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December 29th

Dodging the drunk drivers

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Sheriff Stone gives tips for New Year’s Eve safety

New Year’s Eve marks the annual tradition of bidding farewell to the past year and ringing in the New Year with celebrations that often include alcohol as a part of the festivities. All too often, people drive after they have had too much to drink.

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Playing with fire: Closing out 2010 with sparks

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Many people will end 2010 with a bang that illuminates the skies. Local law enforcement agents said they recognize that people will celebrate the holidays with fireworks, but ask that residents practice extreme caution and follow their local laws when doing so.

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Rotary club names December students

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The Ruston Rotary Club proudly announces the recipients of the December Student of the Month Award. Recognized by Rotarian Jathan Maricelli, each student was honored at the Dec. 8 luncheon and presented an award of achievement by club president Andy Halbrook. Each awardee has maintained a minimum GPA of 3.5 and been active in extra curricular activities and leadership roles on their respective school campus.

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Energy bills should become easier to pay

The city of Ruston has recently been putting a lot of energy into upgrading its power system.
Among some of the plans — expected to be implemented in late 2011 or in 2012 — are as follows:

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Rehab key to winning war on drugs

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It happens all too often.
A person starts using drugs, commits a crime either while under the influence or to get money to support the addiction, and then lands in jail. After a few months sober in the slammer, the person may be singing a different tune. They anticipate that when they are released, it will be a new beginning — one where drugs are a thing of the past and new goals and life ambitions are formed.

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’Dogs got their kicks in 2010

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Led by Phillip Livas, Tech was WAC leader in punt return average
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You would have thought, after four years, that teams opposing Louisiana Tech University would have learned to kick away from Phillip Livas.

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Dooley, Vols rallied late for bowl berth

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In his final season of 2009 as head coach at Louisiana Tech, Derek Dooley won four games.

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Techsters win, ’Dogs tumble

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Adrienne Johnson scored a season-high 30 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Louisiana Tech got a huge lift from its bench as the Lady Techsters downed Georgia 77-62 at the U.S. Century Bank Arena in Miami, Fla., on Wednesday.

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RHS girls now 16-3

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Ruston High’s girls improved their record to 16-3 with a 63-54 victory over Benton at the Airline High tournament in Bernice on Wednesday.

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Emma Bayne Snipe

Funeral service for Mrs. Emma Bayne Snipe, age 90, of Ruston, will be held at Kilpatrick Funeral Home on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 2:00 PM. The visitation will precede the funeral from noon to 2:00 PM on the same Thursday. Officiating the service will be Rev. Larry Emory of Long Straw Baptist Church. Mrs. Snipe was born January 8, 1920 and passed away December 27, 2010 after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gus Snipe; infant son: Willie Noel; parents: W.O Bayne and Beulah McCullin Bayne.

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