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December 14th

Downtown delights

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Downtown Ruston will offer plenty of holiday fun starting early Saturday morning.
Ruston’s Farmers Market opens at 8 a.m. Saturday, but there’s much more than the usual goings-on during the final day until next spring.
On hand to provide musical entertainment for market goers will be the Lincoln Preparatory School choir as well as musicians Andy and Andrew Richardson and Katelyn Fajardo.
The market will feature fresh and local produce, baked goods, crafts, honey, salsas, and a wide variety of canned and pickled foods, as well as coffee and prepared foods.

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I-20 Bowl set for Saturday

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Three Ruston Bearcats will play for the East team as the third annual Louisiana High School Coaches Association’s I-20 kicks off at 2 p.m. Saturday on James Field at L.J. “Hoss” Garrett Stadium.
The I-20 Bowl features standout senior players from the northeast and northwest sections of Louisiana. The rosters are comprised of approximately 35 to 40 players from the five football classifications of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association.
Tight end Ray Parker, offensive lineman Taiwan Levi and linebacker Dylan Skinner will all be playing for the Bearcats in the contest.

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AP honors Christmas

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GRAMBLING — Grambling State University senior linebacker De’Arius Christmas added another honor on Wednesday as he was selected to the Associated Press’ All-American Third Team.

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Techsters to host Ole Miss

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Senior guard Kierra Anthony (4) wlll lead the Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters in a home game against Ole Miss at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Thomas Assembly Center.

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Bulldogs to face Cajuns

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Head coach Eric Konkol and his Louisiana Tech Bulldogs will play at the University of Lafayette in a 7 p.m. on Saturday. The Bulldogs stand at 8-3 on the season.

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Tech’s Conner Killian named C-USA Spirit of Service Award recipient

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DALLAS — Louisiana Tech Cross Country’s Conner Killian has been named one of 14 Conference USA student-athletes to earn the C-USA Spirit of Service Award for the fall, it was announced by the league office on Wednesday.

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Grambling cybersecurity program approved

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Grambling State University has received final approval to offer the state’s first Bachelor of Science degree in Cybersecurity in 2019.
The Louisiana Board of Regents granted the final approval and support for the university’s program that will enroll its first cohort for Fall of 2019 during a monthly meeting on Wednesday.

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Cohen claims Trump knew hush money payments wrong

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Shaken and facing a prison term, President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer said today that Trump directed him to buy the silence of two women during the 2016 campaign because he was concerned about how their stories of alleged affairs with him “would affect the election.” He says Trump knew the payments were wrong.

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7-year-old migrant girl held at U.S. border dies in custody

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A 7-year-old girl picked up with her father and dozens of other migrants along a remote stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border suffered seizures and spiked a high fever in immigration custody and later died, federal officials said.
An autopsy was scheduled to try to determine what killed the girl, who appeared to be dehydrated and suffering from shock and apparently had not had anything to eat or drink in days, they said.

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Not commenting clouds transparency

Apparently it’s a tough time to be Louisiana’s secretary of state.
But apparently newly elected Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin doesn’t want to talk about it.
On Tuesday the secretary of state’s office said that Louisiana won’t get new voting machines in time for next year’s big elections.

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