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September 9th

Residents need a safe place to walk

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One minute I’m enjoying beautiful scenery, and the next I’m jumping off the street to avoid an aggressive motorist ready to smash me flat into the ground.
There are simply not enough sidewalks in this town.
This is a problem not only for those people who can’t afford or who — like my father — shun vehicles, it’s also a problem for residents who walk as their primary form of exercise.

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Motorists need to be wary as students return

Louisiana Tech opened for classes today. With all area universities and schools back in session, there are more individuals in town than there were over the summer break.
Even more people are added to the mix on weekends when most schools have fall athletic events.
Residents have to be especially careful as many students and other residents will be inspired to visit the nightlife that Ruston and surrounding areas have to offer. This means residents have to make sure to pay extra attention for additional incidences of drunk driving that might not occur while school is out of session and there are fewer people in the city.

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September 8th

Everyone won at ‘Jam’ event

We’re only one week into the prep football season, and already Lincoln Parish is a big winner.
That’s all thanks to the “Jam at the Joe.”
The five-game, 10-team high school jamboree held at Joe Aillet Stadium on Aug. 28 earned rave reviews from coaches, fans and players alike. But maybe the most important review came from creator and organizer Kyle Edmiston, President/CEO of the Ruston/Lincoln Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.

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Thoughtless shoppers hurt us all

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I’m not sure about you, but I personally hate to go grocery shopping. I‘m not sure if I somehow manage to do it inefficiently or something, but it always seems to take a minimum of two hours and costs way more than I would have liked (especially these days when prices of essential items just seem to keep climbing). I must admit that I do, however, get at least a small amount of amusement from the task.
My amusement is probably a pain in the side of the poor people who work there, but I think it’s OK to be amused considering I’m not the one who is actually creating extra work for them to do (though these days I know a lot of people are OK with extra work because it means they still have a job).
I’m sure everyone who has ever gone shopping in any place bigger than a convenience store (even the most unobservant of us) has seen something out of place such as a box of cookies on the banana rack. It is always highly amusing to see where things have been abandoned.

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Everyone won at ‘Jam’ event

We’re only one week into the prep football season, and already Lincoln Parish is a big winner.
That’s all thanks to the “Jam at the Joe.”
The five-game, 10-team high school jamboree held at Joe Aillet Stadium on Aug. 28 earned rave reviews from coaches, fans and players alike. But maybe the most important review came from creator and organizer Kyle Edmiston, President/CEO of the Ruston/Lincoln Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.

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September 7th

Youngs celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

D.J. and Janice Young of Calhoun celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary by going on a 10-day Alaskan cruise.

They were married on Aug. 21, 1960. The Young’s children are Janet McCarty and Jill Dozart.
Their grandchildren are Ashley, Brittany, Caitlin, Zach, Dylan and Emily, and great-grandchildren are Briley and Kinley.

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Farmers Market plans ‘Last of Summer Blast’

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The Ruston Farmers Market will hold a Last of Summer Blast on from 7:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday.
Held rain or shine on Saturdays, the market is located in the public parking lot on the corner of Louisiana Avenue and South Monroe Street, in downtown Ruston, provided courtesy of the City of Ruston.

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Agnes A. Harris

Agnes A. Harris, of Dallas, died today.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.

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Agents net ‘hydro’ weed arrests

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Sheriff says more expensive, potent form of pot rare in area

Two 21-year-old Ruston residents were arrested this week on drug distribution charges after law enforcement agents allegedly uncovered 11 pounds of hydroponic marijuana in their home.
Floyd Wood and Brittany Miller, of 309 E. Colorado Ave., remained in the Lincoln Parish Detention Center on Wednesday afternoon with bond to be set.
At around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team agents reportedly served a search warrant at the residence. Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman Capt. Stephen Williams said the agents then located the suspected hydroponic marijuana, or a strain of marijuana grown indoors using tubes, filters, water and fertilizers.

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Andrus questions council’s motion

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GRAMBLING — While no veto was made, Grambling Mayor Martha Andrus has issued a No Action disclaimer on a motion passed by Grambling City’s Council on Aug. 5.
That motion granted pay raises to city employees. Andrus’ No Action ruling does not eliminate the ordinance, which will become law 10 days after the No Action ruling, which was dated Aug. 19.
The mayor listed seven points as the reasons she issued the No Action disclaimer:

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