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April 10th

Winds of change blowing

I recently made a decision that looms large in the life of both my wife, Elizabeth, and me. We are moving — out of Ruston.
The destination: Pineville/Alexandria, Elizabeth’s hometown.
After three years of service to the readers here in Ruston, I have accepted a job at The Town Talk in Alexandria as assistant metro editor.
Personally this was a tough decision for me. First of all, I don’t like change. I’m a rather mundane, routine-oriented person. Change scares me. So moving two hours south is not a particularly appealing proposition.

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One hail of a storm hits Lincoln, Union parishes

Amber Taylor was home with her 3-year-old daughter at her trailer in Linville, across from the old Linville High School, when she began to hear the severe weather.
Taylor’s daughter was taking a nap when the system began to hit the area, but Amber Taylor picked her daughter up and brought her into a closet in the interior of the home.
Taylor said shortly after entering the closet, the severe wind began to pound the area.

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Police Jury has our attention

• Do what is best for the people they represent;
• Be good stewards of the taxpayer’s money; and
• Don’t take advantage of their position for personal gain.
The Lincoln Parish Police Jury has placed itself in a position to do all three — and in the process set an example for other Juries to follow.
The Police Jury’s Personnel Committee — chair Joyce Huntington, and members Terry Knowles, Jody Backus, Joe Henderson, Roy Glover, Charles Owens and Don Hammons — is currently updating and expanding its manual for personnel management.

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A fascination with tornadoes

Yet for those who have heard the train-like rumble of a tornado passing nearby, it’s a different story. I remember watching a news report of a guy who had been though a tornado. He said it didn’t sound like a train to him, “there was no whoo-whoo sound.” But he did say he remembered thinking there was no way the would survive the fury that surrounded him.
I was reminded again of my fascination with tornadoes

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Remembering ‘Coach Rob’

That’s why, on Saturday, the two former defensive backs made a return trip to north Louisiana to pay a visit to “Coach Rob” and tell them just how much they loved him.
Haynes and Walls didn’t just speak for themselves and how much Eddie Robinson had meant to them, but they were actually speaking in behalf of countless number of players and others whose lives—on and off of the field, were influenced by one of sports’ most beloved personalities.
Walls drove from Dallas, Haynes from Atlanta.

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Who should the leaders be?

The results will be verified this afternoon.

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April 7th

Who should the leaders be?

Louisiana Tech University students Kelsey Atkins and James Oliver cast their ballots during the Student Government Association elections.
The results will be verified this afternoon.

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Jail escapee caught in Texas

Wesley Harris, public information officer for the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office, said police in Texas were looking for Ates following the attacks at a party on Wednesday.
“When he was located near the scene of the stabbing, he reportedly attempted to run down two officers in a stolen car and then led officers on a high-speed chase before fleeing into the woods,” Harris said.
Ates was located Thursday morning hiding under a female acquaintance’s house, Harris said.

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Dogs host Nevada in WAC series

That’s a pair of triumphs that extended the Bulldogs’ “W” streak to six entering a critical three-game home and league series against Nevada (14-14, 4-2) this weekend.
The two clubs hook up in single games tonight (6 p.m.), Saturday (3 p.m.) and Sunday (1 p.m.).

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Tech team, Millsap set the standard

Millsap, who played his high school roundball next door in Grambling, has been a beacon for coach Keith Richard’s Bulldog team the past three years, leading the NCAA in rebounding an unprecedented three times. About the only other thing the young man could have done at the collegiate level would have been to win a fourth rebounding title.
We thank Millsap for bringing positive attention to the Tech basketball program and wish him the best of luck as he takes his skills to “The Big Game.”

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