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Regents to hold meeting at Tech

We used to say, ‘Peaches, pine trees and Ph.Ds’ because those are the economic drivers. We have a highly educated parish and enormous benefits from having two colleges so close together.”
Levy added he was pleased Tech had agreed to host the meeting.
“We are excited to have (the Board of Regents) here.
It is always very beneficial for these governing boards to get out in the field and see those who are being governed,” Levy said. “I made a recommendation several years ago for them to have a meeting here, but there was a logistical problem to say the least.”

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Dunigan set for CFL hall induction

Dunigan was a throwback player, hell-bent to run over a defender if it meant gaining an extra yard or two for his team.
Concussions?
Hey, for the Man of Mettle, it was the price you paid.
“That’s the way Matt was, whatever it took,” recalled former Tech teammate and long-time friend Trey Junkin.
“I have never been around anyone who played the game with as much passion and toughness that Matt did.
That was just the way he believed the game should be played.”

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Health fair important to community

For others, the cost is $15 for a flu vaccination and $25 for a pneumonia vaccine.
We hope the community will take advantage of this offer.
In the United States, 114,000 people are hospitalized each year, and about 36,000 die due to the flu.
More than 90 percent of the ones who die from influenza are 65 years or older.
Getting a flu shot can prevent not only sickness but, possibly, even death.
While flu season ranges from November through March, pneumonia can strike at any time and is the leading cause of preventable death among individuals who are 65 years old and older.

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What’s so special about Ruston?

I was raised in a small town and graduated with a class of about 45. The “cool” things to do on Friday night included going to the football game, driving around the courthouse and getting a drink from Sonic.
If you want entertainment other than that, you’d better get a tank of gas and head to Monroe.
Ruston has grown tremendously in the last few years I have been here — especially in the last two.
The new Celebrity Theatre and Chili’s are five minutes from my house.

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I-20 ramp work builds up Ruston

The off-ramp will remain closed, though, as a third lane is added between Trenton and Vienna streets by the off-ramp.
“They’re coming along,” Love said.
“They are going to build another lane toward the Interstate.”
Love said the city is also preparing for its next project — reworking the South Service Road between U.S. 167 and Farmerville Highway.
“We’re going to realign the South Service Road and take it all the way to U.S. Highway 33,” Love said.
“That project should take about 11 months.”
He said he hopes bids will be let out in the next two months.

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