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Siegmund Defeats Riggs


Alderman — Ward 5, City of Ruston
All 5 precincts reporting
Marie S. Riggs (D) 47.04% 294
Bruce Siegmund (O) 52.96% 331

Hollingsworth Praised By Council


Dan Hollingsworth, who has served as Ruston’s Mayor for the past sixteen years (four terms), was roundly praised by the City’s Board of Aldermen at the conclusion of last night’s meeting.

Said District Five’s Marie Riggs, “As a council, we are grateful to you for always being straightforward and honest, always keeping us apprised of information concerning the workings of the city.”

Glenda Howard (District One) agreed, saying, “I really appreciate you keeping us informed on everything. In sixteen years, you’ve done a great job in the City of Ruston.”

Hollingsworth chaired the council meeting for the last time last night.

Newly elected Mayor Ronny Walker will take office at the beginning of the new year, along with at least two new council members.

In other business, the council unanimously approved a cooperative endeavor agreement with LTP Medical Mobile for operation of a Community Mobile Health Program. The city will provide city property for the mobile clinic to park, and an electrical outlet to power the clinic.

District Four’s Jim Pearce questioned the need for the program, as Obamacare was supposed to provide medical coverage for the uninsured.

Asked Pierce, “So they’re providing free healthcare service? With Obamacare, now everybody is supposed to have healthcare insurance. It seems a little double-dipping of taxpayer funds.”

Health Hut Analyst Janine Liner said there were still people without healthcare, even with Obamacare.

Said Liner, “Most of our patients don’t make enough money to full price for health insurance.”

Liner said they saw about a thousand patients last year.

Light & Power Operations Manager Darrell Caraway had good news for Ruston’s electrical customers.

Caraway said that a new five year contract for electrical power will result in savings of up to $15 million over the life of the contract.

“It averages out about $5/megawatt cheaper than what we are paying. It’s a very good deal.”

Ruston City Council Monday


Ruston’s Board of Aldermen will meet Monday, December 1, 5:30 PM, City Hall, 401 North Trenton.

Here is the agenda.

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Pearce Wins Re-election to Ruston District 4


Jim Pearce, 52%, Judi Null, 48%.

Belton by a Whisker in 3rd JD DA Race


With 90 of 90 precinct reporting, John Belton 10,708 votes, Cary Brown 10,497 votes.

Runoff in 3rd JD Judge’s Race


With 85 of 90 precincts, Lewis Jones 39.7%, Tommy Rogers, 38.7%.

Runoff in Ruston Ward 5 Alderman


Marie Riggs, 35%, Bruce Siegmund 44%.

Walker Next Ruston Mayor


With 27 of 30 precincts, Walker 60%, Elmore 40%.

Liner in Lead for Ruston City Marshal


Jim Liner, 61%, Sandy Freeman, 39%, with 50 of 60 precincts reporting.


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