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May 15th, 2013

Billy Rex Harper, Sr.

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Funeral services for Billy Rex Harper, Sr., 86 will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Ringgold, LA with interment to follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Officiating the services will be Bro. James Morgan and Bro. B.R. Loftin.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at Rockett Funeral Home Chapel in Ringgold, LA.

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May 14th

Green Grambling

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Student earns $5,000 for GSU recycling
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Grambling State University student Corban Bell had an amazing month. He celebrated his birthday, fellow students approved his campus recycling initiative recently and he won the Toyota Green Initiative contest.
University President Frank G. Pogue made it official last week when he announced the news to the campus community.
“On behalf of this university ... the faculty and staff, all of your colleagues and alumni around the world, congratulations,” Pogue said to Bell as he grasped his hand firmly and looked him in the eye. “It’s an honor to be standing here with you.”

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FHS’ Gipson has died

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Farmerville High School Principal David Grey confirmed the passing of Farmerville High School Junior Jeleel Gipson this morning.
“I believe he passed sometime yesterday morning, but I am not exactly sure of the time,” Grey said.
Jeleel was critically injured during a football practice spring training drill that occurred Thursday afternoon. He was transported to Union General Hospital then airlifted to Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport.

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Making progress

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Council OKs A/V system, property deal
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The Ruston City Council passed a resolution that should lead to the installation of an audio/video conferencing system during its monthly meeting last week.
Aldermen passed a motion to accept a bid of $153,813 from American Audio of Ruston to install the system in the city courtrooms and judge’s chambers. That equipment will also be used for various meetings held at the Civic Center/Courthouse.
“This will be a great addition and very useful for a number of purposes,” Mayor Dan Hollingsworth said.

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Quizzing for a good cause

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Winning last week’s trivia contest at the Argent Pavilion at Joe Aillet Stadium was the team We’re History, comprised of three Louisiana Tech University history faculty members. Winning the $500 cash prize were, from left to right, V. Elaine Thompson, Dave Anderson, Drew McKevitt and Jennie Flynn-McKevitt. Proceeds from the contest went to benefit the Emerson Center.

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The queen of the climbers – Clematis

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Wanting to give a special gift to your mother on Mother’s Day? Why not give this special person something which will fill every Mother’s Day with beauty and memories for many years. I am speaking of the Queen of the climbing plants, the clematis. Every spring your mother will be reminded of the beauty of motherhood by the large prominent flat star-shaped flowers to nine inches across, in many colors (blue, red, pink, white, purple and variegated).

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Donating to DART

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Members of the Louisiana Tech University Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega present a check to Terrie Queen Autrey, Domestic Abuse Resistance Team community advocate, at the Dixie Center for the Arts.
The sorority sold 143 tickets to the DART Beatles Tribute Concert. They also played the part of screaming Beatles fans during the concert to add to the entertainment.

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Hadnot adds to honors

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Outdoors or indoors, ex-RHS star has had huge year
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Can this track and field season get much better for Trey Hadnot?
Well, it did last weekend.
After an outstanding indoor season, the former Ruston High School star turned in one of the most memorable performances in Louisiana Tech University history.
The junior sprinter/relay member won four — count them, four — gold medals at the 2013 Western Athletic Conference outdoor championship meet held in Arlington, Texas.
Hadnot won the 200-meter dash with a time of 20.49.
He was No. 1 in the 400-m dash at 46.52.

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Ruston trio in prep golf tourney

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Haddox, Cole, Maxwell at elite LHSAA-hosted event
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MARKSVILLE — A trio of golfers from Ruston are among a star-studded field who will be in action starting today when Tamahka Trails Golf Club at Paragon Casino Resort plays host to the annual Louisiana Champions Invitational.
The tournament, which is sanctioned by the Louisiana High School Athletic Association as the official All-Star event for prep golfers, will consist of a 21-player field that includes Louisiana’s top high school golfers. Participants will be competing for $1,500 in scholarship funds in the boys’ and girls’ divisions.

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Curry to guide Alabama

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Kristy Curry has made another move in women’s basketball.
The former Louisiana Tech University assistant coach who has served for the past seven years at the helm of the Texas Tech University program has been chosen as the new head coach at the University of Alabama.
Curry guided the Lady Raiders to a 21-11 mark this past season which ended in a first-round loss to South Florida in the NCAA tournament.
She was 130-98 in her seven years at Texas Tech.

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