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January 13th, 2015

RPD: Man suspect in more burglaries

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Ruston police are looking into the possibility that a man suspected in a string of burglaries on Louisiana Tech University’s South Campus might also be responsible for off-campus break-ins.
Tech police arrested Thadius Payne, 47, of Grambling, Saturday night after Payne reportedly broke into the university’s carpentry shop. Authorities say Payne is the suspect in as many as 10 south campus burglaries.
Ruston police investigator Capt. Eric Hanna said Monday city police are also interested in Payne.

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Tech announces cast for ‘The Last Night of Ballyhoo’

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The Stone Theatre at Louisiana Tech University has announced the seven-member cast for its upcoming production of “The Last Night of Ballyhoo,” directed by Tech Associate Theatre Professor Paul B. Crook.
Performance dates for “The Last Night of Ballyhoo” are scheduled for Jan. 28-31 and Feb. 4-7 in Stone Theatre located in the Howard Center for the Performing Arts on Tech campus. Curtain times will be announced later.

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Kiwanis hosts Belton

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Recently elected District Attorney John Belton spoke to the Ruston Kiwanis Club about his plans for the district and expressed his respect and appreciation for law enforcement personnel in Lincoln and Union parishes.

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Attend Operation Sellout

The Louisiana Tech University Bulldogs need you.
All season long the Bulldogs have provided plenty of basketball excitement en route to a 12-4 overall record and 3-0 start in Conference USA play.
Last year for the first ever Operation Sellout, a boisterous crowd of 7,355 fans piled into the Thomas Assembly Center to watch the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs defeat Marshall.

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January 12th

Lady Tigers look to build on big win over SU

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GSU men, women play host Alcorn State today
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On Saturday, Grambling State University took its first Southwestern Athletic Conference win of the season by defeating rival Southern 57-56.
Tha came on a Bre’Nae Andrews putback with seconds remaining that sent the Lady Tigers into a big oncourt celebration as time ran out.
Now the Lady Tigers look to build on that thrilling win as they play host to Alcorn State at 5:30 p.m. today in the Frederick C. Hobdy Assembly Center.
The GSU men’s team will take on Alcorn State following that game around 7:45 p.m.

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GSU honors oldest living Lady Tiger

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Mardi Gras Ball set for Feb. 7

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Event raises funds for local arts groups
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David Hedgepeth and Melinda Maxwell will be crowned King and Queen of the 16th Annual Krewe of Allegro Mardi Gras Ball and North Central Louisiana Arts Council Silent Auction during the festivities at 7 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Ruston Civic Center.
Dukes and Duchesses will be: Sandra and Charles Hart for Dixie Center for the Arts; Amanda and Henry McCoy for NCLAC; Shirley and Randall Barron for Ruston Community Theatre; Brittany and Travis Napper for Ruston Civic Symphony Society and Rachel and Josh Shirley for Troupe Dixie.

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Tech burglary suspect caught

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A joint surveillance operation by Louisiana Tech and Ruston city police has resulted in the arrest of a Grambling man who authorities believe is responsible for 10 burglaries on Tech’s south campus.
Thadius Payne, 47, of 140 Lee St., remains in the Lincoln Parish Detention Center charged with simple burglary in connection with a string of alleged break-ins that began last summer, Tech Police Chief Randal Hermes said today.
“We’re going to be able to clear up about 10 different burglaries with this arrest,” Hermes said.

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LPPJ to meet Tuesday

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Officer elections, committee vacancies on agenda

After a special called meeting on Thursday to appoint a new representative for District No. 12, the Lincoln Parish Police Jury will meet in regular session on Tuesday to discuss several proposals, as well as the election of the 2015 officers.
The 7 p.m. meeting will begin with District Attorney John Belton presiding over the 2015 election of both the president and vice president of the police jury.
All jurors are able to put their bid in for the positions.
After the election of officers, the jury will then begin business as usual.

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Seminar focuses on long-term care

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The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and Pennington Financial LLC will host their semi-monthly “Paying for Long Term Care” seminar at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Lincoln Parish Library.
Chuck Barber, owner of Pennington Financial LLC, said all general public, CPA’s and attorneys are invited to attend. It is suggested, though not required, to make reservations by calling 866-323-4125.

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