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February 15th, 2014

Church News

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Assembly of God
First Assembly of God
“Living in the Spirit” class is at 9:45 a.m. Sundays. Children’s church is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery through age 3 is provided at 10:45 a.m. Sundays, by request on Sunday night and at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Baptist
Calvary
Bible study classes begin at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Worship is also held at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Choir rehearsal begins at 4 p.m. today.
Men’s prayer breakfast begins at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. Wednesday evening’s prayer services at 6:30 p.m.
Cook
Cook currently offers a Sunday morning pick-up. Call the church office at 255-1318.

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February 14th

Driver cited with two traffic violations

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At approximately 10:54 a.m. Thursday Ruston Police Department officers responded to U.S. Highway 167 South around Ace Automotive regarding a multi-vehicle traffic crash.  
Upon their arrival, the officers discovered that five vehicles had been involved in the crash.  
Sgt. Clint Williams, RPD public information officer, said officers were able to determine that a 1996 Buick Century driven by R.L. Axton, of Ruston, was travelling southbound on U.S. Highway 167 when it struck a 2004 Dodge Ram driven by Jesse Hill, of Ruston.  

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Grambling sets public hearing

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Board approves multiple items

The city of Grambling Board of Aldermen met in regular session Thursday night to discuss new business, which included setting a date for an upcoming public hearing.
The board approved the adoption of the Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Act, the hiring of the Malone Law Firm and special counsel for the city’s economic development projects, the hiring of Billes Partners, LLC as the architectural firm for the city’s economic development projects and the selection of Jonathan Calton as the commissioner for the Grambling Housing Authority.

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GSU student newspaper named best HBCU newspaper

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GRAMBLING — The Grambling State University student newspaper is the best among historically black college and university campus newspapers, according to the Black College Communication Association.
In a national competition in which all HBCU college newspapers were eligible to participate, The Gramblinite came out on top as the best student newspaper with nonregular production. The newspaper is published weekly during the academic year and twice during the summer. Twelve newspapers competed.

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Moving past Winter Storm Pax

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Ruston and Lincoln Parish are getting back to normal today as the ice coat from Winter Storm Pax continues to melt. All public and private schools were back in session; government offices, operational and roadways reopened.
Public safety officials said despite the inconvenience, the storm caused no major incidents or damage.
“I think we did really well,” said Kip Franklin, Lincoln Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness director.
“The only major issues we had were traffic snarls.”

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Tech debate team earns among ‘16 best’ in Americas

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The Louisiana Tech University Debate Team flexed its muscle as a debate powerhouse, earning a spot among the top 16 programs in North and South America, during the 2014 Pan American Debate Championship held Jan. 24-26 at the University of Miami.
The Pan American Championship is a tournament held to honor debate in the Americas, bringing together the best debaters from North and South America to compete. This year’s tournament was held on the campus of the University of Miami.

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Bearcats grab win over Ouachita

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MONROE — The Bearcats stayed alive down the stretch in the race for the District 2-5A championship Thursday as Ruston High School outlasted Ouachita Parish High School 66-59 at OPHS.
Ruston took a season sweep over the Lions and now stands at 19-8 overall and 7-1 in district play, staying within striking distance of leader Natchitoches Central (23-3, 7-0).
Ruston jumped out to an early 9-4 lead, the Lions roared back to tie things up at 12-12 at the 2:18 mark of the opening stanza.
But the Bearcats battled back with a six-point run and 18-12 lead to close out the quarter.

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Charlotte tops Lady Techsters, 85-61

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Lulu Perry scored a game-high 19 points and Whitney Frazier added 15 points but Charlotte took advantage of Louisiana Tech’s lack of transition defense in the second half to pull away from the Lady Techsters 85-61 Thursday night at the Thomas Assembly Center.

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Tech baseball opens 2014 season today

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For the 10th time since head coach Wade Simoneaux has been at Louisiana Tech, the Bulldogs will open the 2014 baseball season at home to play hosts to in-state foe Southeastern Louisiana in a three-game series beginning at 6 p.m. today at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.
The 2014 season gets underway tomorrow night with play continuing throughout the weekend with the second game of the series scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday. A 1 p.m. contest between the Bulldogs and Lions will wrap up the three-game set for both teams on Sunday.

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Dykes dealing with another tragedy

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Sonny Dykes is dealing with another heartbreaking moment in his head football coaching career.
In his next to last season as the top coach at Louisiana Tech University, he and the Bulldogs’ family mourned the loss of running back Tyrone Duplessis.
Now, after one season as head coach at the University of California, he is dealing with the sudden absence of one of his players.
Ted Agu, a junior defensive lineman for the Bears, recently passed away following a training run on campus. He collapsed near the completion of a distance run with several of his teammates.

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