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Fire & Ice puts Ruston in the

Stores throughout Ruston and across the country unveiled their Christmas offerings shortly after Halloween, and the holiday spirit is starting to infiltrate our daily activities.
This week in downtown Ruston, Christmas comes early with the Fire & Ice Festival beginning Thursday. The four-day event promises lots of great shopping and entertainment for the whole family. You don’t want to miss it.

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Replace prejudice with love

When I drove into the gravel parking lot of the quaint church, tucked neatly away on a tiny rural road in Dubach, the hastily scrawled letters I saw at its entrance incensed my anger so that before I could stop them, tears jumped to my eyes.

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Cougars home again Friday

“We did well in all aspects of the game,” Aldredge said. “Offensively, defensively, special teams, we had a complete effort and that was good to see in the first playoff game.”
Sean Dwyer continued his role as the Cougars’ top receiver by ending with six catches for 139 yards. He also had 27 rushing yards and four point-after kicks.
Senior wide receiver William Jones totaled five catches for 61 yards for the Cougars.

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Tech economy on the rise in Ruston

He said plans to build a research park would aid commercial research and development entities or private companies that do research and development, such as a pharmacy, as a significant part of the company. He said these types of businesses would attract physicists and mathematicians to the area.
“That’s a different path for our economy,” Norris said. “Lincoln Parish has very much been an economy driven by the wood industry, oil in south Louisiana or pulp and paper, but those are probably not the main drivers of our economy in the future.”

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Veto override protects local water projects

As part of the more than $3.5 billion designated for Louisiana, the bill contains a $2 million authorization for the Union-Lincoln Water Supply project that will help identify alternative sources of water to decrease dependence on the Sparta Aquifer.
Our local representatives in Washington, including Sens. Mary Landrieu and David Vitter along with Rep. Rodney Alexander, deserve special thanks for voting to protect our precious waterways.

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Discovering the story of a local hero

The couple’s chance find at a Ruston flea market inspired them to pursue a relative of the item’s original owner. Although their search has only led to dead ends, the Hulls remain undaunted in their mission.
The story begins about a year ago when the Hulls purchased a set of dogtags at a Ruston shop. Walter, an International Paper retiree and Army veteran, noticed the name and hometown of the soldier to whom the tags belonged: Francis O. Adam Jr. of Ruston, LA.

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’Dogs clawed by Tigers, 58-10

“Dang, it was nice that we didn’t have to gut it out in the last few minutes to win,” said running back Hester, the former Shreveport Evangel Academy star whose 87-yard scoot gave his team a 30-point (37-7) advantage and turned out to be the fifth- longest run from scrimmage in school history. “We needed this. We deserved to have a game where it didn’t drive us crazy to win it.”
When mini-running back Trindon Holliday (5-5, 160) scored on a 16-yard run with 9:20 left in the game, it gave LSU its first 50-or-more points in a game since a rout over North Texas two years ago.

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Ruston man killed in I-20 crash

A 2007 Freightliner 18-wheeler was stopped in traffic in the lane in front of Best, Davis said. When Best saw the 18-wheeler, he attempted to stop and swerved to the left, but he could not avoid hitting the rear of the truck.
Eric Brazzel, Ruston Fire Department’s public education officer, responded to the wreck and said traffic on that stretch of interstate had been stop-and-go all day Thursday.
“We got called to the scene to find a pickup truck had rear-ended an 18-wheeler,” Brazzel said. “The occupant of the pickup truck was partially ejected.”

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