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Tech Football sets ‘Fan Day’

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‘Meet and greet’ event set for 4 p.m. Aug. 16 at Argent Pavilion
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Louisiana Tech will provide Bulldog football fans a preseason tailgating fix as the athletics department will hold its annual meet and greet with head coach Skip Holtz and Co. on Aug. 16 at Argent Pavilion.
All Bulldog faithful are encouraged to load up their families, pull out their secret recipes, clean off their grills, and throw some good old southern barbecue on the coals starting around 4 p.m.

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Talton, Williams tied together

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Pair to be inducted to Ark-La-Miss Museum of Champions
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The ties between Billy Jack Talton and A.L. Williams are many.
Both played football for Louisiana Tech in the 1950s.
Both coached on the high level in Shreveport.
Both coached championship players over the years.
Both coached football at Louisiana Tech.
Both served as head coach for Cedar Creek’s football team.
And both have been written about extensively over the years by Ruston Daily Leader Executive Sports Editor O.K. “Buddy” Davis.

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Tech ticket deadline nearing

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Louisiana Tech football fans are reminded that the renewal deadline for keeping their season tickets is coming up Friday. Fans that don’t renew their season tickets by the deadline will have their seats released for sale to the general public.
Renewing season tickets can be done by visiting the Tech Ticket Office webpage or by calling the ticket office at 318-257-3631. Fans can also email in their renewal information to TechTickets@LATech.edu.
Season ticket packages are available for as low as $90 and are available for purchase now.

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July 30th

Community garage sale set for Saturday

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Proceeds to benefit Friends of the Library
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Residents looking for a good bargain will have the chance to check out a variety of items during the Lincoln Parish Library’s Third Community Garage Sale on Saturday morning.
The event will include a little bit of everything from household items, collectibles, children and baby items, electronics, furniture, clothes, accessories and a whole lot more. Doors open from 9 a.m. until noon, and LPL Events Coordinator Emily Arnold said the past two events have seen visitors waiting outside by 8:30 a.m.

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Weekend tax break

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State sales tax holiday offers relief to shoppers
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The 2014 Louisiana Annual Sales Tax Holiday will commence this Friday and last until midnight Saturday.
According to the Louisiana Department of Revenue, the sales tax holiday exempts state tax for the first $2,500 of the purchase price of each eligible item.
The sales tax holiday applies only to the 4 percent state sales tax, meaning that local sales tax still applies, but some local businesses like Ruston’s Locker Room are footing the bill for the 4.75 percent local tax the customer would otherwise be charged.

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Golf tourney aims to raise Alzheimer’s awareness

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The Second Annual Swing for Alzheimer’s Charity Golf Tournament is slated for Sept. 26 at Trails End Golf Club in Arcadia.
The event is hosted by Allegiance Health Center of Ruston, Leslie Lakes Retirement Center and Bienville Medical Center with proceeds going to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Mary Poole, executive assistant at Allegiance, said there are currently more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease.
“Today, Alzheimer’s is the second most-feared illness in America, following cancer,” Poole said.

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Good citizenry pays off

Ruston Police Chief Steve Rogers is absolutely correct when he says it isn’t often that law enforcement officers get to interrupt an armed robbery in progress.
But, thanks to an observant anonymous citizen who called 9-1-1, that’s exactly what happened late Saturday night.
Clerks at the Citgo service station on South Vienna Street were apparently in the process of closing the store shortly before midnight when a citizen called 9-1-1 reporting what appeared to be two males hitting another male who was on the ground and the forcibly attempting to enter the store.

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Stuff for school in no short supply

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I started my seventh-grade year at the old A. E. Phillips School with the longest school supply list ever: a compass, protractor, 12-inch ruler, two Schaffer cartridge fountain pens with extra cartridges, a brown Nifty notebook that opened at the top and a package of loose-leaf paper.
No pencils, no glue, no scissors, no crayons, or even a box of Kleenex. On the first day of class, our teacher told us to come back the next day with a five-section, regular ruled composition book. The color didn’t matter.

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’Dogs gearing up

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Tech adds new alternate football helmet
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Louisiana Tech announced Tuesday that the Bulldogs football team will wear a new alternate helmet design for the program’s Oct. 4 game against UTEP featuring the school’s Bulldog logo on their traditional red helmet.
The Oct. 4 contest against UTEP will also be the school’s annual Community Trust Bank “Red Out” game with the team wearing their red jerseys at home.
This will mark the first time Louisiana Tech will wear a Bulldog logo on its helmet.

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GSU’s Garr set for HOF induction

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Ralph Garr got his start playing baseball at Ruston’s Fraser Field before moving on to play at Lincoln High School and Grambling State University.
He then spent 10 years in the Major Leagues after being drafted by the Atlanta Braves, where he became the National League batting champion in 1974 with a .353 hitting average while also leading the NL in hits (214) and triples (17).

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