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An era of journalists ending

The publisher (sorry, his name slips me) was in turn killed by a bystander. All of this happened on the street in front of the newspaper and within sight of the courthouse. Ah, the good ol’ days of journalism.
Those days are fading away, and small, family-owned newspapers are falling by the wayside. Newspaper corporations are steadily replacing local owners, and one-by-one, these men who were born with ink and ice flowing through their veins are dying.

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Ground broken on service road project

The project is one that has been seven years in the making, Ruston Public Works Director Lewis Love said.
“This started before I came here in 1999, when they were doing the preliminary work on this project,” Love said. “The environmental assessment was the first part of all of that. Now it’s 2006, and we are actually getting the first contract.”
Ruston Mayor Dan Hollingsworth called today a “red-letter day” because of the groundbreaking on the project.

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Dixie really taking off

The newly-renovated Dixie Center for the Arts was packed Monday evening for the Dixie Tribute to the Joe Woods Wildwood Express. More than 20 entertainers, including Nashville singer Linda Davis and Practissing 4 Heaven, the 2006 Dixie Horizon Entertainer, wowed the audience with songs and skits.
The large turnout for the Dixie’s first ticketed performance provides evidence that local residents know the jewel they have in the Dixie.

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RHS boys pull out 61-59 district win

Big time.
Despite playing what head coach Chris Bush termed as “our worst game of the year”, the Bearcats found enough life at the very end to sneak away with a 61-59 District 1-5A victory over Airline.
With the game appearing to be headed for overtime, a la an earlier varsity girls’ matchup, the ‘Cats (21-6, 3-1) and Vikings (15-12, 0-4) were locked up at 59-all before junior Adrien Garr sank two free throws with 0.1 seconds remaining.

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