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August 29th, 2013

Two Bulldogs granted fifth year

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The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) ruled on two more Louisiana Tech appeals Wednesday, granting Larry Banks and Scott Cathcart a fifth year of eligibility.
The two Bulldogs join three others — Richie Casey, Jeremy Graffree and Andrew Guillot — that were given a sixth year of eligibility on Aug. 15.
Head coach Skip Holtz initially announced the rulings over his twitter account, @LATechSHoltz, and retweeted the news from the program’s official twitter account, @LATechFB.

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Dawg House to hold watch party

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Louisiana Tech fans not able to make the trip to Raleigh, N.C. this weekend for the Bulldogs’ season-opening game at NC State can join other Tech fans in red and blue at The Dawg House in Ruston for the official watching party.
Saturday’s game against the Wolfpack will be televised on the ACC Network and simulcast on ESPN3 (http://espn/LATECHvsNCSU).
It will also be part of ESPN’s Game Plan package. Three television stations in Louisiana are part of the ACC Network including Shreveport’s KPXJ-21, Baton Rouge’s WBTR-41 and New Orleans’ WNOL-38T

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Alabama A&M wants strong start

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A pair of teams looking to turn things around after frustrating 2012 campaigns square off at 6 p.m. Saturday at Robinson Stadium as Grambling State University plays host to Alabama A&M in the season opener for both teams.
Both perennial Southwestern Athletic Conference powerhouses, GSU went 1-10 last year and winless in conference play while Alabama A&M went 7-4 overall and 6-3 in the SWAC. A&M finished on a down note, losing four of its final five games.

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Local citizen praised as Good Samaritan

It’s the kind of story you expect to hear on the network news: A passerby saves two small children from potential tragedy and is hailed by law enforcement as a real-life Good Samaritan.
It’s a story that happened here in Lincoln Parish last weekend when a motorist and his passenger noticed two toddlers, barefoot and wearing only their diapers, running down Pleasant Grove Road near Choudrant.
The passersby stopped, plucked the children out of the road, called the sheriff’s departments, and located the adults who were supposed to be watching the young brother and sister.

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PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN:
Resolution

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Regular meeeting

Lincoln Parish Waterworks District # 3 of Ruston, Louisiana met in a regular meeting on this date. The commissioner's present was, Mr. Jack Allen president, Mr. Randy Snow, Mr. Ralph McVay, Mr. G.W. Kimble and Mr. Willard Anderson. Also present was Mr. Chris Harris, manager.

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James Marvin McBride, “Mac”

James Marvin McBride, “Mac”, 78, entered into his Father's arm's Friday, August 23, 2013. Visitation will be from 5-7 PM Friday, August 30, 2013 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. The celebration of his life will be held 10:00 AM, Saturday, August 31, 2013 at Temple Baptist Church in Ruston, with burial to follow at Pines Memorial Gardens. Mac is now healed by our Lord and is no longer a victim of cancer, no more suffering. Now, we pray that our Lord heal the broken hearts of those close to him as this world is but temporary home. Pallbearers are: Allen Lee, Dr. David Hall, Dr.

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August 28th

One dead, two injured at Hodge mill

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HODGE (AP) — One person is dead and two people were injured following an accident Tuesday at the RockTenn paper mill in Jackson Parish.
Hodge Police Department, the Jonesboro Fire Department and ambulance services responded to a call at the mill around 10 a.m. Tuesday for what was described as a "confined-space rescue operation involving three people."
Authorities said there was no explosion, chemical leak or danger to the public as had been earlier reported.

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Event stresses importance of agencies working together

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The Domestic Abuse Resistance Team has been serving Lincoln Parish, along with six other parishes, since 1994. In that time those involved have managed to bring awareness to issues and to help those in need.
The 13th annual Collaboration is the Key seminar was held on Aug. 21 hosting numerous speakers that covered topics from sexting, texting and the dark side of the Internet; from bullying to battering; and leadership skills for the crowd of more than 125 area residents.
DART Legal Advocate Wanda James said the importance of the collaboration is working together.

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Self-defense class kicks off

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NLMC to host event at intramural center

Each year there are hundreds of incidents that women could have avoided if they had received the proper information.
Healthy Woman, a Northern Louisiana Medical Center resource, will host a self-defense seminar at 6 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Maxie Lambright Intramural Center on the campus of Louisiana Tech University.
Although the event is free and open to the public those interested are encourages to register because space is limited.

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