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January 12th, 2017

Support building for city’s bond request

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Ruston Mayor Ronny Walker said this morning he feels good about the prospects of the city winning state bond commission approval to issue up to $34 million in sales tax increment revenue bonds for transportation projects in the tax incremental district.
Walker spent Tuesday and Wednesday in Baton Rouge meeting with state officials, including Gov. John Bel Edwards, about the request.
“It was a very productive trip,” Walker said, adding that his meeting with the governor was “fabulous.”
“He asked some very good questions. In the end, he said, ‘I support it,” the mayor said.

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Proud of students and teachers

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When one walks through the classrooms of Lincoln Parish schools, they will see plenty of learning going on.
Students give full attention, and are taught by educators who truly treat their students as one of their own.
The Lincoln Parish school system has its fair share of struggles, yet so does every school district in the state.
But one thing that Lincoln Parish does extremely well — it loves to reward their students and teachers for their hard work.

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Murals will represent Ruston positively

Visitors making their way through Ruston will soon see the city’s appreciation of the arts through three painted murals.
The city of Ruston and the Ruston Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau have partnered to have the murals painted to reflect not only the city, but the growing arts community here in Lincoln Parish.
The murals include:

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Dunkin’ Dogs hit road to play at UNCC

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Looking to regroup after a heartbreaking loss on Saturday, Louisiana Tech will be back in action for a two-game Conference USA road swing starting at Charlotte at 6 p.m. today in a contest that will be televised on ESPN3.
The Bulldogs currently sit at 10-6 overall and 2-1 in conference play, while Charlotte enters the contest at 7-8 overall and 1-3 in C-USA action.

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Lady Techsters to host Charlotte tonight

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Louisiana Tech will face its toughest task of the season when the Lady Techsters host the red-hot Charlotte 49ers at 6:30 p.m today. at the Thomas Assembly Center.
Tech (6-8, 1-2 C-USA) and Charlotte (12-3, 4-0 C-USA) meet for the fifth time in the series history with the two teams splitting the previous four games. Tech has dropped five of its last six games — three of those by two points — while the 49ers enter with a nine-game winnings streak.

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January 11th

Louisiana Tech geographer earns prestigious national honor

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Louisiana Tech University associate professor of geography Taylor E. Mack is the latest recipient of a rarely awarded distinction conferred by the Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers.
The CLAG Outstanding Service Award, a prestigious honor which has only been awarded five times since 1970, is given to a member of the association who has earned distinction and performed major service to the organization over a period of years.
CLAG is the premier national organization of geography professionals specializing in the study of Latin America.

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Murals planned for downtown Ruston

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Artwork to ‘celebrate the community’

Ruston is about to get a bit more picturesque.
The city and the Ruston Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau are partnering to have three murals painted in highly traveled locations. Officials want the strategically placed murals to not only catch motorists’ eyes but also show that Ruston appreciates the arts.
“The goal of the murals is to celebrate the community,” Nicholas Bustamante, one of the mural artists, said. “Hopefully someone passing through Ruston will see this is a community where the arts are enhanced.”

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School board approves memorandum

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The Lincoln Parish School Board has approved a memorandum that will share certain student personally identifiable information with Lincoln Preparatory Academy in Grambling.
The proposal that will fulfill a state mandate that requires the school board and Lincoln Prep to share the identifiable information was unanimously approved on during the board’s regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday.

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Roberson elected LPPJ president

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District 4 juror wins in a close vote
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In a close vote, members of the Lincoln Parish Police Jury on Tuesday elected District 4 juror Randy Roberson as the jury’s new president.
Roberson defeated the incumbent President Jody Backus on a 6-5 vote. Juror Sharyon Mayfield was absent.
Once the floor was closed for nominations, District Attorney John Belton called for the vote.
Voting for Roberson were himself, Theresa Wyatt, Bobby Bennett, Walter Pullen, Nancy Wilson and Skip Russell.
Voting for Backus were himself, David Hammons, Joe Henderson, Annette Straughter and Hazel Hunter.

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Reader writes about education

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 It is all too often said that Louisiana is at the bottom of all the “good lists” and top of all the “bad lists.”  This statement applies primarily to our social economic status.  Unfortunately, the claim is supported by facts and statistics.  We suffer from high rates of poverty, school dropouts, adult illiteracy, unskilled labor, crime, poor health, even obesity.  All of these have huge social and economic costs.

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