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Local students graduate from law school

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LEFT: Mississippi College School of Law in Jackson, Miss., is proud to announce that Judith Hampton, of Farmerville, recently graduated with a Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude. Hampton is the daughter of Bruce E. Hampton and Cindy K. Hampton.  
Hampton is married to Chris Kozik. She is a graduate of Cedar Creek High School and Louisiana Tech University in Ruston.  Hampton worked for Hampton and Frasier, Attorneys at Law, L.L.C. during the last 10 years, and completed internships at the Third Judicial District Judge’s Office and the Third Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

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Buddy's Blog

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Wright deserving of spot in state Sports Hall of Fame
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Larry Wright is still waiting to receive Louisiana’s highest honor in sports.
It’s time for the long wait to be over.
Since the early 1980s, one of North Louisiana’s most successful and highly decorated athletes has been on the ballot of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
His credentials at all levels in basketball have been more enough to have already earned him membership in the state’s most exclusive sports fraternity.

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Hunting exotics can be exciting

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I consider myself fortunate indeed in my profession as an outdoors communicator to get the opportunity to go places and do stuff I probably wouldn’t have access to otherwise.
One thing I shall be eternally grateful for is my open invitation to travel to Menard County in Texas each spring to do battle with Rio Grande gobblers. An individual I owe a debt of gratitude to is Walt Russell, owner of Russell Ranch where the gobbler games take place.

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Ruston Elementary School Honor Roll

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Principal’s List
Third grade:
Johnathan Brantley, Atlis Britt, R J Brown, Ashlyn Cripps, Caroline Estes, Ginger Johnson, Cole Maestrini, Gisele McAllister, Semaj McDonald, Alaina Moffett, Samuel Owen, Zander Revels, Julianna Roberson, Brody Soto and Charlee Walters.
Fourth Grade:
Lillian Avery, Caleb Babineaux, Cohen Ballew, Hasson Brown, Kelly Caston, Emma Fernandes, Brandon Green, McKenzie McFadden, Riley Oakley and Landry Tucker.
Fifth Grade:
Lindsay Adair, Bryton Breeding, Amanda Crook, Brianna Laird, Griffin McAllister and Lauren Smith.
A Honor Roll
Third grade:

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I.A. Lewis School Honor Roll

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Principal’s List
Kathryn Apelgren, Zachary Atkison, Ashton Barber, Tasnia Bari, Baylee Brown, Joy Eddie, Grayson Hipp, Logan Johnston, Morgan Keen, Madeline Murphy, Brooklyn Nestrud, Jared Norsworthy, Rayne Oden, Vanessa Ruiz, Matthew Skipper and James Yates.
A-B Honor Roll

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Simsboro High School Honor Roll

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A Honor Roll
Seventh grade:
Samantha Eckert, Sophia Green, Maritsa Olguin and Tamyia Roberson.
Eighth grade:
Madison Griffith and Landon Wilhite.
Ninth grade:
Katie Durrett, Bailee Taylor and Maggie Watts.
10th grade:
Victoria Anderson, Katelyn Cullins, Alex Driggers, Brianne Ellis, Tierra Jones, Lillian Merritt, Omarr Mitchell and Brenda Olguin
11th grade:
Natoria Amos, Jasmine Anderson, Ashleigh Cole, Emari Gipson, Patricia Gonzales, Antoniette Harris, Kierra Jones, Katie Kimrey, Ashley Musgrove, Sharica Nelson, Sabrina Pruitt, Raigan Talbert and LaShonda Walker.

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Cedar Creek visits France, Spain

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Cedar Creek High School students and their families recently explored France and Spain while furthering their knowledge of the countries’ cultures and languages. On this trip, they were exposed to diverse aspects of European culture, including tours of the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. They also experienced the more adventurous side of the Spanish culture though flamenco shows and bullfights.

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New Tech @ Ruston High School

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Ignite Ruston: Presentations a hit for poli-sci
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New Tech @ Ruston Political Studies honors students recently hosted “Ignite Ruston” in the Ruston High School Auditorium. Under the direction of instructors Dustin Whitlock, Lane White and Susan Williams, the sophomore students prepared five-minute power talks crafted around a topic of their choice as part of the honors component for their course.

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Peachy Keen in D.C.

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Vitter Visits with RJHS students
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U.S. Senator David Vitter recently met with students from Ruston Junior High School in the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington D.C. Seventy students were visiting Washington as part of a school trip.“I always enjoy getting to meet Louisianians when they visit our Nation’s Capital and it was a pleasure to visit with these bright students from Ruston,” Vitter said.

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LPSO complex one step in right direction

The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office is about to move into the new facility located at 161 Road Camp Road in Ruston and we as taxpayers should thank Sheriff Mike Stone and the employees of the department for raising funds for the building.
A quarter-cent tax was passed in 2012 to upgrade the entire technology system, but, had it not been for Stone taking the initiative to seek out funding for a new facility, one of two things would have happened:
1. The burden to build a new sheriff’s complex would have fallen on the taxpayers, or,

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