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Tech, GSU are ready to rumble

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Good crowd anticipated
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The hype is winding down, pep rallies are in the works and the kickoff time is nearing for one of college football’s most historic games on Saturday.
Louisiana Tech University versus Grambling State University.
Despite having been among the most successful programs in the country and turning out a plethora of outstanding players for the pro ranks, the two schools located a long touchdown pass away from each other have never met on the gridiron.

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Grambling aldermen vote to sue

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Suit targets website developer who was pre-paid

GRAMBLING — The Grambling City Council passed a motion Thursday to have city attorney James Colvin move forward with a lawsuit against website developer Sheree Rabon.
During an Aug. 5 council meeting, Grambling’s aldermen expressed concern over Mayor Martha Andrus signing a check for $7,760 to pay for a website although work on the website has not been completed. The council also expressed they felt Andrus, by authorizing the payment, had entered into a contract without their knowledge or approval.
Assistant city attorney Pamela Breedlove during that Aug. 5 meeting said, with Andrus and Rabon listening, that writing a check for unearned work, or cashing such a check, would be a violation of Louisiana’s state Constitution.

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Proposed city law uses ‘smart growth’

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Developers could be more creative

An 18-month moratorium on the construction of specific, large-scale developments in Ruston residential zones passed in April 2009 will soon expire, and a new option will likely be implemented.
During their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Ruston City Council members are set to vote on an ordinance pertaining to the construction of new apartments, duplexes and high-density subdivisions in the city’s residential neighborhoods.
The ordinance will make it possible for developers to obtain a conditional use permit to deviate from traditional rules regarding high-density developments within residential areas.

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Billie Downer Miller

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A graveside service for Billie Downer Miller, age 84, of Lafayette, LA formerly of Ruston, LA, was held at 10: a..m. Friday September 3, 2010 at Antioch Cemetery in Simsboro, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston, LA. Officiating the service was the Rev. Joe Koskie.

Mrs. Miller was born July 22, 1926 and passed away September 1, 2010. Mrs. Miller was a graduate of Louisiana Tech University. She taught in Arcadia, LA for 1 year and retired from Crowley School System as a Home Economics Teacher with over 31 years of service.

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Bulldogs battle against breast cancer

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With visions of pigskins now dancing in everyone’s head, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs want to add just a hint of pink to it all.
That’s right, with the home opener against the Navy Midshipmen on the horizon, the High Octane Dawgs are set to shine a pink spotlight on some of the area’s most amazing success stories.
For the fourth consecutive year, Tech’s Bulldogs are putting the emphasis squarely on breast cancer awareness. And for the second year, that includes a special initiative that focuses on the unique stories connected to the disease.

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Man, 18, booked in reported shooting

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An arrest has been made related to a shooting on July 31.
Johnny Ray Wilson, 18, of 200 Riser Road, was arrested on Sept. 1 and charged with aggravated assault with a firearm.
According to police reports, Wilson was in an altercation with two individuals in the 1000 block of Dunn Street. Following the altercation, Wilson allegedly ran off and came back with a gun.

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Ruston High class of 1960 plans reunion

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Ruston High School class of 1960 will have its 50th class reunion on Sept. 25 at the home of Rodney and Mary Ellen Driggers.
The reunion committee is currently seeking information on the following classmates: Patricia Brennan, Nancy Colodny, Mary Devilbliss, Dorothy Fowler, Sandra Henderson, Carol Hicks, Bettye Kirk, James Kitchen, Betty Mahaffy, Charles Meek, Tony Mussato, Nancy Padgett, Gwen Pistorious, William Reader, Jerry Skinner, Ann Strahan, Bertha Turner and Patricia Wilson.
For more information about the reunion, call Edwin Davis at 255-3080 or Kay Naff at 513-1801.

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RCT announces cast of ‘The Red Velvet Cake War’

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Ruston Community Theatre will present the Louisiana Premiere of “The Red Velvet Cake War,” written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten at 2 p.m. Oct. 17 and 23 and at 7 p.m. Oct. 21-22 at the Dixie Center for the Arts.
RCT will perform the play following the world and Texas premieres of the production.
The setting for the play is a small town in Texas and the family reunion that the Verdeen sisters are hosting. There is romance, theft, psychological evaluations, fights and food all rolled into one hilarious comedy.

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Dubach hit with 20 vehicle break-ins

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The town of Dubach has seen an unusual rash of recent vehicle burglaries, according to police reports.
Dubach Police Chief Russell Croxton said approximately 20 cars have been burglarized recently. Most of the burglaries have occurred on the west side of the town, and the cars were left unlocked — which is not unusual in the small town.
Croxton said there are several unusual points in the case though.

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Tech, GSU: Finally, kickoff nears

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After nearly 1,800 games, two parish schools meet Saturday
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Yes, there is also a football game on the schedule Saturday for Louisiana Tech and Grambling State.
Amidst Super Bowl-like promotions, the Bulldogs and Tigers get down to real business at Shreveport’s Independence Stadium.
They’ve waited 1,758 games to do so, too.

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