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March 6th, 2015

Ala. St. sweeps GSU

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GRAMBLING (AP) — Wendell Lewis, DeMarcus Robinson and Jamel Waters scored 12 apiece to lead six Alabama State players in double figures and the Hornets beat Grambling State 78-46 Thursday night.
Remond Brown led Grambling State with 11 points.
In women’s action, Alabama State defeated Grambling State 68-62.

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Prep playoffs resume

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Boys prep playoff action resumes today as Javier Roper (1) and New Living Word plays host to Summerfield in Class C action at 6 p.m. while Simsboro plays at Midland at 6 p.m.. in Class B play.

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Swingin’ Cowboys to take the stage

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OBIE award winner Jason Petty’s latest production, “The Swingin’ Cowboys,” is a tribute to the music of the Great American West.
This trip down memory lane features songs from Stephen Foster, The Singing Cowboys and selections from the greatest western swing music ever recorded. An authentic western set along with some of the best musicians in the USA makes for an unforgettable night as Jason narrates the legacy of one of the most influential movements in American music history.

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Election of superintendent coming soon

Seven people applied to be the next superintendent of schools for Lincoln Parish.

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Tuning in to what really matters

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It’s no secret, and my husband will tell you in an instant, that I am not a math person.
He has even joked saying that I think 2+2=5. But I know I am not that bad at math.
I’m actually quite good at balancing a budget to a “T” and knowing where every last penny of ours has been spent.
We were recently introduced to the television show “Once Upon A Time,” by one of our good friends.
Well what started out as a show we marathon watched on Netflix ran its course. After all, Netflix only had three seasons and the fourth season started in the fall of 2014.

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March 5th

Storm Thor drops hammer

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Winter Storm Thor dropped its hammer on Lincoln Parish overnight, but the blow wasn’t as bad as it could have been.
“I think we skirted this one,” Ruston Mayor Ronny Walker said today. “We were just right on the edge.”
Most roadways remained open and, as of early this morning, no major power outages had been reported. Even Ruston’s Bonner Street bridge, generally the first to be shut down, stayed open. The Everett Street bridge was closed.

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RCT production to hit the stage

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The Ruston Community Theatre’s production of “To Kill A Mockingbird” will hit the stage of the Dixie Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. today through Saturday, with a 2 p.m. showing Sunday.
Pictured above left to right are Tracy Calloway, Jim Gleason, Doug Postel and Ryan Pierce.
Tickets for the production are $12 for general admission and $6 for children, and can be purchased at the door.

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Choudrant to replace water meters, hunt eggs

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The village of Choudrant Town Council approved a resolution to support the village applying for the Community Water Enhancement Fund in their only order of business on Monday night.
The council, with the exception of Ricky Maier who was absent, unanimously approved going forward with the application. The plan is to use any funds granted to the program to complete total automation of all water meters.
“They provide the materials and we provide the labor,” Mayor Bill Sanderson said.

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MCC honors Hollingsworth

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Former Ruston Mayor Dan Hollingsworth is now a member of his alma mater’s Hall of Fame.
Hollingsworth was one of six people inducted into the Meridian (Mississippi) Community College Hall of Fame during ceremonies Feb. 9 on the school’s campus.

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RFD responds to truck fire, no injuries reported

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The Ruston Fire Department responded to a flatbed wrecker fire at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the corner of California Avenue and Kirkland Street.
RFD Public Education Officer Eric Brazzel said reports were that the truck was driving down the street with flames showing from underneath.
“The drivers of the truck pulled off the side of the street and jumped out of the truck when they realized it was on fire,” he said. “Firefighters brought the fire under control while protecting the nearby building from becoming involved.”

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