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March 6th, 2014

James E. (Cotton) Fuller

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Funeral services for James E. (Cotton) Fuller, age 97, of Dubach, La will be held at 1:00 PM Friday, March 7, 2014 at the First Baptist Church in Dubach, La. Officiating at the service will be Rev. Barry Joyner and Rev. B. K. Miller. Interment will follow at Hamilton Cemetery in Dubach under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Cotton was born in Dubach, La. on February 8, 1917 and passed away March 4, 2014.

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Chase comes to a crashing halt

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Pursuit began in Ouachita Parish
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Thanks to a PIT maneuver by local officials, a law enforcement pursuit, which began in Ouachita Parish, came to a stop near the Ruston Civic Center on Wednesday morning.
At approximately 10:22 a.m., the Ruston Police Department was made aware that a vehicle pursuit from Ouachita Parish was approaching the city limits of Ruston.
According to the arrest report from the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Department, deputies had responded to the Excel Mart in reference to a shoplifting complaint.

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Bathroom vent overheats, causes blaze

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Ruston Fire Department was called to Skokie Street around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday for smoke showing from a duplex apartment. Firefighters arrived to find Ruston Police Department officers on scene. Officers had already searched the apartment, and no occupants were found. The fire was found in the attic area by firefighters and quickly extinguished. The smoke was cleared and all hot spots were tended. Thirteen Ruston Firefighters were on scene along with four fire trucks, one command unit and several staff vehicles.

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Furry fun to take place Saturday

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Residents of Lincoln Parish, it’s time to have some fun and bonding time with man’s best friend.
Ruston Parks and Recreation will host their eighth annual Furry Fun Walk at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Huckleberry Trails Park and Nature Area.
The community is strongly encouraged to come out with their dogs. It is a noncompetitive event and includes a mile walk. Also, this is a time for the community to socialize with other pet owners. Each year there are roughly 200 participants.

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Future leaders help can child hunger

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The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Lincoln is now in its 27th year and has graduated more than 400 Ruston-Lincoln individuals.
Each class comes up with a group project that benefits the community. During one of their classes, the current participants learned that Christian Community Action (CCA) tends to run out of food during the summer when children are not being fed at local schools and decided that together with their friends and neighbors they can make a difference.

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Choudrant preps new fire truck

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By their next monthly meeting, the Village of Choudrant hopes to have a new fire truck to show off.
Mayor Bill Sanderson, who also serves as the Choudrant Fire Chief, told council members during their regular meeting on Monday night that volunteer firefighters have been working tirelessly to restore a truck sold to them by the Ruston Fire Department approximately four years ago.

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RHS track duo inks with NSU

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Ruston High School seniors Quanese Jones and Sunny McCallister will continue their athletic careers together as both signed national letters of intent Wednesday to compete for the Northwestern State University track team.
“The track team here at Ruston is like a family, and I got the same feeling about the Northwestern State track team when I visited there,” McCallister said. “I like the coach and everybody there, and they made me the best offer. It just felt like the right place for me to be.”

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Kittens knocked from 1-A playoffs

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White Castle nabs overtime win on road at Grambling Lab High
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GRAMBLING — Grambling Laboratory suffered a tough loss Wednesday night as the Kitten fell 62-60 in overtime to White Castle in second round Class B playoff action at the Frederick C. Hobdy Assmebly Center.
The Kittens ended their season at 18-10 and 8-2.
With the score tied at 54-54 at the end of regulation, the teams battled back and forth in the overtime period with White Castle grabbing a late advantage.

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Lady Techsters take down FIU

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It didn’t take Kelia Shelton long to make an impact.
Louisiana Tech’s junior guard, who just became eligible to play last week following the end of the winter quarter, scored a game-high 17 points and hit the game-winning shot with 5.6 seconds to play to lift the Lady Techsters to a come-from-behind 67-65 win over Florida International Univesity Wednesday night at the Thomas Assembly Center.

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Dunkin’ ’Dogs set for Rice

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Focus is the word of the week for the Louisiana Tech men’s basketball team as the Bulldogs head to Houston to face Rice at 7 p.m. tonight inside Tudor Fieldhouse in the regular season finale.
Up for grabs is a potential Conference USA championship in the team’s first year in the league and also a coveted double bye in the conference tournament.
Tech (24-6, 12-3 C-USA) has put itself in this position thanks largely to its defense which has carried the team in the three must-win games since the road loss to East Carolina two weeks ago.

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