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Orange Leaf coming soon

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Self-serve yogurt shop to open in Ruston
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Ruston will soon have one more place in town for residents to treat themselves to dessert.
Orange Leaf Yogurt Louisiana has announced plans to open a store inside the shopping center located next to Super 1 Foods on U.S. Highway 167. The space was most recently occupied by AT&T.

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An understanding

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Southern University at Shreveport, Grambling State University ease transfers
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Even with a new campus addition, a free concert on Monday and a shrinking budget, Grambling State University continues to push ahead to try and improve its facilities, curriculum and educational offerings for all those who attend. This time it is through a Memorandum of Understanding with Southern University at Shreveport.

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Locals named to merit list

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Six local high school students have been named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists. From Ruston High School, seniors John Herren, John Moore, Samuel Phillips and Savannah Woods have received the honor. Two Cedar Creek students — Jeffrey C. Carroll and Chloe A. Kaczvinsky — are named as semifinalists.

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GSU wins concert with well-known artists

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Grambling State University students were treated to a private, free concert on campus Monday night, and the capacity crowd in the T.H. Harris Auditorium was appreciative and enthusiastic.
The concert featured two artists, Jhene Aiko and Future.
“I loved the concert,” said senior LaQuann Wimberly, of Monroe. “I loved the mellow mood and Future came on stage and killed it. It was everything I expected, and more.”

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RPAR announces winners of youth contest

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Ready, set ….. Punt, pass and kick. The Ruston area may have taken some early morning Saturday rain but it did not stop the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick Competition from kicking off.
Thirty-five young football fans competed in the free NFL Punt, Pass and Kick (PPK) local competition, sponsored by Ruston Parks and Recreation.

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’Dogs want knockout punch

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Dykes looking for ‘killer instinct’ out of Tech players
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Just finish, baby.
That might be a new axiom to add on to the chalkboard in Louisiana Tech University’s football locker room.
Just as they did at times during the 2011 season, the Bulldogs struggled in Saturday’s opening victory against the University of Houston in delivering a knockout punch.

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Tech’s Lange wins collegiate event

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Peanut butter, jelly sandwich is ‘secret’ to freshman’s golf title
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HATTIESBURG, Miss. — Louisiana Tech freshman Victor Lange won’t soon forget his first collegiate event, and rightly so.
Neither will Bulldog head coach Jeff Parks.
Parks watched the Johannesburg, South Africa native fire a final round one-under-par 70 Tuesday to complete the two-day, 54-hole event at eight-under-par (205) and capture the individual title at the 2012 Sam Hall Intercollegiate hosted by Southern Mississippi at the Hattiesburg Country Club.

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Louisiana Tech earns Tier One ranking from U.S. News & World Report

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Louisiana Tech University has once again achieved a Tier One ranking among “National Universities,” according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 Best Colleges list released Wednesday.
Tech is one of only two public universities in Louisiana to achieve a Tier One “National Universities” ranking at No. 199 – the other being LSU-Baton Rouge at No. 134. Louisiana Tech was also ranked among the nation’s Top Public Universities (No. 115) and saw its undergraduate engineering programs and undergraduate business programs ranked nationally as well.

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Techsters stopped

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The Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters fell Tuesday night in Prather Coliseum to the Lady Demons of Northwestern State in straight sets 25-11, 25-17, 25-14 in the final non-conference matchup of the campaign.

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RPAR diamond action

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Fall softball is in full swing for the Ruston Parks and Recreation Department, as evidenced by this home run swing taken by Paul Martin of Kelly Water Works. Action is featured in the men’s “E”, men’s Church and Coed league at the J.C. Love Athletic Complex. A total of 19 teams participated in RPAR’s summer program.

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