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April 18th, 2014

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The following application will be considered at a meeting of the Zoning Commission of the City of Ruston, Monday, April 21, 2014, at 5:30 P.M. in the Court Room, City Hall, 401 North Trenton Street.
Case No. 1158: Application for Rezoning to Neighborhood Conservation Overlay District
Applicant: University Hills Neighborhood Conservation Overlay District Committee
Location: University Hills Neighborhood

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April 17th

Ruston Florist receives top honor

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Local shop named business of the year
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The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year award will be presented to Ruston Florist and Boutique, owned by Dennis and Debbie Allen.

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Purifoy student of the year

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Emma Purifoy, a fifth-grader A.E. Phillips Laboratory School, has been named the fifth grade student of the year.
In addition to her outstanding academic achievements, Emma, the daughter of Sharon and Tracy Purifoy, is involved at school and in her community.

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LPL marks 10 years in current locale

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Fine forgiveness day set for July 17
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Patrons of the Lincoln Parish Library can look forward to some exciting events coming soon.
During the Library Board of Control meeting on Wednesday, Library Director Vivian McCain said that July will make 10 years in their current location.
“We were thinking of having a ‘Hats off to you’ type of event on July 17,” she said. “During this event, patrons who wore a hat to the library on that day could have their fines taken care of.”
A motion was made and approved unanimously for July 17 to be a fine-free day for library patrons, if they are wearing a hat.

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A taste for change

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Students from Dustin Whitlock’s political studies class got to see first hand how government is put into action, thanks to Sen. Rick Gallot.
A few weeks ago, Gallot visited Whitlock’s class of sophomore students at Ruston High’s New Tech as part of the “Legislator’s Back to School” program.
Gallot was surprised to hear the student’s tell him how unpleasant they believed the cafeteria food was and, out of all the issues brought up that day, there seemed to be one resounding theme — food in the school cafeteria had room for improvement.

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Vigil set for GSU student found dead in Lafayette

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Grambling State University students will host a celebration of the life of Alexandria Shelton, the 21-year-old senior was found dead in Girard Park near the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s campus.
The Lafayette Parish Coroner’s Office ruled the death an accidental drowning, ruling out homicide and foul play.
The 11 a.m. program honoring Shelton will be held between the Barnes & Noble bookstore and the Tiger Express fast food court on “The Yard” near the electronic board.

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White earns LABC top honor

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Head Bulldog named state major college Coach of the Year
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Louisiana Tech men’s basketball head coach Michael White has been selected by the Louisiana Association of Basketball Coaches (LABC) as the recipient of the Tommy Joe Eagles Memorial Award as the Louisiana Major College Coach of the Year for 2014.
The honor is selected annually by the men’s college basketball coaches in the State of Louisiana.
White’s Bulldogs just completed an impressive 2013-14 season that saw the team post an overall record of 29-8, tying for the most victories ever in a single season in program history.

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Millsap takes fourth straight Pettit Award

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For the fourth straight year and the sixth time in the past seven years, former Louisiana Tech basketball great Paul Millsap has been chosen as the recipient of the Bob Pettit Award for 2014 by the Louisiana Association of Basketball Coaches (LABC).
The award is given annually to the most outstanding professional basketball player from a Louisiana college.
Millsap played for the Atlanta Hawks this season after spending seven years with the Utah Jazz, the team who drafted him in the second round back in 2006.

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Tech softball to take on Southern Miss

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After digging itself quite a hole by losing its first six league games of the season, Louisiana Tech will try to continue to work its way back up the Conference USA standings when the Lady Techsters host Southern Miss in a three-game series Friday and Saturday.
This weekend’s match-up will consist of a Friday doubleheader starting at 5 p.m. and a Saturday single game starting at 2 p.m. All three games will be played at the Lady Techster Softball Complex and admission is free.

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Tech tennis set to play in second round today

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Louisiana Tech will hope to bring out its best tennis of the season this week as the Lady Techsters prep for their second round match at 1 p.m. today in the Conference USA Tournament.
Tech (14-6) enters as the No. 5 seed and received a first round bye. They will play No. 12 Alabama-Birmingham at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center in Norfolk, Va.
UAB defeated Texas-El Paso on Wednesday to move to the second round.

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