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April 29th, 2016

Guilty verdict handed down

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A guilty verdict was handed down for Cameron Mays on Thursday afternoon.

Cameron Kinte Mays, 29, was found guilty by a six-man and six-woman jury on all three charges — aggravated rape, aggravated kidnapping and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The 3rd Judicial District Court Trial began Monday with jury selection, and proceeded with testimonies by the victim, roommate of the victim, Ruston Police Department officers and forensic investigators.

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LPL hosts Broadway Boys performance

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If residents want to go somewhere for a Broadway-style musical, they would usually have to go to New York.
This time, the Lincoln Parish Library is bringing the New York tunes to Lincoln Parish, said Sarah Creekmore, administrative assistant for the library.
“If you love dazzling harmonies, Broadway tunes and tenors, you’ll want to see The Broadway Boys at the Lincoln Parish Library at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Library Events Center,” she said. “Bring anyone who loves the hits of New York and the people who bring them to life.”

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Lemonade Day set for Saturday

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Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home will celebrate Lemonade Day by selling lemonade from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at six different locations in Ruston with a portion of proceeds benefiting Life Choices, which helps women and men facing unplanned pregnancies.

Sonya Hawkins, Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home marketing specialist, said lemonade stands will be located at Backus True Value Hardware, Beehive Outlet, Hair Studio of Ruston, O’Neal’s Farm & Garden, Turbo Goat and U.S. Highway 167 North near the Shell gas station.

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Dixie set to host Gospel Celebration Concert

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The Dixie Center for the Arts has quite the gospel celebration in store for Sunday.
Join them for the Gospel Celebration Concert at 2 p.m. Praise and worship music will be with Sanctuary Quartet with gospel favorites performed by Brenda Wimberly and Dustin Johnson. Emcee for the night will be The Peach 99.3’s Rick Godley.

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Lemonade stands open on Saturday

Nothing cures a hot day in the city like an ice cold glass of lemonade.

For Lincoln Parish residents looking to cool down this weekend, the Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home will mix up a nice glass of lemonade at six different lemonade stands in Ruston.

Stands will be open from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday in recognition of National Lemonade Day.

Lemonade stands will be located at Backus True Value Hardware, Beehive Outlet, Hair Studio of Ruston, O’Neal’s Farm & Garden, Turbo Goat and U.S. Highway 167 North near the Shell gas station.

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Library an invaluable resource

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This week it was announced that two staff members at the Lincoln Parish Library were named as recipients of two distinguished Louisiana Library Association awards.
Both Sarah Creekmore and Jeremy Bolom have worked hard in order to get these awards.
In fact, in order to be considered for the award each of these staff members had to be nominated and then letters of recommendation from several different sources had to be gathered.
Creekmore was the recipient of the Support Staff Professional of the Year award given by the Louisiana Support Staff Association of Libraries every year.

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Give professional hockey a chance

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Football will always be king in the South, with baseball and basketball in a distant second place.
However, it’s past time for the South to catch on to the best kept secret in sports, playoff hockey.
The NHL is nearing the conclusion of the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, and so far the typically riveting sporting spectacle has been true to form.
The defending champions, the Chicago Blackhawks, were eliminated from contention Monday night in Game 7 by the St. Louis Blues in front of a raucous Midwestern crowd.

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Butler selected 30th overall

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CHICAGO — Vernon Butler’s signature look involves wearing sunglasses. That accessory was needed Thursday evening amidst the bright lights of prime time in Draft City as the Louisiana Tech defensive tackle was selected in the first round of the 2016 National Football League Draft by the Carolina Panthers with the 30th overall selection.
Butler’s pick in the first round marked the first Conference USA player and first player from Louisiana to be selected in the 2016 NFL Draft. He is the first defensive lineman from a Conference USA school to go in the first round since 2012.

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Diamond ’Dogs hit road to take on UTSA

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After a successful week on the diamond in non-conference action, Louisiana Tech will step back into league play this weekend when the Bulldogs travel to take on Conference USA foe Texas-San Antonio in a three-game road series.
The weekend series is set to begin at 6 p.m. today at Roadrunner Field, while game two is scheduled for a 2 p.m. first pitch Saturday in San Antonio. Texas.
Tech and UTSA will wrap up the series at 1 p.m. Sunday.
The Bulldogs ahve won three straight and seven of their last eight heading into the league series against the Roadrunners.

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Cougars set for quarterfinals

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Mary Kate Pardue and the second-seeded Cedar Creek Cougars will take on seventh-seeded Vermilion Catholic at noon today in quarterfinals play of the Class 1A high school softball playoffs in Sulphur. Semifinals and the championship game are set for Saturday.

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