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Man, 74, arrested for murder

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Shooter allegedly confessed
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A woman is dead after a 74-year-old Ruston man allegedly got into an argument and shot her Tuesday night at his residence on Vernon Street.
Carl Eldred Davis, 611 Vernon St., was arrested and charged with second-degree murder Tuesday. He is currently in custody at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center where his bond has yet to be set.
According to his arrest affidavit, at approximately 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, the Ruston Police Department received a call from Davis’ residence regarding a person being shot.

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Dixie to present Wildwood Express Showcase

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The Joe Woods Wildwood Express Showcase will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Dixie Center for the Performing Arts.
Scheduled to perform at the event are Bill Carter, Bob Durden, Alice Prophit, Mary Holis Graham, Kimberly Haughton, Libby English, Jimmy L. Standley, Sisters 4, Cyndi Green, the Dixie Dancers, Mark Graham and Horizon Entertainer winners Kayla Hart and Lauren Davis.
According to wife Mary Ann Woods, the roots of the showcase originate in the 1970s when Joe Woods and the Wildwood Express Band would play every Saturday night at what is now known as the Dixie Center for the Performing Arts. However, after 10 years the band decided to stop performing at the venue.

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Town of Dubach to upgrade security

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La. Homeland Security Grant to fund bulk of project

DUBACH — The Town of Dubach held its regularly scheduled council meeting on Monday. Aside from routine business, Lincoln Parish Director of Homeland Security Kip Franklin introduced the Dubach town hall physical security project.
The security project is a single-facility project that will add security for employees and the general public who work and conduct business in the already existing town hall building.

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RPAR to offer Hook a Kid on Golf program

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Golf is a sport that you can play from the time you’re able to carry a club or a putter until one day your arms don’t let you swing any longer. Even now senior citizens like to play golf because it is an ideal way for them to stay healthy and lively. By encouraging and allowing your child to play golf, you are bringing them an introduction to a sport they might perform for the rest of their lives.

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Bethlehem Chapter holds Easter program

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Bethlehem Chapter No. 40 Order of Eastern Star (O.E.S.) of Ruston adopted by MT. Tema Lodge No. 42, held a Community Service Easter program at Alpine Guest Care Center, and the nursing home committee passed out goodie bags to the residents.
Top Photo: Above members, pictured from left to right: Sister Sabrina Smith, Sister Shannon Scott A.M., Sister Angelite Caldwell W.M., Sister Lisa Albritton and Sister Patricia Currie. Along with the residents (left) Mrs. Ursher 99 years old, Mrs. Cooper 100 years old, and Mrs. Ward (Chapter grandmother).

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GSU: Key players returning

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Tigers have talent to make another run for SWAC title
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GRAMBLING — Last year wasn’t supposed to be when Grambling State University won the Southwestern Athletic Conference under “favorite son” head coach Doug Williams.
Not only did the Tigers have to adapt under the leadership and philosophy of the former GSU and NFL quarterback, but there was an abundance of untested newcomers and recruits on the program’s 2011 edition.

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Jessie’s Jottings

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Olympic Games are shaping up as special again
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The time that all of us sports fans have been waiting for is almost upon us. The summer is generally filled with fun and games, but every four years, there’s a certain set of games that excite and thrill us. These games make us jump for joy and scream at our television screens in anxiety.
Yes, the Summer Olympic Games are here again and I, for one, am excited. The last time the games were on, I was a sophomore in college. The first time I truly watched the Games was in 2008.

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C-USA, MWC are unlikely for merger

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After months of discussions and legal wrangling, it appears unlikely that Conference USA and the Mountain West Conference will merge, sources have told CBSSports.com.
“There is not much talk about a formal merger of the conferences into one conference entity in the near term, but that is still a future consideration,” a source said.
The two will likely still form some kind of alliance in order to share resources. This will aid in the negotiation of television contracts and non-conference scheduling.

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Pyles’ no-hitter paces Creek

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Caley Pyles put the handcuffs on Ascension Christian batters Tuesday afternoon.
The pitching ace for Cedar Creek didn’t allow a hit or walk and struck out seven batters in helping guide the Lady Cougars to a 10-0 victory over Ascension Christian in the opening round of the Class 1A Louisiana High School Athletic Association softball playoffs.
Haley Gray (two-for-four, triple, RBI, two runs), Victoria Pardue (two-for-three, double, RBI, run) and Mary Terral (one-for-two, two RBIs) were the leaders for Cedar Creek’s eight-hit offense.

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Aggies edged by Forest

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Despite out hitting its opponent six-to-five, Choudrant High lost 6-1 in seven innings at Forest in a District 1-B baseball game.
Forest was sparked by Houston Matthews and Richard Ellerbe, who teamed up for two hits and five runs batted in. Forest never trailed after scoring two runs in the first on a two-run double by Ellerbe.

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