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March 14th, 2019

Stahly scores big in class, on court

Louisiana Tech University’s Taylor Stahly hasn’t only put up winning numbers on the basketball court.
She’s scored big in the classroom, too.
The senior Lady Techster this week became the 16th student-athlete in university history to be named a Google Cloud Academic All-American presented by CoSIDA.

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Walking the tightrope of truth

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A few months into my first newspaper job after college, I discovered almost by accident that one of the governing bodies I covered had lied to the paper about something a few weeks before.
When I brought this information to my boss, with the help of hindsight, we knew the lie hadn’t really hurt anyone, and the situation in question had turned out fine.
But I, as the idealistic young gun in the office, still wanted to put that governing body on blast for intentionally disguising the truth.

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Today, more women are writing

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Women are amazing. The world wouldn’t exist without them.
Most of the writers I’ve grown up admiring and reading are women.
Lately, women have written most of the books I seem to suggest to eager readers, though I like to think I give the guys a fair shot.
I’m not saying there aren’t good male authors out there, too. There should be with how many more of them there were to choose from in the past, but in the last decade ladies are closing that gap.

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U.S., Canada ground Boeing 737 Max 8s, 9s

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump issued an emergency order Wednesday grounding all Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft in the wake of a crash of an Ethiopian airliner that killed 157 people, a reversal for the U.S. after federal aviation regulators had maintained it had no data to show the jets are unsafe.

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Health officials move to tighten sales of e-cigarettes

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health regulators are moving ahead with a plan designed to keep e-cigarettes out of the hands of teenagers by restricting sales of most flavored products in convenience stores, gas stations, pharmacies and other retail locations.
The new guidelines, first proposed in November, are the latest government effort to reverse what health officials call an epidemic of underage vaping.

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Nana’s perseverance pays off in clean fashion

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“Never give up” has been Anthony Nana’s motto for the last eight years.
Ruston Cleaning Services opened the doors to its location in downtown Ruston last month after operating from the owners home for the last four years.
“I wanted to open a location downtown to be a part of what is happening in our community,” Nana said. “Our location allows us to be a part of downtown events and parades and I love that.”
Nana, who is a Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce community ambassador, came to the United States from Cameroon, Africa, in 2010 to attend classes at Louisiana Tech University.

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RES receives grant, learns about music

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Community support and generosity brings grateful hearts at Ruston Elementary School!
Ruston Elementary School recently received an impressive grant in the amount of $12,000 from the Arcadia Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund! This grant was used to specifically fund the school’s technology initiative to have enough chromebooks within the school for every student.

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Circus of the Kids entertains Cypress Springs students

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Tuesday, Feb. 26, was Circus Day at Cypress Springs Elementary School. Students were rewarded for positive behavior and good grades with a fun-filled day of circus events.
In the morning, students learned juggling skills from members of Circus of the Kids — a circus education organization based in Tallahassee, Florida.
Students enjoyed learning how to juggle using hand-eye coordination, concentration, and persistence. And this exciting activity led to self-confidence and laughter for all.

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Epsilon Psi Omega presents 52nd Debutante Ball

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GRAMBLING — “Phenomenal Pearls in a Pink Affair” the 52nd Annual Debutante Ball, was sponsored by the Epsilon Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

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Hill leads Lady Tigers past TSU

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GRAMBLING — It was Shakyla Hill’s night at the Fredrick C. Hobby Assembly Center.
That’s only fitting — it’s been a season to remember for the Grambling State Lady Tigers senior guard.
After being named the Southwestern Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year earlier in the day, Hill posted a double-double with a game-high 22 points and 10 assists as Grambling State advanced to the 2019 Toyota SWAC Women’s Basketball Tournament semifinals with a 72-61 home victory over Texas Southern.

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