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June 23rd, 2018

Tech, GSU players named All-State

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Louisiana Tech and Grambling State each put a player on the 2018 Louisiana College Baseball First Team as announced by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Saturday night.
Junior pitcher Logan Bailey of Louisiana Tech and senior shortstop Marshawn Taylor were each named to the All-State first team.’

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Parish now has four NBA representatives

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Lincoln Parish has a little more NBA flavor today after UCLA’s Aaron Holiday was drafted No. 23 overall by the Indiana Pacer during Friday night’s draft.
While he’s lived most of his life in California, Holiday was born in Ruston and will join older brothers Jrue (New Orleans Pelicans) and Justin (Chicago Bulls), who both played basketball at A.E. Phillips before moving back to California, as former Ruston residents now playing in the NBA.
Aaron and Jrue both played at UCLA, while Justin played at Washington.

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Peach Fest Color 5K Run sweet success

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Top Left: Athletes race out of the gate at the start of Saturday’s Louisiana Peach Festival 5K Color Run. There were 283 runners that participated in the race.
Top Right: A runner is pelted with colored powder as he nears the finish line.
Bottom Left: Louisiana-Monroe trackster Tyler McVay of Monroe was the top male performer with a time of 18:52.8
Bottom Right: Whitney Gee of El Dorado, Arkansas, was the top female performer with a time of 25:14.7.

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Tech’s Boykins to play for Magic

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Former Louisiana Tech shooting guard Jacobi Boykins will play for the Orlando Magic as part of the 2018 NBA Summer League.
Boykins and the Magic will take part in the 12-day event that begins on July 6 at MGM Resorts in Las Vegas, Nevada with every game being televised by ESPN networks and NBA TV.
The two-time All-Conference USA selection had a stellar senior season, leading the Bulldogs in scoring and rebounding with an average of 14.7 points and 4.8 boards per game, respectively.

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Lightning strikes can be deadly

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This is the time of year when periodic late afternoon thunderstorms erupt around our area, giving us welcomed showers but accompanied by jagged lightning and booming thunder.
The news last week carried the tragic story of a 27-year-old father of two from Maumelle, Arkansas, who was working on a water main and standing near a big oak tree when a sudden bolt of lightning struck the tree, killing the young man instantly.

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Shadoin, Jefferson predict compromise will win approval

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Lincoln Parish’s two state representatives predict the Legislature will approve a compromise sales tax measure aimed at saving Louisiana from budgetary meltdown.
“You can stick a fork in this turkey, it’s almost done,” Rep. Patrick Jefferson, D-Homer, said Saturday after the Senate Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Committee approved a House-passed bill that sets state sales tax at 4.45 percent come July 1.
The full Senate is expected to vote on the bill today. If Senators accept the measure with no changes, it goes to Gov. John Bel Edwards for his signature.

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Painting the town: Mural ceremony set

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Ribbon cutting ceremonies for the final of three murals aimed at celebrating the Ruston community are set for 10 a.m. Monday at the Louisiana Center for the Blind in downtown Ruston.
The mural, painted by Louisiana Tech art professors Nick Bustamante and Whitney Causey, is on the north wall of the LCB’s woodworking shop, located on South Trenton Street.
The mural features “Ruston” painted in large, stylized neon-colored letters against a black background. “Ruston” is also spelled out in oversized braille under the painted design.

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Parade rolls through downtown Ruston

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The 2018 Louisiana Peach Festival rode through downtown Ruston to kick off Saturday’s events celebrating the local fruit.
Top photo: The Re/Max Realty won first place in the annual parade float contest presented by the Junior Auxiliary of Ruston. Origin Bank and My Happy place took home second and third place best floats.
Bottom left photo: Aubree Chambless, 3, and Chloe Chambless, 5, both of Calhoun, show off some of the throws they caught during Saturday’s annual Louisiana Peach Festival parade.

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Louisiana Peach Festival 2018

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Top left: Cory Carlson draws a caricature of little boy during the Arts and Crafts Fair during the Louisiana Peach Festival.
Top right: Melissa Culver Lord, left, receives $500 cash from Judy Copeland, the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce president; after finding the second Louisiana Peach Festival Peach Prize Friday. Lord found the second prize on the Delta Community College sign. The first prize was not claimed before the deadline.
Middle: Debra Scott, left speaks with Noel Brown, owner of the motorcycle during the Antique Car show at the Louisiana Peach Festival Saturday.

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Louisiana Peach Festival 2018

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Top left: Easland McDonald, of Forrest, Mississippi, gets a wave from his mom, Britanny, as he heads down the mat Friday during the annual Louisiana Peach Festival Diaper Derby. Easland won the 6- to 9-month competition. The event was sponsored by Paradigm Gym.
Top right: Louisiana Peach Festival Cookery Contest judges Leon Stamm, left, and Henry McCoy, right, score entries in the annual contest held Friday. Thirty-two youth and adults cooks participated in this year’s contest sponsored by Townsend House Gifts.

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