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April 23rd, 2014

Techsters batter GSU in softball

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GRAMBLING — Hailey Winter and Katelynn Hill each drove home two runs to lead Louisiana Tech to a 10-1 run rule win over Grambling State Tuesday afternoon at the GSU Softball Field.
Tech (18-27) improved to 11-0 all-time against the Tigers (11-20) and swept the season series after defeating GSU 4-1 in Ruston in mid-February.
The Lady Techsters recorded 11 hits in the game while scoring runs in each of the first four innings while Pauline Tufi and Bianca Duran limited the Tigers to one run on four hits.

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Lady Aggies cruise after strong start

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Choudrant wins softball playoffs opener
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CHOUDRANT — One theory is that the “Big Bang” was the start of our universe.
The Choudrant High School Lady Aggies used an early big bang of their own Tuesday as they took a 7-1 opening round win over Bell City in Class B softball playoff action at the CHS football field.
After opening with a strikeout, Choudrant pushed across six runs in the first inning as the Lady Aggies pulled away early and then let their defense do the rest.
Not that the rest was easy.

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Tech QB Young ends football career

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Louisiana Tech quarterback Scotty Young has elected to forego his final year of eligibility and end his collegiate football career after obtaining his degree from Louisiana Tech University this summer.
The decision to end his career comes as Young played in seven games making six starts last season for Tech.

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OCS edges past Cedar Creek

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No. 3 ranked Cedar Creek jumped out to an early lead, but was unable to hold on and lost 8-6 to top-ranked Ouachita Christian on Tuesday.
A wild pitch gave OCS the lead in the fifth inning.
Aaron Hunt racked up two RBIs on two hits for the Cougars. He singled in the second and third innings.
The top of the second saw OCS take an early lead, 1-0.
Cedar Creek quickly matched OCS’ strong inning with a four-run inning of its own in the second.
The Cougars scored on an RBI single by Huff McIntosh, an RBI single by Hunt along with a sacrifice fly by Jacob Antee.

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Lady Cougars blast Montgomery, 13-0

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Cedar Creek rolled to the second round of the Class 1A softball playoffs Tuesday as the Lady Cougars topped Montgomery 13-0 at home.
The game started slow before Cedar Creek scored four runs in the third before igniting for a nine-run fourth inning to end the game early.
Cecilia Akin led the Lady Cougars with three hits and one RBI.
Caley Pyles, Haley Gray, Halie Robinson, Anna Larr Roberson each added two hits for the Lady Cougars while . Harlie Robinson had one hit for Cedar Creek.
Gray, Roberson, and Harlie Robinson each recorded one RBI for the Lady Cougars.

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April 22nd

Jindal helps welcome new Alpine Guest Care location

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Hundreds of balloons were released into a clear, blue Ruston sky on Monday afternoon after the ribbon was cut by several dignitaries including Gov. Bobby Jindal and Ruston Mayor Dan Hollingsworth at the new 70,000-square-foot location for the Alpine skilled nursing facility, located at 2401 N. Service Road East.
After being introduced by Kit Gamble, chairman of the board of Alpine’s parent company Gamble Guest Care, Jindal thanked the Gamble family for their significant contributions to the health care industry in Louisiana.

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Neighbors at odds

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Robert Street residents contest overlay district

Ruston’s Planning and Zoning Commission will ask the board of aldermen to introduce an ordinance creating the city’s first neighborhood conservation overlay district.
But Monday night’s commission vote in favor of the proposed district came over the objection of Robert Street residents who said they don’t want to be included in the plan.
“If we had seen this overlay when we were considering our move to Ruston, we would not have bought on Robert Street. We would have moved somewhere else,” Richard Maxwell, who moved onto the street just last week, said.

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Grove takes step forward

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Ruston’s first zero-lot line development is a step closer to reality.
The planning and zoning commission voted Monday night to ask the city’s board of aldermen to approve developer Dicky Nealy’s request to have the approximately five-acre site of his The Grove development rezoned from its current one- and two-family residential designation to a planned unit development.

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Bills rise in Dubach

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The Dubach Town Council met Monday night to discuss last month’s bills, among other things.
After Mayor Bob Jensen called the meeting to order, the pledge of allegiance and an invocation was said before a motion was made to approve the agenda.
The motion passed unanimously and the council took pause to read the minutes from last month’s meeting.
A motion was made to approve the minutes but before it passed councilman Davie Powell said he was concerned about the amount due being higher than usual.

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Louisiana-friendly gardening techniques

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Today is Earth Day! Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year. This would be a good time to start maintaining landscapes in ways that minimize environmental damage.
Below are seven interrelated principles which every home gardener can put into practice to have an environmentally friendly landscape.

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