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Man dead in I-20 crash

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A Quitman man is dead, and his wife and a child are injured after a one-vehicle crash on Saturday afternoon.
At approximately 3:40 p.m. Saturday, Ruston Police investigated a single vehicle injury accident that occurred on Interstate 20 westbound near Exit 84, the Louisiana Tech University exit.
According to accident investigators, a 2003 Ford Expedition driven by William Woolford, 36, of Quitman, was traveling west on I-20 when he apparently lost control for some unknown reason and over-corrected, causing the Expedition to strike a guardrail and flip over several times.

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RHS field house adds signs

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The new Jimmy “Chick” Childress Field House on the campus of Ruston High School recently added the name of the former Bearcats’ head coach along with a mascot logo to continue its readiness for the 2012 season. The field house is due to have weight equipment and furniture added by the end of the month.

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Police Jury to meet

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Committee to discuss distribution of excess funds

The Lincoln Parish Police Jury Finance Committee will once again look at the distribution of excess monies in the Solid Waste Disposal Equipment Reserve Fund when it meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
During last month’s meeting, the committee failed to pass a recommendation to disburse $1.5 million to the parish’s municipalities. Distributing $2 million was also discussed, but action was delayed pending further research about how much of the funds, with some in the form of bonds or treasury notes, are immediately available and how much has not matured or would require a penalty if taken out.

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City of Grambling moves forward on grant, aerators

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GRAMBLING — The improvements to West College Avenue in Grambling are getting closer to fruition as the town council met Thursday night and approved a resolution authorizing Mayor Edward Jones to sign off on payments as work progresses.
In a unanimous vote, the council voted for approval of the mayor and two other individuals in Grambling to sign off on Louisiana Community Development Block Grant funds used to pay for the road improvements.
The council agreed that two signatures be required on the checks for funding — one of them always being the mayor’s — before they can be accepted.

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Man faces carnal knowledge charge

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The Ruston Police Department arrested 24-year-old Cameron Gerard Bowden, of 1004 Charles Drive, at 5:20 a.m. Saturday at 265 Clinton Circle on charges of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile and unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling.
According to the arrest affidavit, the mother of the juvenile called police alleging she found Bowden in the bed with her 13-year-old daughter.
After police made contacted with Bowden, he reportedly initially denied the allegations.

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Second annual Juneteenth event to focus on health

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The Grambling Juneteenth Festival is known for its good times and celebrations of African-American history. But for the second straight year, there will also be some valuable information available to attendees regarding their health.
Starting at 9 a.m. June 18, the Grambling Community Center will be ready to provide health information to Grambling residents through the second annual Juneteenth Health Fair, sponsored by True Care Dental in Grambling.
Health fair coordinator Barbara McIntyre said this year’s fair will be expanded from last year’s activities.

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Jackson Parish man killed in ATV crash

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One man is dead after a single vehicle crash in Jackson Parish on Saturday.
Louisiana State Police Troop F troopers responded to a single vehicle crash at 7:50 p.m. Saturday in Jackson Parish.
The investigation revealed that an ATV was traveling west on Louisiana Highway 542 when the driver attempted to turn left onto Cynthia Street. The driver lost control of the ATV, traveled into a ditch and struck a tree. The driver was ejected upon impact.

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Pet of the Week

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Stone is a young female terrier mix that is looking for her forever home. This sweet girl is very lovable and would be a great family dog, especially for a little girl or boy looking for a pal. Stone is house trained, spayed and current on shots. The adoption fee for this puppy is $50, which includes a neuter certificate and rabies shot. Call 251-DOGS to start the adoption process.

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RPAR to participate in WLSL

On Thursday, thousands of kids and adults at aquatics facilities around the globe will unite to set a new global record for The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL). Ruston Parks and Recreation is an official Host Location for the 2012 WLSL record-setting event, taking place at 1 p.m. in the Municipal Pool on Georgia Avenue.

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Taking a big swing

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Nathan Davis of Team 2 in the Ruston Parks and Recreation Department summer softball program follows through on a swing against Temple Baptist during a recent Church League game at the J.C. Love Athletic Complex. Temple took a 24-15 victory.

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