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May 25th, 2017

Norsworthy, Brown to wed

Jeff Norsworthy, of Ruston, proudly announces the recent engagement and forthcoming marriage of his daughter, Heather Denise Norsworthy to Caleb Austin Brown, of Ruston.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Hedy Norsworthy; and the late Gervis Norsworthy, of Ruston.

Heather is a graduate of Choudrant High School. She is currently employed at Emmanuel Baptist Church.

The groom is the son of Clay and Cheri Brown, of Ruston; and the grandson of the late Reverend Cliff and Olene Brown; Jack E. Vines, of Downsville; and the late Frances Yvonne Fleming.

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Murals, statues paint picture

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As the old saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words.
In the case of the city of Ruston, murals and bulldog sculptures will help write the beginning sentences of the thousand-word opus that is the community.
The chain reaction began when the city was approved to be a Cultural District by the state Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in 2016.
As a result, a Cultural Board was created to support growth, especially in the arts community, an enthusiastic, ideological group mostly filled with Ruston’s younger inhabitants.

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Tech hits record milestone

It was a day of milestones Saturday as Louisiana Tech University held its 320th Commencement Exercises at the Thomas Assembly Center.

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Tech Track and Field places 3 on C-USA All-Academic Team

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Louisiana Tech placed three student-athletes on the 2017 InTouch Credit Union Conference USA Track and Field All-Academic Team, the league office announced Wednesday.
Louisiana Tech had two women earn the academic honor in Kacie Kaufman and Morgan Keesee, while Drake Heinz represented the Bulldogs on the men’s side.

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LORDS OF THE RINGS: G-Men get title hardware

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After an outstanding fall 2016 football season, the Grambling State University championship football team started wearing big rings proving that they are the 2016 HBCU National Champions.
“It’s a great feeling to win both championships, the SWAC championship, and the national championship. To finally get the ring is just a great feeling to have,” said Quintin Guice, 18, a wide receiver and sophomore engineering technology major from Monroe.

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Diamond ’Dogs fall in tourney opener

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BILOXI, Miss. — An early deficit was too much to overcome as Louisiana Tech fell to Charlotte 7-2 on Wednesday night at MGM Park in Biloxi, Mississippi.
Sean Ullrich was the lone run producer for Louisiana Tech, blasting a massive solo home run to left center in the top of the sixth inning. The laser shot left the park in a hurry, but was all Louisiana Tech had to show as the Bulldogs fell to the losers bracket on Wednesday night.
Jordan Washam and Jonathan Washam were the only two Bulldogs to register multiple hits in the game, as each twin picked up a pair of hits.

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May 24th

Lincoln Parish sales tax collections ‘flat’

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Sales tax collections in Lincoln Parish posted an approximate 6.3 percent gain from the first quarter of 2016 to the first quarter of 2017.
But despite the slight rise, collections are technically flat, Sales Tax Administrator Denise Griggs said Tuesday.
Parishwide collections for January through April, 2016 hit slightly more than $11 million, compared to this year’s $11.7 million, figures given the Lincoln Parish Sales and Use Tax Commission show.

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Bringing awareness to domestic abuse victims

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The longest non-stop motorcycle ride without touching the handlebars with the hands is 137.94 miles and was achieved by Marcello Sarandrea, of Italy, riding a Yamaha Tricker 250 motorcycle, in Rome, Italy, on March 6, 2015.
Sarandrea took three hours and 10 minutes to break the record on a 1,234-meter circuit where he did 180 laps, according to Guinness World Records.
A little more than two years later, on May 9, Michael Wall, a Ruston native and law enforcement officer, and Shelton Foster Jr., of Dry Prong, also a law enforcement officer, set out to break that record.

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Vehicle burglary suspects arrested

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Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s deputies have arrested two adults and three juveniles in connection with a string of vehicle burglaries.
Jamario Montreal Smith, 18, of 500 South Barnett Springs Road, in Ruston, faces 16 counts of simple burglary, while Emerion Holland, 17, of 141 Bennett, in Grambling, faces one count of simple burglary.
Each of the juveniles was also charged with 16 counts of burglary, Major Chad Alexander, LPSO’s public information officer, said Tuesday.

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Ruston woman dies in vehicle crash

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A 21-year-old Ruston woman died Tuesday evening in a single-vehicle crash that occurred on U.S. Highway 80 east.
Police said Jasmine Nicole Wright was travelling westbound when her 2005 Mitsubishi Galant partially left the roadway to the right, overcorrected and crossed the center line, then left the roadway to the left, struck a culvert and rolled over several times.
Wright was ejected from the vehicle, suffering severe injuries, according to police reports.
Wright was not wearing a seatbelt, the report said.

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