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September 27th

Look out for pedestrian and cyclist safety

With Louisiana Tech University and Lincoln Parish schools back in full swing, there is a great deal more pedestrian and cyclist activity within the city of Ruston.
For drivers, this means extra caution is warranted.
Just last week, a Tech student suffered from a broken leg after he was struck by a vehicle on the campus. The student was reportedly walking on a crosswalk on Tech Drive when the incident occurred.

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Prepsters: A tough weekend

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Parish teams drop games to 0-3 opponents
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So playing winless teams is a good way to boost the won-loss record, huh?
In the case of Lincoln Parish high school teams this past weekend, it certainly wasn’t.
All three teams in the parish stumbled against opponents who entered the game with 0-3 records.

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Bearkittens take win

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Ruston Junior High’s eighth grade football team was a recent 22-20 winner over Monroe Ouachita Junior High.
Leading the offense for the Bearkittens were Chris Cage (touchdown, two-point conversion), Malik Hunter (TD), Darrian Cooper (two-point conversion) and Colby Beckwith (kickoff return for TD).
Defensive pacesetters included Isiah Buggs (forced fumble), Damien Cheffin (fumble recovery), Marcus Patton, Trevor Pesnell and Beckwith (interception).

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Saints, Falcons always make for good game

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That sound you heard Sunday evening was probably me.
You see, I have to admit I hate the “Dirty Birds.”
But those “Dirty Birds” did us in Sunday, as the Atlanta Falcons beat the New Orleans Saints in a thrilling overtime contest ARRGGGHH! And for those of you who may not realize, the Saints-Falcons matchup is truly one of the best rivalries ever in the NFL.

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September 25th

Bulldogs nipped by USM

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Did Louisiana Tech University’s football team start showing signs, however subtle they might have been at times, of progress at Joe Aillet Stadium Saturday night?
Yes, it was another loss — make it three in a row now — and yet the barriers of frustration may be loosening just a bit after a one-point (13-12) differential against the University of Southern Mississippi.
“It was another loss, but I was incredibly proud of our players with how hard they fought and the effort they gave against a very good football team,” head coach Sonny Dykes of the Bulldogs said. “It just came down to not making the plays down the stretch. We had some opportunities, too, in the second half to do it.

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Grambling stops Prairie View

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DALLAS, Texas — Grambling State University sent an early message in the Southwestern Athletic Conference’s Western Division race here Saturday night.
The Tigers (2-1) improved their league mark to 2-0 and maintained a tight hold on to the top spot in their division with a 34-17 victory over Prairie View A&M before 43,754 fans at the annual State Fair Classic at the Cotton Bowl Stadium.
Grambling overcame a 10-7 first quarter deficit to take a 14-10 halftime lead and then sealed the win with six points in the third quarter and two touchdowns in the final quarter.

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RHS alumni share memories at banquet

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Six honored during luncheon at Squire Creek
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Ruston High School Alumni and friends gathered to salute their alma mater and rehash old tales on Friday at the annual RHS Alumni luncheon.
The event, which was held at Squire Creek Country Club, featured an update by RHS Principal Mike Milstead. Additionally, three alumni and three teachers were honored for their success and contributions to the school.
The alumni association chooses one current teacher, one retired teacher and one deceased teacher, along with alumni representing three categories. The chosen categories this year were commerce, humanitarian and medicine.

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GSU hears complaints for ban

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GRAMBLING — Grambling State University was hit with complaints last week stating the school’s e-mail policy infringes on rights granted by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
The Foundation for Equal Rights in Education and the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana have sent letters to GSU President Frank Pogue to protest the decision and asked the school to immediately change its policy to allow all forms of free speech.

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Flocking together

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Area residents head to Chicken Fest
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Despite the rising temperature throughout the day Saturday, hundreds of people went to Dubach to see what was in store for the 22nd annual Louisiana Chicken Festival.
Festivities for the day included booths, a parade, the drumstick eating contest and the Strut, Cackle and Crow contest.
Booths lined Main Street showcasing jewelry, a clown making balloon animals for children, pets for adoption with 4 PAWs for Rescue and of course food. The mayoral candidates for Dubach were also out campaigning at the festival.

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Area youth learn valuable lessons

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Safety Day held at Lowe’s
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Kids were all fired up at Lowe’s Saturday for the Ruston Fire Department, Ruston Police and Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office’s Safety Day. They learned about fire safety and prevention, gun and seat belt safety.
Louisiana Tech University School of Nursing Students volunteered their time at the event while also getting practice taking blood pressure.
Nearby, firefighter Cade Griswold manned an ambulance to show children what was inside.
“Some of the kids don’t want to see,” he said. “They’re kind of scared of it.”

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