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February 22nd, 2017

Reader writes about protests

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The riots that are on going in the United States only happened in the far east until recently. Private property is being destroyed and police are being hurt violently by young people.

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Town Hall: Time to talk and listen

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It’s good when groups get together to talk about themselves. That way everybody becomes a bit more familiar with everybody else, and presumably, with what the other folks are doing.
Such was the premise of the recent two-hour-long Lincoln Parish United Town Hall Meeting. The annual Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce event is designed to allow government, education, business and law enforcement agencies about 10 minutes each to update the public on what each group did the previous year and their plans for the year to come.

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Student shows how to volunteer

Once again, Lincoln Parish has a reason to be proud of one of its own students.
Cedar Creek School junior Anna Katherine Tollett, 16, was named one of the state’s top two youth volunteers of 2017 by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism.
Anna is one of only two recognized in the state.
Anna will receive $1,000, an engraved silver medallion and an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. in May as a result of being a state honoree.

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Lady Techsters to face SLU on softball field today

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Louisiana Tech returns home following a six-game road against P5 programs to host Southeastern Louisiana at 4 p.m. today at the Lady Techster Softball Complex.
Tech (7-4) posted impressive wins over Big 10 foe Indiana and previously-undefeated SEC foe South Carolina this past weekend at the Texas Invitational which also included a pair of one-run losses to the host Longhorns and the Gamecocks.

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G-Men boomed by Sooners

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Head Coach James Coopers’ Grambling State baseball team fell to 2-2 on the baseball season as the Tigers were defeated 11-2 Monday afternoon at the University of Oklahoma. GSU and the Sooners (3-1) will meet again at 3:05 p.m. today at Mithcell Field in Norman, Oklahoma.

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Diamond ’Dogs to host UALR

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Louisiana Tech’s Tuesday night contest with Arkansas-Little Rock was rescheduled for 6 p.m. today due to weather conditions in the Ruston that are expected to leave the area by tomorrow evening. Chase Lunceford (above) and the Diamond ’Dogs stand at 3-0 on the season.

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Boys prep playoff brackets released

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All six Lincoln Parish teams to begin postseason play at home
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After a extended wait, all six of Lincoln Parish’s boys basketball teams finally learned Tuesday how they will start their playoff seasons later this week.
Ruston High School is the No. 8 seed in Class 5A and will begin postseason play at home as the Bearcats play host to No. 25 Dutchtown at 7 p.m. Friday in the RHS Boys Gym.
Tickets for that game will cost $7.
Cedar Creek earned the No. 15 seed in Div. IV and for the first time in nearly 30 years will begin the playoffs at home as the Cougars play host to No. 18 Catholic-Point Coupee at 6 p.m. Friday.

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February 21st

Cedar Creek junior named a top youth volunteer

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Cedar Creek School junior Anna Katherine Tollett, 16, has been named one of Louisiana’s top two youth volunteers of 2017 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism.
She is one of only two recognized in the state. Zach Morgan of Denham Springs was also selected to be honored.

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Panel nixes request for storage buildings

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Ruston’s Planning & Zoning Commission on Monday turned down a developer’s request to build storage buildings adjacent to residential property on Kavanaugh Road.
Commissioners said while they agree with KDV Investments that there’s a need for the RV, boat and climate control units, the location just wasn’t right.

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GSU to face Sooners

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Grambling State’s baseball team (2-1) takes to the road to face Oklahoma at 3 p.m. in the first of a two-game series ending Wednesday..

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