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January 18th, 2018

Shooting suspect in custody

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A Mesquite, Texas, man charged with attempted second-degree murder in connection with a November 2017 shooting in Ruston is now in the Lincoln Parish Detention Center.
Brian L. Milsap, 22, of 2423 Trenton Drive in Mesquite, was arrested by Ruston police Tuesday on the attempted murder charge and for possession of marijuana.
Milsap reportedly shot and wounded another man on Nov. 27 in the Clinton Circle area. Though detectives were quickly able to identify Milsap as the alleged suspect and made several attempts to locate him at the time, they could not.

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Ruston Animal Control’s Pet of the Week

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Meet Simba. He is a sweet boy who is looking for a home. Simba is up-to-date on shots, has a silver coat and loves being an indoor cat. Come see him today at Ruston Animal Control. We are located at 1901 McDonald Ave. from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 251-8640 for more information.

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Tech’s M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology earns top ranking

Louisiana Tech University’s Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology program has been named one of the top SLP graduate programs in the country by SpeechPathologyGraduatePrograms.org. Of the 240 schools reviewed, Tech’s program ranked No. 29 overall and earned the highest ranking in Louisiana.

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Bring back the fish in the fountain in Railroad Park

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As my Baby Boomer coworker alluded to in her column Wednesday, hearing stories of youngsters growing up in Ruston during the late 50s into the 60s does hit the funny bone deeply.
Tales of window shopping, visiting the old Ruston Airport to watch the beacon flash red and green, and yes, even watch the goldfish swimming around in the fountain at Railroad Park just tickles us.

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Honoring the best of us

In Lincoln Parish, we have a number of people who are talented, kind-hearted individuals who go out of their way to help others.
A select group of those residents will be honored at tonight’s Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce annual awards banquet.

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Dunkin’ Dogs to host North Texas tonight

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RUSTON — After spending the last month playing seven out of nine games on the road, Louisiana Tech will have seven of its next nine games inside the Thomas Assembly Center starting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday vs. North Texas.
The matchup can be seen online at WatchStadium.com as well as select TV stations, including KPXJ-CW (Shreveport). Ron Thulin and Tim Scarborough will be calling the action.

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Lady Techsters play at FIU this morning

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RUSTON — For the second time in as many games, Louisiana Tech will take the floor in a Conference USA contest without the traditional benefit of a practice and shoot-around on the opponent’s home court.
This time Mother Nature is the culprit.

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Grambling great Lane Howell dies at 76

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GRAMBLING — The Grambling State University is in mourning today following news of the death of G-Men gridiron great A. Lane Howell at the age of 76.
Howell was reportedly found dead in his Monroe home on Tuesday.
After a standout career as a GSU offensive lineman, Howell was drafted into the NFL by the New York Giants in 1963 and was later traded to the Philadelphia Eagles.
He played in the NFL for seven years in 91 games and started in 21 of the 91 games.

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January 17th

John Fowler

John Robert Fowler, Jr., born in Ruston, LA and a resident of Baton Rouge since 2010, passed away at his home on Saturday morning, January 13, 2018, at the age of 81. He was educated at Louisiana Tech and Mississippi State University at Starkville. He served four years in the U.S. Navy and another eight years in the U.S. Navy Reserve. He worked for the Louisiana State Tax Department then became Associate Professor of Computer Sciences at LA Tech Business School. His hobbies and interests included mechanics and fishing.

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Meeting Minutes

RUSTON LINCOLN CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
8:00 A.M. OCTOBER 19, 2017
EDDIE ROBINSON STADIUM
GRAMBLING, LA
Minutes
Members Present: Staff Present:
Travis Napper, President/CEO
Bradley Walker, Treasurer Amanda Quimby, Marketing Director
Jeff Parker
Marco Born Members Absent: Claire Givens, Chair Richard Lewis
Skip Russell
Tiffany Baldwin
Gregg Phillips No Quorum
1td Jan. 17, 2018

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