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April 30th, 2016

Tech tracksters sweep long jumps

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STARKVILLE, Miss. — Call it a clean sweep for Louisiana Tech’s long jumpers. Both Jarrett Samuels and Mia Adams finished the day atop the podium after the long jumps as Tech competed a the Mississippi State-hosted Jace LaCoste Invitational at the Mike Sanders Track Complex in Starkville Saturday.
Samuels began the line of Louisiana Tech student-athletes to the top of the podium as he jumped 24-6.25 (7.47m) to win the men’s long jump as he edged Mississippi State’s Willie Reed by 1.25 inches.

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Enjoying nature’s springtime symphony

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For the past several weeks, I have been chasing birds. I brought two of them home with me; beards and spurs are drying on the shelf and meat is in the freezer.
I’m a turkey hunter and this is the time of year I look forward to more than any other time. Louisiana’s season ended this past weekend and although it would be fun to chase another gobbler or two, I’m content with what the season afforded me.

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Bradshaw supports DART

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Football legend to speak during Radiothon
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Former Louisiana Tech Bulldog and NFL Hall of Fame legend Terry Bradshaw has some strong opinions about domestic violence.

Listeners can tune in to the Q, 94.1 FM at noon Thursday and hear those opinions in an interview with Bob Day that was recorded last month for the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team’s annual Radiothon.

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Spring Art Crawl

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Steven Drewry, a designer at Cotton Top Print Shop, helps Deacon Smith, 9, make his own shirt on Friday during the Spring Art Crawl in downtown Ruston.

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Arrest made in Union DC rape case

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Union Parish law enforcement officials have made an arrest in the rape of 17-year-old girl, that occurred inside the Union Parish Detention Center.
Demarcus Shavez Peyton, 28, of Homer, had previously been convicted of rape and was in custody awaiting sentencing set for Tuesday.
Union Parish sheriff’s deputies said Peyton has been charged with third-degree rape after being allowed inside an isolation cell with the teenager after she was booked into the detention center April 19 on methamphetamine-related charges.
The Union Parish Police Jury operates the detention center.

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Aldermen to vote on progressing Ruston

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Ruston’s Board of Aldermen will be asked Monday to take the next three steps toward implementation of the recently approved Moving Ruston Forward infrastructure maintenance and improvements plan.

The board’s agenda for its 5:30 p.m. meeting at City Hall includes formal acceptance of the results of the April 9 sales tax referendum, introduction of an ordinance that sets July 1 as the date the new three-quarter-cent sales tax become effective and consideration of a resolution allowing the city to issue $41 million in bonds to fund projects in the plan.

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Roadwork top priority

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Connecting Martin Luther King Drive to U.S. Highway 167 South is the top priority project in Phase 1 of Moving Ruston Forward.

Authorities have tagged 10 of the approximately two dozen projects for the first phase of the citywide infrastructure maintenance and improvements program.

Though the MLK project has been shovel ready for years, there’s been no money to do the work. Engineers are currently tweaking the plan to add a bike path and sidewalk. The MLK extension is expected to cost about $2 million.

Here’s a look at the other Phase 1 projects:

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Early childhood education vital to youth

Early childhood education is one of the best investments the United States can make.

The long-term benefits of early childhood education grow in staggering numbers.

Research shows that providing a high quality education for children before they turn 5 years old yields significant long-term benefits.

The HighScope Perry Preschool Study found that individuals who were enrolled in a quality preschool program earned up to $2,000 more per month as an adult than those who were not.

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Learning to make your own way

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Many of you may not realize it but I once had an offer to perform athletically at the collegiate level.
Sounds crazy, right? Sometimes it’s hard for me to believe it myself, but it’s true.
You see, leading up to high school I did everything under the sun — except for play softball, that just never was my thing. I cheered, danced, played basketball, ran track and on occasion I was known to partake in a little football action with the guys.
But it would be track that garnered me the opportunity to visit The Citadel and be forced with the decision to compete collegiately or not.

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Chamber of Commerce holds ribbon-cutting for limo service

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The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for J&T Limousines at the Chamber office. J&T relocated to Ruston from Lake Providence. They have limos, party buses, antique cars and more to come. First-time customers can mention this announcement to receive 20 percent off a first booking.

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