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December 30th

Tech: Different outcomes

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Men rally past Spring Hill, women lose lead against LSU
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For both Louisiana Tech University teams at the Thomas Assembly Center Thursday night, it was a classic case of two different halves.
Good one half, bad another.
The Bulldogs (8-6) experienced the good part by overcoming a sluggish first half to take a 69-41 victory over NAIA affililate Spring Hill College (8-3).

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Dooley’s days numbered in Knoxville?

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Ex-Tech head coach could be on ‘hot seat’ at Tennessee
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Vols’ nation is getting restless.
After two years as head coach, Derek Dooley is reportedly approaching a White-Out mode for the University of Tennessee football program.
The former head coach at Louisiana Tech University is No. 1 on a list of collegiate “Coaches on the Hot Seat” recently compiled for the December issue of Sporting News magazine.

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Creek teams split games at tourney

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Cedar Creek High’s girls continued their perfect performance at the Sterlington High tournament on Thursday with a 43-34 win over Simsboro.
Ruby Richie had 13 points, six rebounds, five assists and two steals to lead the Lady Cougars.
Allison Ewing, Blair Bennett and Jordan Davis had six rebounds each for the Creek team. Ewing also scored eight points along with Victoria Pardue, who added on five rebounds, two steals and two assists.

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G-Men fall to LSU, 69-37

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BATON ROUGE — The LSU Tigers equaled a near 60-year mark for holding opposing teams under 60 points Thursday night with a 69-37 decision over the Grambling Tigers at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
The Tigers are now 10-3 on the season, winners of seven straight, while Grambling falls to 0-10. The LSU Tigers play their final non-conference game on Monday night at 6 p.m. against Virginia, which is riding a nine-game winning streak of their own and is 11-1 entering Friday night’s game with Towson.

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December 29th

Rotary club looks for ‘Best’

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Nominees sought for award

Lincoln Parish residents can soon weigh in on who they believe is the “best” humanitarian in town.
The Ruston Rotary Club is currently seeking nominations for the 2011 Bill Best Humanitarian Award.
The Humanitarian Award was first established by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce staff in 1997 to recognize a local resident for their outstanding contributions to humanitarian interests, unselfish giving and service to others.

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Home catches ablaze

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A structure fire that erupted in a mobile home park this morning might have been caused by a space heater.
About 15 personnel from Ruston Fire and Lincoln Parish Fire departments responded to a blaze at Shady Lane Mobile Home Park on McAllister Street.
RFD District Chief Tommie Woods, who was on the scene, said the call came in about 8:05 a.m.

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Local students make Spanish connections

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The Spanish students at A.E. Phillips were busy making new friends before the school let out for the holiday season.
As part of their Spanish curriculum, Lindsay Heard, the school’s Spanish teacher, paired children in third and eighth grades with ePals in Spain.
“This is the first time we’ve done this,” Heard said. “Especially the ePals program.”

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Ag Expo tickets on sale

Advance tickets to Ag Expo 2012 will save adults $2 each. General admission at the door for Ag Expo will be $7 for adults; in advance the cost is $5. Children under 12 are admitted free.
Ag Expo will be held Jan. 20 and 21 at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center in West Monroe. Friday hours are 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Celebrate New Year’s safely

New Year’s is a time for celebration and new beginnings; however, many residents each year choose to make unfavorable decisions.
This holiday, more than any other national holiday, involves alcohol consumption during its festivities.
The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission is urging all celebrants to designate a nondrinking driver before celebration festivities begin on New Year’s Eve and Day.

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Christmas gift returns are here

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Now that Christmas is over and the gifts unwrapped, some people are happily making use of their new possessions while others are trying to figure out how to get rid of them.
This year I purchased four small items for my husband — as opposed to one large gift — thinking it would increase the odds that he would like at least one of them. My efforts appear to have been successful as his nose has been buried in the new home repair guide since he first pulled apart the gift wrap and discovered it on Christmas Day.

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