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Kittens edged in double OT

And what a classic it was.
The battle of the Kittens turned into a clash of Titans — as Southern Lab (23-4) pulled off a thrilling 76-72 victory in double overtime.
“I thought that was a perfect atmosphere for high school basketball,” Grambling head coach Michael Lyons said. “The game went in double overtime. We were ranked No. 1, and they were No. 2. I thought it was a classic matchup.”

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ProStart a plus for teens

Two of the school’s juniors will compete at the 5th Annual LRA ProStart Leadership Competition in Baton Rouge on Thursday.
ProStart is a program, available at Ruston High, aimed at preparing high school juniors and seniors for a future in the restaurant industry. Students can earn a ProStart industry-based certification by completing 400 internship hours, passing 33 out of 51 skills from a competency checklist and the ProStart Year 1 and Year 2 exams.

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Call to duty drowns inner voice

I’m sure there are many of you who would beg to differ, but, to me, 5:30 a.m. is early.
I never thought I’d see the day where I would willingly roll out of bed at such an unseemly hour.
Many of you may know George, who worked this beat before me. When he told me to meet him at 7 a.m. for my second day of training, I’m sure my eyes popped.
I could almost hear the wheels turning in my head as I tried to calculate how many drops of sweet slumber I could steal and still make it to Ruston from Farmerville on time.
The answer was far too few for my liking.

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Chi Alpha tries to rebuild after fire

So are the four Louisiana Tech University students that called the house, located at 209 College St., home.
The house, which was the home to not only the four students but also Chi Alpha’s offices, burned down last week after an electrical fire.
“It happened at 7:30 Thursday night,” Chi Alpha women’s minister Jennifer Babineaux said. “There were two power surges in Ruston on Thursday, and the power went out at Chi Alpha. The three guys who were here went to go get dinner at Popeye’s and would figure out the electrical problem later. When they got back, the house was on fire.”

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