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Pullen wins Jury seat

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Those who chose to vote in Lincoln Parish Police Jury District 6 decided it was time for a change in representation.
Voters gave Walter D. Pullen, a Republican businessman, the seat in lieu of incumbent Democrat Roy Glover. Pullen received 61.09 percent of the votes, which accounted for 438 votes. Glover received 38.91 percent, which accounted for 279 votes. A total of 717 parish residents cast their votes to decide who would represent them on the police jury.
Pullen was excited to hear about the results on Saturday night, and offered his appreciation to voters.

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Annual event continues today

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Visitors viewed artwork and ate snacks at Art Innovations in downtown Ruston as part of the 14th Annual Holiday Arts Tour on Saturday. The arts tour is put on every year by the North Central Louisiana Arts Council, and features partnerships from North Louisiana artists and downtown Ruston businesses. This year approximately 50 artists were featured at 23 businesses and studios in Lincoln Parish. Studio tours will continue today at various locations around town.

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Voters choose Shadoin

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Local attorney wins District 12 House spot
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It took two elections to finally decide who would take home the District 12 State Representative seat soon to be vacated by current Rep. Hollis Downs, but in the end, former Ruston city attorney Republican Rob Shadoin took home the seat after defeating opponent and fellow Republican Jason Bullock in Saturday’s general election runoff.
Bullock, a businessman who is currently a division manager for Volvo Rents and oversees their operations in Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and South Alabama, got 45.63 percent of the vote, or 3,513 votes, for the seat that covers parts of both Lincoln and Union Parish, but it was Shadoin who would walk away victorious, taking home 54.37 percent of the vote, or approximately 4,186 votes.

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Burglary suspect arrested

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A Jonesboro man wanted in connection with five Ruston area business burglaries, as well as two residential burglaries over the past few weeks, was apprehended by the Ruston Police Department Thursday.
Investigators also say that evidence was uncovered tying the suspect to a burglary at the Louisiana Tech Student Center that occurred last week.
Royshone K. Wayne, 33, was charged with two counts of burglary of an inhabited dwelling, four counts of simple burglary and one count of burglary of a pharmacy. Louisiana Tech Police Department also charged Wayne with one count of simple burglary.

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City reconsiders Sunday drink ban

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Ruston residents may soon find themselves with another drink option available to them on Sundays, as the Ruston City Council prepares for a vote at their upcoming December meeting that would allow restaurant establishments that currently sell alcohol to sell the adult beverage on Sundays.
The amendments to Ruston’s alcohol ordinance were introduced at the November council meeting, and if the aldermen pass the ordinance Dec. 5, the Sunday sale of alcohol with meals would be legal from the hours of noon to midnight.

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RHS teachers given funding for projects by PTA, ACHIEVE

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Now in the fifth year of its ongoing partnership, the RHS PTA and Lincoln ACHIEVE remain committed to supporting Ruston High School as it endeavors to become the best high school in Louisiana at preparing students for their chosen career.
Its Mini Grant Program is specially designed to help accomplish this goal, pumping $11,841.45 into teacher classrooms on the RHS campus over the past four years.

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Tech stuns Nevada

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’Dogs rally from 17-point deficit for 24-20 win
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RENO, Nev. — Louisiana Tech University refused to fold at Mackay Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Trailing 20-3 early in the fourth quarter, the Bulldogs (7-4, 5-1) rallied to a 24-20 Western Athletic Conference victory over longtime nemesis Nevada (6-4, 4-1).
An eight-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Colby Cameron to wide receiver Taulib Ikharo with 51 seconds remaining was the game-winner for the Bulldogs, who had lost six straight contests in the series.

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O.K.’s Corral

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Budke: native Kansan true to family, life
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Several weeks ago, I’m scrolling through my BlackBerry address book and Kurt Budke’s name appears.
I’m thinking at the time, “I need to call him and check to see how he’s doing, now that another basketball season is nearing.”
One thing led to another and I put the thought on the proverbial “back burner” and in the “things to take care of later” box.

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Techsters, ’Dogs halted; Grambling men stopped

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Kevi Luper scored 28 points to lead four players in double figures as Oral Roberts defeated Louisiana Tech 92-71 before 1,215 fans at the Mabee Center Saturday afternoon.
Oral Roberts (4-0) shot 58 percent (23-40) from the field in the second half to break open a 38-38 halftime score as the Golden Eagles defeated the Lady Techsters for the first time in the series seven-game history.
Tech (0-2) got off to a strong start building as much as a 10-point first half lead at 33-23 on a Whitney Jones three-pointer with 5:39 to play. However, the Golden Eagles hit 6-of-10 field goals down the stretch and Savanna Buck’s layup off an inbounds play at the buzzer sent the two teams into the locker room tied at 38-38.

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LSU trips Rebs

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OXFORD, Miss. — While others in the Top 25 struggled on Saturday, No. 1 LSU ran for 353 yards and four touchdowns and scored twice defensively for its most lopsided win in the 100-game series with Ole Miss, 52-3.
LSU, which is 7-0 in Southeastern Conference play, improved to 11-0 in the regular season for the first time in school history. The 1958 National Champions finished 11-0.
On Friday, the Tigers will host Arkansas (10-1, 6-1 SEC) in the final game of the regular season starting at 1:30 p.m.

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