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”Red” Gerald Davis Sanderson

Funeral services for Mr. ”Red” Gerald Davis Sanderson, age 89, of Choudrant, LA will be held at 4:00 PM Monday, May 30, 2011 at First Baptist Church in Choudrant. Officiating the service will be Bro. Gerald Nelson, Bro. David Harrell, and Rev. Bill Sanderson. Interment will follow at Choudrant Cemetery on Hwy. 80, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Mr. Sanderson was born November 2, 1921 in Choudrant, LA to William and Kate Sanderson. He passed away on May 28, 2011 at his home in Choudrant. He was retired from Louisiana Tech University.

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State sees jump in LEAP scores

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Individual student LEAP and GEE scores should have arrived in parents’ hands early last week, and with them the Louisiana Department of Education has released a picture of how well overall school districts are doing.

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RHS program setting the bar

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New Tech @ Ruston named demonstration site
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For New Tech @ Ruston, the accolades just keep coming.

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Grambling moves on wastewater

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GRAMBLING — Grambling’s Town Council passed a motion during a special called meeting Thursday to give Mayor Edward Jones permission to submit applications for a loan from the Department of Environmental Quality to purchase new equipment for its wastewater treatment plant.

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One injured in I-20 rollover

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Responders with the Ruston Fire Department had to use the “jaws of life” Friday to extricate a man injured in a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 20 eastbound between Tarbutton Road and Tech Drive.

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Ceremony celebrates gymnasium rededication

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Attendees remember RHS, SMU basketball standout Bobby James
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It’s been more than half a century since Bobby James shot his last basketball, but his connection to the sport resonates with local youth today.

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New look BJM gym: Labor of love

It’s been just over 50 years since Bobby James passed away in a tragic fire at his home in Ruston.

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Consider prison conditions for terrorists

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During the Civil War, both sides had prison systems that were deplorable.

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Citizens speak out against rezoning

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The City of Grambling wishes to rezone Lee Street from an R-1 to an R-2, noting that the conditions on Lee have changed and townhouses would be beneficial.

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Remember our armed forces

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He didn’t talk about it that often, so when he did, I listened. He talked about being a radio operator for the United States Army/Air Force.

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