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August 28th, 2013

School millage to save change

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Voters in the Ruston school district can save a huge chunk of change over time if they spend an even bigger chunk of change now.
That’s the best educated guesstimate of bond attorneys upon whom the Lincoln Parish School Board relied when it decided this summer to ask district voters for an early extension of a property tax millage that’s set to expire in 2024. The referendum is Nov. 16.
At least part of the rationale behind the renewal call is the current rock-bottom interest rates that could save almost $6 million or more in the long run. But that’s getting ahead of the story.

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Book about ‘Breaking the Line’

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Author signs work about GSU’s place in civil rights movement
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Author Samuel G. Freedman’s book “Breaking The Line” tells the story of the season in black college football that transformed the sport and helped change the course of the civil rights movement.
Freedman appeared Monday for a book signing session in the Doris Robinson Banquet Hall at the Eddie Robinson Museum.

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Tech track announces class of 14 signees

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Louisiana Tech head track and field and cross country coach Gary Stanley announced its 2013 signing class Tuesday. The signing class includes numerous state champions and multiple members of junior college national championship teams.
Overall the coaching staff addressed several key areas of need with the 14-member signing class, bringing in a group of student-athletes that are proven winners.

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Techsters, JSU play to scoreless draw

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The Louisiana Tech soccer team came up empty on 17 shot attempts ending Tuesday evening in a 0-0 draw with Jackson State at the JSU Soccer Field.
Tech (0-2-1) used multiple formation and roster changes to generate more scoring opportunities but the finishing struggles in the box continued for the third straight match.
“We had chances again and again,” said head coach Kevin Sherry. “We tried different people with different systems. We created opportunities, we did everything right, but we just couldn’t finish.

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Bulldogs name team captains for 2014

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Louisiana Tech head coach Skip Holtz announced the 2013 team captains and that four walk-ons would receive scholarships after its team practice Tuesday afternoon.
The team captains for the 2013 season will be defensive end IK Enemkpali, offensive guard Matthew Shepperd and wide receiver/return specialist D.J. Banks.
In addition, four walk-on players on the team will receive scholarships for the 2013 season.
Those players receiving scholarships are running back Blake Martin, defensive back Ahmad Wallace, quarterback Paul Harris and defensive back Jabari Prewitt.

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David Elton “Bunny” Brazzel

David Elton “Bunny” Brazzel, 84, passed away Monday, August 26, 2013 in Ruston, Louisiana from complications of Alzheimer's disease. He was born on March 7, 1929 in Dubach, Louisiana to Tom and Ethel Brazzel. David grew up in the community of Corinth, near Dubach, Louisiana. After graduating from Dubach High School, he joined the U.S. Army and was stationed in Japan during the Korean War. Following his military service, he began his career in the oilfield, ultimately working as a self-employed Drilling Consultant all over the United States, Central America and the Dominican Republic.

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August 27th

Two arrested on burglary charges

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Suspects charged with more than 10 separate simple burglaries
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Suspects involved in a string of burglaries in the Ruston/Lincoln area have been taken into custody.
Michael Andrew Welch, 20, of 400 E. Arizona Ave., and Lucas Gail Young, 17, of 400 E. Arizona Ave., were both brought into the Ruston Police Department for questioning regarding the recent burglaries.
According to the affidavit, on Aug. 20 burglaries were reported in the area of Camilla Circle, Burgessville Road and Stable Road were reported to the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office.

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Cookbook helps fight pain, raise funds for arthritis research

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When people think about cancer and diabetes, one of the first things that comes to mind is diet.
That is the idea behind Holly Clegg and her Eating Well to Fight Arthritis cookbook.
“Karen Kennedy, CEO of Arthritis Association of Louisiana, approached me about writing a book for people with arthritis,” Clegg said. “I was not aware of the statistics but I wanted to understand the correlation. When you think cancer and diabetes, you think diet, but people really don’t realize the impact food has on people with arthritis.”

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Comments result in obscenity charge

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A Simsboro man has been charged with obscenity after reportedly making sexually inappropriate comments to a woman cutting her grass.
Frederick Jerome Williams, 52, of 591 Mt. Calm Road, was arrested Friday on a warrant stemming from an incident that occurred on Mondy Road. Williams reportedly saw the woman, with whom he was “vaguely acquainted,” on her riding lawnmower and stopped to talk, Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Major Chad Alexander said.

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LPDC projects $1.7M improvements

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Tuten: Every bed saves the parish money
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In addition to taking care of some annual routine business, the Lincoln Parish Police Jury heard a report on the Lincoln Parish Detention Center from new Commander Jim Tuten.
Tuten, who was appointed as head of the jail when the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office took control of the detention center on July 1, had extensive updates on the detention center.

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