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December 26th

Shop combines owner’s two favorite things

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Combining formal occasions and a love of tea, Ginny Shadoin Canterbury recently opened a new shop, Wedding Days and Tea Time, in Downtown Ruston.
“I love everything about weddings. I love the planning, the gathering of items and watching them come together for such a beautiful occasion,” Canterbury said. “I also love gourmet tea and having nice and relaxing tea time. I had the dream of opening up Wedding Days and Tea Time about 10 years ago.”

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Businesses burglarized

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Police seek tips

Ruston Police Department investigators and Crime Stoppers are seeking any information from the public regarding two recent business burglaries.
RPD Captain Tim Parker said around 8 a.m. Dec. 24, officers responded to a report of burglary at Verizon Cellular on Louisiana Highway 33.

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GSU to hold MLK awards luncheon

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Grambling State University President Frank G. Pogue will host the university’s second annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Leadership Award Luncheon at 11 a.m. Feb. 5 in the Black and Gold Room of Favrot Student Union. The president has announced that he and an MLK Leadership Awards committee will be accepting nominations for the leadership awards until 5 p.m. Jan. 7.

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LPSB eyes new projects

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Track, stadium in plans
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The Lincoln Parish School Board discussed various proposed improvements to the athletic facilities at two parish high schools at their regular meeting earlier this month.
Board members heard reports on both the proposed track at Simsboro High School and the proposed stadium renovations at Ruston High School. Contracts to research both projects were approved at the November board meeting.

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’Dogs haul in more awards

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Cameron, Dixon lead Tech’s All-Louisiana honors
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It’s a sweep for Colby Cameron and Kenneth Dixon.
Earlier this month, two of the primary ingredients to Louisiana Tech University cooking up an explosive offense during the 2012 season were named as the Offensive Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year, respectively, in the Western Athletic Conference.
Now, make it the same recognition on the annual All-Louisiana collegiate squad chosen by members of the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.
And both of those Bulldogs made it a no-question balloting.

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Juluke chosen as Bulldogs’ assistant

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Now it’s official.
After several weeks of speculation, Jabbar Juluke has been named to the football coaching staff at Louisiana Tech University.

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New Living Word gains three wins

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New Living Word went three-for-three in recent action at the annual Dubach High School basketball tournament.
The Lions won 72-68 over Homer, 68-59 over Summerfield and 58-21 over host Dubach.
Tracy Hampton and Xavious Williams had 17 points each, Lee Mason 16 points and Javier Roper 14 points for New Living Word against Homer.

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Lady Techsters’ Coelho on All-Louisiana team

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Maria Coelho of Louisiana Tech University has been named as an honorable mention representative on the 2012 All-Louisiana collegiate volleyball squad selected by members of the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.

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Holtz good hire for Tech football

When Skip Holtz Jr. was chosen recently as the new head football coach at Louisiana Tech University, he said he would be hitting the ground “running.”
Well, in less than two weeks as being announced as all-time head coach No. 33 for the Bulldogs, that’s certainly been his method of operation.

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Tragedy invokes nation's resolve

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When I was 6 years old, I was in Mrs. Pyburn’s first-grade class at the A.E. Phillips School. We learned to write with fat yellow pencils that fit our small hands, and to read with “Alice and Jerry” books.

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