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Regal Blues take home awards

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The Louisiana Tech Regal Blues just returned from Prodance camp and convention in Miami, Fla., on July 28-31. Prodance is a powerhouse gathering of dance for high-profile choreographers, directors and dancers representing the NBA, NFL, WNBA, CFL, AFL and other professional sports leagues. All 22 of the Regal Blues attended this convention along with their coach,

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Arrest made for ‘meth’ possession

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A routine traffic stop on Aug. 5 resulted in the arrest of a Calhoun man on several charges.
According to the arrest affidavit, Michael Herbert Nichols, 37, of 233 Parks Lane, Calhoun, was stopped by a Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s deputy at 11 p.m. Friday.
The arresting officer noted in the affidavit that Nichols was sweating profusely, very nervous and had unintelligible speech.

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Station No. 21 helps fight fires

While temperatures soar over 100 degrees and a fire can start without reason, Lincoln Parish residents can rest assured that they are taken care of by the Lincoln Parish Fire District No. 1.
A grand opening, ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Aug. 4 for the newest addition to the 20 fire stations located in the parish.

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Dads ­— get involved during pregnancy

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After months of writing this column and thinking that moms and moms-to-be were the main readers, I was surprised to find out differently.
I attended a recent event and had several men inform me that they had been keeping up with the pregnancy and enjoyed reading my column as well.
Though I’m pretty sure he would never admit it to anyone other than me, I have a very strong inkling that my husband is going to be rather nervous once our baby boy arrives.

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No mirror image for GSU, Tech

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It’s a tale of two very different teams as college preseason football preparations kick into gear in Lincoln Parish.
In Grambling State you have a local hero returning to take over as head coach with Doug Williams back in the fold.
Williams returns a stout defense, but the Tigers have to reload at the offensive skills positions, where the cupboard is bare.

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’Dogs eager to get started

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As of Sunday, Louisiana Tech University’s football team could be called the “Bonding Bulldogs.
Because, particularly during much of the remainder of this month, the bonding experiment will be as much a part of the team’s DNA as preparing for a Sept. 3 opener against the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.

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‘Jam at Joe’ shaping up as best ever

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A final poll issued by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association in November of 2010 solidifies the potential of this year’s “Jam at the Joe” being the best ever.
Of the 10 schools scheduled to participate in the preseason event at Joe Aillet Stadium on Aug. 27, exactly half ranked in the Top 10 of their respective classifications in the final 2010 edition of the state scribe’s poll.

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