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Flocking to La. Tech

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Spring enrollment is up 5.5 percent
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Enrollment at Louisiana Tech continues to rise as the University’s Division of Enrollment Management reports an increase of 488 students, or 5.5 percent, over last year in the spring quarter headcount. Spring enrollment totaled 9,377 students.

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Elton Pody dies at 72

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Former Ruston Mayor Elton Pody passed away on Sunday.

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Walk among pioneers

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Cemetery tour resurrects legends of Lincoln Parish
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Founded in the late 19th century, Ruston has quickly become an up-and-coming town.

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T-hangar site complete; plane parking spots added

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The construction of a new airplane-storage facility at the Ruston Regional Airport wrapped up in recent weeks.

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Incarcerating citizens gets costly

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Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part column by Prentiss Smith. The first part ran in Sunday’s paper.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who has spent more time out of the state campaigning to be president than he has in the state, is the classic example of a bean counter who only sees numbers and never sees the people who make it possible for him to count the beans. Louisiana is a wonderful state.

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Help build playground for all children

Area residents have chipped in to make it possible for children who have special needs, and those who do not, in the Lincoln Parish area to have a playground to call their own.

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Ruston High state swim meet stats

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The list of Ruston High’s Top 24 individual results from the Louisiana State USA Swimming Championships in Sulphur and the district championship meet in Baton Rouge:
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Tatman Bernard, No. 12, 50-meter freestyle; Jackson Boersma, No. 10, 100-m freestyle; No. 11, 50-m freestyle; No. 14, 50-m breaststroke; No. 15, 200-m freestyle; Jake Kyte, No. 12, 500-m freestyle; Austin Meng, No. 11, 200-m intermediate medley; No. 13, 100-m butterfly; No. 14, 100-m backstroke; No. 15, 100-m breaststroke.

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Spangler’s power keys two RHS wins

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Whether it’s on the football field or the baseball diamond, Pierce Spangler delivers for Ruston High School’s athletic program.

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Cinderellas give hope to Tech, GSU programs

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Butler and Virginia Commonwealth’s surprising forays into the NCAA Final Four provides hope for schools like Louisiana Tech and Grambling State.

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GSU sweeps

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GRAMBLING — Grambling State got a complete game, nine-hit pitching performance from Richard Bautista on Sunday to take a 2-0 victory and sweep a Southwestern Athletic Conference series from Prairie View A&M.

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