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July 18th, 2016

Sheriff weighs in on incident

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The Baton Rouge law enforcement community is still trying to deal with the “total shock and heartbreak” of Sunday’s police ambush, Lincoln Parish Sheriff Mike Stone said this morning.

Stone went to Baton Rouge late Sunday after the Louisiana Sheriff’s Association, of which he is immediate past president, halted its annual summer conference that was underway in Lake Charles.

“Obviously this was not the time to have a conference,” he said.

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Boys and Girls Club hosts day camp at Tech

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Sheriff Deputy Donte Powell (top photo) interacts with children during the Boys and Girls Club Moving and Grooving Summer camp last week at Louisiana Tech University. Left photo, Zyoe Bell, 10, of Ringgold, run a relay as part of the summer camp activities.
The camp was held as part of a national triple play date and was focused on local communities eating right and exercising. The Boys and Girls Club of Northeast Louisiana were also in attendance at the event.

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Award-winning local teacher attends camp

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One Ruston Junior High School science teacher recently won the 2016 National Association of Geoscience Teachers’ Louisiana Outstanding Earth Science Teacher and attended Texas A&M University’s G-Camp to further her education and teaching abilities.
Holly Payton, an eighth- grade earth science teacher and the state’s 2016 Outstanding Earth Science teacher, joined 37 teachers from around the nation on the 14-day field camp.

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A summer of super success for RDBA

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Those loud cheers you might have heard echoing from Ball Park Road this summer?
Well, who wouldn’t be applauding the performances of the players, coaches, staff members and support groups of an organization that has gained a well-deserved reputation as one of the most successful Dixie baseball leagues in the state?
And especially when the Ruston Dixie Baseball Association that consists of approximately 700 players from ages 4-through-14 has qualified three representatives in national or regional World Series events.

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DART discusses sex trafficking in Lincoln Parish

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The Domestic Abuse Resistance Team has been around long enough now for most people in our community to know who we are, and what we do.
We help to keep families safe from domestic violence. In most cases, people imagine a woman coming to a safe house or shelter to escape a violent husband.
That certainly happens. But there are so many other victims and crimes which are a part of what we do. For example, DART serves men who have been abused by their wives.
We also serve elderly individuals who have been abused by their aging spouse or their adult children.

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New Living Word graduates doctoral students

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After graduating from Grambling State University with a computer science degree, Rixie Thompson worked as a computer analyst at Louisiana Tech University for years then worked at Grambling State University as coordinator of the RN to BSN program until 2009. She earned a master’s in public administration at GSU along the way in 2000. It was the same year she joined New Living Word Ministries in Ruston, and it changed her life.

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GSU gets needed good news

In the midst of searching for a new president, its fifth over the past 12 years, Grambling State University received some much needed good news last week.

The school passed the Louisiana Granting Resources and Autonomy for Resources for Diplomas Act a second time with a score of 100 percent in all four standards for fiscal years 2014/2015 (Year 5) and 2015/2016 (Year 6).

GSU is monitored annually by the Board of Regents in regards to its progress in meeting the performance objectives of the Louisiana Grad Act.

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July 16th

Nungesser visits Tech, learns about SciTEC

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Louisiana Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser visited Louisiana Tech University Wednesday to learn more about Sci-TEC, the school’s Science and Technology Education Center and efforts by Tech’s College of Education in partnering with outside organizations for mutual benefits.

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Restoring power

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A Ruston utility worker is barely visible near the center of the photo as he works inside the McDonald Avenue substation to restore power to about one-third of the city left dark Friday afternoon after lightening struck the substation and destroyed a 69,000 volt insulator. The outage lasted a little more than an hour. As of 9 p.m. Friday, all power lost as a result of Thursday night’s wind had been restored except for an area on Bittersweet and West Virginia Avenue, Public Works Director Darrrell Caraway said Friday night.

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Faces in the Community: Living the dream: Perot helps her community

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Haley Perot is living her dream.
The Alexandria native and Louisiana Tech University graduate is Ruston’s new Main Street director and Community Coordinator.
“I think this is always the kind of job I saw myself having, but didn’t know where it existed,” she said.
Perot, a former elementary school teacher in Ruston and in Rapides Parish, began her duties June 27. She assumes the Main Street post from city Economic Development Administrator Kristi Lumpkin, who’s been doing both jobs for the past six years.

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