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Collie, Lindsay exchange vows

Jessica Lee Collie, of Ruston, and Timothy Ryan Lindsay, of Weston, were married at 4 p.m. Nov. 19 at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Jonesboro. The double-ring ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Randy Lee.

Jessica is the daughter of Michael L. and Nancy Collie, of Ruston. She is the granddaughter of Edna L. Franklin, of Ruston, the late James L. “Bo” Franklin, and Mr. and Mrs. Wyman Lee Collie, of Gilbert.

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Ruston amends alcohol ordinance

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Vote of 3-2 will enable Sunday restaurant liquor sales in city

Speakers for and against presented their points, the aldermen gave theirs and a vote was cast on whether or not restaurants inside Ruston city limits would be allowed to sell alcoholic beverages with meals on Sundays.
And it was a close vote too. In a 3-2 decision, the debated alcohol ordinance was passed by the aldermen Monday night, much to the dismay — and joy — of many of those in attendance.
Alderman Elmore Mayfield introduced the ordinance, and alderman Jedd Lewis seconded it to bring it to a vote. Mayfield, Lewis and alderwoman Glenda Howard all voted in favor of the changes, with alderman Jim Pearce and alderwoman Marie S. Riggs voting against.

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Jones sentenced

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Former Grambling clerk receives 10 years

On Monday when she was scheduled for trial, Elizabeth Louise Jones entered a plea of guilty to five counts of felony theft as charged by the state of Louisiana.
Third Judicial District Judge Wayne Smith sentenced the former assistant town clerk for the City of Grambling to a term of imprisonment of 10 years at hard labor on each of the counts of felony theft. Pursuant to the terms of the plea agreement, four years will be served without the benefit of a suspension of sentence.

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Holiday gatherings

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Local musical groups will be lifting their voices to herald in the season on Saturday during “Christmas in the Village.”
The event is set for 6-9 p.m. Saturday in the park in Choudrant, located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 80 and Louisiana Highway 145.
Celeste Butler, town clerk, said the event will be filled with music, fun and holiday cheer.

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Two jailed on drug charges

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After completing a search the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office along with the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team arrested two Grambling residents Monday afternoon on several drug-related charges.
According to the arrest affidavits, Coobie Deon Davis, 30, and Rahsanda Nicole Quearles, 28, both of 487 Garr Road, Grambling, were issued a search warrant by LPSO officers and LPNET agents.

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Vandals strike on GSU campus

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Grambling — Over the weekend, vandals defaced 16 structures on Grambling State University’s campus, leaving graffiti on the outside structure of the buildings.
Students who noticed the graffiti contacted university officials to make them aware of the damage. These students, along with their classmates, began to assist campus personnel in removing the graffiti around campus.

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Finley to speak to GSU grads

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United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley, 1988 alumna of Grambling State University, is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the university’s fall commencement. The commencement exercise will take place at 10 a.m. Dec. 16 at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center. The graduation reception will be held at the McCall Dining Hall following the commencement ceremony.

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Rain reveals problem areas for residents

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This last rain finally made some mud puddles and ran down the ditches for the first time since late March or April.
It has been a long dry year, but things look better than you would think they would under these conditions.
This is the first time I have seen water flowing into many of the farm ponds since early spring.

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’Dogs earn Top 40 ranking

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Tech’s season recognized by national publication
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Louisiana Tech University’s bowl-bound football team continues to reap national recognition.
The latest good news blanketing the Bulldogs’ program: a No. 40 ranking in a Football Bowl Subdivision poll announced by College Football Focus, a bi-quarterly national newsletter devoted to NCAA gridiron teams.
Tech, which was recently announced as an honorable mention listed squad in the USA Today coaches’ poll, broke into the College Football Focus rankings for the first time ever following one of the most successful regular seasons in school history.

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Bulldogs host Demons tonight

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Mike McConathy has already had one memorable return to his college alma mater this year.
He would like to add on another one tonight.
In October, the former Louisiana Tech basketball star returned to the campus to be inducted into the university’s Athletics Hall of Fame.
Tonight, as head coach at Northwestern State University, McConathy will try and guide the Demons (4-4) past the Bulldogs (3-4) in a 7 p.m. tipoff of regional rivals at the Thomas Assembly Center.

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