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December 19th

Lead us, President Donald Trump

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Miss Clara Harmolean “Diddle” Rowe was one of the finest individuals I have ever known. She lived in Ruston all of her life, never married, was a lifelong member of Temple Baptist Church, and was the city of Ruston’s treasurer for many years.
Until the day she died in 1995, Diddle was a Yellow Dog Democrat. Wikipedia defines that as being someone from the Southern United States who votes solely for democratic candidates.
Supposedly the term became popular during Lincoln’s presidency when someone declared, “I’d vote for a yellow dog before I’d vote for a Republican.”

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’Dogs with a Cause helps students

The importance of getting children to read should not be understated.
With that message in mind, ’Dogs with a Cause, a quarterly reading program in which Louisiana Tech University’s athletic program collaboates with Tech’s College of Education, has become a popular education outreach program that will likely expand to all area elementary schools within the next year.

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‘Little Joe’ Hinton made indelible mark as Tech great

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This death hits close to home.
Really close.
Throughout much of my life— correction, make that my entire life — there’s been a Hinton.
Tom, Pat, Joe.
If you knew or kept up with Ruston High and Louisiana Tech University football, you just knew their famous last name: Hinton.
Now, the youngest of those three brothers is gone.
Joe died at the Princeton Place last Wednesday and with him went an impressive resume of success on the gridiron.

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Lady Techsters to play at Memphis tonight

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Louisiana Tech will hit the road for the first of two road games this week when the Lady Techsters face Memphis at 7 p.m. today at Elma Roane Fieldhouse.
Tonight’s game against the Tigers can be heard on the LA Tech Sports Network with the pregame show starting at 6:30 p.m. Fans can also hear the audio through the Louisiana Tech X mobile app and the Red Peach Media app while also listening online at ESPN977.com.
Tech (5-4), fresh off a 76-66 loss to Auburn, will also play at UL-Lafayette Thursday night to wrap up its non-conference schedule.

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December 17th

G-Men revel after national title

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Grambling tops North Carolina Central, 10-9, in Celebration Bowl
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ATLANTA — It was only fitting that celebrating played the crucial factor in Saturday’s Celebration Bowl at Atlanta’s Georgia Dome.
Grambling State blocked an extra-point kick pushed back 15 yards by excessive celebration with 2:14 remaining, holding off North Carolina Central 10-9 to capture the 15th Black College National Championship in GSU history.
Tailing 10-3, North Carolina Central had a chance to tie things up after Quentin Atkinson hauled in a 39-yard touchdown pass from scrambling Eagles Malcolm Bell.

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This eBay obsession can be scary

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My name is O.K. Davis and I have an addiction.
Before you start getting all droopy on me, it’s a harmless addiction.
Yeah, yeah, I know.
You are going to put on your Dr. Phil suit and tell me any addiction is harmful.
But really now, what’s so bad about logging on to eBay and buying (or bidding) sports memorabilia?
I mean, sports memorabilia?
Jerseys, caps, T-shirts, baseballs, bats.
And bobbleheads.
Ah, bobbleheads.

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Dunkin’ Dogs shoot down GSU

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BOSSIER CITY— Playing at a neutral site had no effect whatsoever on Louisiana Tech’s shooting.
The Bulldogs stayed hot, shooting 61 percent from the field anchored by junior Jacobi Boykins, who had a game-high 24 points, to lead the team to a 89-55 victory over Grambling State on Saturday night in the first annual Shreveport-Bossier Holiday Classic at the CenturyLink Center.
Boykins ended up making six 3-pointers, marking the fourth straight game he has made at least five from beyond the arc. He is now 23-of-35 on 3-point shots for 66 percent over the last four games.

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RFD conducts mass casualty exercise

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Three college students are “dead” and 14 “injured” after a disgruntled former student shot his way through the main building at the Ruston campus of Louisiana Delta Community College around 1 p.m. Friday.

But not really.

The active-shooter-at-school scenario was the basis of a mass casualty training drill conducted by the Ruston Fire Department in conjunction with Louisiana Tech University’s Division of Nursing and Northern Louisiana Medical Center.

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Armed robbery suspect sought

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The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in locating the suspect in an armed robbery that occurred Friday morning.
The incident happened at about 6:15 a.m. in the area of Hickory and Third Street. Deputies said the victim was leaving his residence and approaching his vehicle when a black male suspect armed with a handgun allegedly came up to him.

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More than a career: Woman gives back to community

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The Ruston chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will hold its 30th annual Christmas dinner meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Ruston Civic Center with guest speaker Sheryl Muwwakkil, manager and social worker at the Ruston Behavioral Health Clinic in Ruston since 2014.
Muwwakkil was asked to speak about how family members can support their loved ones during diagnosis, treatment, crisis intervention and recovery, a subject she knows all about.

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