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January 12th, 2017

Mary Beth Roberson

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A graveside service for Mary Beth Roberson of Simsboro will be held 2:00 PM, Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at the Bernice City Cemetery, Bernice, LA. Under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Officiating the service will be her nephew, Ronnie Vail. Mary Elizabeth “Mary Beth” Graves Roberson was born in Bernice on March 21, 1933 to Howard and Jennie Lou Jackson Graves and passed away in Ruston on January 9, 2017.

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Saints quarterback Luke McCown opens Jimmy John’s

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New Orleans Saints quarterback Luke McCown opened a new Jimmy John’s sandwich shop Tuesday in Ruston, where he went to college and played football at Louisiana Tech University.
“My wife and I are excited to be a part of the Ruston community again and look forward to serving and delivering the best sandwiches in town,” McCown said.
“We appreciate the standard of excellence associated with the Jimmy John’s brand and are ready for the challenge of delivering that standard.”

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Chick-fil-A coming to Ruston

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A full service Chick-fil-A restaurant is coming to Ruston and with it, the return of a former local restauranteur as the new eatery’s franchise owner/operator.
Construction is underway on the approximately 4,000-square-foot facility, located at the corner of Maxwell Boulevard and Goodwin Road just off the Interstate 20 frontage road. Officials formerly announced the restaurant’s coming Wednesday.
Jeremy Telford, former owner of Dowling’s Smokehouse, will be the restaurant’s franchise owner/operator.

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Support building for city’s bond request

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Ruston Mayor Ronny Walker said this morning he feels good about the prospects of the city winning state bond commission approval to issue up to $34 million in sales tax increment revenue bonds for transportation projects in the tax incremental district.
Walker spent Tuesday and Wednesday in Baton Rouge meeting with state officials, including Gov. John Bel Edwards, about the request.
“It was a very productive trip,” Walker said, adding that his meeting with the governor was “fabulous.”
“He asked some very good questions. In the end, he said, ‘I support it,” the mayor said.

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Liles, Post to wed in May

Mike and Valerie Liles, of Haughton, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Leigh Anne Liles to Justin Post, of Ruston.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Doris and Al Bantle; the late Yvonne Bunting; Joe Liles, of Haughton; and Tom Bunting of Oil City.

Leigh Anne is a 2006 graduate of Haughton High School and a 2012 graduate of Louisiana Tech University. She is currently employed as a fourth grade teacher at Cypress Springs Elementary.

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Proud of students and teachers

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When one walks through the classrooms of Lincoln Parish schools, they will see plenty of learning going on.
Students give full attention, and are taught by educators who truly treat their students as one of their own.
The Lincoln Parish school system has its fair share of struggles, yet so does every school district in the state.
But one thing that Lincoln Parish does extremely well — it loves to reward their students and teachers for their hard work.

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Murals will represent Ruston positively

Visitors making their way through Ruston will soon see the city’s appreciation of the arts through three painted murals.
The city of Ruston and the Ruston Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau have partnered to have the murals painted to reflect not only the city, but the growing arts community here in Lincoln Parish.
The murals include:

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Dunkin’ Dogs hit road to play at UNCC

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Looking to regroup after a heartbreaking loss on Saturday, Louisiana Tech will be back in action for a two-game Conference USA road swing starting at Charlotte at 6 p.m. today in a contest that will be televised on ESPN3.
The Bulldogs currently sit at 10-6 overall and 2-1 in conference play, while Charlotte enters the contest at 7-8 overall and 1-3 in C-USA action.

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Lady Techsters to host Charlotte tonight

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Louisiana Tech will face its toughest task of the season when the Lady Techsters host the red-hot Charlotte 49ers at 6:30 p.m today. at the Thomas Assembly Center.
Tech (6-8, 1-2 C-USA) and Charlotte (12-3, 4-0 C-USA) meet for the fifth time in the series history with the two teams splitting the previous four games. Tech has dropped five of its last six games — three of those by two points — while the 49ers enter with a nine-game winnings streak.

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January 11th

MARYBETH ROBERSON

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A graveside service for Mary Beth Roberson of Simsboro will be held 2:00 PM, Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at the Bernice City Cemetery, Bernice, LA. Under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Officiating the service will be her nephew, Ronnie Vail. Mary Elizabeth “Mary Beth” Graves Roberson was born in Bernice on March 21, 1933 to Howard and Jennie Lou Jackson Graves and passed away in Ruston on January 9, 2017. Preceding her in death are her parents; her brother: Billy Hudson Graves and her husband of 47 years: Wayne Roberson.

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