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Sha’Rae poised for musical fame

Sha’Rae, the stage name of 18-year-old Sha’Rhonda Raylette Turner, has recorded three songs for her first CD at Plateau Records, a Grambling recording studio.
“I want my first CD to be something special, but I don’t know what to name it,” Sha’Rae said.
Elliott Jones, president of the record company, said he is confident of Sha’Rae’s eventual success.
“We’ve had a few R&B singers, but they were kind of mediocre,” Jones said. “With some of them we didn’t even finish the project, but with Sha’Rae we will definitely finish because she has a beautiful voice and she’s determined.”

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Pedestrian killed on South Service Road

Jason Waltman, 25, of Ruston, was killed inside the city limits, somewhere between Rabb’s Steak House and Cooktown Road, Ruston Police Public Information Officer Sgt. Curtis Hawkins said.
“It appears at this time that the driver was over double the legal limit for intoxication,” Hawkins said. “The driver apparently struck the pedestrian either on or just off the roadway.”
An investigation by the Ruston Police Department accident reconstructionist is being conducted to determine all the contributing factors to the accident, Hawkins said.

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Board tabs Edmiston to head CVB

Edmiston was selected from a total of 10 candidates, search committee chairman Mickey McHale said.
“All of the people we interviewed were very good candidates,” McHale said. “We just thought that Kyle was the best.”
Two candidates were not interviewed — one from Arkansas, whose application arrived after the deadline, and one from Monroe businessman Lee Fletcher’s office.
“Lee said he’d like to place someone from his organization in that position, but we told him that was not how we were going to select our new director,” McHale said.

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CVB board to vote on executive director

Edmiston, who has served for more than 10 years as the director of alumni relations at Louisiana Tech University’s Marbury Alumni Center, will replace Preston Freidley, who resigned Oct. 31.
“I’m very excited about this opportunity,” Edmiston said this morning. “I think the growth in Ruston and Lincoln Parish has been significant over the last several years, and I look foward to being a part of the continued growth over the next several years.”

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Ruston holds off Simsboro

With the Lady ‘Cats leading 44-42 with 15 seconds remaining, Bonner missed the front end of a 1-and-1, giving Simsboro another chance to tie or win the game.
The Lady Tigers were unable to get a shot off on their possession, but a loose ball tie-up gave them one last chance with 1.9 seconds left in the game.
After trading a couple of timeouts to set up offenses and defenses, the Lady Tigers had a chance to get off one final shot.

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’Cats ready to open new soccer season on Tuesday

The Bearcats have established themselves as one of the rising programs in the state and the premier team in Division I in northeast Louisiana over the past several years.
Coming off three straight district championships, including the school’s first-ever undefeated district title last year, and a playoff win in the first round each of the past two years (the first two playoff victories in school history), the Bearcats are looking to turn the corner and take the next step.

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GSU wins ‘Classic’ with 50-35 victory over Southern

Led by their record setting quarterback, the Tigers (9-1, 8-0) unloaded for another big day on offense and defeated rival Southern University 50-35.
Nearly 54,000 fans were present at Reliant Stadium, home of the NFL’s Houston Texans and a change in venues for the “Bayou Classic” after Hurricane Katrina made the New Orleans Superdome unusable.
It didn’t bother Bruce Eugene, who holds the majority of passing and total offense records for Grambling.

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Broncos bust out with 30-13 win

Really, had you been one of the witnesses to a Western Athletic Conference showdown with Louisiana Tech University at Joe Aillet Stadium on Saturday, you surely wouldn’t have bought into that belief.
Oh, for the first half, it was one of those vintage ol’ West punch ‘em out duels with their rivals from the Bayou State, but it eventually turned ugly for the ‘Dogs in the last 30 minutes.
From an anybody-can-win-it scenario at intermission, this eighth ever matchup between the two schools transformed into an eventual Bronco bustin’ 30-13 victory.

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Bulldogs’ hoopsters test No. 18 ’Bama

This evening’s road trek? It’s off to Tuscaloosa, where head coach Keith Richard will send his Western Athletic Conference club into a 7 p.m. meeting against No. 18 nationally ranked Alabama.
It will mark the fifth game which Tech has played on the road, the most recent one being a 76-64 win over the University of New Orleans in Tyler, Texas on Saturday night.
The ‘Dogs (2-2) will lift off their Thomas Assembly Center slate on Saturday at 7 p.m. against Southern University of the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

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Bicknell, Bulldogs focused on ‘bowl game’ against FSU

“That was a rough one, for sure,” Bicknell said. “It’s been a hard one to get over. I told the coaches we’ve got to stop our kids from moping around and pick our heads up.”
It appeared Bicknell was not the only one who had a difficult time overcoming the loss in a game in which the Bulldogs held a 10-7 edge at the half. For the first time in more than a month, Tech’s top dog didn’t receive a hand when he entered the dining area set aside for Quarterback Club members in Maxwell’s Restaurant.

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