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July 28th, 2016

Diamond ’Dogs sign three JC players

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Coming off of its first 40-win season in over 25 years, Louisiana Tech University’s baseball team looks to replenish its arsenal as head coach Lane Burroughs announced the signing of three junior college players who will join the Bulldogs for fall practice.
Matt Miller and Kolton Vermillion will Louisiana Tech after two seasons at Heartland Community College in Illinois, while Dalton Skelton spent one season at Jones County Junior College, where he led the Bobcats to a 2016 NJCAA Division II National Championship.

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Louisiana Tech golf team releases 2016 schedule

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Coming off the program’s first conference championships since 1980 and its first NCAA Regional appearance ever, the Louisiana Tech Bulldog golf team is slated to compete in 11 tournaments plus the Conference USA Championships during the 2016-17 campaign.

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Celebrity Drive dedicated

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Traffic along a stretch of Celebrity Drive between Eagle Drive and Commerce Street in north Ruston is flowing again now that a $750,000 road revamp project is done.

City officials, along with business representatives, cut a ribbon officially re-opened the roadway Wednesday.

They say the upgrades will not only enhance safety but also improve transportation.

“It’s taking one of the main economic thoroughfares and putting it in good shape,” Ruston Mayor Ronny Walker said about the project.

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Accident takes life of Shreveport man

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A Shreveport man is dead following an accident Wednesday on Interstate 20 east of Ruston near the Rough Edge Road overpass and that involved an 18-wheeler and a dump truck.
Rodney Charles, 40, died when his 2014 Freightliner, bottom, overturned leaving the roadway.
The dump truck driver, Justin Pool, 41, of Calhoun, suffered serious injuries and was taken to Northern Louisiana Medical Center, according to Ruston police. His overturned dump truck, top, landed in the median. The cause of the crash remains under investigation, police said.

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Tech’s ‘The Happening’ set for Aug. 4 in Monroe

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It’s always the biggest Happening for Louisiana Tech University before the start of a new academic and athletic school year, and it’s only a week away.

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Tech soccer team visits LPL

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Members of the Louisiana Tech University Women’s Soccer Team show young attendees which part of the foot they used to properly kick a soccer ball at the Lincoln Parish Library Events Center. Margie Mealer, right, director of the children’s department at the library, observes the group.

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LPL honors James Myers with library writing award

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“The Worst Adventure”
By James Myers
Chapter 1
Once upon a time, there was a man named Alex. He was an adventurer. He could smell adventure. Alex knows a lot of people. One is named Max. He was younger than Alex. He is about 9 years old. Max is his neighbor. Alex isn’t around much. When Alex is home, Max comes and sees him. Alex likes to stay at home but Max always spoils it. Max likes to play baseball so every time Alex is at home he makes him play baseball. That’s not all Max does.

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Library names lower elementary winner of contest

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“Roselle, The Pink Dolphin”
By Ashleigh Harrison
Once upon a time there was a little pink dolphin and her name was Roselle Belle. She lived in Fellowship Pond near Dubach, Louisiana. The pond was very beautiful and shady because there were many pine trees growing there. Roselle’s favorite food was fish and her favorite fish was bass. She was the only dolphin living in the pond and she was all alone because she had no friends or family that lived there.

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City celebrates Celebrity Drive revamp

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Ruston officials, joined by representatives of the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and Ruston Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau, marked the official opening of a revamp section of Celebrity Drive on Wednesday.

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Choudrant VFD announces gun raffle winner

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Each week the Choudrant Volunteer Fire Department raffles off a firearm. Each ticket is $100 and is good for an entire year.
Pictured is Whit McMullin, left, with his Remington R1.
Weekly winners are determined by the Louisiana Lottery Pick 3 on Saturday evenings. For more information contact the Village of Choudrant at 768-4111.

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