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August 30th

McMahone, Jenkins marry

Meagan Dianna McMahone, of Ruston, and Dustin Michael Jenkins, of Franklinton, were married in a 6 p.m. ceremony Saturday at First Baptist Church of Ruston.

The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Dr. Landon Dowden.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don McMahone, Jr., of Ruston. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Samuel Morgan, of Ruston, and Harvene Watterson McMahone, of Minden, and the late Don McMahone, Sr.

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Jackson, Barnes unite in matrimony

Hayley Chyree Jackson, of Arcadia, and Shelton Barnes II, of New Orleans, were married on July 30 at the Shreveport Convention Center at 6:30 in the evening. The Rev. Norah Banks Jr. officiated the double ring ceremony.

Hayley is the daughter of Jerry and Judy Harper Jackson. She is the granddaughter of Ben and Frankie Jackson, of Arcadia, and the late Whick and Vida Harper.

Shelton is the son of Drs. Shelton and Janet Duncan Barnes, of New Orleans. He is the grandson of Ruth Barnes, of Logansport, and the late Huey P. Barnes, and the late James and Mary Rice Duncan.

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Patrols out for Labor Day

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Police to crack down on alcohol-impaired driving

Local law enforcement agents will be out in full force this Labor Day weekend making sure that residents get home safely by enforcing the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.
In 2010, alcohol-impaired-driving fatalities accounted for 42 percent of the total motor vehicle traffic fatalities in Louisiana.

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Firefighters honored

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Scouts, residents provide lunches
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Ruston firefighters were treated to a free lunch twice last week, as locals showed them appreciation for the work they do.
The first luncheon was provided by a group of concerned citizens from the Tanglewood Subdivision.
Eric Brazzel, public education officer with the Ruston Fire Department, said the department had responded to a fire on Aug. 9 in the subdivision.

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Desegregation suit discussed

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Two alternative schools’ 2010 scores revealed
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There was discussion on Monday morning before the Lincoln Parish School Board voted to go into executive session at a special-called meeting.
The meeting was held to discuss pending litigation in the case United States of America v. Lincoln Parish School Board, which was originally filed in the 1960s. The public meeting lasted for 20 minutes, but school board members were in executive session from approximately 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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RCT awards RusTonys for shows

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Ruston Community Theatre RusTony Awards were presented Aug. 27 at the Dixie Center for the Arts.
This year’s celebration was the 21st and featured a long list of recipients. The awards program is held each August and is designed to recognize exceptional skills and talents in theatrical productions. Awards include cast members as well as those who work behind the scenes. This year a total of 21 awards were presented.

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Preps in high gear Friday

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Everything starts counting on Friday.
And there’s no need to remind head coaches in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association, which kicks off its 2011 regular season on Friday night.
After last weekend’s jamboree events, schools located from Bunkie to Brusly and from West Monroe to Westgate will begin playing for keeps this weekend.

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Dykes,’Dogs ready for late kickoff time

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Tech making preparations for 9 p.m. start at Southern Miss

Regardless of what kickoff time might be on the board for Louisiana Tech and Southern Mississippi on Saturday, Bulldogs’ Head Coach Sonny Dykes and his staff plan to be ready.
For the record, the ’Dogs and Golden Eagles will start squaring off at 9 p.m., Saturday in Hattiesburg, Miss., where the 2011 season opener will be televised live by the Fox Sports Network.

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Williams, GSU prepare for Alcorn State attack

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GRAMBLING — Head Coach Doug Williams and his Grambling State University staff just might have a two-fold problem in Saturday’s 2011 opener against Alcorn State.
The Braves’ team that they will be opposing in the annual “Port City Classic” at Independence Stadium features a dual mode of attack on offense.
“Knowing Melvin like I do,” said Williams about Alcorn State Head Coach and first cousin Melvin Spears, “they’re going to be throwing the football. That’s what he likes to do and they’ve got some talented players to do it with.

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Weekend set for sales tax break

Residents were out in force during the recent state sales tax holiday to buy school supplies, uniforms and other items they wished to save money on. Now, hunters and others wishing to enjoy the great outdoors will have a break on their purchases.
From Friday-Sunday, residents will receive an exemption from both state and local sales tax on firearms, ammunition and hunting supplies during the third annual Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Holiday.

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