that begins Oct. 1. Monday’s board meeting is at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall and is open to the public. Aldermen are expected to deal with several routine items, then recess and convene in their role as the city’s personnel-finance committee so they can discuss the proposed budget. The personnel-finance committee, which is composed of all five aldermen, can recommend accepting the budget as it is, or suggest changes. Procedurally, the panel makes that...

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07/27/2018
The head of the company that’s carrying a petition to allow expanded alcohol sales in Ruston grocery and convenience stores said Thursday his group will mount an “aggressive election campaign” that...
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07/27/2018
The Lincoln Parish school district’s inaugural Enhanced School Year calendar program held its last day of school today. Approximately 425 Glen View and Cypress Springs Elementary students began the...
07/26/2018
GRAMBLING — Beyonce’s BeyGood Foundation announced it has awarded a $25,000 scholarship to Grambling State University Mass Communication student Cletus Emokpae. “This is incredible,” said Emokpae, a...
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07/26/2018
With summer drawing to a close, the Lincoln Parish Library is preparing to end their annual summer reading program, but this year, the closing ceremonies for the children’s department will be a...
07/26/2018
GRAMBLING ­—AT&T recently announced it is contributing $15,000 to Grambling State University as part of AT&T Aspire, the company’s initiative to help provide access to education and training...
07/26/2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and European leaders pulled back from the brink of a trade war over autos Wednesday and agreed to open talks to tear down trade barriers between the United...
07/26/2018
KEMAH, Texas (AP) — Bernardo de Galvez rode into Kemah. Texas, on horseback. His horse rode on a tractor trailer. His head rode in the cab. The Galveston County Daily News reports a statue of de...
07/26/2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of 11 House conservatives introduced articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the Justice Department official who oversees special counsel...
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07/25/2018
It’s all in the numbers for Alyssa Patterson, and they’re pointing toward a long and healthy future for the Ruston 13-year-old. Since May Alyssa has been in New Orleans going through treatments to...
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07/25/2018
The new Tarbutton Road Interstate 20 overpass is taking shape. At left, traffic moves past the start of some of the concrete pilings that will help hold up the bridge. At right, early work on the...