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August 5th

Lifetime show shot in Ruston airs Thursday

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Ruston hits the national spotlight Thursday night as the city is featured as part of the Lifetime Television Network’s new design series “On the Road with Austin and Santino.”
The show will air at 9:30 p.m. on Lifetime — Channel 30 on Suddenlink Cable in Ruston — immediately following the broadcast of “Project Runway.”
The show follows two of “Project Runway’s” breakout stars, Austin Scarlett and Santino Rice, as they team up to travel and immerse themselves in the culture of small town America.
Along the way, the show has the two designers create new, “dream–come-true” looks for women in unique situations as they celebrate life milestones such as anniversaries, birthdays, balls and graduations.

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Bethel school granted $10k for roof repair

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A school in the community served by Claiborne Electric Cooperative — Bethel Christian School — recently received a grant from co-op members through the Operation Round Up program.
Bethel Christian School is located in Ruston and serves 138 students. The school received a grant in the amount of $10,000 to aid in the expense of replacing the roof on the school’s administrative building.

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Man saved teen, couldn’t stop other 6 from drowning

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SHREVEPORT (AP) — Christopher Patlan was hanging out with friends on the Red River when he heard the desperate screams coming from seven teenagers. One minute they were wading in shallow water, the next they plunged into a dropoff 25 feet deep.
Patlan bolted the three yards to the river and jumped in, saving 15-year-old DeKendrix Warner. By the time he had dragged the boy to safety, the six others from two families — all nonswimmers — had drowned. Family members, who also can’t swim, watched helplessly.

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Educators attend Olympiad training in Phoenix

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Lincoln ACHIEVE recently provided funding for Chris and Stacy Campbell to represent Lincoln Parish during the week-long Secondary Science Olympiad Summer Institute held in Phoenix atop the Tapatio Cliffs.
Olympiad coaches from Simsboro High and I.A. Lewis schools, the Campbell tandem joined other teachers of science in grades six-12 from across the country to obtain the most current information about the competition, as well as to train for many of the 46 events.

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Jonesboro native pens travel memoir

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Louisiana native and former music teacher Paula Edwards has released a new book detailing her and her husband’s choice to leave home to become missionaries in Brazil.
Edwards grew up in Jonesboro (graduated from Jonesboro-Hodge High School), attended Louisiana Tech University, taught junior high band in Quitman and currently lives in Bossier City.
The book details her “misadventures” during her three years abroad. She will hold numerous events in northern Louisiana during August.
Among them:
• Aug. 18 — The Arbors assisted living, Ruston

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Prep pooches for a swimmingly good time

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After a grand opening, three sessions of swimming lessons and nine weeks of frolicking in our basin, the 480,000-gallon Municipal Pool on Georgia Street closed on July 31.
However, the city of Ruston Parks and Recreation Department will open our hearts and pool to the canine citizens of Lincoln Parish. From 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday and from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, the pool is going to the dogs and will become the coolest place to be in the city for our hot hounds.
That’s right, beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, dogs and puppies of all sizes are welcome to show off their best doggie paddling skills at the K-9 Pool Party.

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Former Tiger star Johnson passes away

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‘Big Hands’ was dominating defensive tackle at GSU in 1970s

Within less than 48 hours after a fellow Grambling State University football legend passed away, Gary Johnson died early this morning following complications from a recent stroke.
Best known as “Big Hands” and one of the anchors of the Tigers’ outstanding defensive interior in the mid-1970s passed away at the LSU Medical Hospital in Shreveport.
Johnson, a native of Bossier City who prepped at Charlotte Mitchell High School, was 58.

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Ex-Grambling great Hunter dies

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Legendary secondary star suffers massive heart attack at 56

When James Hunter played at Grambling State University, legendary head coach Eddie Robinson had a nice problem.
Oh, but where to play “Hound Dog?”
Would it be on defense, where he excelled as a quick, fierce-attacking cornerback?

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Tech vs. GSU: One month away

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Bulldogs, Tigers collide in historic game Sept. 4
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One month from today, the football programs at Louisiana Tech University and Grambling State University will make history.
On Sept. 4, at Shreveport’s Independence Stadium, the Bulldogs and Tigers will be playing for the first time ever.
Despite being located only five miles from each other, the famous gridiron programs in Lincoln Parish have never played each other.

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Wii face the book facts, Twitter away

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I often find myself inwardly laughing at my parents’ puzzled faces when my little brother or I attempt to explain the intricacies of Facebook or a simple Wii game. They, along with, I’m sure, millions of parents around the globe, fail to grasp the use of such tools that we, the digital generation, can’t seem to survive without. How is it that living has transformed so radically, whereas for thousands of years — up until mere decades ago — play and work remained virtually unchanged?

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