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August 15th

Malone joins good company

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — In 2003, shortly after he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Leon Barmore said, “Well, I guess you’ll be back here a few years from now.”
The former leader of Louisiana Tech University’s Lady Techsters was talking about fellow Lincoln Parish legend Karl Malone.
At that time, seven years ago, it was simply a matter of time before “The Mailman” was delivered for the game’s ultimate honor.

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Writer says hold Sawgrass accountable

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I am writing this letter in response to the July 28 article in the Ruston Daily Leader announcing the plans of Sawgrass Storage to put a high-pressure underground gas storage facility in north Lincoln and west Union parishes.
My family has owned land in the proposed storage area since the mid-1800s when my great-grandfather homesteaded it.
If Sawgrass is successful, it will expropriate our property and, by Court Order, impose an underground gas storage lease on us. This will include the right to construct pipelines and unlimited injection wells on our property — all without our consent.

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‘The Mailman’ is well worthy of latest honor

Louisiana Tech University, Ruston and Lincoln Parish are in the national sports spotlight again.
All roads of recognition for our local area lead straight to Springfield, Mass., this weekend, when the 2010 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremonies are held.
Among the honorees: Karl Malone, who starred at Louisiana Tech University before going on to a legendary professional career in the NBA.

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August 13th

Bradshaw feeling good about Tech’s future

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MONROE — The smile, and the twinkling eyes, can be infectious.
And Terry Bradshaw was spreading all the good feelings he could Thursday night during Louisiana Tech’s Happening at the Monroe Civic Center.
Bradshaw attended “The Happening” to drum up support for Tech’s Quest for Excellence campaign to raise $20 million to build a multi-purpose athletic facility in the south end zone of Joe Aillet Stadium.

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Anthony to spearhead GSU defense

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GRAMBLING — Figure on Christian Anthony receiving as much attention as any collegiate football player in the nation during the next several months.
And it doesn’t matter what stage one performs on: Football Bowl Subdivision, Football Championship Series, Division II or wherever.
Anthony, the senior defensive lineman at Grambling State University, is clearly one of the country’s top-rated performers for the 2010 campaign.

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Bradshaw is 'Happening'

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Over 1,200 with Tech ties attend event
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Hope in spite of diversity was the theme of Louisiana Tech University’s Happening XXIV, which Tech President Daniel Reneau said was the largest Happening to date.
More than 1,200 Tech alumni, friends and supporters gathered in the Monroe Civic Center to take a look at the current and future state of Tech. This featured a speech by Reneau about the state of affairs, a look at the football program with new head coach Sonny Dykes and a visit with famous Tech alumnus Terry Bradshaw.
Reneau’s message was one of hope. Amidst a recent wave of state budget cuts, Tech President Daniel Reneau provided a hopeful look.

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Malone to be inducted into Hall of Fame

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Former Tech, NBA star will attend ceremony tonight
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — It’s been months in the making and he’s had time to prepare, but even then, Karl Malone isn’t making any promises about one of the special moments in his life.
He can be pardoned, because of the unique meaning and ensuing emotions that will surely evolve from his induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
When the former Louisiana Tech University and NBA star is introduced to give his acceptance speech at Center Court tonight, he will surely reflect back on the huge impact made by his late mother.

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Johnnie Chandler

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Funeral services will be held for Johnnie Chandler, 97, at Bienville Baptist Church, on Saturday, August 14, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. Jerry Key will officiate. 

The interment will follow at the Liberty Hill cemetery. Visitation will be held at the Kilpatrick’s Rose Neath Funeral Home in Arcadia, Louisiana on Friday from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Mrs. Chandler was born May 12, 1913, in Bienville, LA, to Robert and Annie Jones Grigg. 

She entered into rest on August 11, 2010, in Ruston, LA. Mrs. Chandler was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bienville. Homer and Johnnie Chandler were the owner/operators of Chandler’s Grocery and Market in Bienville for over 30 years.

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Here’s a unique plan to reduce the dropout rate

Lincoln Parish School System officials call it another tool at their possible disposal to reduce the high-school dropout rate in the parish.
According to a new proposed plan, a high-school student who attends the Lincoln Parish School System and skips class might lose his or her driving privileges. School system officials could contact officials with the state Department of Motor Vehicles and tell them about students who are habitually late to class and habitually absent. School system officials could also tell them about students who drop out of school. Department of Motor Vehicles officials could then deny that student’s driving privileges.
Minors who attend any school in the parish school system must present evidence of their school enrollment to the Office of Motor Vehicles.

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August 12th

Nest prepares to hatch live-work units

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Work will soon begin on business, residential development

Construction crews will begin work in either September or October on an environmentally friendly property in Ruston that people may use for both business and residential purposes.
Wayne Hunter, president of the Ruston-based Chemical Dynamics, announced last year that he is developing the Nest property development on Trenton Street, near the corner of Kentucky Avenue. Construction crews were supposed to start work on the project this past spring, but there was a delay in plans, Hunter said.
“We were behind schedule,” Hunter said.

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