SUbscriber Login | NEW SUBSCRIPTION  

Archive - Feb 8, 2007

  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.

Bulldogs stay close to gain recruits

“Looking down the list here, I see where, really, the only player that doesn’t fit within that area is the one from Athens, Ga.,” he said during a press conference held following the university’s CHAMPS “Signing Day” luncheon at the Charles Wyly Athletic Center.
Then he grinned:
“But I had to get one guy from my home area.”
That would be Dominique Faust, a 5-11 and 195-pound safety who was named as the Defensive Player of the Year for Clarke Central High in Athens during the 2006 season.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

A few steps could save infant lives

Registration for WalkAmerica in Ruston will begin at 8 a.m., with the walkathon moving to action at 9 a.m., April 28, at the Louisiana Tech Lambright Intramural Center.
The goal for the Ruston area in 2007 is to raise $30,000 in WalkAmerica, up from $18,000 in 2006.
It takes a minimum of three people to form a walking team.
“Any group can do it, whether it’s a business, church or neighborhood,” Bernie Bitting, the division director for the March of Dimes of North Louisiana, said. “We ask that each person raise a minimum of $10.”

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

A bridge worth building

Whether it’s in schools — with some such as Ruston Elementary more than 90 percent minority — in neighborhoods, in churches or in social gatherings, the voluntary division of African-Americans, Caucasians and those residents from other nations is prevalent in our area.
Few people will openly argue that the separation is a positive phenomenon, yet people continue to do it.
Some residents, such as Ruston Elementary School Principal Sonja Walker, say it is important that people of various cultures mingle so that they can learn from one another’s strengths and foster understanding.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

SB approves bond proposition for Choudrant

If a bond issue is passed by voters, property owners in the Choudrant School District would pay additional taxes to fund renovations.
Property owners who have a home with an assessed value of $75,000 or less, which is eligible for homestead exemption would not pay the tax.
Those homeowners whose property value exceeds this would pay anywhere from $23 to $705 in additional taxes per year, and businesses owners would pay between $705 and $7,050 extra in taxes, depending on the value of the business.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share