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RHS Field House one step closer

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Ruston High School football players may have a new place to call home after all.
At the regularly scheduled Lincoln Parish School Board meeting Tuesday night, board members voted to accept the lowest bid for the project, which was offered by Mann’s Construction from West Monroe.

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Flames ignite building

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The Lincoln Parish and Grambling fire departments responded around 3 a.m. this morning to a blaze at 181 Railroad St. in Grambling. Firefighters found the building fully engulfed and were unable to enter the structure and fought the blaze from the outside. The building, which consisted of four unoccupied apartments, was no longer in use at the time of the blaze.

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Man connected to Marbury-Smart case jailed in Monroe

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A potential suspect in the Marbury-Smart case out of Escambia County, Fla., has been arrested and is in custody in Ouachita Parish. Charles Douglas Boshell, 46, of 509 W. Wilhite, Downsville, was arrested Sunday for warrants that were out for his arrest. He was charged with stolen auto, $20,000 bond; felony theft, $15,000 bond; and fugitive from justice, no bond.

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Livestock show trots out Saturday

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4-H members to display goats, pigs, cows at Exhibition Center
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For the first time in several years, Lincoln Parish will have the chance to see all sorts of different livestock on display this weekend. Beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, 4-H students from across North Louisiana ages 9-18 will parade their livestock and display their showmanship for all to see at North Louisiana Exhibition Center.

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Williams speaks about track, field dedication

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Jimmy Williams, recently named head track and field coach at Ruston High School, was a recent speaker at the Ruston Lions Club. Williams told the group of the dedication required to compete in high-school track and field.

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K-9 Pool Party splashes onto scene

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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 Avenue closed on July 30.
However, the City of Ruston Parks and Recreation Department will be opening our hearts and pool to the canine citizens of Lincoln Parish. On Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Sunday, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., the pool is going to the dogs and will become the coolest place to be in the city for hot hounds.

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Sales tax break offers relief

As the economy continues to suffer, everyone has to tighten their belts and seriously consider every purchase they make. On Friday and Saturday, many purchases will be a little easier on the pocketbook thanks to the annual Louisiana State Sales Tax Holiday.

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A quick lesson in saving money

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So far, one of the most challenging parts of being a newlywed is figuring out the financial bits, because even if you’ve been dating for a long time, getting married makes the money thing a lot more complicated. Suddenly, you have to be concerned about the financial picture as a whole, not just whether or not you’re personally going to sink or fail.

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Fun times at the ‘tacky party’

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When consulting my dictionary recently, I was somewhat surprised to learn that the colloquial expression “tacky party” was not to be found there. Thus I suppose it would be in order (for the benefit of the uninitiated) to fill you in on just what a “tacky party” is, or, perhaps more accurately, was.

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Quit stalling and just do it

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The attempt to increase the debt limit is, in some ways, a curious exercise. Republicans say it must be done without tax increases. Many Democrats say entitlements shouldn’t be touched and any cuts must be accompanied by tax increases.

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