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August 22nd, 2013

Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

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A man was arrested on a drugs charge after a routine traffic stop on Wednesday morning.
According to the arrest affidavit, a Louisiana State Police Troop-F Trooper was patrolling on U.S. Highway 80 East when he noticed a driver not wearing a seat belt.
The officer reportedly conducted a traffic stop, and the driver, later identified as Khailon Ershawn Dupriest Williams, 20, of Tallulah, exited his vehicle.

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Dubach discusses fire ordinance, karate class

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The Dubach Town Council met in regular session Monday night to discuss new business and hear from residents.
In new business, Dubach Police Chief Russell Croxton asked the council for permission to hire Robert Owens to fill a temporary position while Officer Larry Lewis is out on extended leave.
The council voted unanimously to hire Owens, who has more than 20 years in law enforcement. He will begin work Aug. 30, when the current temporary employee Jonathan Taylor must leave for his new job.

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Save a life, donate to local blood bank

The LifeShare Blood Center in the Graham Shopping Center has been giving out limited edition T-shirts through August in an effort to increase the amount of donors for this summer.
This summer hasn’t been very productive for the donation center due to the amount of students on vacation. With the majority of donations being received from students, it is logical that LifeShare has taken a hit in numbers with high school and college students on break. But this regular trend doesn’t mean it should continue to persist.

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Step back from competitive spirit

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I love competition. I grew up in a competitive environment, being one of six brothers in a single household, so it was only natural that it translated over into my social life. I remember in second grade, my class had a math competition that lasted for several weeks. We used to take math tests that were timed, and depending on the number of correct answers and the time you finished your test, you would receive a certain score when everyone was finished. I remember taking that competition very seriously and as a result, I won a gold medal for it.

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Local school plants garden

When students work together for a common goal, they usually get good results. Rosiland Russell and Wanda Wilson from Alma J. Brown Elementary School wanted a school garden. The Lincoln Health Foundation and the LSU AgCenter and many volunteers made that happen.
“It took many stages, hours and volunteers to complete the Alma J. Brown Elementary School garden. It is the cutest garden in the parish,” said Cathy Judd, Extension Agent with the LSU AgCenter. “There is a lot of talent and character in every cinder block.”

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LSMSA students prepare for classes

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Students returned to the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts on Aug. 17. On Monday they participated in advising and registration, and classes began Tuesday. Pictured is Tyler Osborne, of Ruston, speaking with David Wood, an instructor in the foreign language department at LSMSA.

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Bearcats battle Byrd tonight

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The Ruston High School Bearcats will hold a preseason scrimmage starting at 6 p.m. tonight at Hoss Garrett Stadium. Tickets for the game cost $5 and are available at the RHS main office.

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Book signing set for Rob Museum

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Author Samuel G. Freedman will appear at a book signing at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Doris Robinson Banquet Hall at the Eddie Robinson Museum.
Freedman’s book “Breaking The Line” tells the story of the season in black college football that transformed the sport and helped change the course of the civil rights movement.

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Bulldogs add Auburn to 2014 football slate

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Louisiana Tech officials announced Wednesday morning that the school has added Auburn to its 2014 non-conference football schedule.
The game, which will be the 13th installment in the series, will be held on Sept. 27, 2014, at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala. The two teams last played in the 2009 season opener.
The last three games Louisiana Tech has played against Southeastern Conference opponents have all been decided by one possession.

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Mary Catherine Allman

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To know her was to love her… Mary Catherine Allman was born on August 8, 1973 in Ruston, LA and passed away on Monday, August 19, 2013. She loved her hometown and grew up surrounded by family and friends. She was a 1991 graduate of Ruston High School. Her college experience was spent at Louisiana Tech University where she was actively involved in the Baptist Student Union and sang with Believer’s Harmony music ministry.

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