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GSU leader learned from debater

Many times, mentors do not receive the recognition they deserve. Every once in a while, though, the spotlight shines on someone truly worthy and provides the world a glimpse of what makes this person so special.
Such is the case with The Great Debaters, a movie showing here in Ruston and across the country that tells the story of Melvin Tolson and his Wiley College debate team.
In the movie, Denzel Washington stars as Tolson, a poet, professor and politician who mentored many young adults beginning in the 1930s.

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Outdoor year full of highlights

FISHING REPORT
BLACK BAYOU: Bass are fair around the grass beds on jigs. Crappie are in the deeper sloughs around grass and are fair on jigs and shiners.
CANEY LAKE: Bass fishing is best fishing deep water with jigging spoons or deep diving crank baits. Crappie fishing is best on shiners or jigs fished around the sunken tops in deep water. No report on chinquapins as anglers have about quit fishing for them.

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Highway work awaits Jury nod

The department is also in line for a new home base, moving from its location near the Lincoln Parish Detention Center to a new location on Fire Training Road.
That work is being done by Pohlman and Wilbanks Steel Buildings of West Monroe, which for $610,000 are building a new shop, side shop, office, break room and restrooms, said Courtney Hall, Police Jury purchasing agent.
Taylor said the parish’s road survey, carried out in October and November every year, was completed on time. The road program’s approval is usually expected at the Jury’s December meeting, he said.

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