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January 7th, 2017

Jaguars take down G-Men, 87-79

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GRAMBLING — Southern led from start to finish Saturday night as the Jaguars topped Grambling State 87-79 in a Southwestern Athletic Conference showdown at the Frederick C. Hobdy Assembly Center.
Shawn Prudhomme hit on back-to-back 3-pointers to open the game and Southern moved on top 21-7 on a three-point play by Jared Sam early en route to a 44-35 halftime advantage.
Prudhomme hit on 11 of 13 shots from the floor, including five 3-pointers, and totaled 32 points to lead four Jaguars scoring in double figures.

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The Elite Of Lincoln Parish Football Players: 2016

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PRIDE OF LINCOLN PARISH: Bearcats, Cougars, share top honors on latest edition of team
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All three of our Lincoln Parish Prep football teams turned in strong seasons and reached the playoffs with young athletes playing crucial roles, so it’s only fitting that there’s plenty of youth on the All-Parish football team as named annually by the Ruston Daily Leader.
Ruston High School senior wide receiver Carlos Hunt led the Bearcats with 31 receptions for 413 yards and three scores to become the Ruston Daily Leader’s Bert Jones Offensive Player of the Year as well as earning Class 5A All-State honorable mention.

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All-Lincoln Parish Football Team

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The 2016 Ruston Daily Leader All-Lincoln Parish gridiron squad:
OFFENSE
QB-Eric Outley-Ruston-SO
RB-Jessie Sawyer-Ruston-JR
RB-Johlik Madison-Lincoln Prep-JR
RB-Jace Moss-Cedar Creek-JR
WR-Carlos Hunt-Ruston-SR
WR-Donald Johnson-Ruston-JR
TE-Graham Hanes-Ruston-JR
TE-Ray Parker-Ruston-SO
OL-Josh Riggs-Cedar Creek-JR
OL-Josh Colvin-Ruston-SR
OL-Chandler Ford-Ruston-SR
OL-John Skeeles-Cedar Creek-JR
OL-Jake Pipes-Cedar Creek-JR
K-Brandyn Reaser-Ruston-SR
RS-Tahj Atkins-Lincoln Prep-SO
RS-Chandler Hay-Cedar Creek-SO
ATH- Tanner Disotell-Cedar Creek-SR
DEFENSE

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Aldermen to consider bond ordinance

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Meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. Monday

Ruston’s Board of Aldermen is expected to vote Monday on a proposed ordinance that’s the next step in the city’s pursuit of state approval to issue up to $34 million in bonds for local transportation projects.
The ordinance and accompanying public hearing top the agenda for the board’s 5:30 p.m. meeting at City Hall. The meeting is open to the public.
Among other items up for consideration:
• Repairs to two water wells;

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Mitchell recognized by CVB

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The Ruston Lincoln Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau is proud to announce the 2016 recipient of the Lincoln Parish Hospitality Award is Joshua Mitchell, owner of Jodami Design and creator of Ruston Makers Fair and Railroad Makers and Music Festival.
“We’re thrilled to be able to present this award to Josh,” said Travis Napper, CVB President/CEO. “Not only is it well-deserved for the work he’s already done, but we’re certain his success and direct impact on our area is only just beginning.”

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TID project good for city, state

If all goes according to plan, Ruston’s Board of Aldermen will approve an ordinance Monday night that’s the next step in the city’s push to get permission from the state bond commission to issue up to $34 million of sales tax increment revenue and refunding bonds.
The money would be used in part to extend portions of the Interstate 20 service roads. Ruston’s request is on the bond commission’s Jan. 19 agenda.

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Southern boys do not like ice

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I am proudly a southern man, no doubt about it.
Ruston is more than far enough north for this New Orleans native, and Friday’s weather firmly reminded me of that fact.

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Reader writes about bad stoplight

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Since 1974, when I was appointed Postmaster, I have been proud to call Ruston and Lincoln Parish home. You will not find better people anywhere. We also have governmental leaders who seem to have our best interest and safety at heart. Our local law enforcement is second to none. The same goes for our firefighters, homeland security and others who keep us safe.

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Athletics in the modern world

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Your favorite sport? Maybe reading?
Football season is still ongoing. Basketball is just cranking into high gear. Spring training is right around the corner. Don’t feel constrained. All the while, entertainment is not limited to wins and losses. Just read, from a printed or electronic source.

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Ruston Junior High: Student, teacher of the year announced

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RJHS 2016-2017
Teacher of the Year

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