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Archive - Dec 18, 2007

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Locals arrested at dog fight

Union Parish Sheriff Bob Buckley said 23 individuals were arrested and charged with dog-fighting by UPSO, along with Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents.
“Those are the ones arrested at the scene. They’re still all in jail; none of them have been released,” he said. “We’re still interviewing and feel like there’s some more arrests that could come out of it.”
Buckley said all were charged with dog-fighting, which is a felony charge, but there were also additional charges.

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Struggling Tech still optimistic

They went zero-for-four.
And while the record isn’t something to be wrapped up and placed under the Christmas tree, to be sure, the third-year mentor and his team remain optimistic about what’s ahead in the 2007-08 season.
“We’ve got about 20 games left on the schedule and, honestly, I feel good about our team being able to play well in each one of them,” Long said after the Lady Techsters lost 76-45 to top 10 nationally ranked LSU last Sunday afternoon. “We’re going to get better. I’m excited about the games we have coming up.”

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Construction training offers many benefits

This program, known as Pathways to Construction Employment, is invaluable for people of all ages and backgrounds. This month alone, a diverse group of students will graduate from the semester-long program at the Ruston campus.
Business and government leaders keep stressing the importance of building and maintaining an educated work force. The Pathways to Construction Employment program is one way of doing just that. After completing the certification training, students can either go on to work as a carpenter’s or welder’s assistant or continue their education at the technical college.

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Lows can lift holiday spirit

Here in our southern region of the United States, we rarely get the pleasure of making angels in the snow, infrequently awake to see our front and backyards blanketed in sheets of shimmering white and seldom see treetops glistening for any reason other than a recent rain. Our winters are hardly ever that picturesque, but I’m just happy to see the record 79 degree-plus temperatures from a few weeks ago are gone from weather reports — well, the seven-day forecast, at least.

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Tech, GSU appointments OK’d

Wooten, who is leaving a post as interim vice president for administrative services at Alabama State University, has held several administrative and finance roles at universities in that state, Illinois, Florida, Oklahoma, Missouri and North Carolina.

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