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March 27th, 2014

Grambling Middle Honor Roll

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Grambling Middle School has released the names of the students who achieved honor roll status for the fourth six-weeks reporting period.
Students are listed by academic achievement (minimum 3.0 grade point average) and grade level.
Principal’s List (4.0 GPA)
Grade 6: None
Grade 7: None
Grade 8: Jordan Ford
Honor Roll
Grade 6: Nancy Banuelos, Mariah Berry, Ki Deloney, Taylen Gatson, Tristen Gatson, Mareo Riley, LaVasha Tillman
Grade 7: Treun Ford, Daizsha Hackney, Aaron Hill, Alexis Lee, Diamond Loyd, Sean Morris, Kerrigan Nute and JuNera Wilson.

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March 26th

LPDC prepares for education, fitness programs to start soon

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The Lincoln Parish Detention Center has been active in recent days in preparation for some new programs.
Warden Jim Tuten said movers finished setting up the new educational building on Tuesday.
“We still have to get a bulldozer in here to level out the dirt so that we can install the handicap ramps, put up the skirting and get the electricity hooked up,” Tuten said. “We’ve been trying to get everything done since December.”
He added that the new educational building, previously located at Hico School, was donated by the Lincoln Parish School Board in the latter part of 2013.

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DRABO plans fundraisers

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Garage sale set for April 5

The Dubach Restoration and Beautification Organization will be hosting a “gigantic” spring garage sale April 5, according to event coordinator Gina Stokes.
“This event is going to be big,” Stokes said. “The warehouse will be full and there will be a lot of booths outside, weather permitting.”
The sale, held from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Scott Hamilton Warehouse in Dubach, will have a variety of merchandise and Stokes said everyone is encouraged to come shop or sell.
“Donations are welcome or people can rent their own space outside,” Stokes said.

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Man airlifted after crash

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The Ruston Fire Department responded to a single motor vehicle crash at approximately 8 p.m. Tuesday at Simmons and Mitcham Orchard Road.
Eric Brazzel, RFD public education officer, said the single occupant was airlifted by Pafford Air One to the Louisiana State University Health Systems — Shreveport.
Brazzel said it appeared the driver’s injuries were sustained when the driver ran off the road.
RFD sent one rescue truck, one command vehicle and one ambulance. Five personnel were on the scene.

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GSU hosts teen art show

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Students from across North Louisiana honored
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Talented high school students from all over northern Louisiana gathered on the campus of Grambling State University to showcase their art skills at the 2014 High School Art Exhibition last week in Dunbar Hall.
There were a total of 92 entries of artwork by 78 high school students from 10 different high schools throughout the Northern Louisiana area. There were a total of 12 teachers under whom these students were taught.

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Women's History Month: Robyn Brown

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Name: Robyn Brown
Number of years lived in Lincoln Parish: I grew up in Ruston and lived here for 15 years. I left for college and returned eight years ago. So, 23 years in Lincoln Parish overall.
Profession: Real Estate Broker, mom and wife.

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Showdown with Seminoles

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Bulldogs to battle Florida State in NIT for second straight year
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RUSTON — For the second straight season, Louisiana Tech will travel to Tallahassee, Fla., to take on Florida State in the National Invitation Tournament at the Donald L. Tucker Center.
The contest will be televised on ESPN2 with tipoff set for 6 p.m. today and this time the winner advances to Madison Square Garden in New York City for the NIT Final Four.

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Bulldogs take 4-3 victory at Grambling

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Senior Taylor Burch was a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate with a home run to help lead Louisiana Tech (9-14) to 4-3 win over Grambling State (6-18) two sweep the season series, 2-0, Tuesday night at Wilbert Ellis Field at R.W.E. Jones Park.
With the game knotted at 3-3 after seven innings, Louisiana Tech loaded the bases to bring up Taylor Love, who hit a sacrifice fly to score Tyler Ervine from third and give the Bulldogs a 4-3 lead heading to the ninth.

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RJHS wins home meet

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The Ruston Junior High girls track team got off to a strong start for the 2014 season on March 11 as the Lady Bearkits won their home meet, taking first place in 14 of 15 events at the Ruston High School track.
“It was a great meet and good start for this team,” head coach Kathy Steed said. “We would like to thank our sponsors – Princeton Place, Zaxby’s, Ryan’s Steakhouse, Sonic, Pizza Inn, Johnny’s Pizza and Dominos. I’d also like the RJHS staff and coaches as well as Louisiana Tech athletes and our wonderful parents that helped make it a successful meet.

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Diamond ’Cats playing strong

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The Ruston Bearcats have gone 3-2 in five games played over the past week with the most recent game being a 7-3 home win over Haughton on Tuesday night.
On March 20, the Bearcats defeated Captain Shreve 4-1 with Garret Soileau going the distance to pick up the win while striking out six Gators.
Gunner Durrett led the offensive attack with three hits and an RBI while Cannon Brasuell added two hits (one double) and an RBI.
Kramer Newsome also had two hits for the Bearcats while Seth White (double) and Graham White each added one RBI.

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