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Securing the future

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Construction begins on new parish facility
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The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office is finally on its way of getting out of “the dungeon.”
Ground was broken Thursday to mark the start of construction on a new parish public safety office across from the Lincoln Parish Detention Center on Road Camp Road. Plans are to have it house the LPSO’s patrol, investigative, Triad, administrative, 911 dispatch and Drug Abuse Resistance Education divisions, as well as the Lincoln Parish Homeland Security Office and Lincoln Parish Fire District’s administrative office.

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SWAT raids Ruston home

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Two Ruston residents were arrested by the Ruston Police Department on March 28 for multiple charges following the execution of a warrant carried out by the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office’s SWAT team and LPNET agents.
According to the arrest affidavit, a search warrant was executed at 402 College Ave., the residence of Nicholas Darnell Franklin, 33, who had six active felony warrants for his arrest, and Te’Vanna Shada Brim, 27.

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Women's History Month: Ashley Gnemi James

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Name: Ashley Gnemi James

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FBC sponsors community egg hunt

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More than 2,000 multi-colored eggs will be scattered in the bridge area of Ruston’s Woodland Park playground Saturday morning as community children get ready to participate in First Baptist Church’s third annual citywide Easter egg hunt starting at 11:30 a.m.
“Over 250 children, along with their parents, and 20-plus members of First Baptist, came out to support this bountiful egg hunt last year,” Jeremy Magee, FBC’s director of the event, said.

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Summer Arts Camps coming soon

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For 25 years, the North Central Louisiana Arts Council (NCLAC) has been serving the region by providing arts opportunities in Bienville, Claiborne, Jackson, Lincoln and Union Parishes. One of our longest-running programs is Summer Arts Camps, known as Summer Arts Chautauqua when it began 20 years ago.
Summer Arts Camps are interactive, multidisciplinary art adventures for students who have completed first through sixth grades. Campers explore visual art as well as drama, and are taught by artists from around the region.

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GSU students prove to be good samaritans

On his way home to Texas, engineer David Brown was changing his clothes when he unknowingly left his wallet on the side of Highway 90, near Houma.
Thanks to two Grambling State University students, Alexandria Smalls and Duvar Retherford, Brown’s wallet, which held $378, personal identification and credit cards, was returned to him.
He was surprised to get a call saying that the students had his wallet, which he didn't even realize was missing. When the students returned it at Mel’s Diner in Lafayette a few days later, he expressed gratitude.

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Holley’s hopes go up

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Ex-Bulldog boosts ‘next level’ chances
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Quinton Patton might have been the marquee name circulating around the “Pro Day” events, but Ray Holley caught his fair share of attention.
He showed up in tip-top shape, having worked out relentlessly in recent months to prepare for this “once in a lifetime” opportunity to show NFL scouts he can compete at the game’s highest level.
Known for his outstanding work ethic while at Tech, the 5-9 and 210-pound Holley turned in high grades in a variety of testing areas that are due to prompt continued evaluations from NFL teams as the late spring draft nears.

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Tech, GSU teams face league tests

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On this Easter weekend, Lincoln Parish’s collegiate diamond squads wouldn’t mind uncovering some victory “eggs” in their own backyard.
Louisiana Tech University and Grambling State University baseball teams will play host to Western Athletic Conference and Southwestern Athletic Conference games, respectively, and the Lady Techsters’ softballers will be on their field to battle against a league opponent.

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Creek stings Hornets, 14-0

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Mark Van and Jacob Brown combined for a no-hit, 11-strikeout performance on the mound and eight players had multi-RBI productions at the plate to lead Cedar Creek High to a 14-0 District 2-1A baseball win over Arcadia on Thursday.
The Cougars (14-5, 4-1) got nine strikeouts from Brown.Van was credited with the victory.

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Bearcats bounce Bastrop, 7-2

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David Burkhalter unloaded a home run, Garrett Hipp had three singles and Cannon Brasuell and B.J. Findley contributed two singles each to guide Ruston High to a 7-2 victory against Bastrop on Thursday.
The win was No. 17 against four defeats for the Bearcats, who will play at Bastrop today at 6 p.m. before hosting the Rams on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Also adding on to the Bearcats’ offensive charge were Ivan Wilson, Jr., with a triple and Lain Kranz with a single.
Doc Wilkerson took the victory on the mound for the Bearcats, who blanked Minden High 9-0 earlier in the week.

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