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Jay D. Hammock

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Funeral services for Mr. Jay D. Hammock, age 58 of Ruston, will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday, September 13, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Ruston. Dr. Chris Craig will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Pines Memorial Gardens in Ruston under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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Grambling residents to pay more?

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Water, sewer rate increases proposed

GRAMBLING — Though a few questions were raised, the Grambling Board of Aldermen introduced an ordinance at their September meeting that will have Grambling residents paying more for their water and sewage if it passes in October.
Grambling Mayor Edward Jones said the town has not raised its water or sewage rates in many years and is in need of a price increase to help the town get out of its deficit toward water and sewage expenses.

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A.E. Phillips honors first responders

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Every year, on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, A.E. Phillips Elementary takes a few moments to remember those lost and to honor local first responders.
Each year, the school invites local first responders to the school to hear patriotic songs. Each agency, which typically includes the Ruston Police Department, the Ruston Fire Department, the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Louisiana Tech University Police, receives a banner to honor their service to the school and the community.

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Tech, GSU: Home debut

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’Dogs face Rice, Tigers meet Hornets Saturday
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Louisiana Tech and Grambling State make their home debut Saturday.
After a wild-scoring opening contest last weekend, will the Bulldogs recommend a backup supply of numbers for the Jumbotron at Joe Aillet Stadium?
And in the Tigers’ case, they’ll be satisfied with simply being on their own turf at Robinson Stadium after going winless in the first two games.

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Taylor’s Topics

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Weekend grid play turned out just fine
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It may not have started the way I was hoping for it to, but man was it exciting watching both my teams play this weekend as football season is officially upon us with all of its splendor.
My first full National Football League/NCAA slate of weekend games was anything but disappointing, but the results could have went a little more in my favor had a certain rookie quarterback decided he didn’t want to defy the odds and play stellar in his first professional game.

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Rice, Alabama State take wins

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Owls win thriller at Kansas, Hornets control Valley
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Rice won a thriller in the final seconds at Kansas.
Alabama State controlled much of the day on its home field in Montgomery, Ala., to win its season and Southwestern Athletic Conference opener against Mississippi Valley.
The Owls (1-1) and Hornets (1-0) set the stage for road trips into North Louisiana with victories of 25-24 over the Jayhawks and 29-7 against the Delta Devils, respectively, this past weekend.

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Weng’s goal preserves 1-1 tie for Tech

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In what appeared to be a potential second loss of the season for Louisiana Tech University after giving up a late goal in minute No. 81, midfielder Andrea Weng came up with a goal of her own for Tech five minutes later to preserve a 1-1 tie against South Alabama after two scoreless overtime periods.

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Chicken Fest to present talent show

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There is something new for everyone to enjoy at this year’s Louisiana Chicken Festival.
For the first time, a talent show will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 28 at First Guaranty Bank parking lot located at 117 East Hico St. in Dubach.
“We use to have a band on Friday night, but people seemed to have lost interest, so we are trying something different,” said Maggie Brown, president of the Dubach Restoration and Beautification Organization. “This event will involve a lot more community members and hopefully draw a larger crowd.”

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Bergeron shares experiences in newspaper industry, life

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Media veteran, community leader, cancer survivor.
These terms describe Ruston native Nancy Bergeron, who currently serves as the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce communications manager.
In 1953, W.L. and Ann Bergeron moved to Ruston, so that W.L. could take a job teaching psychology at Louisiana Tech University. The next year, daughter Nancy was born.

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Green manure crops improve garden soils

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I hope all of you did not sustain any damage from Tropical Storm Isaac. The wind and rain did cause some damage to trees and structures, but the rainfall was needed to recharge the soil moisture just in time for planting fall vegetable gardens.

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