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May 22nd, 2014

A solution as cold as ICE

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Illegal Immigration is a problem in this country. So is crime. Let’s release criminal, illegal immigrants back into society, shall we?
This is what the Obama Administration did last week when Immigration and Customs Enforcement, otherwise known as ICE, freed 36,007 convicted criminal aliens from detention who were awaiting the outcome of deportation proceedings.
You, like me, were probably shocked at this arrangement. When I first saw a piece about the release air on Fox News I kept thinking surely I had missed something. Apparently (and unfortunately) not.

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Projects by Tech engineering, science students have real-world impacts

The College of Engineering and Science at Louisiana Tech University recently held its annual Senior Projects Conference featuring presentations by 260 seniors, majoring in a variety of engineering and science disciplines, with a focus on economic impacts that could benefit communities across the state.

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Area youth show off skills

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Dayton Edwards, 7, a first-grader at Hillcrest Elementary School (pictured above), and Jackson King, 9, a third grader at Cypress Springs Elementary School (pictured below), showed off their baseball skills earlier this month during the annual Pitch, Hit and Run competition held by the Ruston Parks and Recreation Department at the J.C. Love Baseball Complex. College athletes from Grambling State University’s baseball and softball teams helped conduct the event, during which young athletes from ages 7-14 showed off their skills on the diamond.

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Scoring in the classroom

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Tech’s Gandy named C-USA All-Academic
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Louisiana Tech’s Stephen Gandy was named to the Conference USA Baseball All-Academic Team as the redshirt senior represents the Bulldogs on the 11-member squad, announced by league officials this week.
Gandy, a native of Farmerville, currently owns a perfect 4.0 GPA while pursuing a master’s in business administration at Tech. He earned honors six quarters while at Louisiana Tech, is a five-time member of the Dean’s List and a one-time honoree on the President’s List.

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May 21st

Challenge boosts vet funds

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This Memorial Day, while some will be grilling burgers in their backyards or enjoying a weekend away, there will be a special group at Crossfit Ruston, honoring one of those who has fallen in action. The Murph Challenge — also referred to as the MURPH — is a national challenge and fundraising event for the Lt Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation.

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NCLAC Art Exhibit just around bend

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Deadline for local artists to submit works
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The North Central Louisiana Arts Council invites area artists of all ages to participate in the 27th Annual Peach Festival Art Exhibit June 23-28 at the Ruston Civic Center. 
Cash and ribbon awards will be given in all categories, as well as an Adult Best of Show award, and a Youth Best in Show award. Adult artists may participate in five different categories: drawing, painting, photography, original crafts and miscellaneous. Youth artists may participate in one of three age-based categories: 9 and under, 10 to 13 and 14 to 17. 

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Fire damages residence

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Firefighters ventilate smoke on McAllister

An early morning fire today resulted in minor damage to the porch and living room of a residence located at 1401 McAllister, Lot 6.
Units from Lincoln Parish Fire Protection District No. 1 arrived at the scene at 12:25 a.m. to find that a small fire had already been extinguished, according to the incident report. Firefighters ventilated the smoke from the residence.
The occupant of the residence was evaluated for smoke inhalation. There were no other injuries reported.

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CTB donates flag

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Just in time for Memorial Day, Community Trust Bank has donated a new flagpole and flag to the Jesselynn Oest Senior Center, which is the home of the Lincoln Council on Aging. The facility, located next door to Cypress Springs Elementary School, offers a variety of activities, meals and more for local seniors.

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First quarter tax increase

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Parishwide tax collections up in 2014

The Lincoln Parish Sales and Use Tax Commission met Tuesday to discuss sales tax collected for the first quarter of 2014.
With no additions or deletions made to the agenda, Commission administrator Jerry Moore gave a report.
“Last year we had some major things going on in the parish that helped us out,” Moore said. “To my knowledge they’re completed now but we’re still having some of those funds coming in.”
Moore said the commission was comparing the beginning of this year to 2013.

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Help out with the Peach Fest

Ruston is known throughout the state for the sweet juicy peaches that led previous generations to start the Louisiana Peach Festival.
Each June, thousands of people — both Lincoln Parish residents and visitors to the area — head out to the festival to get a taste of something sweet. Whether they’re after a unique gift at the arts and crafts market, a sweet treat from a vendor or some tunes played by one of several featured bands, there is something for everyone at the festival.

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