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October 4th

RJHS runners win meet titles

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Ruston Junior High School’s cross country teams just keep winning.
The Lady Bearkittens totaled 15 points and the Bearkittens had 26 points to take first place honors at the recent Cedar Creek Invitational.

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Tech, A&M: 8:15 p.m. kickoff

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Louisiana Tech University fans planning to check out the Bulldogs and Texas A&M at Shreveport’s Independence Stadium on Oct. 13 just might want to get in an afternoon nap.
The game that will match up regional rivals who are ranked among the nation’s Top 35 has been announced for an 8:15 p.m. kickoff.
It will be the latest starting time for any Tech game this season — by more than an hour, no less — and will be nationally televised on ESPNU.

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October 3rd

NLWS impact smaller than expected

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Donations sought to honor the late George Mack Sr.

Because New Living Word School enrolled fewer students through the Louisiana Scholarship program than expected, the Lincoln Parish School Board will not be hit as hard by the changes in this first year.
Originally, before final enrollment numbers came out, Business Manager George Murphy said the projection was that the school system would lose $1,002,000 due to the scholarships. Instead, because only 79 Lincoln Parish students transferred out of the public school system, the losses to the school board were $608,730.

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Business awards

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2012 Ruston-Lincoln Parish business winners announced

An auto dealership, a computer company, a staffing agency manager and a business developer are the winners of the 2012 Ruston-Lincoln Parish business awards.
Jim Taylor Ford Lincoln Mercury has been selected the Business of the Year; Hi-Tech Computers, the Small Business of the Year; Ashley Johnson, Young Businessperson of the Year, and James Davison, Business Champion.

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Mother, daughter offer unique taste

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Stepping off the patio and in through the front door, residents are likely to notice that Rosemary’s Kitchen is a little different than the restaurants they’re used to frequenting.
Unique is the term that came to the minds of Rosemary Thomas and Sara Corley about their new business venture.
The mother (Thomas) and daughter (Corley) team have been working to bring Rosemary’s Kitchen to the Ruston area for the past two years.

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Blaze appears suspicious

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The Lincoln Parish Fire Department responded to two separate structure fires in less than six hours on Tuesday.
The first fire was reported on Bennett Road in Grambling at approximately 6:33 p.m. The Grambling Fire Department requested mutual aid assistance from the LPFD in combating the fire at 141 Bennett Road.

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’Dogs dealing with success

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Tech concerned with improving each game, not attention
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Listening to some of the Louisiana Tech University players, one would have a difficult time believing that the Bulldogs are gaining their fair share of national attention.
Or that they’re 4-0, on an 11-game regular season victory streak and putting up points by the bushel load.
Humble, poised, focused.

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Hinton: Another Hall of Fame honor

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Ex-RHS, Tech star set for induction in British Columbia shrine
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Tom Hinton has become accustomed to Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.
Well, the former Ruston High and Louisiana Tech University star should since he’s been honored on so many such occasions.
And he’ll add one more to his legendary resume later this week when he will be one of the members of the induction Class of 2012 for the BC Football Hall of Fame in Vancouver, British Columbia, Can.

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Tech’s Wilmore wins Rivers tourney title

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CHOUDRANT – Although he didn’t know it at the time, Louisiana Tech junior Travis Wilmore was four shots off the lead with only eight holes to play during Tuesday’s final round of the 2012 Jim Rivers Intercollegiate held at Squire Creek Country Club.
It didn’t matter. Wilmore shot a final round 68 to finish the 54-hole event at 10-under-par 206 and capture the individual title out of a field of 75 golfers.

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Ouachita’s Moten commits to Lady Techsters

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Ouachita Parish High School senior post player Kevione Moten has given her verbal commitment to play college basketball for Louisiana Tech. Moten plans to make good on that commitment during the early signing period that begins Nov. 14.

Moten said she chose Tech over Stephen F. Austin and Arkansas-Little Rock.

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