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March 12th, 2014

GSU women win opener, 83-81

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HOUSTON — The Grambling State University Lady Tigers held off a frantic rally by the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff Lady Golden Lions on Tuesday morning. winning by the score of 83-81 in overtime in the first round of the 2014 Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament at the Toyota Center.
The Lady Tigers dominated most of the first half dominating UAPB in every phase of the game and would eventually build a 37-17 lead. UAPB would go on a 10-0 run to end the first half and cut the lead to 37-17 at the half.

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Sports Briefs

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Tech golf finishes fourth
LAFAYETTE— Victor Lange shot a 1-under-par 71 Tuesday as he led Louisiana Tech to a fourth place finish at the 29th Annual Louisiana Classics at Oakbourne Country Club.
Lange’s round marked his second sub-par round of the tournament as the Bulldogs clipped 47th-ranked New Mexico State by seven strokes.
Tech finished the tournament with an 8-over-par score of 872, only four shots from host UL-Lafayette as the Ragin’ Cajuns placed third after a 4-over-par 868 score.

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Help the HHS spread awareness

Most people don’t think much about their colons, and it’s not something most people talk about in polite conversation.
Considering that colorectal cancer is the nation’s second leading cancer killer, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is hoping to change that.
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
According to HHS, more than 52,000 Americans died from colorectal cancer in 2010, the most recent year for which statistics were available.
The disease causes a great deal of suffering for more than 137,000 adults each year.

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Clock ticks for mayoral candidates

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Ruston Mayor Dan Hollingsworth hoped his announcement last week that he’s not seeking re-election would have immediately spurred more entrants into this fall’s mayoral race.
So far, it hasn’t. Businessman and Lincoln Parish Police Juror Ronny Walker remains the only announced candidate. Walker is making all the appearances that any mayoral contender should make at meetings and other gatherings around town.

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GSU student gets multiple journalism opportunities

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Tierra Smith doesn’t live an ordinary college student life. The energetic junior from Houston has determination, dedication and discipline, and it doesn’t stop.
Her average days include classes, time in the campus newsroom, time with the university’s public relations office and time with the Student Government Association.
This self-described busybody has recently learned that she’ll be quite busy this spring and summer, landing multiple journalism opportunities in a few months that some students don’t get in an entire college career.

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LEGAL NOTICE

LEGAL NOTICE
We, Jefferson Corner, are applying to the Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control of the State of Louisiana for the permit to sell beverages of low alcoholic content at retail in the Parish of Lincoln at the following address: 5665 Hwy. 167 N, Ruston, LA 71270. Jefferson Corner, LLC d/b/a Jefferson Corner
/s/Robert Morse, Manager
2td: March 11 and 12, 2014

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LEGAL NOTICE

LEGAL NOTICE
I, Robert Morse, am applying to the City of Ruston for a permit to sell beverages of low alcoholic content at retail in the City of Ruston at the following address: 5665 Hwy. 167 N, Ruston, LA 71270. Jefferson Corner, LLC d/b/a Jefferson Corner
/s/Robert Morse, Manager
2td: March 11 and 12, 2014

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March 11th

Whitley walks her way to healthy

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Each morning, Jackie Whitley rises long before the sun peaks over the horizon. She laces up her trainers and heads out to the Louisiana Tech University football stadium, where she walks until long after most people have started their work day.
Nearly four years ago, Whitley was told she had Type 2 diabetes. That day, she went home and cried. Not long after, she strapped on her walking shoes and hasn’t put them down yet.

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Insurance changes?

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LPPJ to consider several committee appointments

The Lincoln Parish Police Jury Personnel and Benefits Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. today to discuss recommendations for board and commission vacancies before the LPPJ’s regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m.
The committee will recommend James Pilgreen for a five-year term on the Library Board of Control, Keith Barnes for a five-year term on the Greater Ward One Waterworks District and Winston McVea for a five-year term on Waterworks District No. 2. All recommended personnel are incumbents of their respective positions.

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Learning more on Common Core

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A member of the Ruston TEA party accused the speaker for Monday night’s Common Core forum and the director for Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana (A+PEL) Keith Courville of using “buzzwords” to try and embellish the purpose behind Common Core Standards.
Courville spoke on behalf of Common Core during the forum but said he cannot publicly endorse the standards nor any of the national assessments associated with the standards such as PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers).

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