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Teen killed on U.S. 80

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Driver, age 16, struck utility pole
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A 16-year-old boy is dead after his vehicle collided with a wooden utility pole early this morning.
Just after midnight, a Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office parked radar unit observed a 2003 Honda Accord speeding on U.S. Highway 80.
Maj. Stephen Williams, spokesman for LPSO, said the unit had been set up running radar when a vehicle came by going 79 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone.
He added the unit then pulled out after the speeding vehicle, signaling his emergency lights in an attempt to stop the vehicle.

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City, Tech drill reveals safety issues

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University’s Wyly Tower fire alarm system needs work
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Wyly Tower on the Louisiana Tech University campus didn’t exactly pass the test Tuesday afternoon.

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Sunscreen blocks many problems

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It’s easy to come up with excuses not to slap on sunblock. “I don’t have time,” or “It feels funny on my skin” are among the rationales men, women and teens might tell themselves.

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Expect more from students

LEAP scores are in and it appears Lincoln Parish had more students meet the state’s requirement for passing to the next grade level.

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Bradford honored with reception

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Friends, family and faculty honored Head of School Connie Bradford with a retirement reception.

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Teacher inducted into honor society

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Jenna Winkler was inducted into the Louisiana Tech chapter of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society. She is an English teacher at Cedar Creek School.

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Local initiatives recognized by Lincoln ACHIEVE

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Lincoln ACHIEVE recognized more than two dozen local initiatives with its annual KEYS Champion honor.

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Lending a sweet hand

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Peach Festival harvesting volunteers
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Organizers are rounding up volunteers for the 2011 Squire Creek Louisiana Peach Festival.
The annual event, slated for June 24-25 and produced by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, typically draws more than 20,000 attendees and participants.

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Residents speak out

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Some Grambling owners against zoning change
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GRAMBLING — Residents and homeowners on Lee Street in Grambling are gearing up for Thursday’s town council meeting as they prepare to argue against a proposed zoning ordinance change for the street.

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Farmerville cleans up

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Town recovering from last week’s tornadoes

Two separate tornadoes roared through Union Parish on May 25, cutting a swath of destruction that downed trees and power lines and damaged buildings and homes.

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