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Grahams: football is a ‘snap’

First Matt Graham, now Thomas Graham.
Who knows, one of these days, it might be Gantt Graham, currently playing over at Ruston High School.
You just figure that, well, if your name is Graham, there’s a pretty good chance you’re going to be snapping the football a lot.
Take Matt as an example.
For four straight years, he set up for that oftentimes overlooked and
underappreciated specialty.
That’s 47 consecutive times that he was deep snapper for the Bulldogs.
Then he passed the torch? er, football, over to brother Thomas.

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Tailgate at the Tech game safely

Tailgating is fun, there’s little use denying it. Food of all kinds, socializing with friends and relatives, and that great feeling of anticipation are sure to be a part of tailgating this season.
Fans get hyped up for the games, and excitement grows as the hours wind down to the kickoff.
There’s more than excitement and football-tossing, though.
There is the drinking. It is a person’s right to drink alcohol when they are of appropriate age, so we’re not saying that you shouldn’t.

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Ready for some football?

After cooking the bratwursts, bring yourself and the kids down to Tailgate Alley which will be buzzing before the game from 3:30-5:30 p.m. providing Tech supporters with a chance to win an autographed football with signatures from the 2007 team. Fans who still have a rumble in their tummy can also fix that problem in the Alumni Association’s tent where three bucks can get you a deli sandwich, chips and a drink. Blue Bell will supply free ice cream to beat the heat while waiting for the big game.

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Man electrocuted at work site

Ruston Police Department Lt. Curtis Hawkins said officers who responded at the scene reported bystanders heard the truck hit the power lines.
When they ran over to check out the situation and see if Solis was all right, they saw him lying on the ground, police said.
“One of the bystanders took a tow strap and pulled the victim away from the vehicle,” Hawkins said.
When Ruston firefighters arrived at the scene, Brazzel said they found the rubber tires of the forklift on fire. He said CPR had been started on the victim.

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August 30th

Parish prepsters start Friday

“It sure helps you focus on the first game,” Laird admitted about Friday’s 7 p.m. kickoff against the Tigers at James Stadium.
“It helps to start off the season with a game like this one because everyone realizes the importance of the rivalry and how long Ruston and Neville have been playing each other.”
The former Shreveport Woodlawn High and Louisiana Tech University star quarterback can identify with the importance of such an early non-district game.

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Gear up for Code Blue days

Ruston Mayor Dan Hollingsworth has proclaimed the days officially, putting the city behind the effort. Let’s hope the city’s citizens decide to back the effort with the pride and pomp that it deserves. Tech is a huge part of our community.
The Tech Bookstore is offering a Code Blue fan pack at a discounted price that includes megaphones, pompons, Tech flags, balloons and more. Both the Bookstore and the Ruston Civic Center will be selling T-shirts for local business to take part in the effort at a discounted price.

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Fire control is taxing work

Suddenly, a stranger comes out of nowhere, putting out the fire and whisking you away to safety.
Standing up to the formidable flames that terrify most people is just one of many jobs in the typical day of a Lincoln Parish fireman. These men in heavy clothing and hard hats also throw in services such as public education, trench rescue, high angle rescue, containment of chemical spills and vehicle extrications. In 2006 alone, the Lincoln Parish Fire District extinguished 58 structure fires and 142 grass fires and relieved a handful of citizens in crisis through rescue efforts.

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‘Code Blue’ days coming

The Tech Bookstore is offering a Code Blue Fan Pack at a discounted price for local businesses to show their spirit with Tech flags, balloons, pompons and megaphones. Businesses can also purchase T-shirts and hats at the bookstore.
The Bookstore and Ruston Civic Center will sell T-shirts for businesses at a discounted price.
For more information on purchasing T-shirts for your business, call Colleen Durrett at the bookstore at 257-3066 or Judy Burt at the Civic Center at 251-8613.

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August 29th

Bradshaw recalls ‘fun-loving’ friend

“My mom called and said Tommy had passed away earlier in the day,” the former Louisiana Tech University and Super Bowl hero of the Pittsburgh Steelers told The Daily Leader during an interview earlier this week.
“That was a hard one to get through, to realize that the best friend that I had while I was in high school and college had just died. I think when something like that happens, it hits you pretty hard and lets you know that life is very precious for all of us.”

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Habitually late parents beware

The young are not always at fault for not making it to school on time.
And even if they are, parents need to have the wherewithal to keep tabs on whether their young are making it to school on time. If they aren’t, it’s a parent’s job to address that.
Some schools, such as Glen View Elementary, are taking the fight against lateness down to the level of individual schools.
Being late five times there will land you in Saturday detention.

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