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August 30th, 2014

Tech soccer nets third straight win

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CHARLESTON, Illinois — Five second half goals propelled the Louisiana Tech soccer team to a 6-0 victory over Lewis University on the opening day of the EIU Tournament at Lakeside Field on Friday afternoon.
The win was the third straight for Tech (3-0-1), which has proven at this point in the season to struggle in the first half, but produce winning soccer in the second.

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Ruston starts strong in jamboree win

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Ruston High School head coach Brad Laird focused on the starts as his Bearcats played host to West Ouachita in jamboree action Friday night at L.J. “Hoss” Garrett Stadium.
And for the Bearcats, it was mission accomplished in a 20-0 win over the Chiefs.
“The main things I wanted to see was how we would handle coming out of the gate and then how we would handle coming back out to start the second half,” Laird said.

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Kittens scratch out 6-0 victory at Homer

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HOMER -— Grambling Laboratory’s Jerome Hudson scored on a 25-yard breakaway late in the contest to lead the Kittens to a 6-0 jamboree win at Homer Friday night.

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KJ Malone making name for himself at LSU

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KJ Malone is ready to make a name for himself.
Oh, there’s no escaping the fact that he’s the son of the legendary Karl Anthony Malone, he of former NBA fame.
No doubt about it, but that connection will always be a part of his recognition factor.
It’s just that now, two things will help KJ stand apart from his famous father:
• He is playing a different sport.
• He is playing at a different state school.
Which is fine by Karl.

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Owens retires

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After nearly 40 years of contributing to education, Charles Owens is retiring.
Owens, who serves as the current director of auxiliary servic es at the Lincoln Parish School Board, was honored by friends, family and coworkers at a retirement reception held at the LPSB office on Friday.
Owens, of Grambling, is a U.S. Army veteran and the second-longest serving elected official in Grambling as a Lincoln Parish Police juror from 1983 to 2006.

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Unrestrained driver killed Saturday

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At 5:45 a.m. Saturday, troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a single vehicle fatal crash on Louisiana Highway 33 north of Interstate 20.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2014 Peterbilt tractor trailer, driven by 45-year-old Thorne Thornton, of Marion, was traveling north on Louisiana Highway 33 when it lost control and drove off the right side of the road. The Peterbilt then struck an embankment and several trees before overturning.

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RPD makes forgery arrest

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On Thursday, Ruston Police Department officers arrested an Arcadia woman on forgery and drug-related charges.
Sgt. Clint Williams, public information officer with RPD, said officers from the Uniform Patrol Division of RPD responded to a check cashing business regarding a possible forged check. 
“Upon arrival, officers made contact with employees from the business, who stated that they suspected that a female was attempting to cash a forged check,” Williams said.

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Occupants injured in automobile accidents

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At approximately 4 p.m. Friday, Ruston Fire Department-EMS was dispatched to the scene of a two motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Louisiana Highway 33 and Louisiana Highway 821-Frazier Road.
The 1996 white Honda Civic responsible for the accident was driven by 17-year-old Parish Jolly, of Ruston.
She said she was stopped at La. Hwy 821, waiting to head west through the intersection when she did not see the 2005 black Chrysler 300.
RFD EMS transported the driver of the Chrysler 300, 73-year-old Vivian Roberson, of Eros, for minor injuries sustained in the crash.

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Labor Day marks beginning of fall

For many Labor Day marks the end of summer, as we transition into fall — meaning back-to-school, bonfires, cookouts, football and festivals.
While most will be enjoying a day off from work, there are still men and women who are there to serve who will be at work.
As a celebration of the American labor movement, Monday will be dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of out country.

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No need for hustle and bustle

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Are we now hustling and bustling?  Maybe too much?
 Hurry.  Quick.  Now.  Run.  Faster.  These are some of the words bantered during this time of year with the beginning of fall. Then watch out for holiday shopping.

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