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December 30th

Delanie Luther Colvin

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Funeral services for Delanie Luther Colvin, age 88, of Dubach, Louisiana, will be held at 10:00 AM Monday, December 31, 2012 at the First Baptist Church in Dubach. Officiating the service will be Rev. Barry Joyner. Interment will follow at Unionville Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

Mr. Colvin was born January 18, 1924 and passed away at his home December 28, 2012 following a lengthy illness.

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H. L. Henry, Jr.

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Funeral services for H. L. Henry, Jr., 94, of Ruston, LA will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church in Ruston, on December 31st, at 2:00 pm. Interment will follow in Pines Memorial Gardens under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.

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James Michael Kelly

James Michael Kelly died of Cancer on December 25, 2012 at his home in Ruston, LA. Mike was born in Tallahassee, Florida on May 19, 1956.

He was a graduate of Ruston High School, prior to his death he was a resident of Austin, Texas
He was predeceased by his father, Ed Kelly, Jr and paternal and maternal grandparents.

He is survived by his mother, Gloria Hayes; brother: Ron Kelly of Ruston; and sister: Kathy Kelly of Henderson, Texas; nephews; John Kelly of Baton Rouge and Cory Campbell of Henderson, Texas.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

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December 29th

High-scoring games now the normal

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• Is it just me or does anybody play defense in football any more?
It sure seems that way and I’m speaking mainly about the college game. When I’m looking at the scoreboards, I find myself wondering whether I’m perusing results from the gridiron or basketball court.
Sixty-something to fifty-something, 40-something to 30-something.
I mean, in the good name of former Chicago Bears’ defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan, does anybody employ a feisty brand of “D” these days?
Show me a 7-6 final score and I’ll show you the ticket that wins all of that Powerball prize money.

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Bulldogs dump Denver

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Tech tips off WAC action with 68-60 win
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Patience is a virtue and it proved particularly true for Louisiana Tech University at the Thomas Assembly Center on Saturday night.
The Bulldogs (10-3, 1-0) had to deal with the methodical Princeton-styled offense operated by the University of Denver (4-7, 0-1) on the Karl Malone Court in a Western Athletic Conference opener for both teams.

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Bobcats bump Warhawks, 45-14

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SHREVEPORT — Things were going so well for Ohio that quarterback Tyler Tettleton was cracking jokes in the huddle by the end of the game.
It was that kind of afternoon for the Bobcats, who did nearly everything right in a dominant 45-14 victory over Louisiana-Monroe on Friday in the Independence Bowl.

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Techsters capture win in WAC opener

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DENVER, Colo. — Louisiana Tech University overcame five Denver University players scoring in double figures to take an 82-77 double overtime victory in the Western Athletic Conference opener for both teams here Saturday night.
The Lady Techsters (5-6) had four double-digit point makers of their own, with sophomore guard Kelia Shelton leading the way with 26.
Also adding on double figures in points for Tech were forward/center Brittany Lewis with 17 points, guard Whitney Frazier with 16 points and guard Lulu Perry with 11 points.

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Grambling budget concerns

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Mayor optimistic for 2013 despite projected $1M deficit for 2012

GRAMBLING — The City of Grambling has high hopes for 2013, as they discussed the projected budget during a special-called meeting held Dec. 27.
“We expect more revenue this year,” City of Grambling Mayor Edward Jones said. “Within the city, Mansfield Estates is currently being developed, which will result in 34 homes, and a project off of U.S. Highway 80, Skip Russell’s project, is expected to accommodate 37 new homes. This will bring in more property taxes, along with more water, sewer and garbage customers.”
Jones also noted increased revenue from sales tax.

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New law for sex offenders

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Restrictions effective Jan. 1

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Public library access will be limited for certain sex offenders, election day voting hours will shrink for most state elections and food stamp crimes will carry stiffer penalties as nearly two dozen laws take effect with the start of the new year.
The measures were passed by lawmakers in the regular legislative session that ended in June.
Most noticeable may be the shortening of Louisiana’s voting hours by one hour on Saturday election days, pushed as a way to shrink the workload for elderly poll workers.

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Igniting sparks in the dark

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Fireworks illegal, restricted in some areas of parish
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Local residents are likely to hear some popping sounds in the next few days as many celebrate the New Year by shooting fireworks.
However, within the municipal limits of Simsboro and Ruston, there should be quiet, as the shooting of fireworks is prohibited.
Ruston Police Department Capt. Tim Parker said the office typically receives a few calls reporting the illegal shooting of fireworks for a couple of days leading up to New Year’s and afterwards.

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