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March 19th, 2014

Initiative willing to purchase land for $65K

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The head of the Union-Lincoln Regional Water Supply Initiative says his group is willing to pay the $65,000 appraised price for property for a water treatment plant, if the Legislature OKs the sale.
“If we can buy it, the two towns and the police juries are willing to pay $65,000 to purchase the property,” ULRSWI President Stein Baughman said Tuesday.
“I just pray it will pass so we’ll have that opportunity,” ULRWSI member Ruston Mayor Dan Hollingsworth said.

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Local students make us proud

Lincoln Parish has two girls to be proud of — three if you count Lacey the cow — for their recent achievements.
Cedar Creek eighth grader Mary Wynne won the Northwest Louisiana Regional Spelling Bee competition at LSU-Shreveport on March 8 and Ruston High School Senior Keirstyn Sonnier won the state title of Premiere Dairy Exhibitor for Louisiana at the Louisiana State University annual Livestock Show in Gonzales last month. Keirstyn’s Brown Swiss Cow, Lacey, took home three first place titles.

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Coastal land loss a loss statewide

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When it comes to Louisiana’s coastal erosion problem, John Barry doesn’t mince words.
“If you think the northern part of the state can thrive while the southern part of the state melts into the ocean, you better rethink your position,” Barry, founder and head of Restore Louisiana Now, said during an interview in Ruston recently.

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GSU alumnae recognized as Teacher of the Year

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Valentine’s Day was extra special for Kiana Carr Johnson this year. She received an extra special valentine as she was named teacher of the year at Betty and Jean Schmalz Elementary School in Katy, Texas.
“Teachers felt like I was the best teacher and had done the best work,” said Carr Johnson, 27, a Grambling State University alumna who attributes her classroom success to what she learned at her alma mater.

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Bulldogs primed to face Iona

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NIT Tournament game set for 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Thomas Assembly Center
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Louisiana Tech will participate in the 77th edition of the National Invitation Tournament with a first round matchup versus Iona at 6:30 p.m. today inside the Thomas Assembly Center.
Two and a half weeks ago, Tech (27-7) thought it was playing its last home game in the TAC for the 2013-14 season, but the Bulldogs now get to regroup as the next phase of the season arrives in the form of the NIT.

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Tech softball hits road to face Mississippi

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OXFORD, Miss. — Louisiana Tech will face its third Southeastern Conference foe of the season Wednesday when the Lady Techsters travel to Oxford for a 6 p.m. single game against the Ole Miss Rebels.
The contest begins a five-day road trip that sees Tech play five games as the Lady Techsters will head to Nashville, Tennessee to face Belmont Thursday before then play a three-game Conference USA series at Middle Tennessee starting Saturday.

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RJHS competes at Lakeside

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Hurdler Devin Herbert (above) won the eighth grade girls 100-meter hurdles and David Cason (below) competed on the Bearkits boys 4x2 relay team Tuesday at Lakeside High School.

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GSU edged on road by Razorbacks

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The Arkansas baseball team (10-7) defeated Grambling State (3-16) on Tuesday by a final score of 4-3 in Baum Stadium.
The Razorbacks scored four runs in the third inning and held the Tigers without a run until the eighth inning. Arkansas sent 10 batters to the plate during the third, which began with leadoff hitter Clark Eagan’s single. Grambling scored two runs in the eighth and another in the ninth before a lineout with runners on the corners ended the game.

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Brown pitches perfect game for Cedar Creek

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Friday was a day Jacob Brown will set aside for the scrapbook as the Cedar Creek pitcher threw a perfect game in Cougars’ 10-0 victory over Oak Hill.
No Oak Hill batter was able to locate Brown’s pitches during the game.
Brown struck out 10 batters and walking none while recording his momentous feat. He got a strike out for the final out of the game.
The biggest inning for Cougars was the fourth. Oak Hill had no answer as the Cougars scored seven runs.

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Crazy sock day at the soccer complex

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It was an overcast day but that didn’t stop our young soccer players from coming out to the center circle for a game of soccer with their wackiest of socks on. We saw mismatched, stripes, Hello Kitty, bright orange, polka-dotted, super hero, chevron pattern and safety yellow socks, just to name a few. It was a site for sore eyes.
We even saw a few parents and players that participated in the Color Me for a Cure 5K earlier that morning that were sprinkled with colorful powder.

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