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November 16th

Bulldogs end home schedule

“This is particularly important for our senior players. They’ve got a chance in this last game or two to do something special. Our team, as a whole, has the opportunity to build a foundatiuon for the future. We’ve got two games left and both are very important.”
Tech had won two in a row — both were in the league — before bumping into the Tigers in Baton Rouge.

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RPD chief nomination rejected

Pearce also expressed his support.
“I spent time with Mr. Davis Tuesday. We talked about his plans for the department, and I thought they sounded good,” Pearce said.
Lewis declined to comment on his vote.
Mayfield said his failure to support the recommendation was not personal, but he believes a person from outside the department could do a better job at changing the current system.
“I can’t see a buddy system changing the system,” he said. “Friendships run too deeply.”

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November 15th

Alderman's allegations inappropriate

What was supposed to be a fairly routine vote among the aldermen turned into a spectacle in which insults were hurled and unverified accusations were made. In the end, Mayor Dan Hollingsworth’s recommendation of Ruston Police Capt. Bill Davis for the position of police chief failed as aldermen Jedd Lewis, Elmore Mayfield and Levell Thurman voted against the nomination and aldermen Jim Pearce and Marie Riggs voted in favor.

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Courtroom leaves impression

Sitting in the courtroom to gather information for a story, I saw a number of men and women who were already incarcerated brought before the judge who entered pleas or requested a lawyer.

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Cougars, ’Dogs collide Friday

There’s been a first-ever perfect record in the regular season, then last week’s cruise control decision that made the 2007 squad the first one ever to post 11 wins in a single season.
“We’ve just taken the approach all year long of ‘the next game is the most important game’,” Aldredge said. “Last week, it was Plain Dealing. This week, it’s White Castle.”
The Bulldogs come in with a solid reputation as one of the state’s most successful Class 1A programs.
For sure, they’ve got one of Louisiana’s most dangerous offensive players on their roster.

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Aldermen to pick police chief

Ruston Mayor Dan Hollingsworth plans to recommend Capt. Bill Davis as the new police chief to replace Randal Hermes, who retired in May after 14 years and took over as Louisiana Tech chief of police.
The recommendation is expected to be made at noon today during a special meeting with the board of aldermen.

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November 14th

Partners fighting a good fight

Fighting underage drinking is a battle waged on more fronts than just an officer giving sobriety tests and carrying out the law.
Law enforcement officers are always working their hardest to make sure our roads are safe and our youth realize the consequences of their decisions.

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Wrapping up home season

I’m going to miss the home games. Not the traffic, or the smell of concessions (too heady for me), but the general electricity in the air each week is just irreplaceable.
I’m proud of the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs’ season and looking forward to their next. That may be premature at this point, but true nonetheless.
With two games left, the Bulldogs have an opportunity to bring their season to an even 6-6. Considering the 3-10 showing last year, the fact they’ve pulled out four games so far with a relatively new squad is encouraging.

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Creek ‘D’ faces No. 1 rusher

Cedar Creek is No. 1 ranked as a team.
Jyruss Edwards is No. 1 ranked as a player.
Both will be facing each other in Ruston on Friday night.
The top rated club for Class IA in the final Louisiana Sports Writers Association poll will have to go up against a White Caste team that features the state’s No. 1 rusher — regardless of classification — in the second round of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association.
Cedar Creek and White Castle will meet up at 7 p.m. at the Cougars’ facility.

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Cardwell to appear in court

The transcript of chatroom conversations between Cardwell and two of his students went on public record Sept. 11. It consists of 300 pages of conversations between Cardwell and the two juveniles, referred to as John Doe 1 and John Doe 2. Cardwell was released March 8 on a $90,000 bond.
Cardwell chatted online with the two victims under the username Dr. Lilac Whipple and referred them to Web sites containing graphic photos. According to the conversations, the two juveniles were aware of Cardwell’s identity.

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