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Gas thefts fuel investigation

The Lincoln Parish Landfill is owned and operated by the Lincoln Parish Police Jury. Police Jury Administrator Dennis Woodward said gas theft has occurred from the landfill on two separate instances. The first incident involved a gas card being stolen the week of Thanksgiving. The second and most recent incident involved diesel fuel that was siphoned out of company vehicles over a weekend about three or four weeks ago, according to Woodward.

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Tech hoopsters: An idle Thursday

But such won’t be the case for Louisiana Tech University’s two teams this week, at least in regards to playing on both of those days.
The Bulldogs (3-15,0-6) and Lady Techsters (9-10, 3-3) will both have tonight off before taking on the University of Hawaii on Saturday.
Tech’s men will be the one doing the traveling, as they will take on the Rainbow Warriors on the islands on Saturday night starting at 11 p.m., CST.

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High school students need our support

These teenagers will look to their role models for advice and validation about their options and their final decisions. It’s important for all the people in high school students’ lives to show interest and concern for what they’re going through.
The post-graduation scramble can be eased by advance planning early in a student’s high school career.

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Ruston landscape evolves

Stuart Clason, a graduate of the London School of Economics and former campaign consultant for U.S. Rep. Rodney Alexander, R-Quitman, is already formulating plans to fulfill a vision of the city as one of sustainable growth.
In pondering the city’s strengths, Clason points out that Louisiana Tech University is a strong asset.

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City gains economic guidance

Clason’s long-term goal for the city is to promote sustainable and positive growth by acting as a coordinator among individuals and organizations, and his short-term goals are to ensure projects provide the biggest effects locally and bring area stakeholders into the development process.

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January 30th

Bush’s bunch grabs ‘ugly’ win

To win it, the Bearcats (23-5) had to use four free throws from Davion Spivey and two each from Deandre Patton and Torrey Griffin in the final minute and 10 seconds after the Lions (16-13) had gone up 45-43 on a five-foot jumper from Jeremie Mitchell with just under two minutes remaining.
Spivey’s first deuce at the foul line put RHS ahead 48-45 before Nick Haywood got Ouachita to within 48-47 with 30.9 seconds to play, but four freebies in the last dozen seconds assured RHS of a “W” in their 2-5A season debut.

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Earmarks are key for our area’s health

Last year, Alexander said, Congress spent no more than was given to them in the executive budget.
Local agencies and projects benefited heavily from earmarks in the latest round of appropriations bills. The state saw $142 billion, more than $3 million went to Louisiana Tech, Grambling State University, Grambling, Lincoln Parish and the Union-Lincoln Water Supply.
These are not another “Bridge to Nowhere.”

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Eager for the annual jam

The Simoneaux Jam is exactly that: live, uncut and raw.
It’s coming up Feb. 22-23 at “the Down.”
I haven’t had as much fun as I had at the seventh annual Jam in ages. I missed last year’s because of work obligations for the paper I used to work for, but this year, I will not be deterred.
The lineup is promising. Anybody who has ever been at Sundown on a Wednesday or Friday night has probably heard one or most of the acts lined up to play at this year’s go-around.

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Alexander defends earmarks

In December, Congress approved a spending bill that included $142 million specifically secured for the state of Louisiana, including $3,292,500 for local projects like Louisiana Tech University, Grambling State University, the city of Grambling, Lincoln Parish and the Union-Lincoln Water Supply Initiative.
During his speech Monday, the president called for an effort to crack down on the pork barrel practices of Congress, saying he will veto any spending bill that does not cut in half the number and cost of congressional pet projects, known as earmarks.

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January 29th

RHS teams host 2-5A contests

Tipoff time is set for 7 p.m. after the girls’ squads from both schools collide in a 6 p.m. opener.
Other games on tonight’s Lincoln Parish schedule include Simsboro High at Marion, Cedar Creek at Monroe St. Frederick, Dubach at home against Cotton Valley, Grambling High at Bernice and Choudrant at Downsville; all of the contests will feature both boys’ and girls’ action.
Ruston High’s boys have enjoyed a solid before-district-play-begins campaign, having ranked among the state’s top 10 Class 5-A program, according to the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.

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