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March 6th, 2015

Bulldogs C-USA Champions!

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Louisiana Tech celebrated Senior Night by clinching an outright Conference USA title Thursday night with a 72-61 win over Southern Mississippi before 5,805 fans at the Thomas Assembly Center.
Tech’s senior trio closed out their Thomas Assembly Center careers in style as Michale Kyser recorded a double-double, Kenneth Smith had 10 assists and Raheem Appleby scored a team-high 23 points.
After sharing conference regular season titles the past two years, Tech (24-7, 15-3 C-USA) celebrated the three-peat as sole champions and locked down the No. 1 seed in next week’s league tournament.

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Diamond ’Dogs to host Texas A&M-CC

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Louisiana Tech Baseball will wrap up a nine-game home stand this weekend when the Bulldogs play hosts to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in a three-game set, which is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. today at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.
The Bulldogs are looking for their third straight series victory this weekend when Texas A&M-Corpus Christi comes to town as Louisiana Tech enters the weekend with a 5-6 overall record after winning five of its last seven games. Tech has won the first two games of its last two series over UAPB and Oral Roberts before dropping the finale both times.

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Techsters to close out season with road game

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HATTIESBURG, Mississippi — Louisiana Tech closes out the regular season when the Lady Techsters travel to face Southern Miss at Reed Green Coliseum.
Tipoff is set for 4 p.m. Saturday and the game can be heard on the LA Tech Sports Network with the pregame show starting at 3:30 p.m.
Tech (14-14, 9-8 Conference USA) has lost three straight games, including a pair of disappointing road losses in Texas last week, while Southern Miss (20-8, 13-4 C-USA) has won eight of its last nine games. Both programs are tuning up for the Conference USA Tournament which starts Wednesday in Birmingham.

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Ala. St. sweeps GSU

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GRAMBLING (AP) — Wendell Lewis, DeMarcus Robinson and Jamel Waters scored 12 apiece to lead six Alabama State players in double figures and the Hornets beat Grambling State 78-46 Thursday night.
Remond Brown led Grambling State with 11 points.
In women’s action, Alabama State defeated Grambling State 68-62.

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Prep playoffs resume

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Boys prep playoff action resumes today as Javier Roper (1) and New Living Word plays host to Summerfield in Class C action at 6 p.m. while Simsboro plays at Midland at 6 p.m.. in Class B play.

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Swingin’ Cowboys to take the stage

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OBIE award winner Jason Petty’s latest production, “The Swingin’ Cowboys,” is a tribute to the music of the Great American West.
This trip down memory lane features songs from Stephen Foster, The Singing Cowboys and selections from the greatest western swing music ever recorded. An authentic western set along with some of the best musicians in the USA makes for an unforgettable night as Jason narrates the legacy of one of the most influential movements in American music history.

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Election of superintendent coming soon

Seven people applied to be the next superintendent of schools for Lincoln Parish.

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Tuning in to what really matters

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It’s no secret, and my husband will tell you in an instant, that I am not a math person.
He has even joked saying that I think 2+2=5. But I know I am not that bad at math.
I’m actually quite good at balancing a budget to a “T” and knowing where every last penny of ours has been spent.
We were recently introduced to the television show “Once Upon A Time,” by one of our good friends.
Well what started out as a show we marathon watched on Netflix ran its course. After all, Netflix only had three seasons and the fourth season started in the fall of 2014.

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March 5th

Storm Thor drops hammer

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Winter Storm Thor dropped its hammer on Lincoln Parish overnight, but the blow wasn’t as bad as it could have been.
“I think we skirted this one,” Ruston Mayor Ronny Walker said today. “We were just right on the edge.”
Most roadways remained open and, as of early this morning, no major power outages had been reported. Even Ruston’s Bonner Street bridge, generally the first to be shut down, stayed open. The Everett Street bridge was closed.

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RCT production to hit the stage

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The Ruston Community Theatre’s production of “To Kill A Mockingbird” will hit the stage of the Dixie Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. today through Saturday, with a 2 p.m. showing Sunday.
Pictured above left to right are Tracy Calloway, Jim Gleason, Doug Postel and Ryan Pierce.
Tickets for the production are $12 for general admission and $6 for children, and can be purchased at the door.

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