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April 10th

Tech Drive makeover long overdue

It has been known as one of the bumpier, less-fun-to-drive roads in the city of Ruston for as long as some may remember. There is evidence that road work was slated to be done on the .35-mile stretch from Alabama Avenue to Barnett Springs Road as far back as the 1970s.
A swap worked out in 2008 called for the Lincoln Parish Police Jury to take on a small section of Tiger Drive in Simsboro for the Department of Transportation Development to take ownership and do the work required to bring Tech Drive’s rough patch to a smooth state.

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Jump on the lunch love wagon

In the world of alchemic love, the equation mirrors a similar comparison. Spring has sprung, ring tones will be rung, and dates will be made for the ultimate courting ritual: Prom.
For teens, it’s a time of twilight, regardless if they’re bitten by the love bug. There are few instances in life where one can go gaga for the date, while simultaneously being pricked by flower pins and risking a bloodletting.

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’Dogs pumped for T-Day duel

More smack, more excitement generated for the 1 p.m. Saturday battle to be held at Joe Aillet Stadium, right?
“It’s all about promotion,” laughed running back Daniel Porter of the Red squad, “But our team will back it up.
“Those guys on the other team, they probably should think twice about showing up. We are going to be ready to rumble.”
The White squad, however, has other thoughts.
“I know Porter is talking a lot of trash about how many touchdowns he is going to score, but I think our defense is going to shut him down,” White team member Thomas Graham said.

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Mop fire smokes out dorm

“We got to looking around up there and figured out that the dust mop was actually off of the floor (in the closet),” Davis said. “It wasn’t touching anything that could have ignited it. We looked in a garbage can around the corner and there was a new garbage bag in there and a bunch of stuff that looked like it might have been swept off the floor, including some rubber gloves and a burned cigar butt.”

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April 9th

First Friday entertaining

As part of First Fridays, held on the first Friday of every month, art galleries, retail shops, restaurants and the Dixie Center for the Arts are open late to offer residents a little downtown entertainment.
“We plan to get it built up for people to know every first Friday of the month, there will be something to do in Ruston where people can enjoy themselves and see people they haven’t seen in a while,” said Meg Waters, assistant director of Ruston Main Street.

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Advancements empower Tech researchers

Tech’s research future, an outgrowth of dreams set in motion two decades ago, has grown through focused efforts like grant-writing and a presence in state and national scholarly pursuits.
Involvement in the Louisiana Optical Network Initiative is no different, in that respect, than having representatives working with the National Science Foundation on a clean energy project.
LONI does, however, empower the university in a unique way, giving it an impressive link to other research entities statewide and through national networks.

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Tech to host prep jamboree

Joining up with the Bearcats and Cougars will be Caldwell High, Shreveport Calvary Baptist, Farmerville and Minden.
The Friday night jamboree is the culmination of talks that began last year between coaches Billy Laird of Ruston High and Corwyn Aldredge of Cedar Creek and is set up for a two-year contract on the FieldTurf of the 30,600-seat Aillet facility.

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Moratorium plan shows concern

A moratorium on building new apartments, duplexes and high-density subdivisions in the city’s residential neighborhoods can, on its face, seem like a measure that will just stall development. It is intended to protect homeowners’ investments in their property and keep development on a guided path. These concerns came out in recent Ruston 21 planning meetings.

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‘The Miracles’ are coming

“My favorite part of the show is going to be the beginning,” Gill said. “That’s where, through special effects, we’re going to re-create a storm right there in the auditorium.”
“The Miracles” originated in 2005 when Gill developed an experimental documentary for the British Broadcasting Company and Discovery Channel called “The Miracles of Jesus.” He was recruited for the project based on his reputation as a Christian and an illusionist, and he was presented with the challenge of re-creating some of the better-known miracles of Jesus Christ.

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It's a bit lonelier right now

Recently, a whole slew of people who live around me left their homes distinctly still and empty. That brings around a feeling that change is on the horizon for those of us who end up hanging around in their wake. It brings up questions about who is going to live in those homes now. You wonder if they will fill quickly or slowly, whether new neighbors will be friendly or not.

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