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Peach Fest makes tourism impact

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Chamber says majority of attendees came from outside Lincoln Parish
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While admitting the number of attendees for this year’s Squire Creek Louisiana Peach Festival may have been down slightly, organizers say that preliminary information still points to the event being a sweet success.
Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Communications Manager Nancy Bergeron said that 19,034 attended this year’s two-day festival.

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Holiday blowout

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Temple prepares for annual Fourth of July program
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A show of patriotism will culminate in fireworks this weekend.
On Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. each evening, Temple Baptist Church will present its 14th annual patriotic musical program, which features the church’s 90-voice choir and 25 piece orchestra.
Special media shown on large screens will accompany sing-along musical selections, such as “Grand Old Flag,” “America the Beautiful,” “God Bless the U.S.A.” and “God Bless America.”

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Halley announces run for state rep

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Farmerville native Jake Halley has announced his intentions to run for the District 12 state representative seat this October.
District 12 covers both Lincoln and Union parishes.
Halley, a Republican, will run for the seat to be vacated by Hollis Downs, R-Ruston, who is not seeking re-election after two terms.

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Vehicles burglarized

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Break-ins occur at mobile home park

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office reports two vehicles were broken into on Tuesday night at the Village Green mobile home park.
Maj. Stephen Williams, spokesman for the LPSO, said the residents reportedly noticed their vehicles had been broken into once they woke up Wednesday morning.
“Both vehicles appeared to be unlocked,” he said. “One resident noticed their car door was cracked a little.”

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Ruston natives intern with Alexander

Lacayo, Hodges participate in program in Washington, D.C.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Lisa Lacayo, a 2009 graduate of American Nicaraguan School and Ruston native, will conclude her internship with U.S. Rep. Rodney Alexander’s office in Washington, D.C., Friday.
When asked about her internship, Lacayo, the daughter of Dr. Leonel and Lisa Lacayo, said she was most excited to have received an insider’s look at how our country’s laws are made.

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Caney Lake Good Sams

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Lincoln Parish Park was the destination for the Caney Lake Good Sammers camping weekend, May 25-28. Hosts Cindy and Bill Austin and Mary and Joe Lanning planned cool, breezy days for the group. A baked potato dinner with all the trimmings was prepared for the group Wednesday evening.

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Grambling is triples’ leader

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Tigers finish with national-best total of 36
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GRAMBLING — If triples are arguably the most exciting hit in baseball, then Grambling State University certainly did its part to make the 2011 season exciting for its fans.
In the final NCAA statistical report released for Division I programs earlier this week, the Tigers ranked No. 1 in two different departments for three-base hits.
Grambling had more triples (36) than any of the 292 teams included in the report, plus had the best average (0.73) per contest for that category.

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Bearcats finish No. 2 in 7-on-7 tournament

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Ruston High’s lone 7-on-7 tournament appearance of the summer turned out just fine this past weekend.
The Bearcats were among several north Louisiana-based football programs participating in the annual 7-on-7 tourney held in conjuntion with the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame celebration in Natchitoches.
Ruston finished as the runner-up and compiled an overall record of 5-1 in its six games.

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Techsters’ complex getting facelift

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Charles Brunetti (far right) of Diamond Designs and Construction based out of New Albany, Miss. and his crew install synthetic turf at the Lady Techster Softball Complex as part of the renovations that are taking place at the facility this summer. In addition to the turf, a new chain-link fence, new irrigation and subsurface drainage were also installed along with brick columns running along the first base line. Additional renovations are scheduled for next summer, as Tech is set to host the Western Athletic Conference championships in May of 2013.

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Grambling begins search for new AD

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Ex-Lady Tigers’ head coach Cage-Bibbs among speculated candidates
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GRAMBLING — Grambling State University is on the look for an athletics’ director.
The vacancy occurred Wednesday when President Frank G. Pogue accepted the resignation of Lin Dawson, who had served as the university’s AD since November of 2008.
“I have received and accepted a letter of resignation from J. Lin Dawson, Athletic Director.

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