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December 26th

Edwards: Double honor

All were either second unit or honorable mention members.
Joining Edwards as a second teammer were offensive lineman Tavarus Cockrell of Grambling State, defensive lineman Chris Pugh of Louisiana Tech, linebacker Quin Harris of Tech and defensive back Antonio Baker of Tech.
The honorable mention selections included punter Chris Keagle and return specialist Phillip Beck of Tech and defensive lineman Christian Anthony of Grambling State.
Kick return specialist/wide receiver Phillip Livas and GSU running back Frank Warren two votes each for the Freshman of the Year award.

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Surplus speeds road work

Kelly said budget allocations were based on the extent of need and priority of needs as well as the development stage of the plans. In three of four parish projects, the plans were already in the advanced stages of work.
The four local projects are funded are:
• From $2.5--$5 million will be used for engineering for the Tarbutton Road I-20 interchange, a project that has been in the works for several years.
This is another step in the process of starting construction on the bridge for a fourth interchange in Ruston, said city Public Works Director Lewis Love.

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December 21st

’Cats cruise past Homer at ‘Classic’

Other second day results in the “Classic” included Bastrop defeating Shreveport University Prep 53-44 in the boys’ division and Bossier City Airline High winning over Madison Parish 44-36 and Natchitoches Central halting Monroe Carroll 57-36 in the girls’ division.
Kobe Clemons had 28 points, Louisiana Tech University signee Josh Brown 18 points, Davion Spivey 14 points and Donovan Price 10 points to pace the Bearcats to their victory.
Bryant Grant and Terrance Webb had 12 points each as the top scorers for Homer.

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Heritage of dog-fighting should end

First of all, the dog isn’t given a choice. Proponents compare it to boxing or organized man-on-man combat that is publicly consumed at an incredible rate in every civilized corner of the word. The fatal flaw in that argument: Nobody asked the dog.
The law views it that simply, and we as citizens of a larger society governed by the rule of law must abide by the edict that dog-fighting is illegal and punishable by fines and jail-time.
State law prohibits:
• For amusement or gain, causing any dog to fight with another dog or causing any dogs to injure each other.

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Farmers excited about 2008

In a year that saw the election of a new governor, a new commissioner of agriculture and the start of a new farm bill, things have been pretty topsy-turvy legislatively as well, Anderson said.
“We’ve got a real opportunity,” he said. “We’ve got a new governor, and we know he cares about farmers.

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Library expansion takes off

The event center will be built into 22,000 square feet of surplus space attached to the 39,000 square feet of existing library, McCain said.
It is proposed to house a 300-seat auditorium with moveable walls to accommodate three breakout rooms, a foyer, a connecting corridor to the existing library that will accommodate small exhibits, storage, a genealogy and local history center and three additional study rooms, as well as an exhibit area.
Costs of the project are unknown at this point, McCain said, and will be until plans are finalized, which could take well into 2008.

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December 20th

RHS girls, Simsboro boys win

Jalena Sanders had 21 points and Allyson Christian and Nakedra Hendricks had seven each to lead the way for coach Ricky Durrett’s Lady Bearcats, who won convincingly after having been edged 54-52 by Monroe Carroll High on Tuesday night.
The victory advances the District 1-5A RHS squad into a Friday game at 7 p.m. against the winner out of tonight’s Madison Parish-Bossier City Airline High meeting.
Sanders had provided nine points in the Lady Bearcats’ loss to Carroll High.

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Safe place to call home is a blessing

This time of year is when many people reflect and count their blessings. The privilege of living somewhere safe is definitely something to be thankful for.
As the police patrol streets across the parish, residents also must do their part to stay safe and prevent crime.
We urge everyone to make smart decisions during this happy time of year. Christmas is all about joy and love, and we should exhibit those qualities in everyday life.

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Protect home from intruders

• Leave on at least one light in the home or put timers on the lights for various times;
• Contact your local newspaper to stop the papers from piling up in your driveway as a tell-tale sign no one is there;
• Tell a trusted neighbor you will be away so they might take note of any unusual activity;
• Ask a friend to stop by and pick up the mail and check on the place periodically;
• Do not leave house keys in obvious places such as under a door mat;
• Make sure valuables cannot be seen through curtains from outside; and

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Police out in force for holidays

In Ruston, RPD Public Information Officer Lt. Curtis Hawkins said extra patrols will be planned, along with the possibility of DWI sobriety checkpoints. No specific date was given for heightened rounds, as measures are being arranged daily to ensure safety for the upcoming weeks.
“During the holiday season, we will be assigning extra patrol units looking for drunk drivers,” Hawkins said. “We’re making the schedules, and now through after New Year’s, we’ll be increasing patrols.”
Every holiday season throughout New Year’s is prime time for people to party and celebrate.

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