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RHS’ new $3.1M facility unveiled

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The new Jimmy “Chick” Childress Field House is estimated to be about 19 times the size of the old facility.

Ruston High School football players will have a much more impressive place to prepare for the field this fall.

This week, the players’ belongings are expected to be moved to the more than 100 lockers at the new 19,000 square-foot field house, named after legendary coach Jimmy “Chick” Childress.

“We’ve been to West Monroe, Ouachita and other places, and we don’t think anyone has bragging rights over us now,” RHS Principal Mike Milstead said at the school board meeting last week, which was held in the new facility.

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