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February 18th, 2015

GSU to host Wiley

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Yariel Medina and the Grambling State University baseball team will bring a 0-3 record into the contest as the Tigers host Wiley College at 1 p.m. today at Wilbert Ellis Field.

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Local artists honored with two Grammys

Benjamin Backus, Mark Campbell and Stephen Lynch, all from Ruston, received a Grammy for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song and Best Contemporary Christian Music Album.
Part of For King & Country, a Contemporary Christian Music band with brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone, were honored for featuring in a song titled “Messengers” by Christian rapper, Lecrae, and for their album “Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong.”
The Grammy’s, which is music’s biggest night, is a tribute to recognize a variety of artists in the music industry for their achievements.

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M6 needs to be moved

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When I was a kid, burning leaves in the backyard was one of my favorite pasttimes.
Taking deep breaths of the wood smoke was just about as close to country in the city as one could get. The low-hanging, hazy cloud rising from the burn pile drifted over the neighborhood for hours, sending the smoky aroma in every direction.
But eventually the Environmental Protection Agency decided open backyard burning was bad. It fouls the air with chemicals and other volatile organic compounds that could make people sick, the federal agency declared.

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February 17th

Residents oppose restaurant location

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Ruston’s Planning and Zoning Commission has denied conceptual approval to a project that would have brought another donut shop and fried chicken restaurant to the south side of town.
Commissioners voted 5-1 on Monday to turn down developer Sonika Chhay’s conceptual approval application to build the two eateries on a lot that adjoins residential property along South Vienna Street. The vote came after neighbors objected to the location of the proposed project.

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Ferguson aims to help children, local educators

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After spending 36 years as an educator, District 2 Lincoln Parish School Board representative David Ferguson felt called to help makes sure that all children in Lincoln Parish have the opportunity for a great education.

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Tech students celebrates international influences

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The sounds of music and dance filled the student center at Louisiana Tech University recently during International Student Scholarship Night.
The International Student Association hosted the event, entertaining guests with songs and dances from around the world.
“This is one of the fun times when we get to share our culture,” said Shashank Shrestha, a senior economics major from Nepal.
He said by connecting American and international students, everyone can learn more by sharing cultures.

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Deltas support heart disease with luncheon

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Grambling Alumnae and Delta Iota Chapters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. joined the nation in the fight against heart disease and stroke during National Wear Red Day — Go Red Day on Feb. 6 by hosting a Go Red Day Luncheon in the GSU Black and Gold Room. Guest speakers were medical doctors Coleen Speed and Tammy Stewart-Dixon who enlightened the audience with intentional self-care practices and cardiovascular knowledge and practical clinical skills to pursue prevention of heart attacks and strokes.

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Frazier named state’s Player of Week

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The Lady Techsters basketball program hit the daily double Monday with a pair of Player of the Week awards.
Louisiana Tech senior Whitney Frazier was named the Louisiana Sports Writers Association State Player of the Week as selected by association members, following her performance in the Lady Techster wins over Florida Atlantic and Florida International University.
Tech forward Tiara Davenport was named the Conference USA Freshman of the Week following her performances in the Lady Techsters road wins.
Frazier averaged 16.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists in the two games.

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Five parish prep teams reach girls’ playoffs

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Five of Lincoln Parish’s six prep girls basketball teams moved on to postseason play Monday as the Louisiana High School Athletic Association released its 2015 championship tournament brackets.
Ruston is the No. 22 seed in Class 5A and will play on the road at 6 p.m. Thursday at 11th-seeded New Iberia.
In their first year under new head coach Jenna Bolin, the Lady Bearcats went 15-15 overall and 2-8 in District 2-5A.
New Iberia finished the regular season at 16-13 and 11-1 in District 3-5A.

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Tech baseball hits road to face McNeese

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Louisiana Tech is looking to rebound from a tough opening weekend when the Bulldogs travel souhward to Lake Charles to take on McNeese State University in two midweek games, set to begin at 1 p.m. today at Cowboy Diamond.
Louisiana Tech will conclude its five-game road trip at 1 p.m. on Wednesday against McNeese State before returning to Ruston for the Bulldogs’ home opener at 6 p.m. on Friday against UAPB at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.

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