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August 15th, 2014

Transportation gets a little easier

Beginning Saturday, Ruston residents who don’t have access to a vehicle will have reliable transportation available to them on the weekend.
While Lincoln Parish Public Transportation System has been providing transportation options during the week for some time, this Saturday people will finally be able to take advantage of a fixed-route transportation option that will get them to some of the places they need to go.
Beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, buses will pick individuals up at certain points in Ruston.

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Strangers can empower mothers

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I’m a little behind the times when it comes to the days and weeks and even months that are created to recognize a variety of issues.
But one really hit home for me recently when I realized I overlooked World Breast-feeding Week, which was Aug. 1-7.
However, August is still National Breastfeeding Month.
I’ve always been a person that is supportive of other’s decisions to do “XYZ,” if that is what makes them happy.
Furthermore, I am an advocate of many things for the sake of not wanting to offend anyone.

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August 14th

Rally features Q&A

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Below: During the rally, Bell had teachers who had shown leadership capabilities participate in a Q&A session during a Back to School Rally held Wednesday. From left, are sixth grade teacher at Choudrant School Augustine Moore and fourth grade teacher at Simsboro School Jordan Blachier.

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LPNET searches residence

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The Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team made a crack cocaine arrest early Wednesday morning.
Michael Landon Wade, 39, of 144 N. Chatham Road, was booked into the Lincoln Parish Detention Center on one count possession of schedule II drugs — crack cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and two outstanding warrants for distribution of schedule II drugs — crack cocaine.
According to the arrest affidavit, LPNET agents conducted a knock-and-announce search at Wade’s residence on Wednesday.

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Saturday Shuttle takes off

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A new fixed route public transportation service, the Saturday Shuttle, is being implemented by Humanitarian Enterprises of Lincoln Parish. Phase 1 of the project will be initiated in Ruston and phases 2-5 will incorporate Grambling, Simsboro, Dubach and Choudrant. Phase 1 will begin this Saturday.

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Henderson announces re-election bid

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Lincoln Parish School Board District 9 member Lynda D. Henderson today announced her bid for re-election.
Henderson has been on the board since 2004. Qualifying for the Nov. 4 primary begins Aug. 20.
“During my service years we have added new additions and improved all of our buildings in the Ruston district,” Henderson said.
She cited the New Tech@Ruston program at Ruston High School and upgrades to the school’s football stadium and track facilities as examples.
“Our academic grades have improved,” Henderson said. “We have no failing schools.”

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Grilling up a new year

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Super 1 Foods Store Director Chris Turner (center) was onsite grilling burgers at New Tech @ Ruston to help welcome the incoming freshman class for the nationally recognized program on the Ruston High School campus last week. NT@R Teacher Advocate Kim Goree (left) and NT@R Director Missy Wooley (right) joined Turner in preparing for the more than 100 students and their parents as part of the annual kickoff festivities.

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Dunkin’ Dogs get early jump on season

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Having nine newcomers joining the team this season, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs were in need of a little jump start to get the players up to speed and all on the same page.
And the Summer of Thunder’ Classic in Nassau, Bahamas,” will help them do just that.
The Bulldogs completed practice No. 8 on Wednesday afternoon, including an intrasquad scrimmage, in preparation for the ‘Summer of Thunder’ Classic, which Tech will begin play in on Monday against the Pyramid Food Rockets.

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RHS set for Bearcat Madness

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Head coach Brad Laird and the Ruston High School Bearcats were hard at practice Wednesday preparing for the upcoming season. RHS fans will also get their first chance to get an up and close and personal view of the team and their new field turf as Bearcat Madness will be held from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at L.J. “Hoss” Garrett Stadium. Introductions of RHS football players, spirit squads and the Bearcat band will begin at 11 a.m.

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Bulldogs’ O-line making strides

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Through two practices on Wednesday at Louisiana Tech, the offensive line is continuing to sort itself out among a unit that has lost seven starters in the last two years.
Despite having one of the most difficult jobs in the country in rebuilding a unit that lost four starters after the 2012 season, offensive line coach Matt Moore is overseeing a group that is quickly becoming a well-oiled unit on the field.

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