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December 3rd

Missed opportunities doom Bulldogs

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Louisiana Tech’s dreams of its first Conference USA championship came to an end Saturday as Western Kentucky outlasted the Bulldogs for a 58-44 win at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium.
Tech (8-5) and WKU (10-3) combined for 1,163 yards in what was the highest-scoring C-USA Championship Game in league history and the highest-scoring conference championship game all-time for any FBS conference.
It is the second straight title for Western Kentucky, which is headed to its third bowl in a row and fourth in five years.

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McCree powers Dunkin’ Dogs past SLU

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It was only a matter of time before Erik McCree would show what he is truly capable of on the basketball court this season.
The redshirt senior dominated to the tune of a career-tying 33 points and a career-high 18 rebounds in leading Louisiana Tech to a convincing 88-59 victory over in-state foe Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday night inside the Thomas Assembly Center.

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Cedar Creek boys split pair of games

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QUITMAN — Jace Moss sank the first of two free throws with no time left in the game, the second free throw that would have tied the game bounced out, as the Cougars fell 60-59 to Calvin in the Quitman tournament Saturday afternoon. Moss led the Cougars with 19 points, Christian Norris had 10 and Chandler Hay and Landon Spillers added seven each as Cedar Creek dropped to 2-1 on the season.
The Cougars travel to Claiborne Christian on Monday and will play in the Neill Kilgore tournament next weekend.
Cedar Creek 46, Dodson 45

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Outdoors books make great presents

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As I sit at my computer writing this week’s column, it’s chilly; it’s nasty; it’s raining outside. Once I get my column done, I’ll likely kick back in my recliner, pour a cup of coffee and chill out with a good book, preferably outdoors-themed.
With Christmas approaching, I’m pleased to share a few books that your hunter-angler spouse or brother or friend would love to find under the Christmas tree this year.
“CHRISTMAS GIFT PACK” — JIM MIZE

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Leaders of the SWAC: G-Men take title

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It was a good news/bad news kind of Saturday for Lincoln Parish college football fans.
The Grambling State Tigers turned in the good as the Tigers battled back to defeat Alcorn State 27-20 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference championship game at NRG Stadium in Houston while Louisiana Tech fell 58-44 to Western Kentucky in the Conference USA title contest in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
In a rematch of last year’s SWAC championship game that Grambling lost 49-21, the Tigers fell behind early in this year’s match-up.

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Garbage, trash changes top aldermen’s agenda

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Ruston’s Board of Aldermen on Monday could put the finishing touches on an amended ordinance that, if approved, sets up the city’s first curbside recycling program, raises commercial dumpster service rates and makes other changes in residential garbage and trash pickup.
The ordinance is on the board’s agenda for its 5:30 p.m. meeting at City Hall. The meeting is open to the public.
Also up for aldermen’s consideration Monday:

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Faces In The Community: LPSO community liaison officer looks to get people talking

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When Eldred Hardison received his marketing degree from Grambling State University in 1988, he didn’t figure his next career move would be into law enforcement.
Or that he would coach high school basketball, work with university students alongside his wife, or eventually find himself back in uniform as a Lincoln Parish sheriff’s deputy.
“I really thought I would be in retail, merchandising and marketing,” Hardison, the LPSO’s new community liaison officer, said. “I never actually dreamt of this.”

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Lincoln Parish greets Christmas with events

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Marsha Edwards, left, talks with Debbie Heard, center, and Renee Simpson, right, about her crafts at the Dubach Christmas Craft Show Saturday at the Scott Hamilton Warehouse. Right, Keaton Brinson, 6, of West Monroe, has fun playing with a tambourine during Choudrant’s Christmas in the Village celebration.

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Donation to Wiggin’ Out benefits all

Thanks to a $11,057 donation by Lincoln ACHIEVE, the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and Lincoln Parish schools, the Wiggin’ Out Foundation’s future looks bright.
Through the Adopt-A-School program, the money was raised to benefit the foundation that donates wigs and other needs to North Louisiana cancer patients receiving treatments.
This is the second time the program has donated money toward Wiggin’ Out.
Last year, the program raised $11,300 for the foundation.

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No rush to judgment needed

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While many times Ruston and New Orleans seem to be worlds apart, I consider both my hometowns. I grew up in the Crescent City, the son of parents hailing from Lincoln and Jackson parishes.
So I was heartbroken on Thursday after learning of the road rage-related shooting death of pro football player Joe Knight, who also grew up in the New Orleans area.
It’s the second time this year a person with professional football ties has been shot to death in the New Orleans area as the result of road rage.

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