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October 9th

Galloway leaves impact on area, sport

He recently retired after 21 years of service. He is a distinguished member of his sports' Hall of Fame.
What former Louisiana Tech coach is it? Bill Galloway.
His accomplishments are outstanding. In his years of leading the Lady Techsters' softball program, he accumulated 933 victories and only 410 defeats.

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Simsboro holds heated public hearing

Under state law, the village is required to roll back the millage rate for property taxes every two years when property value is reassessed.
Then, the aldermen have the option of rolling those rates forward to last year's rate (5.08 percent) or leaving the rates at the old rate (4.57 percent).
Mayor Woodie Pritchett suggested rolling the rates back forward because the village would lose money if they weren't, and alderman Jimmy Dale Clements said he felt the money was "essential" to run the village.

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October 8th

Marbury part of legendary fabric of Lincoln Parish

One couple in Ruston has shown their devotion to the Piney Hills area by making all these contributions and more to Lincoln Parish.
William A. and Virginia Lomax Marbury, who together have been in business in Ruston since the 1940s, have made their mark both here and throughout the state with innovations in the field of insurance and their readiness to serve when called upon.
Perhaps the greatest benefactor of the Marburys’ good will has been Louisiana Tech University.

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Childress legacy lives on in players, coaches

As the players marched the concrete mile between the locker room and the practice field, Childress made his way to the game field.
He took a quick glance around him then looked at the sky. In an awe-inspiring moment, the rain ceased and the clouds folded themselves under the blanket of blue that is the sky.
Practice went as planned, or so the legend goes.
In an area where high school football is a religion, coach Childress is pastor emeritus.

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Beasley dedicates genius to community

Whether it was in the classroom as a Louisiana Tech professor or serving her constituents on the School Board, she always put the education of others first.
Paul Pennington, Beasley’s speech professor in the 1950s and her department head when she became a professor at Tech, said he has never had a student who was superior to Beasley in all his time at Tech.
“She was really an incredibly wonderful student,” Pennington said. “She was neat, moral, decent, kind; she was everything you would want a student to be.”

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Barham brought rare attributes to state politics

Drawing attention to himself is not his style.
Maybe it is just the way he guards his words in conversation, or the fact that he doesn’t have too much to say that paints Barham as being a quiet person.
Or maybe he is just shy.
From a distance, Barham would appear standoffish, snide some say, but then again flamboyancy just isn’t in his persona.

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Attempted murder suspect arrested

At 11:23 p.m. Saturday night, the RPD was notified that DeRunn Henderson, 28, of Ruston, was driving from Arcadia in a green 1996 Chevrolet Caprice on U.S. Hwy. 80. RPD Officer Allen Smith took a position along U.S. Hwy. 80 in a attempt to stop the suspect vehicle. A short time later Smith identified the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop near West California Avenue.
Henderson was then apprehended and transported to the Lincoln Parish Detention Center. Henderson was then transported to the Arcadia Police Department.

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