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December 8th

Tech auditions set for tonight

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Auditions for Louisiana Tech University Theatre Department’s production of “The Last Night of Ballyhoo,” directed by Louisiana Tech Theatre Professor Paul B. Crook, will be held at 7:30 p.m. today in Stone Theatre, located in Louisiana Tech’s Howard Center for the Performing Arts.

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December 6th

I missed big bucks, but have had more fun

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On further review, and based solely on monetary reasons, I should have picked another profession.
Had I followed the advice, suggestions or even pleadings of various relatives and friends, it might very well have happened.
My grandfather on my Dad’s side wanted me to be either an architect or general contractor.
For a while there, between the ages of 9 to 12 years old, that route appealed to me, mainly because I enjoyed tagging along with my grandfather to construction sites where he served as a contractor.

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Marshall reigns in the rain

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Late score lifts Herd over Tech in battle for C-USA crown
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HUNTINGTON, W.V. — Marshall’s Rakeem Cato hit Deon-Tay McManus on a five-yard scoring strike with 1:50 remaining Saturday as the Thundering Herd rallied to take a 26-23 win in a rain-soaked Conference USA championship game.
Tech’s defense forced four turnovers against the Herd (12-1, 7-1 C-USA), but it was a giveaway of their own that sealed the Bulldogs’ fate as on the first play following the ensuing kickoff, Tech’s Cody Sokol was picked off by Neville Hewitt and the Thundering Herd ran out the clock from there.

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Lady Techsters set to host Loyola

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Louisiana Tech finally gets an opportunity to play a home game when the Lady Techsters host NAIA power Loyola-New Orleans at 3 p.m. today in the Thomas Assembly Center.
Head coach Tyler Summitt and Co. opened the season with five straight road games, seeing plenty of ups and downs over the first month of the season. Summitt, whose team is coming off a 73-59 loss at LSU Wednesday night, said he hopes playing a game in Ruston will serve his team in a positive way.

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Buddy's Blog: Sokol, Williams have made big difference

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Another regular season is in the books for the football programs at Lincoln Parish’s two universities.
And what an enjoyable 2014 campaign it’s been for Louisiana Tech University and Grambling State University.
It’s not over just yet for the Bulldogs, who played at Marshall University Saturday for the Conference USA championship and are scheduled to receive a bowl berth, probably today.
Tech finished the regular season with an 8-4 overall record and 7-1 West Division crown in the conference.

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Tech shakes off sluggish start to pull away for 65-62 win

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The Louisiana Tech defensive pressure cranked up a few extra notches Saturday night, forcing 22 Jackson State turnovers that helped lead to a 65-52 victory by the Bulldogs in front of 4,038 fans in the Thomas Assembly Center.
Tech (7-1) scored 32 points off of those turnovers in picking up its sixth straight victory and its 18th straight in the TAC.

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G-Men shoot down Selma

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Junior forward Mark Gray (24) scored 12 points while A’Torri Shine added a game-high 28 to lead Grambling State to a 74-64 victory over Selma University Saturday night at the Frederick C. Hodby Assembly Center. The Tigers now stand at 2-5 on the season.

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Lady Tigers top NSU

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Freshman guard Bre’Nae Andrews (13) led the way with nine points Saturday as Grambling State held on for a 44-41 win at the Frederick C. Hobdy Assembly Center in Grambling. The victory pushed the Lady Tigers to 3-5 on the season while Northwestern State fell to 4-3.

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Runoff decides elected officials

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Polls opened at 7 a.m. Saturday to allow voters the chance to decide on multiple seats that entered into a runoff election after the Nov. 4 primary.
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Ruston attorneys Lewis Jones and Tommy Rogers were vying for the Division B seat now held by retiring Judge Wayne Smith. The 3rd Judicial District is Lincoln and Union parishes.
Unofficial election results indicate Rogers, a Republican, as the victor with 51.86 percent. Jones brought in 48.04 percent.
The unofficial numbers indicated the winning margin of votes between the two candidates to be 731.

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12 Days of Christmas begins

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Alan Brown, Robert Flowers and Jean McWeeney, left to right, visited during the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau Annual Open House, which this year served as the kick off for the 12 Days of Christmas Shopping in Lincoln Parish campaign. Residents can stop by the Chamber/CVB office or at one of 40 businesses in the parish to get a playing card for this holiday event. Residents who visit all 40 businesses will be eligible to win a $1,000 prize. Those who visit at least 10 will be eligible for various stocking stuffer gifts.

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