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December 7th

Ferguson earns honor

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Bulldogs’ DL selected as second-team All-American
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One day after being named the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year, Louisiana Tech’s Jaylon Ferguson has been named Second Team All-American by the Walter Camp Football Foundation.
This is the 129th edition of the Walter Camp All-America team — the nation’s oldest All-America team. Twenty-five players have been selected to the first team by the 130 Football Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports information directors. In addition, 25 players were selected to the Second Team.

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Dunkin’ Dogs face big test

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Tech on road to face SFA
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The Louisiana Tech men’s basketball team is in for a big challenge on Friday night when they travel to the Lone Star State to battle Stephen F. Austin at 6:30 p.m. inside the William R. Johnson Coliseum.
Tonight’s game will be streamed live on ESPN+ with Ron Meyers calling the action. Fans can also listen to the Voice of the Bulldogs Dave Nitz and Jack Thigpen through the LA Tech Sports Network on KXKZ 107.5 FM (Ruston) and KRMD 100.7 FM/1340 AM (Shreveport) as well as on the Louisiana Tech X mobile app.

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Bearcats fall in scoring marathon

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Lincoln Prep boys remain unbeaten with victory

MONROE — A 41-point performance by LaDerrick Brown went for naught Thursday as Ruston fell to Pinson Vallet (Alabama) 104-98 in overtime at the Belton/Williams Classic.
Josh Dean and Joseph Evans each added 15 points for the Bearcats in the loss.
Lincoln Prep 61,
Plain Dealing 47
PLAIN DEALING — Chanse Robinson poured in 27 points Thursday to lead Lincoln Preparatory School past the host team at the Plain Dealing Tournament Thursday night.
The win put the Panthers at 6-0 on the season.

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White is first LSU linebacker to win Butkus Award

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LSU’s Devin White is the Butkus Award winner as the best linebacker in the country.
The winner was announced Wednesday. White is the first LSU player to win the Butkus in its 34-year history and the third straight winner from a Southeastern Conference school.
Roquan Smith of Georgia won it last season and Reuben Foster of Alabama was the winner in 2016.
White, a junior, led the 11th-ranked Tigers with 115 total tackles, including 12 tackles for loss, He also had three sacks, five pass breakups, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

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Court deadlines set stage for more Russia probe details

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller is set to reveal more details about his Russia investigation today as he faces court deadlines in the cases of two men who worked closely with President Donald Trump.

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Trump says he’ll nominate Barr for attorney general

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said today he will nominate William Barr, the late President George H.W. Bush’s attorney general, to serve in the same role.
Trump made the announcement while departing the White House for a trip to Missouri. He called Barr “a terrific man” and “one of the most respected jurists in the country.”
“I think he will serve with great distinction,” Trump said.

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Former funeral home director pleads guilty

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FARMERVILLE — The former director of Farrar Funeral Home in Farmerville has entered a guilty plea in 3rd Judicial District Court to theft of more than $25,000.
Jerry Glen Morris, 61, of West Monroe, entered a plea bargain Wednesday that resulted in Judge James Bodie sentencing him to suspended seven years with three years of probation; making restitution of $568,610 and the release of $123,000 from his bank account to Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Ruston with a judgment balance of $445,610.

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Wrestling 1, bullying 0

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Anti-bullying campaign, wrestling show set
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Professional wrestlers are known for their extravagant displays of physical aggression, but this week one wrestling group held rallies at area schools to encourage essentially the opposite: anti-bullying awareness.
Main Event Pro Wrestling, founded by Louisiana Tech University graduate “Big Daddy Yum Yum,” specializes in bringing monthly pro wrestling shows to small and medium-sized towns in east Texas, Louisiana and southern Arkansas.

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Mother Nature forces parade changes

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Forecast of heavy rains shifts Christmas events to Sunday afternoon

Heavy rains moving into the area have forced the rescheduling of Christmas parades in both Ruston and Grambling.
The Grambling parade, originally set for Saturday morning, will now be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nelda Williams Baisy, Grambling Joy Fund committee chairperson, said this morning.
Ruston’s parade, first set for Saturday afternoon, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Ivana Flowers, communications director and special events coordinator with the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, said.

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December 6th

The Culbertson Water System

The Culbertson Water System is currently in violation of the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for total trihalomethanes as set forth by the State [Part XII of the Louisiana State Sanitary Code (LAC 51:XII)] and the Federal Primary Drinking Water Regulations (40 CFR Part 141).

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