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February 20th, 2017

WILLIAM WARREN AKIN

William Warren Akin, age 84 of Simsboro died February 17, 2017. Graveside services are 10:00 AM, Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Simsboro City Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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L.C. GEORGE

L. C. George, age 80, of Dubach, LA passed away Sunday, February 19, 2017 at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston, LA.

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Student signs equestrian scholarship

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Choudrant High School senior and regional Student of the Year contestant Addison Patton signed a equestrian scholarship with Mississippi College on Friday.
Patton, who was born with cerebral palsy, said she is excited at the prospect of being able to ride as she continues her studies to obtain a degree in psychology.
“I never imagined I would be here, much less going to school on an equestrian scholarship,” she said. “It’s been a long road, but I’m happy to be able to go to college and continue riding.”

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Reporter to visit Grambling

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Some 200 stories in the Concordia Sentinel about the 1964 death of African American Frank Morris in Ferriday earned Stanley Nelson a Pulitzer Prize finalist nomination in 2011 for Local Reporting.
Nelson’s 10-year obsession with this story began with a 2007 FBI news release on the agency’s reopening of unsolved murder cases during the civil rights era of the 1960s.
The details of his in-depth investigation into Morris’ and others’ deaths is told in his recently released book by the Louisiana State University Press, “Devils Walking: Klan Murders along the Mississippi in the 1960s.”

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Tech Concert Association set to raise curtain on ‘Romeo and Juliet’

American Shakespeare Center brings their Hungry Hearts Tour to Ruston
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The Louisiana Tech Concert Association welcomes the American Shakespeare Center’s 2016-2017 Hungry Hearts Tour for their production of William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Howard Center for the Performing Arts.

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Louisiana rises to No. 2 in the nation for female homicides

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Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part column focusing on the increased murder rate of women. The second part of the series will run Wednesday in the Lifestyles section.
Last month, Ruston Mayor Ronny Walker issued a proclamation declaring February to be Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month throughout our city, and urging school officials, churches, and families to work together to help local teens identify warning flags of abuse and empower them to develop healthy relationships.

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Take this literally … please

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When I was a tyke of 5 or 6, I found a tick on the left side of my chest. I was terrified.
I had heard that ticks suck your blood, and there sat a tick — right on top of my lifeblood. Surely he was going to drain my heart dry. I was going to die.

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Honor our leaders for President’s Day

“The welfare of our country is the great object to which our cares and efforts ought to be directed, and I shall derive great satisfaction from a cooperation with you in the pleasing though arduous task of insuring to our fellow citizens the blessings which they have a right to expect from a free, efficient and equal government.”
— George Washington
Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington — today is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government — President’s Day is celebrated on the third Monday of February.

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Tech wraps up indoor season

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Louisiana Tech closed out the indoor portion of its season Sunday as the Bulldogs and Lady Techsters wrapped up the 2017 Conference USA Indoor Championships at the Birmingham CrossPlex in Birmingham, Alabama.
Louisiana Tech ended the weekend in seventh place on the men’s side with 41 points, while the women finished in 13th in the competition.

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