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December 12th

Chuck Neinas is well-connected

Working from his small office in Boulder, Neinas uses his connections to undertake the job of finding out who might be available and who isn’t, all while keeping the process under the radar.
“I have a file,” Neinas said of the voluminous number of contacts he’s made over the years. “But the thing I also have is I have a network of contacts who are pretty trustworthy. Very trustworthy.”
His is, indeed, a high-stakes game, and much of it is played out well before a vacancy ever develops.

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Sparta Papers for Community

The Sparta Papers ensures that area residents can find out for themselves about the condition of the aquifer and what can be done to protect it. Much work needs to be done, starting with water conservation, and, as Coleman pointed out, we did not get in this situation overnight, so no one should expect an overnight solution. This will take many years, but we must preserve and save the Sparta aquifer for future generations.

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Being welcomed into the family

The other is on Kyle’s side of the family, his 103-year-old great-grandmother, who was the matriarch of that family. Mama Myrt passed away this spring, but she will not be forgotten. I remember when she welcomed me into the family the Thanksgiving Kyle and I became engaged. The family — which included me, Kyle, my mother-in-law Carol, her mother, Carol’s sister and Kyle’s brother — held hands in the home and prayed. Mama Myrt thanked God for all the blessings He had bestowed upon her and her family, and she thanked the Lord for providing her great-grandson with a woman who loved him.

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Two people dead after night crash

Hawkins said the two-vehicle accident occurred around 8:12 p.m. at the intersection of North Trenton Street and Maryland Avenue.
“Eldridge was driving a 2003 Chevrolet truck on Maryland Avenue and for reasons unknown, he failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection at Trenton Street,” he said.
“He collided with a 2000 Dodge Stratus that was southbound on Trenton Street driven by a 15-year-old juvenile.”
Hawkins said information was not immediately available on the condition of the occupants of the Stratus.

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December 11th

One arrested for EZ Mart robbery

Hawkins said the employee saw the suspect drive away and called police with a description of the vehicle.
Lt. Eric Hanna spotted a vehicle that was close to the description given at Village Green Apartments located on West Barnett Springs Avenue.
“An item that was taken in the robbery was in plain view outside one of the apartments,” Hawkins said.
“Officers were able to make contact with two males in the apartment, one of which matched the description of the person who had reportedly committed the robbery.”

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Hoops’ legends stand tall at TAC

All of ‘em Hall of Famers, all of ‘em renowned for their traditional national powerhouse teams and all of ‘em gracing the presence of the TAC within only a matter of several days.
Last week, there was all-time women’s leader Pat Summitt guiding the University of Tennessee to a 72-50 victory over the Lady Techsters.
Summitt entered that contest with 913 lifetime wins.
Prior to the game, she visited with Ruston living legend Leon Barmore.

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Support new athletics era

The study, which will be augmented by a steering committee chaired by Reneau to put the recommended plan into effect, should be completed in 4-6 months. Reneau said more than likely, one of the areas the study will cite is funding. All of the above improvements are costly.
Additionally, to attract top-level coaches, Tech must increase the salaries it pays to its athletic staff.

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Take advantage of free flu shot offer Tuesday

“The Ruston Daily Leader is the voice of our community and we wanted to get the word out that there is plenty of time to get flu shots before the height of flu season strikes,” Rick Hohlt, publisher of The Ruston Daily Leader, said. “We also wanted to take a direct part in making it more attractive for people to protect their health. This partnership with Green Clinic accomplishes that and we appreciate the opportunity to work with them for better health in our community.”

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Bulldogs get much needed win

“I was very happy for our players because of them being happy about getting the win,” said head coach Keith Richard of Tech. “They played hard, they grinded it out and it’s a good win for everybody. This is what we had been needing. We had been grinding it out and playing hard in other games, but what’s different with this one is that we won.”

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Flu shot worth cost

We at The Ruston Daily Leader recognize the importance of flu vaccinations to the health of our local population and have partnered with Green Clinic to make the shots available to the public. Tomorrow, from 12:30-4 p.m., for each six-month subscription purchased, the subscriber will receive one free flu vaccination. For those who wish only to receive the vaccination, they may be purchased for $30.

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