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La. Tech Dairy shuttered

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The Louisiana Tech Dairy, which had been in operation since 1915, has officially shut down.
Tech officials announced in late March that the facility would close by the end of June due to a lack of students and the cost necessary to renovate much of the equipment there.
But the dairy didn’t quite make it to the end of the month.

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Serious wreck on I-20

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The driver in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 20 was transported by helicopter to the LSU-Shreveport Medical Center.
The 911 office reportedly received an emergency call at 1 p.m. Thursday. When deputies arrived the driver was out of the vehicle, said Maj. Stephen Williams, spokesman for the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office.

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Two accused of trying to deal pot, powder

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By Laura Bond
laura@rustonleader.com
Two men were arrested on drug distribution charges in unrelated cases this week in Lincoln Parish.
Thomas James Rambo, 26, of Bossier City, was taken into custody around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.
According to an arrest affidavit, agents with the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team observed a suspicious vehicle turn into a residence on Lakeview Street in Ruston. Agents reportedly identified Rambo as the driver and discovered his license was suspended.

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Elvis sighted once again

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‘Graceland’ opens tonight
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Tonight the King comes back to life.
Basket & Beverage (B & B) Theatre will present “Graceland” by Ellen Byron at 7:30 p.m. in the Norton Building, 207 W. Mississippi Ave. The production will also be shown on Saturday night as well. Tickets are available at the door for $10.

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Riding the reading wave

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Smaller groups ‘tailor-made’ for children
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Select students from all over Lincoln Parish were able to participate in the Summer Reading Literacy Camp for the fourth year, creating an opportunity for them to enhance their literacy skills.
Jan Murphy, elementary supervisor, said she was thankful for parents to share their children with the program this summer.

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TECHLondon offers diversity for students

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Seventeen Louisiana Tech students and two professors have just returned from London, England. As participants in the TECHLondon program, this diverse group of students studying English, theatre, engineering, sociology, and biology, traveled to London and Southern England for a three week study tour in which they attended numerous plays, visited literary and historical sites, and attended lectures on Shakespeare, contemporary theatrical practices and Jane Austen.

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New Tech @ Ruston, school is still in session

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During the month of June, the nationally recognized program held its inaugural R4 Institute on the Ruston High School campus. Designed to provide participants with an opportunity to “Rethink, Recharge, and Reboot at Ruston,” the 30 hour experience provided intense training in Project-Based Learning and 21st Century classroom culture.

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State Police plan public safety expo

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The Louisiana State Police Superintendent, Colonel Mike Edmonson, believes that troopers should be a part of their communities, not apart from them.
The mission of the Louisiana State Police is to ensure the safety and security of the people in the state through enforcement, education and other essential public safety services.

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Hadnot is USA team pick

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Ex-RHS star to compete in national junior meet
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Can Trey Hadnot really be in just his first year as a college trackster?
Judging from what’s he accomplished, the answer would be an unqualified, “no way.”
But he is and more proof was added on Thursday regarding the quick impact that Hadnot has made on the Louisiana Tech University program.

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TAKEFIVE

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Morten Andersen Former Saints’ placekicker
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1. Given what you accomplished in your NFL career, do you sometimes just sit back and find it amazing?: Well, it’s hard to believe sometimes, particularly for the fact that a skinny kid from Denmark could wind up in America and be able to go on and have this type of career. It’s more about America than me.

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