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February 20th, 2018

Corridor proposal on way to Board of Aldermen

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The proposal to create a central parkway along the U.S. 167 corridor through Ruston is on its way to the Board of Aldermen.
The Planning and Zoning Commission on Monday voted to recommend to the board the changes in the city’s zoning ordinance that would establish the parkway. The 5-0 vote — Commissioner Otha Anders was absent and Commissioner Tom Sumrall recused himself because he owns property along the corridor — came with no debate, discussion or public comment.

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How to recognize bullying and help stop it

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After reading an article on Facebook about social alienation, I want to address that subject along with the subject of bullying. Here are some statistics according to “Just Say YES” /Youth Equipped to Succeed’s website:
National Statistics
• 15 percent of all school absences are directly related to fears of being bullied.
• 20 percent of students report having been victims of physical bullying.
• 6 out of 10 teens report witnessing bullying at least once a day.
• 282,000 students are reportedly attacked in high school each month.

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Diamond ’Dogs set for home opener

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Coming off a weekend split at Pepperdine, the Louisiana Tech baseball team will head home to the friendly confines of J.C. Love Field for the 2018 home opener against McNeese at 6 p.m. today.
This will be the first of the two meetings between the two clubs, as the Bulldogs will make a return trip over to Lake Charles, Louisiana, on March 27.
Tech (2-2) ended opening weekend on a high note, as the bats finally came through for the pitching staff, striking the Waves for nine runs en route to a 9-3 win and a series split in Malibu, California.

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Boys hoops brackets released

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Five Lincoln Parish prep teams earned berths in the Louisiana High School Athletics Association’s boys basketball brackets released Monday afternoon.
Simsboro drew the top seed in the area at No. 1 in Class B. The Tigers (34-3) will receive a first-round bye and will play the winner of Friday’s meeting between No. 16 Midland and No. 17 Quitman on next Tuesday.
Zwolle, the No. 2 seed, and third-seeded Hathaway also received first-round byes in Class B.
Choudrant (8-24) is the No. 26 seed in Class B and will play at No. 7 Weston at 6:30 p.m. on Friday.

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Creek girls top Sacred Heart

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Cedar Creek kept rolling along Monday night as the Lady Cougars marched to a 58-31 win over Sacred Heart.
The Lady Cougars move on the quarterfinals of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Div. IV girls playoffs, where fourth-seeded Cedar Creek will play host to fifth-seeded Southern Lab on Thursday.
Anna Larr Roberson led the way with 16 points and 11 rebounds to help the Lady Cougars push their record to 29-3 on the year and push the Cedar Creek win streak to five.

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Students thrilled for 'You Be the Chemist' contest

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“My kids were ecstatic. They were so excited that they were actually jumping up and down.”
I don’t know about you, but I get a pretty clear image in my head when I envision that type of response — someone actually demonstrating unabashed delight in something. Doesn’t that take you back to certain events in your own life?

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4-H Summer Camp registration underway

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Registration for 4-H summer camp is underway for all fourth- through sixth-graders. Because 4-H Summer Camp is one of the most important events that 4-H offers for youth, planning has to start early.
Camping is one of the most valuable experiences a child can have. It’s a learning experience that helps boys and girls appreciate the outdoors, live together as a group, be self-sufficient, get along with others and appreciate people with different interests and background. The camp is held at the LSU AgCenter’s Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center located near Pollock.

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GSU men’s hoops deserves applause

It worked for the Grambling State football team. Now it appears GSU head men’s basketball coach Donte Jackson has stolen a page out of head football coach Broderick Fobbs’ playbook.
After the GSU football team suffered back-to-back one-win seasons in 2012 and 2013, the university hired Fobbs, who promptly guided the Tigers to a 7-5 finish in 2014 before guiding to his Tigers to three straight appearances in the SWAC Championship game, winning the last two league championships.
This season, Jackson and his Tigers have turned in a remarkable turnaround of their own.

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February 19th

Louisiana tax debate gets tied to other GOP ideas

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BATON ROUGE (AP) — Tax policy won’t cause the only disputes in Louisiana’s upcoming special session. Lawmakers may squabble just as much over a package of spending control ideas sought by House Republicans as a trade for any taxes they may support.
Several of the proposals have been offered in previous legislative sessions, only to be spurned or shelved amid criticisms, including suggestions they’ll do nothing to rein in spending or will shift costs elsewhere.
Though they’ve become part of the broader tax negotiations in the special session that opens Monday, that opposition remains.

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Lawmakers return for special session

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BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers open their latest special session today still struggling to agree on an approach to stabilizing state finances a decade into seesawing cycles of budget gaps and short-term fixes.
The House and Senate are trudging back to Baton Rouge for their fifth special session called by Gov. John Bel Edwards to address budget uncertainty in two years. The session begins at 4 p.m., with a speech from Edwards an hour later.

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