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Who should the leaders be?

Louisiana Tech University students Kelsey Atkins and James Oliver cast their ballots during the Student Government Association elections.
The results will be verified this afternoon.

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Jail escapee caught in Texas

Wesley Harris, public information officer for the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office, said police in Texas were looking for Ates following the attacks at a party on Wednesday.
“When he was located near the scene of the stabbing, he reportedly attempted to run down two officers in a stolen car and then led officers on a high-speed chase before fleeing into the woods,” Harris said.
Ates was located Thursday morning hiding under a female acquaintance’s house, Harris said.

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Dogs host Nevada in WAC series

That’s a pair of triumphs that extended the Bulldogs’ “W” streak to six entering a critical three-game home and league series against Nevada (14-14, 4-2) this weekend.
The two clubs hook up in single games tonight (6 p.m.), Saturday (3 p.m.) and Sunday (1 p.m.).

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Tech team, Millsap set the standard

Millsap, who played his high school roundball next door in Grambling, has been a beacon for coach Keith Richard’s Bulldog team the past three years, leading the NCAA in rebounding an unprecedented three times. About the only other thing the young man could have done at the collegiate level would have been to win a fourth rebounding title.
We thank Millsap for bringing positive attention to the Tech basketball program and wish him the best of luck as he takes his skills to “The Big Game.”

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Recalling The Best of Broadway

Before I delve into my opinions of this stellar production, I want to go back into the occasions I have had to form a high, high opinion of this community of truly fine people.
I am not even sure if I have these events in chronological order, so bear with me.
With the passing of Dr. Bruce Everist some years ago, it fell my poignant duty to write a tribute for the legendary pediatrician. I had heard about the service which was preached by CCC’s Minister Dicky Love, and I boldly asked if he had a copy which I could have. Talk about poetry. I still remember reading it several times over.

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City mops up in district contest

Shirley Mondello of Winnsboro, Eleanor M. Talley of Vidalia, Beth Erwin of Collingston, Marilyn Decker and Belle Downs, both of Bastrop, stopped by Ruston around lunch time Tuesday and took in the sights of the city.
“I’m judging Ruston and Farmerville,” Erwin said. “We judged Collingston this morning, but I didn’t get to judge because I’m from there. Collingston, Farmerville and Ruston are the only three in District 5 who are entered, but none of them are being judged in the same category.”

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