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October 4th, 2014

Donnell becomes big play target for Giants

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By the time you start reading this story, Larry Donnell will no longer be the best-kept secret in the NFL.
Not with the way he has started out the season and especially during his most recent game.
When Donnell runs out on the field today for the New York Giants against the Atlanta Falcons, he may very well be mentioned in the same sentence with Jimmy Graham, Jason Witten and Antonio Gates as one of the top tight ends in the league.
No kidding.
Yes, this is the same Larry Donnell who was an undrafted free agent out of Grambling State University in 2012.
Say what?

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Hunting season begins ramping up

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By the time you read this, hunting seasons will have kicked off with a “twang” and a “bang.”
Bow season for deer became legal at dawn Oct. 1 while squirrel hunting commenced yesterday.
I have to admit that I’ve never bow hunted. It’s a fun and exciting event I never tried with the main reason being my love for chasing bushy-tails, especially on opening day.
Sitting in a stand with archery equipment waiting on a deer seemed to me to be a waste of my time. I’d rather be sneaking through the woods watching for a branch to move or listen for an acorn to drop.

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Hammering out hope

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More than 300 volunteer for Habitat for Humanity
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The local Habitat for Humanity organization has built over 20 houses in the Ruston area, but Director Allen Tuten said their latest project, a house on Eastland Avenue, has had more volunteers than any before.
“It’s been exciting to see how many people have come out,” Tuten said. “We’ve had more than 300 community volunteers and 16 different teams on this one project.”

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City to discuss parking

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Ruston’s Board of Aldermen is expected to debate several changes in downtown parking on Monday, but already one of the ideas has met objection from some downtown workers.
Approximately 55 people that work in the block bounded by Trenton Street, West Park Avenue, Monroe Street and West Mississippi Avenue have signed a petition asking aldermen to leave spaces on the south side of Park Avenue adjacent to KCS Railroad tracks free parking.

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Grambling looks forward to new plan

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The city of Grambling is looking to the future with new developments in the works.
During the Thursday night regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen Mike Kimble, with Kimble Development, was able to answer residents’ questions and update the board on the Legends Avenue Master Plan.
Kimble said there would be a groundbreaking ceremony held on Oct. 16 and the public is invited to attend.
“This project is going to be good for this community,” he said. “It’s going to increase sales tax revenue by four or five times by our calculations.”

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Community supports diabetes research

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Hundreds of people hit the streets of downtown Ruston Saturday morning to participate in the seventh annual Ruston Walk to Cure Diabetes. All funds raised by participating teams will go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, which has a mission to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.

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DART expert explains why women stay

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While domestic violence is currently a hot topic on the national stage, it has been an important issue for at least 20 years in Lincoln Parish because of the work of the local Domestic Abuse Resistance Team.
This year, DART celebrates 20 years of helping local and area women escape domestic violence. One of the questions many people have asked in light of National Football League player Ray Rice being suspended over a video showing him punching his now-wife unconscious in an elevator is why his wife stayed and married him after such a horrendous event.

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Parking still a predicament for downtown

One of the biggest constant issues in downtown Ruston is parking. Some merchants and shoppers declare there is a parking problem, while others declare there is not.
The latest study, done at the city’s request by a Baton Rouge consulting firm, confirms both viewpoints. Ruston has plenty of parking places that are available most of the time, Tipton Associates found.

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Women, children not to be abused

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A woman is not a punching bag. A child is not a toy to be thrown around, abused and beaten.

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Owning pets can be rewarding experience

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House-training my two pups was an interesting undertaking.
I’ll admit, the responsibility has fallen a lot more on my husband than it has on me, thanks to the early mornings and late evenings of being a journalist. But, I’ve been there enough to know it’s been an interesting process.

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