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January 9th, 2014

Rainy, dreary weather cause of wreck

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Right before 9 a.m. this morning, a Chrysler Town and Country veered off Mitcham Orchard Road causing the driver to have minor injuries. Lincoln Parish Fire District No. 1, Ruston Fire and EMS, Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office and Louisiana State Police Troop F were on-scene to assist with the accident.
Personnel on scene said it appeared the driver lost control of the vehicle, veered off the road and came to a stop after driving over a culvert and hitting a tree.

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Tip yields drug arrest

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Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office along with the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team have made another arrest resulting in five drug-related charges.
Gregory Antonio Hendricks, 28, of 242 Duke Dr., No. 242, was arrested at Martin Luther King Drive and South Farmerville Street at approximately 2:28 p.m. Wednesday.
According to the arrest affidavit LPSO and LPNET deputies were acting off an anonymous tip of a Dodge Magnum sitting off of Martin Luther King Drive and South Farmerville Street with a large amount of narcotics inside the vehicle.

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Woman arrested for CDS fraud

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An Arcadia woman was arrested at Fred’s Pharmacy on Farmerville Highway on Wednesday.
At approximately 10:38 a.m., the pharmacy contacted Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office and reportedly informed them of a person attempting to obtain a controlled dangerous substance with a forged prescription.
Upon arrival LPSO deputies spoke with Jaqueena M. Mincey, 29, of 2956 Ransom St., Arcadia, and questioned her about the prescription.
Mincey allegedly stated she had gotten the blank prescription sheet Tuesday and a friend had filled it out for 60 Lortab pills.

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Local church to offer computer classes

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Residents who are not computer-savvy and need help keeping up with technology will have a chance to improve their skills for free this month. Trinity United Methodist Church is offering free computer classes to the community.
Some of the classes that are offered to this winter session will include basic Windows 7, Facebook, Digital Photo class II, Photo shopping with GIMP, general Internet and email class.

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Fobbs reveals coaching staff

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New GSU football coach brings in wealth of experience, recruiting talent
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GRAMBLING — Looking to fill out his staff, new Grambling State University football coach Broderick Fobbs wanted to make sure he covered all of his bases as far as experience and recruiting goes, with some academic success thrown in for good measure.
Announcing the majority of his staff on Wednesday, it appears Fobbs may have done just that.

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Bulldogs set to open conference action

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After spending 12 seasons in the Western Athletic Conference, the Louisiana Tech men’s basketball team ended it with a regular season championship.
Now a member of Conference USA, the Bulldogs quest for a second consecutive title begins at 6:30 p.m. tonight inside the Thomas Assembly Center against Florida Atlantic.
Tech (12-3) not only wants to carry over the same success from last year, it also wants to carry over the success of its last four games where the ‘Dogs are a perfect 4-0 and have notched decisive victories at ULM, at Oklahoma and at home against Longwood.

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Techsters tumble in C-USA opener

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Louisiana Tech held Southern Mississippi’s leading scorer and rebounder Tamara Jones scoreless Wednesday night in the Conference USA opener for both teams.
However, Golden Eagles senior point guard Jamierra Faulkner refused to let her team lose.
Faulkner scored a game-high 21 points and controlled the tempo throughout the entire second half while leading Southern Miss to a 67-56 win over Louisiana Tech at the Thomas Assembly Center.

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Club receives donation

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Ruston Firefighters Association 4019 donated membership fees recently to the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana for a few club members.

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Annual Buds and Blooms set for Feb. 15

The Piney Hills Louisiana Master Gardeners will host their ninth annual Buds and Blooms on Feb. 15.
Each year, seminars are provided for the public to help enhance their education in all things horticulture related.
This educational seminar began as a fundraiser to sponsor the 4-H Garden Contest and continues to be the sole source of monetary incentives and prizes for each contestant. The group is preparing young “buds” to grow and learn to be beautiful garden “blooms.”

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Exploration Day for prospective students set Jan. 20

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Exploration Day
Prospective students and their parents will have an opportunity to learn more about the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts on Jan. 20, when the school hosts its annual Exploration Day.
The event is for sixth to 12th grade students. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the lobby of the High School Building.
Exploration Day is held twice yearly and is designed to give an overview of the academic, social and residential life programs that LSMSA offers.

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